IT Full Forms

Full Forms of IT Related Terms

IT AcronymIT Full Form
3DThree Dimensional
ADCAdvanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
AJAXAsynchronous JavaScript and XML
APIApplication Programming Interface
APKAndroid Application Package
APLAutomatic Programming Language
ARPANETAdvanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
ASAPApplication Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASPActive Server Page/Application Service Provider
ASPActive Server Page
ATAsynchronous Transmission
ATAAdvanced Technology Attachment & Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
BASICBeginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BIOSBasic Input Output System
BOSSBusiness Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
CADComputer Aided Design
CCSCommon Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
CDRA Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
CD-ROMCompact Disk – Read Only Memory
CHATConversational Hypertext Access Technology (“”talking”” in real time over the internet)”
CLASSCompiled java program- often used as class extension
CMYKCyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
CNCComputerized Numerical Control
COBOLCommon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
COMPUTERCommon Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
CPSCharacters Per Second
CPSClusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
CPUCentral Processing Unit
CPUCentral Processing Unit
DBDataBase, decibel
DBMSDataBase Management System
DDDouble Density (type of disk format – more than single density- less than High Density)
DNSDomain Name System
DOCDOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
DOSDisk Operating System
DTPDesk-Top Publishing, Distributed Transaction Processing
DVDDigital Video Disk
ECSEnhanced Chip Set
EDExternal Device
EEPROMElectronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EJBEnterprise Java Bean
EMSExpanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
ENIACElectronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
EPROMErasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
EULAEnd User License Agreement
FAQFrequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internet)
FCIFlux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
FORTRANFORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GPGeneral Purpose
GPFGeneral Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
HCLHardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
HDHard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
HPHewlett Packard
HTMLHyper Text Markup Language
HTTPHyper Text Transfer protocol
IBMInternational Business Machines
ICIntegrated Circuit
ICAIndependent Computing Architecture
ICTInformation and Communications Technology
IDInternal Device
INSInterNet communication Settings
IPInternet Protocol
IPCInter-Processes Communications
IRDAInfrared Data Association
ISMInformation Services Manager
ISPInternet Service Provider
ITInformation Technology
ITInformation Technology
ITESInformation Technology Enabled Services
JPGJoint Photographic Experts Group
LCDLiquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
MISManagement Information Systems, Multimedia Information Sources
MMSMultimedia Messaging Service
MODEMMODulate / DEModulate
MPEGMotion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
NCCNetwork Control Center
NICNetwork Interface Card
ODBCOpen DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
PCPersonal Computer
PCIPersonal Computer Interface, Peripheral Component Interconnect
PDCPrimary Domain Controller
PDFPortable Document Format
PDPPlasma Display Panel (laptops)
PHPHypertext Preprocessor (earlier called, Personal Home Page)
PINPersonal Identification Number
POPPoint Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server), Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
POSPoint Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
PPPPoint to Point Protocol
PVCPermanent Virtual Circuits
RASRemote Access Server / Service
RDBMSRelational Data Base Management System
RDORemote Data Objects
RIPRest In Peace, Routing Information Protocol
RSSReally Simple Syndication, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
SEOSearch Engine Optimization
SFCSystem File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
SIMSubscriber Identity Module
SITStuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers)
SMSSystem Management Server
SMSShort Message Service
SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol
SQLStructured Query Language
SRCSample Rate Conversion
SSASerial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
SSIServer Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
STPShielded Twisted Pair
TMText Message, Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
UIDUser IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
URLUniform Resource Locator
URLUniform Resource Locator
USBUniversal Serial Bus
VBAVisual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
VGAVideo Graphics Adapter
VIPVines Internet Protocol
VIRUSVital Information Resources Under Seize
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
WIFIWireless Fidelity
WWWWorld Wide Web (sometimes call W3)
XMLeXtensible Markup Language
XMPPExtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol

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