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100 Common Information Technology Terms

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Information Technology is now a vital part of our life and we can’t really live without it. Its now a part of our life which is embedded in our environment. We use mobiles, TVs, and other gadgets, use Internet, but we are not aware of what they really are. At Technodrunk we are bring you 100 most common terms used in IT.

  1. ACID— Atomicity Consistency Isolation Durability
  2. ADSL— Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (variant of DSL)
  3. ARPA— Advanced Research Projects Agency (see also DARPA)
  4. ARPANET— Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
  5. ASCII— American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  6. B2B— Business-toBusiness
  7. B2C— Business-toConsumer
  8. BASIC— Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
  9. BIOS— Basic Input Output
  10. CAD— Computer-Aided Design
  11. CAPTCHA— Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
  12. COBOL— Common Business-Oriented Language
  13. DARPA— Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  14. DB— Database
  15. DBA— Database Administrator
  16. DBMS— Database Management System
  17. DCL— Data Control Language
  18. DDL— Data Definition Language
  19. DHTML— Dynamic HTML
  20. DL— Download
  21. DLL— Dynamic Link Library
  22. DML— Data Manipulation Language
  23. DNS— Domain Name System
  24. DSL— Digital Subscriber Line
  25. DTP— Desktop Publishing
  26. EMail — Electronic Mail
  27. EXE— EXEcutable
  28. FTP— File Transfer Protocol
  29. GIF— Graphics Interchange Format
  30. GIMP— GNU Image Manipulation Program
  31. GIS— Geographic Information System
  32. GPRS— General Packet Radio Service
  33. GUI— Graphical User Interface
  34. HTML— Hypertext Markup Language
  35. HTTP— Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  36. HTTPS— Hypertext Transport Protocol Secured
  37. ICANN— Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  38. ICT— Information and Communication Technology
  39. IDE— Integrated Development Environment
  40. IE— Internet Explorer
  41. IEEE— Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  42. IIS— Internet Information Services
  43. IMAP— Internet Message Access Protocol
  44. I/O— Input/Output
  45. IPR— Intellectual Property Rights
  46. IP— Internet Protocol
  47. IPsec— Internet Protocol security
  48. IRC— Internet Relay Chat
  49. IS— Information Systems
  50. ISDN— Integrated Services Digital Network
  51. ISO— International Organization for Standardization
  52. ISP— Internet Service Provider
  53. KB— Knowledge Base
  54. MAC— Media Access Control
  55. MDI— Multiple Document Interface
  56. MIS— Management Information Systems
  57. MX— Mail exchange
  58. OLAP— Online Analytical Processing
  59. OLTP— Online Transaction Processing
  60. OO— Object-Oriented
  61. OOP— Object-Oriented Programming
  62. OS— Operating System
  63. OSI— Open Systems Interconnection
  64. OSPF— Open Shortest Path First
  65. P2P— Peer-ToPeer
  66. PARC— Palo Alto Research Center
  67. POP3— Post Office Protocol v3
  68. POST— Power-OSelf Test
  69. PPP— Point-to-Point Protocol
  70. RDBMS— Relational Database Management System
  71. RFID— Radio Frequency Identification
  72. RGB— Red, Green, Blue
  73. RIP— Routing Information Protocol
  74. SDI— Single Document Interface
  75. SFTP— Secure FTP
  76. SMTP— Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  77. SQL— Structured Query Language
  78. SSL— Secure Socket Layer
  79. TCP— Transmission Control Protocol
  80. TCP/IP— Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  81. TLD— Top-Level Domain
  82. URI— Uniform Resource Identifier
  83. URL— Uniform Resource Locator
  84. URN— Uniform Resource Name
  85. VB— Visual Basic
  86. VLAN— Virtual Local Area Network
  87. VoIP— Voice over IP
  88. VPN— Virtual Private Network
  89. VSAT— Very Small Aperture Terminal
  90. WAIS— Wide Area Information Server
  91. WAN— Wide Area Network
  92. WAP— Wireless Access Point
  93. WAP— Wireless Application Protocol
  94. WiMAX— Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
  95. WLAN— Wireless Local Area Network
  96. WWW— World Wide Web
  97. WYSIWYG— What You See IWhat You Get
  98. XAML— eXtensible Application Markup Language
  99. XHTML— eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language
  100. XML— eXtensible Markup Language

About the author / 

Abhisek Panda

Abhisek Panda is the co-founder of PractoMind Solutions and Dresm House Publications and is a Marketing and Media professional, Blogger, Social Media Specialist and Web Developer from Cuttack, Odisha. He has completed his PGDM (Marketing) from Institute of Management and Information Science, BBSR and Bachelors degree in Information Technology and Management (ITM) from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. Abhisek has more than 3 years of experience in the field of technology, commercial operations, sales and marketing. He has also worked for more than 1 year as an Webmaster for www.Techulator.com and an editor and tutorial author at www.DotNetSpider.com. You can find out more about him at his blog abhisekpanda.com

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