Technology Acronyms

Posted On 2010-11-05 by FortyPoundHead
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From time to time, you may overhear some tech geeks speaking some strange language. These odd words that they speak are actually abbreviations, or acronyms, for larger ideas or phrases. Here is a short list of some common acronyms, so you can now understand what your local geek is talking about.

ADFAutomatic Document Feeder
ADSLAsymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AGPAccelerated Graphics Port
AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
AIXAdvanced Interactive Executive
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APIApplication Program Interface
ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASPActive Server Page or Application Service Provider
ATAAdvanced Technology Attachment
ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
BASICBeginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BccBlind Carbon Copy
BIOSBasic Input/Output System
BlobBinary Large Object
CADComputer-Aided Design
CcCarbon Copy
CCDCharged Coupled Device
CDCompact Disc
CD-RCompact Disc Recordable
CD-ROMCompact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RWCompact Disc Re-Writable
CDMACode Division Multiple Access
CGICommon Gateway Interface
CISCComplex Instruction Set Computing
CMOSComplementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CMYKCyan Magenta Yellow Black
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
CTPComposite Theoretical Performance
CTRClick-Through Rate
DBMSDatabase Management System
DDRDouble Data Rate
DDR2Double Data Rate 2
DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIMMDual In-Line Memory Module
DLLDynamic Link Library
DMADirect Memory Access
DNSDomain Name System
DOSDisk Operating System
DPIDots Per Inch
DRAMDynamic Random Access Memory
DRMDigital Rights Management
DSLDigital Subscriber Line
DSLAMDigital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
DTDDocument Type Definition
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 Video Interface
DVRDigital Video Recorder
EDIElectronic Data Interchange
EPSEncapsulated PostScript
EUPEnterprise Unified Process
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FIFOFirst In, First Out
FiOSFiber Optic Service
FPUFloating Point Unit
FSBFrontside Bus
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
GIGOGarbage In, Garbage Out
GISGeographic Information Systems
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GPUGraphics Processing Unit
GUIGraphical User Interface
HDMIHigh-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDTVHigh Definition Televsion
HDVHigh-Definition Video
HFSHierarchical File System
HSFHeat Sink and Fan
HTMLHyper-Text Markup Language
HTTPHyperText Transfer Protocol
ICANNInternet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers
ICFInternet Connection Firewall
ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol
ICSInternet Connection Sharing
IDEIntegrated Device Electronics or Integrated Development Environment
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGPIntegrated Graphics Processor
IMInstant Message
IMAPInternet Message Access Protocol
InterNICInternet Network Information Center
IPInternet Protocol
IPXInternetwork Packet Exchange
IRCInternet Relay Chat
IRQInterrupt Request
ISAIndustry Standard Architecture
ISDNIntegrated Services Digital Network
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISPInternet Service Provider
ITInformation Technology
IVRInteractive Voice Response
JPEGJoint Photographic Experts Group
JREJava Runtime Environment
JSPJava Server Page
KbpsKilobits Per Second
KVMSwitch Keyboard, Video, and Mouse Switch
LANLocal Area Network
LCDLiquid Crystal Display
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
LIFOLast In, First Out
LPILines Per Inch
LUNLogical Unit Number
MACAddress Media Access Control Address
MANETMobile Ad Hoc Network
MbpsMegabits Per Second
MCAMicro Channel Architecture
MIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface
MIPSMillion Instructions Per Second
MP3MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
MPEGMoving Picture Experts Group
MTUMaximum Transmission Unit
NATNetwork Address Translation
NetBIOSNetwork Basic Input/Output System
NICNetwork Interface Card
NNTPNetwork News Transfer Protocol
NOCNetwork Operations Center
NTFSNew Technology File System
OASISOrganization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCROptical Character Recognition
ODBCOpen Database Connectivity
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OLAPOnline Analytical Processing
OLEObject Linking and Embedding
OOPObject-Oriented Programming
OSPFOpen Shortest Path First
P2PPeer To Peer
PCPersonal Computer
PCBPrinted Circuit Board
PCIPeripheral Component Interconnect
PCI-XPeripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCMCIAPersonal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDAPersonal Digital Assistant
PDFPortable Document Format
PHPHypertext Preprocessor
PIMPersonal Information Manager
PMUPower Management Unit
PNGPortable Network Graphic
POP3Post Office Protocol
PPCPay Per Click
PPGAPlastic Pin Grid Array
PPIPixels Per Inch
PPLPay Per Lead
PPPPoint to Point Protocol
PPTPPoint-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PRAMParameter Random Access Memory
RAIDRedundant Array of Independent Disks
RAMRandom Access Memory
RDFResource Description Framework
RDRAMRambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
RGBRed Green Blue
RISCReduced Instruction Set Computing
ROMRead-Only Memory
RPCRemote Procedure Call
RPMRevenue Per 1,000 Impressions
RSSRDF Site Summary
RTERuntime Environment
RTFRich Text Fomat
RUPRational Unified Process
SATASerial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSISmall Computer System Interface
SDSecure Digital
SDRAMSynchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDSLSymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
SEOSearch Engine Optimization
SIMMSingle In-Line Memory Module
SLIScalable Link Interface
SMARTSelf-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology
SMBServer Message Block
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
SQLStructured Query Language
SRAMStatic Random Access Memory
sRGBStandard Red Green Blue
SSHSecure Shell
SSIDService Set Identifier
SSLSecure Sockets Layer
TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFTThin-Film Transistor
TIFFTagged Image File Format
TTLTime To Live
TWAINToolkit Without An Informative Name
UDDIUniversal Description Discovery and Integration
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UMLUnified Modeling Language
UNCUniversal Naming Convention
UPnPUniversal Plug and Play
UPSUninterruptible Power Supply
URIUniform Resource Identifier
URLUniform Resource Locator
USBUniversal Serial Bus
VCIVirtual Channel Identifier
VFATVirtual File Allocation Table
VGAVideo Graphics Array
VoIPVoice Over Internet Protocol
VPIVirtual Path Identifier
VPNVirtual Private Network
VRAMVideo Random Access Memory
VRMLVirtual Reality Modeling Language
WAISWide Area Information Server
WANWide Area Network
WEPWired Equivalent Privacy
Wi-FiWireless Fidelity
WPAWi-Fi Protected Access
WWWWorld Wide Web
XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language
XMLExtensible Markup Language
XSLTExtensible Style Sheet Language Transformation
Y2KYear 2000
ZIFZero Insertion Force

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