B2B

business-to-business, trading between firms (and not between businesses and consumers)

B2C

business-to-customer, trading between firms and individuals

basic element

an accumulation, especially of unfinished work or unfilled orders

a copy of a file or other item of data made in case the original is lost or damaged

a statement that shows the value of a company’s assets and its debts

a series of vertical bars of varying widths, in which each of the digits zero through nine are represented by a different pattern of bars that can be read by a laser scanner

bid

to offer a particular amount of money for something that is for sale and compete against other people to buy it, especially at a public sale of goods or property

someone who participates in an auction by bidding

very large sets of data that are produced by people using the internet, and that can only be stored, understood, and used with the help of special tools and methods

the group of people who shareholders choose to manage a company or organization

an arrangement you make to have a hotel room, tickets, etc. at a particular time in the future

bot

an autonomous program on a network (especially the Internet) which can interact with systems or users, especially one designed to behave like a player in some video games

a person who controls a bot or botnet

a network of computers created by malware and controlled remotely, without the knowledge of the users of those computers

to suggest a lot of ideas for a future activity very quickly before considering some of them more carefully

a short statement that declares a brand’s purpose

the ideas behind a brand that help guide the future

the promotion of a particular product or company by means of advertising and distinctive design

existing as a physical building, especially a shop, rather than doing business only on the internet

a person who buys and sells foreign money, shares in companies, etc., for other people

bug

an error, flaw or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways

develop trust between people so that they can work more effectively

an order to buy a large quantity of a good at once

purchase immediately

a word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context