A Guide to Office 2007
Health Careers
Benchmark 2007
Benchmark 2003
Benchmark XP 2002
Benchmark & Marquee 2000 series
Computer Concepts
Computerized Accounting
Exceptional Teaching
Marquee Series
Operating Systems
Signature Series
Capstone Projects / Project Management
Visual Basic
Web Design and Development
IMS Package Help
Contact Us
Company Info
Certification Info
College Resource Center : Capstone Projects / Project Management : Additional Resources : Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms

Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms

Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms
1GL first generation programming language
2GL second generation programming language
3GL third generation programming language
4GL fourth generation programming language
5GL fifth generation programming language
ACH automated clearinghouse
AGP accelerated graphics port
AI artificial intelligence
ALU arithmetic/logic unit
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARPANet Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASP application service provider
ATM automated teller machine
B2B business-to-business
B2C business-to-consumer
BASIC Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BBS bulletin board system
BCPL Basic Combined Programming Language
BIOS basic input/output system
bit binary digit
BMP bitmap
bot a shopping agent (short for robot)
bps bits per second
CAD computer-aided design
CAM computer-aided manufacturing
CASE computer-aided software engineering
CAVE computer automatic virtual environment
CCDA Cisco Certified Design Associate
CCDP Cisco Certified Design Professional
CCIP Cisco Certified Internetworking Professional
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional
CD compact disk
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CDE Certified Directory Engineer
CD-R compact disk, recordable
CD-ROM compact disk, read-only memory
CD-RW compact disk, rewritable
CERN Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
CFR computerized facial recognition
CG FX computer graphics special effects
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CIM computer-integrated manufacturing
CNA Certified Novell Administrator
CNE Certified Novell Engineer
CNI Certified Novell Instructor
COBOL Common Business-Oriented Language
COPPA Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
CP/M Control Program for Microcomputers
CPU central processing unit
CRM customer relations management
CRT cathode ray tube
DBMS database management system
DBS direct broadcast satellite
DES Data Encryption Standard
DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DOM document object model
DoS denial of service
DOS Disk Operating System
dpi dots per inch
DRAM Dynamic RAM
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSP development service provider
DSS decision support system
DTP desktop publishing
DVD digital video disk
DVD-ROM digital video disk-ROM
DWDM dense wave division multiplexing
EBCDIC Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
EDI electronic data interchange
EDP electronic data processing
EFT electronic fund transfer
EPS Encapsulated PostScript
ESN Enhanced Security Network
ESS executive support system
E-time execution time
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAT file allocation table
FAX facsimile
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FEDI financial electronic data interchange
FMD Fluorescent Multi-Layer Disc
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GB gigabytes
GHz gigahertz
GIF Graphic Interchange Format
GIGO garbage-in/garbage-out
GUI graphical user interface
GUID Global Unique IDentifier
HDTV high-definition television
HiFD High Capacity Floppy Disk
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
IDSA Interactive Digital Software Association
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IM instant messaging
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
IOS International Organization for Standardization
IP Internet Protocol
IRC Internet relay chat
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IS information systems
ISA Industry Standard Architecture
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISP Internet service provider
IT Information Technology
I-time instruction time
JIT just-in-time
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
K kilobyte
LAN local area network
LCD liquid crystal display
M2M machine-to-machine
MAN metropolitan area network
MB megabyte
m-commerce mobile commerce
MCDBA Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
MCP Microsoft Certified Professional
MCP + I Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet
MCP + SB Microsoft Certified Professional + Site Building
MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2000
MCSD Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
MCSE + I Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet
MFD multifunction device
MHz megahertz
MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MIS management information systems
MOUS Microsoft Office User Specialist
MP3 Motion Picture Experts Group Layer III
MPEG Motion Picture Experts Group
MSN Microsoft Network
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Net the Internet
NIC network interface card
NLP natural-language processing
NOS network operating system
NSA National Security Agency
NSF National Science Foundation
NSFnet National Science Foundation Network
OCAD Oracle Certified Application Developer
OCDBA Oracle Certified Database Administrator
OCR optical character recognition
OIS office information system
OLAP online analytical processing
OLE object linking and embedding
OLTP online transactional processing
OOP object-oriented programming
OPA Online Privacy Alliance
OS operating system
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSI Open Systems Interconnection
P3P Platform for Privacy Preference
PAN public access network
PARC Palo Alto Research Center
PC personal computer
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDA personal digital assistant
PDF portable document file
Perl practical extraction and reporting language
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PIM personal information management
PIN personal identification number
POP Post Office Protocol
POST power-on self test
PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
QA quality assurance
QBE Query by Example
QDOS Quick and Dirty Operating System
RAD Rapid Application Development
RAM random-access memory
RFP request for proposal
RGB Red, Green, Blue [monitors]
RISC reduced instruction set computing
ROM read-only memory
RPG report program generator
RSA Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman
SCSI small computer system interface; pronounced “scuzzy”
SDLC software development life cycle
SDRAM Synchronous DRAM
SIM subscriber information module
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNA Systems Network Architecture
SPA Software Publishers Association
SQC Statistical Quality Control
SQL Structured Query Language
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
TB terabyte
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFT thin-film transistor
TIFF Tag Image File Format
TOS trusted operating system
UDDI Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration
UPC Universal Product Code
UPS uninterruptible power supply
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
VAN value added network
VB Visual Basic
VBscript Visual Basic Script
VCR video cassette recorder
VMS variable message signs
VPN virtual private network
VR virtual reality
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WAN wide area network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WORM write once, read many
WSP wireless service provider
WWW World Wide Web
WYSIWYG “what you see is what you get”
XHTML eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language
XML eXtensible Markup Language

Powered by: Blue Earth Interactive © 2018 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved