Computer and Internet Acronyms

Term Meaning Tech Factor
ACIDAtomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability
ACLAccess Control List
ADCAnalog-to-Digital Converter
ADFAutomatic Document Feeder
ADSLAsymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AFPApple Filing Protocol
AGPAccelerated Graphics Port
AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
AIXAdvanced Interactive Executive
ALUArithmetic Logic Unit
ANRApplication Not Responding
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APIApplication Program Interface
APMActions Per Minute
APUAccelerated Processing Unit
ARPAddress Resolution Protocol
ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASOApp Store Optimization
ASPActive Server Page or Application Service Provider
ATAAdvanced Technology Attachment
ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
ATXAdvanced Technology eXtended
AUPAcceptable Use Policy
AVRAudio/Video Receiver
BashBourne-Again Shell
BASICBeginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BccBlind Carbon Copy
BGPBorder Gateway Protocol
BIOSBasic Input/Output System
BLEBluetooth Low Energy
BLOBBinary Large Object
BSODBlue Screen of Death
CADComputer-Aided Design
CANCampus Area Network
CcCarbon Copy
CCDCharged Coupled Device
CDCompact Disc
CD-RCompact Disc Recordable
CD-ROMCompact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RWCompact Disc Re-Writable
CDFSCompact Disc File System
CDMACode Division Multiple Access
CDNContent Delivery Network
CGICommon Gateway Interface
CISCComplex Instruction Set Computing
CLOBCharacter Large Object
CMOSComplementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CMPConsent Management Platform
CMSContent Management System
CMYKCyan Magenta Yellow Black
Control UnitCU
CORSCross-Origin Resource Sharing
CPACost Per Action
CPCCost Per Click
CPLCost Per Lead
CPMCost Per 1,000 Impressions
CPSClassroom Performance System
CPUCentral Processing Unit
CRMCustomer Relationship Management
CRTCathode Ray Tube
CSSCascading Style Sheet
CSVComma-Separated Values
CTPComposite Theoretical Performance
CTRClick-Through Rate
CTVConnected TV
CUDACompute Unified Device Architecture
CVECommon Vulnerabilities and Exposures
DACDigital-to-Analog Converter
DAWDigital Audio Workstation
DBMSDatabase Management System
DCIMDigital Camera Images
DDLData Definition Language
DDRDouble Data Rate
DDR2Double Data Rate 2
DDR3Double Data Rate Type 3
DDR4Double Data Rate 4
DDR5Double Data Rate 5
DFSDistributed File System
DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIMMDual In-Line Memory Module
DKIMDomainKeys Identified Mail
DLCDownloadable Content
DLLDynamic Link Library
DMADirect Memory Access
DNSDomain Name System
DOMDocument Object Model
DOSDisk Operating System
DPIDots Per Inch
DRAMDynamic Random Access Memory
DRMDigital Rights Management
DSLDigital Subscriber Line
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
DTDDocument Type Definition
DUTDevice Under Test
DVDigital Video
DVDDigital Versatile Disc
DVD+RDigital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD+RWDigital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVD-RDigital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD-RAMDigital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory
DVD-RWDigital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVIDigital Visual Interface
DVRDigital Video Recorder
ECCError Correction Code
EDIElectronic Data Interchange
eGPUExternal Graphics Processing Unit
EIDEEnhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
EOLEnd Of Life
EPSEncapsulated PostScript
ERPEnterprise Resource Planning
eSATAExternal Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
EUPEnterprise Unified Process
exFATExtensible File Allocation Table
EXIFExchangeable Image File Format
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FAT32File Allocation Table 32-bit
FDDIFiber Distributed Data Interface
FIFOFirst In, First Out
FILOFirst In, Last Out
FiosFiber Optic Service
FLOPSFloating Point Operations Per Second
FPGAField-Programmable Gate Array
FPSFrames Per Second
FPUFloating Point Unit
FQDNFully Qualified Domain Name
FSBFrontside Bus
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GbpsGigabits Per Second
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
GIGOGarbage In, Garbage Out
GISGeographic Information Systems
GPGPUGeneral-Purpose Computation on Graphics Processing Units
GPIOGeneral Purpose Input/Output
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GPUGraphics Processing Unit
GUIGraphical User Interface
GUIDGlobally Unique Identifier
HANHome Area Network
HDHigh Definition
HDDHard Disk Drive
HDMIHigh-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDRHigh Dynamic Range
HDTVHigh Definition Televsion
HDVHigh-Definition Video
HEIFHigh Efficiency Image File Format
HFSHierarchical File System
HMDHead-Mounted Display
HSBHue, Saturation, Brightness
HSFHeat Sink and Fan
HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness
HTMLHyper-Text Markup Language
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPSHyperText Transport Protocol Secure
HWBHue, Whiteness, Blackness
IaaSInfrastructure as a Service
IANAInternet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANNInternet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers
ICCIDIntegrated Circuit Card Identifier
ICFInternet Connection Firewall
ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol
ICSInternet Connection Sharing
ICTInformation and Communication Technologies
IDEIntegrated Device Electronics or Integrated Development Environment
IDSIntrusion Detection System
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGPIntegrated Graphics Processor
IISInternet Information Services
IMInstant Message
IMAPInternet Message Access Protocol
IMEIInternational Mobile Equipment Identity
InterNICInternet Network Information Center
IOPSInput/Output Operations Per Second
IPInternet Protocol
IPCInterprocess Communication
IPSIntrusion Prevention System
IPXInternetwork Packet Exchange
IRCInternet Relay Chat
IRQInterrupt Request
ISAIndustry Standard Architecture
iSCSIInternet Small Computer Systems Interface
ISDNIntegrated Services Digital Network
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISPInternet Service Provider
ISRInterrupt Service Routine
ITInformation Technology
ITILInformation Technology Infrastructure Library
ITSMInformation Technology Service Management
IVRInteractive Voice Response
JDBCJava Database Connectivity
JFSJournaled File System
JPEGJoint Photographic Experts Group
JREJava Runtime Environment
JSFJavaServer Faces
JSONJavaScript Object Notation
JSPJakarta Server Page
JVMJava Virtual Machine
KbpsKilobits Per Second
KDEK Desktop Environment
KVM SwitchKeyboard, Video, and Mouse Switch
LAMPLinux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
LANLocal Area Network
LCDLiquid Crystal Display
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEDLight-Emitting Diode
LFNLong Filename
LGALand Grid Array
LIFOLast In, First Out
LPILines Per Inch
LTELong Term Evolution
LUNLogical Unit Number
MAC AddressMedia Access Control Address
MAMPMac OS X, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
MANETMobile Ad Hoc Network
MbpsMegabits Per Second
MBRMaster Boot Record
MCAMicro Channel Architecture
MDIMedium Dependent Interface
MDMMobile Device Management
MicroLEDMicro Light Emitting Diode
MIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface
MIPSMillion Instructions Per Second
MISManagement Information System
MMSMultimedia Messaging Service
MoCAMultimedia over Coax Alliance
MP3MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
MPEGMoving Picture Experts Group
MSPManaged Service Provider
MTUMaximum Transmission Unit
NATNetwork Address Translation
NetBIOSNetwork Basic Input/Output System
NFCNear Field Communication
NFTNon-Fungible Token
NICNetwork Interface Card
NINONothing In, Nothing Out
NMSNetwork Management System
NNTPNetwork News Transfer Protocol
NOCNetwork Operations Center
NOSNetwork Operating System
NSPNetwork Service Provider
NTFSNew Technology File System
NTPNetwork Time Protocol
NUINatural User Interface
NVMeNon-Volatile Memory Express
NVRAMNon-Volatile Random Access Memory
OASISOrganization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCROptical Character Recognition
ODBCOpen Database Connectivity
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OLAPOnline Analytical Processing
OLEObject Linking and Embedding
OLEDOrganic Light Emitting Diode
ONTOptical Network Terminal
OOPObject-Oriented Programming
OSDOn Screen Display
OSPFOpen Shortest Path First
P2PPeer To Peer
PaaSPlatform as a Service
PCPersonal Computer
PCAPPacket Capture
PCBPrinted Circuit Board
PCIPeripheral Component Interconnect
PCI-XPeripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCMPulse-Code Modulation
PCMCIAPersonal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDAPersonal Digital Assistant
PDFPortable Document Format
PDUProtocol Data Unit
PHPHypertext Preprocessor
PIMPersonal Information Manager
PMUPower Management Unit
PNGPortable Network Graphic
PoEPower over Ethernet
PONPassive Optical Network
POP3Post Office Protocol
POSTPower On Self Test
POTSPlain Old Telephone Service
PPCPay Per Click
PPGAPlastic Pin Grid Array
PPIPixels Per Inch
PPLPay Per Lead
PPMPages Per Minute
PPPPoint to Point Protocol
PPPoEPoint-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPSPay Per Sale
PPTPPoint-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PRAMParameter Random Access Memory
PROMProgrammable Read-Only Memory
PS/2Personal System/2
PUMPotentially Unwanted Modification
PUPPotentially Unwanted Program
PXEPreboot Execution Environment
QBEQuery By Example
QoSQuality of Service
RAIDRedundant Array of Independent Disks
RAMRandom Access Memory
RCSRich Communication Services
RDBMSRelational Database Management System
RDFResource Description Framework
RDRAMRambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
ReFSResilient File System
RESTRepresentational State Transfer
RFIDRadio-Frequency Identification
RGBRed Green Blue
RIPRouting Information Protocol
RISCReduced Instruction Set Computing
ROMRead-Only Memory
RPCRemote Procedure Call
RPMRevenue Per 1,000 Impressions
RSSReally Simple Syndication
RTERuntime Environment
RTFRich Text Format
RUPRational Unified Process
SaaSSoftware as a Service
SANStorage Area Network
SassSyntactically Awesome Style Sheets
SATASerial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSISmall Computer System Interface
SDSecure Digital
SDKSoftware Development Kit
SDLCSystem Development Lifecycle
SDNSoftware-Defined Networking
SDRAMSynchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDSSoftware-Defined Storage
SDSLSymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
SEOSearch Engine Optimization
SERPSearch Engine Results Page
SIM CardSubscriber Identification Module Card
SIMMSingle In-Line Memory Module
SIPSession Initiation Protocol
SKUStock Keeping Unit
SLASoftware License or Service Level Agreement
SLIScalable Link Interface
SMARTSelf-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology
SMBServer Message Block
SMMSocial Media Marketing
SMSShort Message Service
SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol
SO-DIMMSmall Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module
SOAService Oriented Architecture
SOAPSimple Object Access Protocol
SoCSystem On a Chip
SPXSequenced Packet Exchange
SQLStructured Query Language
SRAMStatic Random Access Memory
SRESite Reliability Engineering
sRGBStandard Red Green Blue
SSDSolid State Drive
SSHSecure Shell
SSIDService Set Identifier
SSLSecure Sockets Layer
SSOSingle Sign-On
TCFTransparency and Consent Framework
TCPTransmission Control Protocol
TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFTThin-Film Transistor
TIFFTagged Image File Format
TLSTransport Layer Security
TPMTrusted Platform Module
TTLTime To Live
UATUser Acceptance Testing
UDDIUniversal Description Discovery and Integration
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UEFIUnified Extensible Firmware Interface
UGCUser Generated Content
UICCUniversal Integrated Circuit Card
UMLUnified Modeling Language
UNCUniversal Naming Convention
UPnPUniversal Plug and Play
UPSUninterruptible Power Supply
URIUniform Resource Identifier
URLUniform Resource Locator
USBUniversal Serial Bus
UTFUnicode Transformation Format
UUIDUniversally Unique Identifier
UWPUniversal Windows Platform
VCIVirtual Channel Identifier
VDSLVery High Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Line
VDUVisual Display Unit
VFATVirtual File Allocation Table
VGAVideo Graphics Array
VIPVirtual IP Address
VLANVirtual Local Area Network
VLEVirtual Learning Environment
VoIPVoice Over Internet Protocol
VPIVirtual Path Identifier
VPNVirtual Private Network
VPSVirtual Private Server
VRAMVideo Random Access Memory
VRMLVirtual Reality Modeling Language
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
WAISWide Area Information Server
WAMPWindows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
WANWide Area Network
WDDMWindows Display Driver Model
WEPWired Equivalent Privacy
WIMPWindows, Icons, Menus, Pointer
WINSWindows Internet Name Service
WLANWireless Local Area Network
WPAWi-Fi Protected Access
WPA2Wi-Fi Protected Access 2
WWWWorld Wide Web
WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get
XAMLExtensible Application Markup Language
XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language
XMLExtensible Markup Language
XMPExtensible Metadata Platform
XSLTExtensible Style Sheet Language Transformation
Y2KYear 2000
ZIFZero Insertion Force