What is end user? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

In information technology, the term end user is used to distinguish the person for whom a hardware or software product is designed from the developers, installers, and servicers of the product. The "end" part of the term probably derives from the fact that most information technologies involve a chain of interconnected product components at the end of which is the "user." Frequently, complex products require the involvement of other-than-end users such as installers, administrators, and system operators. The term end user thus distinguishes the user for which the product is designed from other users who are making the product possible for the end user. Often, the term user would suffice.

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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