Origin of back-officeas distinguished from functions of the front office
back office - Computer Definition
(2) (BackOffice) An earlier suite of network server software products from Microsoft that was licensed as a bundle. It was discontinued in 2001, but some of the underlying products remained. BackOffice included Windows NT Server, SQL Server, Systems Management Server (SMS), SNA Server and Mail Server.
back office - Investment & Finance Definition
Departments that manage banks or financial companies’ accounting, administrative, information technology, and trading settlement operations. Those departments support the firms’ trading and underwriting activities but do not interact with clients. Typically, back offices are located in office space that is away from prime real estate, where the company’s headquarters are.