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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
Graphics Interchange Format
Internet Service Provider
1 Asynchronous Transmission 
2 Advanced Technology
Information Technology
Vines Internet Protocol
Recommended Standard (ie RS-232)
InterNet communication Settings
Hypertext Reference
Internal Device
What You See Is What You Get (computer slang wizzy wig)
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Power On Password
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
Modem Ready
Personal Computer
Active Data Objects
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
Network Control Center
Disk Operating System
Desk-Top Publishing
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Automatic Programming Language
Personal Computer System
Uniform Resource Locator
Computer Aided Design
Central Processing Unit
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Personal Identification Number
Digital Video Disk
Internet Protocol
2 Carrier Response
System Management Server
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Compact Disk Recordable (drives that write (or burn) information to a CD)
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Broken As Designed (Refers to inferior products that will require constant upgrades)
New Technology (Microsofts networking software - version 31 was first release)
"Sun coined the phrase ""Not There"" for the new Microsoft technology"
"IBM coined the phrase ""Nice Try"" for the new Microsoft technology"
Network Interface Card
Integrated Circuit
Premises Distribution System (AT&T cabling standards for networks)
Video Graphics Adapter
Hewlett Packard
Routed Internetworking Protocol (Routing Information Protocol)
Remote Access Server / Service
MODulate / DEModulate
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Network Information Services
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Shielded Twisted Pair
Computer Telephone Integrated
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Point to Point Protocol
TeXT (file extension)
Enhanced Chip Set
Inter-Processes Communications
Uniform Resource Name (wwwwhoevercom)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
1-000-000 bytes (Megabyte)
WINdows Emulator (program used by Unix/Linux to run Windows programs)
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Partition Table (Part of the information starting at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows a computer to communicate with the disk Other items include the MBR- DBR- & FAT)
1 Compact Disk (Holds approx630 Mb of info)
2 Change Directory (DOS command) 
3 Carrier Dis-connect (modem talk) 
4 Carrier Detect (modem talk)
Compact Disk
External Device 
Independent Computing Architecture
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
Portable Network Graphic  Newer graphic format that uses smaller files to display pictures
Back up Domain Controller
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Wide Area Information System
Infrared Data Association
1 Color Graphics Adapter
2 Computer Graphics Architecture
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Operating System
Cylinder / Head / Sector
Industry Standard Architecture
MicroSoft Diagnostics (program that comes with DOS)
CLear the Screen (DOS command)
Compact Disk - Re -Writeable (can be used or written to more than once)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Charge Coupled Device (integrated internal circuit inside computer)
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
A type of virus
DataBase File (file extension)
Make Directory (DOS command)
Computer Graphics Metafile (file extension)
Sample Rate Conversion
Auxiliary Control Process
Multi-media Personal Computers
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Basic Input Output System
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
DataBase Management System
Bulletin Board System
1 DataBase
2 decibel
Printed Circuit Board
INformation File (file extension)
3D Studio (a high end 3D graphics program) file extension for source files
Monochrome Display Adapter 
BitMaP file  A type of graphic- file extension
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Remote Data Objects
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ICOn bitmap file
Most Significant Byte
Video Electronics Standards Association
Distributed Computing Environment
Data Communications Equipment (hardware that does the communication- usually modems- routers- network cards- etc)
Systems Network Architecture
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
Red Green Blue (type of color display and printing)
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Digital Signal Processing
1 Comprehensive Display System 
2 Compatible Duplex System
Catalog File extension
Continuous Asynchronous Transmission
Microsoft Merchant Server
Microsoft Membership System
Integrated Services Digital Network (Internet connection: faster than a modem- but slower than a dedicated T-1 or T-10 connection- Allows digital and voice data to share the same line)
Java Script 
Inter-network Operating System
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Information Services Manager
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
File Transfer Protocol
1 Encapsulated PostScript (file extension) 
2 Email Postal Software
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
General Purpose
Log files maintain information about who is visiting a web site- and what they look at
Resource ReserVation Protocol
Android application package
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Cached Dynamic RAM
International Business Machines
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
Digital to Analog Converters
Process IDentification (number assigned by OS kernal to a process)
Generalized Markup Language
MicroSoft Network
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
GNU C Compiler
Erasable Read Only Memory
MicroSoft (That little company up in Redmond- Washington)
Community Antenna Television
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Command Line Interface
Internet Relay Chat
Security Administration / Account Module / Manager (NT profile terminology)
e business
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Desktop Application Director (Word Perfect / Corel Perfect Office button bar)
Relational Data Base Management System
Cascading Style Sheet
Complex Instruction Set Computer (refers to a processor- pentium)
Metropolitan Area Network (several LANs connected together in a similar geographical region Hospitals and Colleges use these often to share resources)
MANual pages (Unix help files)
Data Control Systems
Data Collection Systems
Distributed Control Systems
Optical Character Recognition (scanner terminology for software)
Really Simple Syndication
Primary Domain Controller
Local Area Network
Amplitude Shif Keying
Picture file format
Terminate and Stay Resident (programs that load into memory and stay there)
Integrated Data Processing
Double Density (type of disk format - more than single density- less than High Density)
System Applications and Products
Service Access Point
Statistical Analysis Programming language
Service Advertising Protocol (NT uses to announce available resources to Novell equip)
Secure Application Protocol
Local Procedure Call (NT Server terminology)
United States Robotics (merged with 3 Com)
Multi-Protocol Routing
Power On Self Test
Initial Program Loading
HyperText Markup language file extension  File extension name used for web pages
"Reduced Instruction Set Computer (minimal ""self-processing"" power to reduces cost)"
Common Internet File System
Virtual Machine System
Virtual Memory System (DEC OS)
Voice Messaging System
Programmed Input / Output
Microsoft Office Manager (The MS Office button bar)
DeskTop Conferencing
1 DATa (file extension)
2 Digital to Analog Converter
End Of File
Resource Domain (NT Server terminology)
Stand-by Power Supply (see UPS)
Dual In-line Package (the little on/off switches inside of computers- modems- etc)
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Texture files in various formats used by graphics- and 3D rendering programs
True Type Font file (file extension)
Common Access Method (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Open Systems Interconnection (Suite of standard protocols for internet communication)
Serial Line Internet Protocol
Secure Sockets Layer (usually NT terminology)
Defense Data Network
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Super Density (a type of format for new DVD disks that allows up to 17 Gb of data to be stored on one CD)
File Allocation Table (the map a computer stores on a disk to where everything is)
Task Automation Scripting Kit
Conference On DAta SYstem Logic
Rich Text Format (extension for files that most windows word processors can read)
Cost Of Ownership (the expense of attaining and maintaining particular computer needs)
Destination Address (network terminology)
Special display effects (wipe- slide fade- ex screen savers- and/or presentation programs)
National Cash Register (pre IBM)
New Technology File System (WFW 311 and Windows 95)
Open DataBase Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsofts shared data connections)
Cathode Ray Tube (antiquated terminology for monitors - mainframe talk)
1-000-000-000 bytes (Gigabyte)
Structured Query Language (database standards)
Super video Graphics Adapter
Garbage In Garbage Out (computer slang)
Hard Disk Drive
Joint Photographic Experts Group (file extension JPG)
Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
eXtensible Markup Language
Pay per click
Attached Processor
Computerized Numerical Control
Computer Aided Learning
Object file- often used with 3D file generation programs (extension)
"Plug aNd Play (new technology that allows a computer to ""read"" your hardware)"
Computer Information Systems (course: Computer Information Science)
Microsoft Certified Professional
Comma Separated Value (usually a text file in this format- can be read by various databases and spreadsheets)
EletroStatic Discharge (transfer of electrical current from carrier to object)
DOS Boot Record (Information at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows PC to disk communication Other items include the MBR- the Partition Table- and the FAT)
Wide Area Network
Resolution Enhancement technology (HP lazerjet technology)
1 Application Development Programming 
2 Automatic Data Processing
Compressed file extension  Started as Microsoft installation file type
Frequency Modulation
Personal Home Page
Data Encryption Standard (security methods used for transmitting data)
Object Linking and Embedding
1 Terminal Ready (modem talk) 2 Token Ring (type of networking)
Java Server Page
Single In-line Package
Domain Name Server (changes addresses: wwwmynamecom to 116225253)
Data Link Control (a low-level protocol)
Personal Desktop Assistant (hand held computer)
Graphical Device Interface
Universal Synchronous / Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter
1 Information manager program by Symantec 
2 All Computer Technology (notebook/computer Co)
3 Asynchronous Communication Terminal
Frequently Used Programs
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)
An archived (raw zipped) file extension
Access Control Entry
Multi - Media Cloaking (frees memory for other applications)
Object Oriented Programming System
Artificial Intelligence
Pages Per Minute (printer terminology)
Microsoft Excel file extension
Window Media and Fax viewer file extension
Windows MetaFile (file extension)
Managed Object Format
Cyclic Redundancy Check (similar to but not identical to check-sum)
Random Access Memory
3D graphic source file extension
Certified Systems Technician
Association of Computer Machinery
Audio Compression Manager (Microsoft)
Accelerated Graphics Port
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Dynamic Memory Access (software equivalent to a hardware interrupt)
Universal Naming Conventions
Just In Time (compiler / translator that only runs code when needed)
video lan client
Computer Based Training
Authentication Verification
Request For Comments (Similar to FAQs in content)
Master Boot Record (Part of the information starting at track 0 sector 0 of a disk which allows a computer to communicate with that disk Other items include the DOS Boot Record- the Partition Table- and the FAT)
Search Engine Optimization
Server Message Blocks
Secure Electronic Transaction (software to allow monetary transactions from PC - secure)
Drivers file extension found with some older Windows programs such as Lotus 123
1 Integrated Development Environment 
2 Integrated Drive Electronics interface (drive/device controller technology)
Media Access Control
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (competitor to Intel and Cyrex process chip co)
Auto-Mounter Daemon
Active Matrix Display
Original Equipment Manufacture
recursive acronym for GNUs Not UNIX - Linux style build of the UNIX kernel
Programmable Read Only Memory
Electronic Switching System
Handheld Device Markup Language (code for PDAs)
Software Publishers Association
Standard Parallel Port
Network Attached Storage
"Dynamic Link Library (file extension) (sometimes called a ""dumb little library"")"
Text Message
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
Automated Engineered Design system
Compression files that save disk space (PKZip is most popular)
Million of Instructions Per Second
American National Standards Institute
1 COMmand (file extension) 3 COMmon
2 Component Object Module 
3 COMmon object
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Borland Database Engine
Binary Coded Decimal
Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions (address conventions for internet e-mail)
Distributable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Local Parallel Transmission (the printer ports)
Access Control System
Asynchronous Communication Server (similar to file server for modems)
Synchronous Data Link Control
Instant Messaging (real time chat)
Desktop Management Interface (keeping personal PC settings stored in a central location- (eg server) Then where ever you login looks and acts like your PC (near future Technology) Networks running NT and 95 from server location are now doing this
Computer Information Officer
DOS Protected Mode Interface
GUID partition table
High Speed
International Data Corporation
Security IDentification (NT terminology) or System ID- or Serial Input Data
Archive file  Compressed raw data file
TApe Archive
Audio Interface File Format
Pay Per Incident: Tech service term- pay for each call to help desk
Input Output Processors
Media Control Interface
Password Authentication Protocol
Java Archive files- used to save web page download time
LISt Processing (John McCarthy - 1961)
Megabytes per second (or Mega-bits Pers Second)
Real Time Audio (music over the internet)
Movie file extension
Audio Visual Interleave
Common Dialog Box
Attached Resource Computer network (uses star- or bus token passing technology - slow)
Application Programming Interface
Flux changes Per Inch
Unrecoverable Application Error (error message when a program crashes)
Internet Information Server (Microsoft Internet Server software)
Command Sequence Introducer
CompuServe Inc
Digital Research Incorporated
Static RAM
Hyper Terminal (file extension)
Voice Over Internet Protocol
OnLine Analytical Processing (32 bit applications with links to ActiveX and Java Beans)
Translated from German it stands for German National Connector
Peer to Peer Networking (2 computers hooked together)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM
An audio file extension (also AIFF or AIFC)
Least Significant Byte
Remote Procedure Calls
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (8-bit code to represent 256 chars)
MicroSoft Developers Network (Microsoft software developers forum)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Visual Display Terminal
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Memory Management Unit
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing
Electronic Data Interchange
Dynamic Data Exchange (predecessor to OLE in earlier versions of Windows)
Emergency Recovery Disk
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language
SCSI Configured Auto-Magically (plug-and-play SCSI cards)
Texas Instruments
Business To Business
Logical Link Control
Dictionary file format
Software Development Kit (Java or Microsoft usually)
Library files used by exe files and device drivers in Windows 95 (dll format)
Multiple Document Interface (ie Word can open 2 files at once vs notepad)
End Of Message (file transfer marker)
Mail Transport Agents
Run Length Encoding
Network Computer
Network Card
HeLP file (file extension)
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Standard Generalized Markup Language
Information Services
Value Added Network
World Wide Web Consortium
On-line Inquiry and Report Generator (Unix db)
Intelligent Drive / Disk Array
Internet Package eXchange (how computers with different OSs transfer data)
Dual In-line Memory Module (new processors or RAM slots hooked together)
Network Operating System
Surface Mounted Device (individual chip mounted on a PCB without leads)
Binary Large OBject (a field definition for databases such a paradox)
Open Datalink Interface
Audio File extension (often used by Real Media)
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Master File Table (sort of a master FAT that NT uses to recover from errors)
WAVe file (file extension for sound files)
Sectors Per Track
World Wide Web Consortium (governing body that proposes standards for the Web)
Bits Per Second
Rapid Application Development
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Common Information Model
ANImated cursors - (file extension used with Windows 95 instead of multiple cur files)  Can also be used by other animation tools or programs
Automatic Numbering Identification
Adapter Unit Interface
Kilobytes per second
Internet Control Message Protocol
graphic file extension (see TIFF)
Prioritized Interrupt Controller
Classless Inter Domain Routing Routers that- instead of maintaining large list of IP addresses- contain list of other backbone providers and services that do have the addresses- URLs- etc)
Certified Network (NetWare) Technician
MicroProcessor System
Original Manufacture
DOcument Template file extension
Entry Level Systems (early terminology for scaled down PC - no frills)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Video Compact Disk - use a CD in your DVD player for movies
Hardware Abstraction / Access Layer (NT layer of protocols to define hardware)
Stuff-It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers) 
Single Line Controller (A type of processor that does not process math function separately - and can not be upgraded) often found in older laptop computers
an IBM CPU (386 SLC) that is an Sx- Low power chip with Caching
Business To Consumer
Concurrent Versions System
Batch (file extension)
Batch Transfer Program
ICon Library file (contains multiple icon bitmaps)
Intelligent Phone
Portable Operating System Interface based on uniX
Network Interface Protocol
Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection (Ethernet communication)
Microsoft Outlook email file format
Sequenced Packet eXchange
A sound file (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) extension
Program Information File (file extension for Windows 3x)
Personal Information Manager
User Interface
Report Program Generator 
Role Playing Games (often networked)
Sound File extension in AU format
Upper Memory Blocks
Double Sided High Density (type of disk format) most common 35 = 144 Mb
Automatic Data Interchange System
Time Of Day (refers to a computers internal clock)
Information Retrieval Language
Remote Emergency Power Off
INOX Leisure Limited
Redhat Package Manager (Bundled manager for Redhat distributed Linux)
Windows Entertainment Package
Revenue Per thousand iMpressions
ARChived file: Older compression file used by PKZIP
Transistor to Transistor Logic
Access Control List
Globally Unique IDentifier 
MPEG Layer-4 Audio
Direct Digital Sound
Single In-line Memory Module
Executable (file extension)
Directory Enabled Network
Search Engine Management
Berkley Software Distribution (released version and add-ons of/for UNIX)
Internet Explorer (version 4x) - Microsofts Web Browser
Program Evaluation and Review Techniques
1 Personal Web Server 
2 Peer Web Server
Electronic Funds Transfer
facebook markup language
Asynchronous transfer mode Adaptation Layer
Error Correction Code
Need For Speed
Amplitude Modulation
1 Virtual Memory 
2 Virtual Machine
Central Processor Recovery
Digital Subscriber Line (private sector connection for direct connect to internet)
Practical Extraction and Report Language (found with flavors of UNIX / Linux) programming language - more precisely text reader and generator
Data Terminal (2 Transfer) Equipment
Symmetric Multi-Processing
Linux Apache Mysql PHP
Borne Again SHell (2nd Generation Linux command shell)
Tagged Information File Format
Network Direct Services
High Performance File System (OS/2 terminology for FAT)
Certified Network (NetWare) Administrator
Extensible Firmware Interface
AT Attachment interface
Terminating Resistor Block (a DIP or SIP on end of Drive cable to terminate signal)
Source Address
Line Feed
Programmed Inquiry for Learning or Teaching (rumor:) Also a popular 3-com PDA
Bit Error Rate
Common Gateway Interface
1 CLiP art 
2 windows clipboard file extension
1 Word Processor 
2 Word Perfect Corporation
3 Write Pre compensation (older disk reading technology)
4 Write Protected
Write Back Caching (newer 486 CPU- and Pentium - faster cache)
Diagnostic Function Test
Host Data Replicator (computer that stores multiple databases from various systems)
Paint Shop Pro file extension  A popular graphic paint program
Personal Software Products (division of IBM)
Phase Alteration Line
Advanced Graphic Adapter
Nippon Electric Company (Company that makes computer equipment)
Small Computer System Interface
Virtual Private Network
Service Level Agreement (vendor agreement on whats under warranty for how long)
British National Connector (terminator for cabling)
Object Oriented Programming
Internet Consumer Protection Agency
Compiled Help Markup file extension
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (Accelerator)
Multiple Systems Operator
Training Records Information Management (software package)
Batch Command Language
Object Request Broker
Common Desktop Environment (a UNIX windowed environment)
Object Transaction Monitor
Multi - Media file extension
Compact Disk File System (similar to the FAT on a hard disk)
Compact Disk File System
Start Frame Delimiter
User Datagram Protocol (Network protocol for transferring data packets)
REMark (command in DOS to ignore a statement as a command)
Turbo ASseMbler programming language (Borland / Delphi)
Input / Output
Multi-Media eXchange: (New Pentium micro-processor by Intell that improves 3D rendering- although Intel and Microsoft claim the letters dont stand for anything in particular)
Universal Disk Format
Write And Read Many times (CD-ROM technology)
Global Enterprise Manager
Point Of Contact
Lines Per Minute (How fast a printer prints)
Visual Basic Project (file extension)
Enhanced MetaFile (graphic file format- often used as extension)
File System Driver (OS/2 Warp)
Search Engine Results Page
Public Data Network (fore-father to the Internet)
Data Access Objects (Visual Basic & Access terminology)
Input Output Errors (95 terminology for GPFs and Application Errors)
Microsoft License Pack (referred to for multi-user applications)
Fiber Channel Loop
Information file format used by Microsoft for advanced Windows systems  Also used by hackers to store hacked serial number and installation information
Read Only Memory
Rate which information is exchanged (modems: Binary Assembly Un-assembly of Data)
Pretty Good Privacy (refers to network and email security)
Appletalk File Protocol
Rambus DRAM
Microsoft Script Component 
Small Office Home Office (computer or program with enough speed or functionality for business use May not have sound or a lot of bells and whistles)
1 Virtual Reality 
2 Voice Recognition
Enhanced Parallel Port (can use longer printer cable than SPP)
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBMs version of UNIX)
Bulk Copy Program
Windows Compatibility List
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (communication port technology)
Microsoft Certified Systems Technician
Microsoft DataBase (file extension)
Image File (file extension)
Windows apache Mysql PHP
Automatic Gain Control
TeMPorary File (file extension)
Business Information Managers (software)
Graphics file extension (PiCTure)
Personal Computer Tools (commonly known as PC Tools- a utility package)
Private Communication Technology
Global Descriptor Table (a database- or register- for Windows to address memory)
Leadless Chip Carrier
1 Printer Control Language 
2 Print Code Language
Pin Grid Array (AMD mother board terminology)
Professional Graphics Adapter
Macromedia flash debugging file
Unified Modeling Format
Voice Over Fiber
Unified Modelling Language
Acceptable Use Policy
End Of Transmission (file transfer marker)
Extended Capabilities Port (setup in BIOS for LPT1 - faster than EPP- or SPP)
Fast File System
Fast File System (Microsoft and OS/2 first incarnation of HPFS)
Single Edge Card
eXPerience (Microsofts new version of Windows and software)
Appletalk Remote Access
Run Length Limited code (method of recording digital data)
Sound file extension
Average Access Time
Database that supports objects- linking- and embedding
Card On A STick
1 DIMention 
2 Dynamic Information Manager (shared contact information database) 
3 Desktop Information Manager (Microsofts information exchange) 
"4 ""declares variables in Visual Basic programming language"""
Windows Device Manager
Acceptable Quality Level
Application RAM Performance
Value Added Reseller
Beginning Of File
System Policy Editor
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
All to All Broadcast
MicroProcessor Unit
Universal Cable Module
Basic Operating System
Microsofts Accessibility Wizard
Certified Network (NetWare) Engineer
Quality of Service (first used with ethernet measurement of data transfer)
Virtual Channel Memory (new bus technology between RAM and CPU - late 1998)
Mail messaging Application Programming Interface
Master Account Domain (NT Server terminology)
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Original Service Release
microsoft Office Service Release (patch and upgrade to Office 97)
Password File
Knowledge Transfer
Constant Angular Velocity
Graphic File Format extension (in bitmap format)
Initialization (file extension)
Load High (a command in MS-DOS)
Graphics file extension
Federal Networking Council (governments attempt to control the internet: DoD- DARPA- NASA- etc)
Machine Oriented Language
National Computer Security Association
Power Up Password
World Wide Web Worm
Local Bus Addressing (how BIOS can read HD larger than 504 Mb)
Sometimes considered Logical Block Addressing
Quick and Dirty Operating System (often used by bootable floppy diagnostic software due to low overhead- and small files size)
Borland Graphic Protocol
Digital Video Interactive
Interrupt ReQuest
GNU Public License
Customer Information Control System
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
End Of Line (control characters used with first generation languages)
General Purpose Computer
Application Binary Interface
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Visual Basic
Frame Check Sequence (Token Ring)
Fiber Channel Standard
Image Color Mapping (so printed colors match screen colors)
Interface Definition Language
Microsoft Compatibility List
All Points Addressable (mode in which user has control over all aspects of display)
Java Virtual Machine
Linux Documentation Projection (on going effort to document Linux OS)
Private Branch Network
Tape Operating System
Write Through Caching (chip set caching for older PCs)
File Access Protocol
Fast Page Mode (older RAM - being replaced by EDO RAM)
Microsoft ASseMbler language
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (new chip technology that controls serial port transmission)
Virtual Local Area Network (term growing in popularity due to NTs domain structure)
Backbone Network Service
Data Over Fiber
Bit Error Rate Testing
Borland Graphical Interface (Programming environment used by Borland languages)
Multi- Access Unit (patch panel for IBM to tie to server)
Packet INternet Gopher (request sent to another computer; waits for answers)
Wired For Management (Intel hard-wire technology)
Digital Video Express
Category 5 (refers to thickness and quality of wiring)
Raw compression data used for programs like winraw (file extension)
Advanced Program to Program Communications
Internet Domain Name
Terminal (file extension)
Binary File Transfer
Radio Frequency Interference
Total Cost of Ownership
Embedded Data Base
Enhanced Serial Port
Network Associates Incorporated (combined company including McAfee Inc)
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
People Cant Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms (coined take off of original)
Remote Network Access (by use of Dial Up Connection)
Blue Screen Of Death (a Windows or NT crash)
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
Flash File Extension  Usually an external flash file called by the html document
"Direct Access Storage Device (mainframe terminology - pronounced ""daz-dee"")"
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Tracks Per Inch (disk drive terminology)
Double Sided Double Density (type of disk format) 35 disks = 720 Kb
Least Recently Used (How Windows decides which information to flush from cache)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
Network BIOS Extended User Interface
Advanced Business Application Programming
System Object Modle
Personal unblocking code
Channel Service Unit (also DSU: Digital Service Unit- and a router A CSU/DSU is the modem that connects to the phone line)
Field Emission Display (type of monitor)
Peer To Peer computers connecting over the internet (Kazaa- Napster etc are examples)
Query By Example
Direct Cable Connection
Device Driver Kit (Microsoft)
DRiVe (file extension)
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (one way server(s) manipulate multiple disks / users / and access levels)
Video Capture Board
I/O Request Packet (NT Server terminology)
Modified Frequency Modulation encoding (old disk drive technology)
Network Device Interface Specification
Windows Internet Naming System (NT protocols - also used with other 32-bit MS)
a Font file extension (Used by Adobe font extensions)
A type of processor that also does numeric processing (better than an SX or SLC)
Modular Input Output
Artlantis Object file
Microsoft Favorites (bookmarks of web sites)
Low Level Format
Advanced Wave Effects
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (Lotus Notes 4x / Domino)
Job Control Language (mainframe programming language)
Network Management System
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
International Ad Hoc Committee (computer group that studies and suggests standard for new and existing computer technology)
Single User License
Virtual Memory Manager
Lotus / Intell / Microsoft / AST standards (extended memory management software)
Extended Data Out (new RAM and DRAM data access technology)
Windows configuration file extension
Indexed Sequential Access Method (database access protocols- Btrieve and Paradox)
Multiple Virtual Systems
Single Sided High Density (type of computer disk formatting)
document extended
Local Descriptor Table (Table of contents Windows uses to address memory)
eXtended Memory Specification
Built in ASseMbler
Internet Locator Service (component of NT 40 +)
Internet Protocol Security
Active X file extension
Drive Select Interface
Memory Enhancement technology (HP Lazerjet memory technology)
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow
Resource Interchange File Format
a popular java extension used by Anfy applets
eXtended Technology
CURsor (file extension)
Logical Disk Format (the formatting done from a users level)
Bring Up Diagnostics (NIC PCs use for setups)
Common User Access
Custom Updates and Extras (Egghead discount plan)
Enterprise Backup / Restore (UNIX tape backup utility)
Application Configuration Access Protocol
Inter network Packet eXchange / Sequential Packet eXchange
MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company
Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adaptor
Universal Synchronous Receiver Transmitter
Parallel Machine
Virtual File Allocation Table
Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (Pentium socket on Mother Board)
Video Random Access Memory
Representational state transfer
Center for Innovative Computing Applications
Front End Processor
LAyered Device Driver Architecture (SCSI type drivers for accessing devices)
Library Information Management System
Ziff Davis publication company (publish large percent of computer literature)
.mkv files known as Matroska video format
Intelligent Multi-Access Unit
Home Computer User
Request For Proposal
Backbone Network
Macromedia Flash source file extension
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist
Multi-User Domain (Dungeon) - multiple persons play games in real time via Internet)
Message Handling System (how email handles electronic information addressing)
Compressed file extension
Display Control Interface (video display technology)
Voice Over Data
Communicating Word Processor
JavaScript Encoding
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel)
Common Management Information Protocol
Distributed Component Object Model
Power Up Diagnostics
Dial Up Networking
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Network News Transfer Protocol
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Volume Serial Number (S/N assigned when disk/partition is formatted)
Line Printer porT
The product name, JIRA, is not an acronym but rather a truncation of Gojira
Content Distribution Network
Berkley Internet Name Domain (early version of DNS servers)
Single Sided Double Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Virtual Device Driver
Corporation for Research and Educational Network (merge of BITNET and CSNET)
Because Its Time Network
Control Access Unit
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency
Lotus / Intel / Microsoft
Macromedia file type used for Flash Files
Web-Based Enterprise Management
Recently Used Program List
The Go Programming Language
BIOS Parameter Block (Disk technology)
JavaScript Object Notation
Bytes From Index (how HD heads find FAT entries)
Video Local Bus (mother board bus architecture - becoming outdated for the PCI)
Java 2 Micro Edition
Group Code Encoding (method of encoding and securing data)
Advanced Authoring Format
Technology Without Any Interesting Name (humorous)
Visual Basic Scripting language  Used by Microsoft in the same way that Netscape developed the javascript language
Bitmap Distribution Format
ABnormal END of program (mainframe and programming terminology)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (studies impact of computers on society)
Logical Unit Number
A type of processor that does NOT do numeric processing separately - but a Math coprocessor chip can be added to upgrade the unit (Better than an SLC but not as good as a DX or Pentium)
LInux boot LOader
Editing MACroS (Linux / Unix text editor)
and Email file extension
Letter Quality
Network Basic Input Output System
Short File Name
Zero Insertion Force (CPU chips that can be removed to upgrade a PC)
Telephony Application Programming Interface
Microsoft Windows Media Audio file format and file extension
Bill and the Office Of the President (Microsoft slang for management brain-storming)
Java Runtime Environment
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
REstructured eXtended eXecutor (high level language for OS/2)
Browser Helper Objects
Head Disk Assembly (terminology for drive construction)
Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
End User License Agreement
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
Automatic Response Unit
Palo Alto Research Center (where a lot of todays technology was developed)
IBM graphical operating system
Plastic LeadLess Chip (The Pentium Chip)
Relational Access Management Association
Virtual DOS Machine
Mathematical Analyzer Numerical Integrator and Computer (early mainframe)
Project File
PassWord List (can refer to network profiles or Windows profiles)
Java Programming Language
System Application Architecture
Three Letter Acronyms (I actually saw this one in publication)
Visual Structured Query Language
Control Program for Microcomputers (first OS for PCs before DOS)
Computer + Science NETwork
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
Universal Receiver Transmitter
Windows Application Binary Interface
Landing Zone (where the read/write heads go on a disk to read information)
VIrtual NEtworking Software (Banyan NOS)
Hand held Personal Computer
Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Installable File System (Delphi- VB- BDE- etc)
Microsoft Commercial Internet System
Common Graphics Environment
Hyper Text Template
Open Agent Architecture (new interface architecture for human/PC interaction including hand written- typed - and spoken commands - being developed by SRI International)
DEC- Intel- and Xerox
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (method of transporting Microsofts NetBIOS protocols over multiple networks using TCP/IP protocol suites
Click through rate
Data Link Connection Identifier
Animation source file extension
Fourth Generation Language (Java- HotMetal- Page Mill- etc - visual languages)
Audio File in AIFF format
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (US govt computer investigation agency)
Multi-Station Access Unit
Relational Data Base
Uniform Location Service (used to identify nodes on the net)
Workbook file extension used by several software packages
Microsoft Word backup file extension
Microsoft Excel Template file extension
Zero Network Administration (where all registration- profiles- policy kept in 1 place)
Compact Disk - Digital Audio
Link File Extension  Used to create shortcuts in Microsoft Windows
Vue dEsprit file extension (Popular 3D rendering program)
Compressed file format (extension)
Numeric Processing Unit
Virtual Transmission Automated Messaging
Sometimes shorted from the WWW or World Wide Web
Lightwave (high end 3D generation program) file extension
Uniform Resource Identification (1925512322)
Low Level Drive Format (done at factory)
Network Management Module
Wide Area Information Transportation System
FoRM file (often a visual basic or database file)
High Speed Token Ring Alliance (HSTR for High Speed Token Ring)
Facility Control Markup Language
Multi - Media Compact Disk
Bus Master Interface Controller
National Software Testing Laboratories
Windows RAM
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
Zero Administration Client
High Memory Area (Architecture)
Long File Names
Quarter Inch Cartridge (refers to tape drives used for backups)
Asymmetric Multi-Processing
MicroSoft Distributable Media Format (see DMF)
Meta Content format file extension
Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (specifications for layouts and design of WWW pages)
Hercules Graphics Adapter
Public Key Infrastructure (topology for coding data)
COMMunication port
Hierarchical File System (Macintosh)
Internet Explorer Administration Kit (profmgrexe)
Digital Video Effects
Emergency Recovery Utility (configuration backup utility with Windows 95)
Distributable Media Format (a Microsoft disk formatting that allows 177 Meg of info to be placed on a 35 disk that normally holds only 144 Meg
Digital Equipment Corporation (proprietary networking protocols)
Data Input / Output
Virtual eXtended Device Driver (common with the 32-bit Win 95 system) These are 32 bit protected mode drivers that allow mult-threading of applications
Zone Bit Recording
Windows Driver Library
Macintosh processor
DMA REQuest lines
Sometime noted as Ext2fs; this is the file system used by Linux OSs
Microsoft Wizard used in various software packages and the MS Windows OS
Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer
Fiber Channel Arbitrated Loop (bus technology - better/faster than SCSI)
Private Virtual Network
Electronic magaZINE
General Electric Network Information Exchange
Enhanced Print Trouble Shooter
FONt file (extension)
Palm Name Recognitiion Protocol (Palmpilot communication with desktop protocol)
a raw compressed image file extension used across multiple files
Visual Basic Library file extension
Pentium OverDrive Chip
Extended Partition Boot Record
Dial Up Networking shortcut file extension
Third Generation Languages (Pascal- C++- QBasic- etc)
Ethernet Configuration Test Protocol
Java Native Interface
Non Return to Zero (programming code return terminology)
A 3D graphic file extension
Library file  Used to hold extraneous information from program to improve performance
Most Recently Used Program
Trusted Computer Platform Alliance - collaboration among Intel- Microsoft- and others to standardize the computer industry- and drive innovative solutions outside the mainstream corporations into an unsupported environment 
Desktop Management Task Force (joint effort Microsoft- Compaq- IBM- Cisco- etc to standardize object management on LAN)
Ghost file extension (ghs when image is spanned across multiple media)  Ghost is a tool used to create an image of a disk or drive
Compressed file format extension (raw data compression)
Linux Users Group
eXtended Storage Module Drive interface
Floppy Disk Operating System
Multimedia file format extension (mpeg format)
Object oriented Program Application Language (Bundled with Borland/Paradox/Corel)
Simple Network Management Protocol
Ziff Davis Network: formally ZDNET- computer dedicated publisher- and internet site
Flux Reversals Per Inch
Synchronous VRAM
Visual Basic RUNtime library files (100- 200- 300- 400- 32) *dll extensions
Cold Fusion Mark-up Language
DMa request AKnowledgement
Hand Held Device (pocket organizer- scanner- pager- etc)
Start of TeXt
Disabilities- Opportunities- Internetworking and Technology
Landing zone for the read/write heads on a disk
Track Zero Interrupter (how a disk drive knows where to start)
eXtended COPY (DOS file copy program)
Compact Disc ReWritable
Double Sided Low Density (old style of disk format - not used anymore)
Zero Administration Kit
Zero Administration for Windows
Remote Lan Node
Windows For Workgroups (often used for peer-to-peer networking)
Automatic Built In Self Test
Enhanced Small Device Interface (Hard disk interface- older than SCSI- ISA- PCI newer than the ST506)
Plastic Quad Flat Pack (AMD motherboard terminology)
Xerox Network System
Physical Unit Number (method of defining equipment of a computer)
PKWare program (exe2binexe) that converts a compression (zip arc- lhz- etc) file to a binary or executable file This allows a user to decompress the file without having a copy of PK Zip
Open DataBase Application Programming Interface
Plain Old Telephone System
Quarterdeck Extended Memory Manager
Joint Users Group (group of dedicated- perhaps proprietary computers)
Function Key
Hewlett-Packard Printer Control Language
Double data rate random access memory
Internal Database Application Programming Interface
Data Interchange Format
First In Last Out (Processing Method)
Palm-Top Personal Computer (new hand held computers)
General Electric Information Service (Web based catalog service)
Ziff Davis Network (Largest computer publication company network: wwwzdnetcom)
Cached Video RAM
Global Network Navigator
Object Oriented Programming / Event Driven
Dial Up Networking Connection Enhancement
File Control BlockS
National Public Telecomputing Network (public network based in Cleveland- OH)
Bring Your Own Access (access the Internet via telnet & your own ISP)
Second Generation Languages (Basic- Fortran- Cobol- C- etc)
Multicast File Transfer Protocol (used for data streaming)
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
Shugart Technology (old disk technology manufacture)
Enhanced DOS for windows
End Of Job (file transfer marker)
SYStem INput
Print Job Language (HP printer language)
Data Encryption Key (digital key to unlock encrypted files)
Open Architechture Data Base (like supporting standards like SQL)
EDitor for LINe text
Remote MONitoring
Individual / Group bit (for addressing network information)
Data Over Internet Protocol
Variable Bit Rate
Ziff Davis TeleVision channel
SYstems OPerator
Java Application Descriptor
Best Of Windows Entertainment Pack
Near Letter Quality (printer terminology - usually old 24-pin dot matrix)
Read / Write (usually refers to the heads inside a disk drive)
Flat File DataBase
Open Document file system (MAC/Apple- and NT-40 terminology for FAT that will allow the 2 to share files)
Single Sided Low Density (type of computer disk formatting)
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
Ferro-electric RAM
Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Protected Portable Document Format
Universally / locally administered bit (for addressing network info)
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXecutable (file driver for CD-ROM- often referred to as the messy ducks)
P7A- P7B etc are used in email encryption and certification files
A virtual device driver file extension
Research and Development
Drive Select (DS0- DS1- etc) numbering starts at 0
Microsofts Java programming language
mp1- mp2- mp3- mp4 are various versions of the mpeg file format (Multimedia files)

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