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