Tech Abbreviations

Tech Abbreviated
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4D QL
4D Query Language
A
ACID
Atomicity Consistency Isolation Durability
ACL
Access Control List
ACL
Access Control List
ADC
Analog-to-Digital
ADF
Automatic Document Feeder
ADFS
Active Directory Federation Service
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AES
Advanced Encryption System
AFAIK
As far as I Know
AFP
Apple Filling Protocol
AGP
Accelerated Graphics Port
AI
Artificial Intelligence
AIFF
Audio Interchange File
AIX
Advanced Interactive Executive
ALU
Arithmetic Logic Units
AMA
Ask Me Anything
AMI
Amazon Machine Image
ANN
Artificial Neural Network
ANR
Application Not Responding
ANSI
American National Standard Institute
AP
Access Point
APFS
Apple File System
API
Application Programming Interface
APM
Actions Per Minute
ARN
Amazon Resource Name
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASN
Autonomous System Number
ASO
App Store Optimization
ASP
Active Server Page/Application Service Provider
ATA
Advanced Technology Attachment
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ATX
Advanced Technology eXtended
AU
Activation Unit
AUP
Acceptable Use Policy
AVR
Audio/Video Receiver
AVX
Advanced Vector Extensions
AWS
Amazon Web Services
Amazon EBS
Amazon Elastic Block Store
Amazon ES
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
B
B2B
Business to Business
B2C
Business to Consumer
BASIC
Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic
BCC
Blind Carbon Copy
BGP
Border Gateway Protocol
BI
Business Intelligence
BIOS
Basic Input Output System
BLE
Bluetooth Low Energy
BMP
Bitmap
BPO
Business Process Outsourcing
BSOD
Blue Screen of Death
BYOD
Bring Your Own Device
bps
Bits per Second
C
C#
C sharp
C++
C plus plus
CAD
Computer-Aide Design
CAN
Campus Area Network
CAN-SPAM
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act
CBSP
Cloud-based Security Providers
CCD
Charged Coupled Device
CD
Compact Disk
CD-R
Compact Disk Recordable
CD-ROM
Compact Disk Read-Only Memory
CD-RW
Compact Disk Re-Writable
CDFS
Compact Disk File System
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CDN
Content Delivery Network
CGI
Common Gateway Interface/Computer Generated Imagery
CI/CD
Continous Integration/Continous Deployment
CIDR
Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CIFS
Common Internet File System
CISC
Complex Instruction Set Computing
CLI
Command Line Interface
CLOB
Character Large Object
CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide
CMS
Content Management System
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
CNAME
Canonical Name
CNN
Convolutional Neural Network
CORS
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
CPA
Cost Per Action
CPC
Cost Per Click
CPL
Cost Per Lead
CPM
Cost Per Thousand Impressions
CPM
Cost Per 1,000 Impressions
CPS
Classroom Performance System
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CR
Conversion Rate
CRM
Customer Relationship Management
CRO
Conversion Rate Optimization
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube
CSP
Content Security Policy
CSRF
Cross-Site Request Forgery
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets
CSV
Comma-Separated Values
CTA
Call to Action
CTC
Connectionist Temporal Classification
CTP
Composite Theoretical Performance
CTR
Click Through Rate
CTS
Click-Through State
CUDA
Compute Unified Device Architecture
CV
Computer Vision
CVSS
Common Vulnerability Scoring System
CWE
Common Weakness Enumeration
CX
Customer Experience
Cat 5
Category 5
Cat 5e
Category 5 Enhanced
Cat 6
Category 6
Cc
Carbon copy
Codec
Coder-decoder
D
D2D
Device to Device
DA
Domain Authority
DAC
Digital-to-Analog Converter
DAS
Direct Attached Storage
DAST
Dynamic Application Security Testing
DAW
Digital Audio Workstation
DBMS
Database Management System
DC
Data Center
DCMI
Digital Camera Image
DDL
Data Definition Language
DDL
Data Definition Language
DDR
Double Data Rate
DDR2
Double Data Rate 2
DDR3
Double Data Rate Type 3
DDR4
Double Data Rate 4
DDoS
Distributed Denial Of Services
DES
Data Encryption Standard
DFS
Distributed File System
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIMM
Dual In-Line Memory
DKIM
Domain Keys Identified Mail
DLC
Downloadable Content
DLL
Dynamic Link Library
DM
Direct Message
DMA
Direct Memory Access
DMARC
Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance
DMCA
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DML
Data Manipulation Language
DMS
Database Migration Service
DNS
Domain Name System
DNSSEC
Domain Name System Security Extensions
DNZ
Demilitarized Zone
DOM
Document Object Model
DOS
Denial of Services
DPI
Dots Per Inch
DQL
Data Query Language
DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory
DRDA
Distributed Relational Database Architecture
DRM
Digital Rights Management
DRS
Distributed Resource Scheduler
DSA
Digital Signature Algorithm
DSBS
Dual Sensor Brake Support
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
DSLAM
Digital Subscriber Line Access
DT
Directory Traversal
DTD
Document Type Definition
DUT
Device Under Test
DV
Digital Video
DVD
Digital Versatile Disc
DVD+R
Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD+RW
Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVD-R
Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD-RAM
Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory
DVI
Digital Video Interface
DVR
Digital Video Recorder
DW
Data Warehouse
DaaS
Desktop-as-a-Service
E
EC2
Elastic Compute Cloud
ECC
Error Correction Code
ECS
EC2 Container Service
EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
EFS
Elastic File System
EIDE
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
EMR
Elastic Map Reduce
EOF
End Of File
EOL
End Of Life
EPS
Encapsulated PostScript
ESX
Elastic Sky X
EUP
Enterprise Unified Process
EXIF
Exchangeable Image File Format
eGPU
External Graphics Processing Unit
eSATA
External Serial Advanced Technology
eSIM
embedded SIM
F
FAQ
Frequently Asked question
FDDI
Fiber Distributed Data Interchange
FIFO
First In First Out
FILO
First In Last Out
FLOPS
Floating Point Operations Per Second
FOMO
Fear of Missing Out
FOSS
Free and open-source software
FPGA
Field-Programmable Gate Array
FPS
Frames Per Second
FPU
Floating Point Unit
FQDN
Fully Qualified Domain Name
FSB
Frontside bus
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
FUD
Fully Undetectable
Fios
Fiber Optic Service
G
GA
Google Analytics
GCLB
Google Cloud Load Balancer
GCP
Google Cloud Platform
GCS
Google Cloud Storage
GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
GIGO
Garbage In Garbage Out
GIS
Geographic Information System
GPIO
General Purpose Input/Output
GPS
Global Positioning System
GPU
Graphic Processing Unit
GUI
Graphical User Interface
GUID
Globally Unique Identifier
Gbps
Gigabits per second
H
HA
High Availability
HAC
High-availability Clusters
HAN
Home Area Network
HAR
HTTP Archive
HD
High Definition
HDD
Hard Disk Drive
HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDR
High Dynamic Range
HDTV
High Definition Television
HDV
High-Definition Video
HFS
Hierarchical File System
HITS
Hyperlink-Induced Topic Search
HMD
Head Mounted Displays
HP CSA
HP Cloud Service Automation
HSF
Heat Sink and Fan
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP
HyperText Transport Protocol
HTTPS
HyperText Transport Protocol Secure
Hz
Hertz
I
I/0
Input & Output
IAM
Identity & Access Management
ICANN
Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers
ICCID
Integrated Circuit Card Identifier
ICF
Internet Connection Firewall
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
ICS
Internet Connection Sharing
ICT
Information and Communication Technology
IDE
Integrated Development Environment
IDS
Intrusion Detection System
IE
Internet Explorer
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IFTTT
If This Then That
IGP
Integrated Graphics Processor
IIS
Internet Information Services
IM
Instant Message
IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol
IMEI
International Mobile Equipment Identity
IMS
Intelligent Maintenance Systems
IO
Insertion Order
IOPS
Input/output Operations Per Second
IP
Internet Protocol
IPS
Intrusion Prevention System
IPSec
Internet Protocol Security
IPX
Internetwork Packet Exchange
IRC
Internet Relay Chat
IRQ
Interrupt Request
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture
ISDN
Integrated Service Digital Network
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
ISP
Internet Service Provider
ISR
Interrupt Service Routine
IT
Information Technology
ITIL
Information Technology Infrastructure Library
IVR
Interactive Voice Response
IaaS
Infrastructure-as-a-Service
InterNIC
Internet Network Information Centre
IoT
Internet Of Things
iSCSI
Internet Small Computer Storage Interface
J
JCE
Java Cryptography Extension
JDBC
Java Database Connectivity
JDK
Java Development Kit
JFS
Journaled File System
JPEG
Joint Photographic Expert Group
JRE
Java Runtime Environment
JS
JavaScript
JSF
Java Server Faces
JSON
JavaScript Object Notation
JSP
Java Server Page
JVM
Java Virtual Machine
Java EE
Java, Enterprise Edition
K
KVM
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
L
LAMP
Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
LAN
Local Area Network
LB
Load Balancer
LCD
Local Crystal Display
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LED
Light-Emitting Diode
LFI
Local File Inclusion
LFN
Long Filename
LIFO
Last In, First Out
LLT
Low Latency Transport
LNN
Learning Neural Networks
LPI
Lines Per Inch
LSI
Latent Semantic Indexing
LSTM
Long Short-term Memory
LTE
Long Term Evolution
LUN
Logical Unit Number
M
M2M
Machine to Machine
MAC
Media Access Control
MAC Address
Media Access Control Address
MAN
Metropolitan Area Network
MBR
Master Boot Record
MCA
Micro Channel Architecture
MDI
Media Dependent Interface
MFA
Multi-Factor Authentication
MHL
Mobile High-definition Link
MI
Machine Intelligence
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
MIME Type
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
MIPS
Million Instructions Per Second
MIS
Management Information Technology
MITM
Man in the Middle Attack
ML
Machine Learning
MMS
Multimedia Messaging Service
MPEG
Moving Picture Expert Group
MPLS
Multi-Protocol Label Switching
MPP
Massive Parallel Processing
MSTSC
Microsoft Terminal Service Client
MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
MVC
Model-View-Controller
MX
Mail Exchange
Mbps
Megabits per second
N
NACK
Negative ACKnowledgement
NAS
Network Attached Storage
NAT
Network Address Translation
NDA
Nondisclosure Agreement
NFC
Near Field Communication
NFS
Network File System
NI
Natural Intelligence
NIC
Network Interface Card
NINO
Nothing In, Nothing Out
NLNN
Non-Learning Neural Networks
NLP
Natural Language Processing
NLU
Natural Language Understanding
NMS
Network Management System
NNTP
Network News Transfer Protocol
NOC
Network Operations Centre
NOS
Network Operation System
NPS
Net Promoter Score
NS
Name Server
NSP
Network Service Provider
NTFS
New Technology File System
NTP
Network Time Protocol
NUI
Neutral User Interface
NVRAM
Non-Volatile Random Access Memory
NaN
Not a Number
O
OASIS
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCR
Optical Character Recognition
ODBC
Open Database Connectivity
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
OLA
Operational-level Agreement
OLAP
Online Analytical Processing
OLE
Object Linking and Embedding
OLED
Organic Light Emitting Diode
OLTP
Online Transaction Processing
OOP
Object Oriented programming
OS
Operating System
OSCI
OS Command Injection
OSD
On Screen Display
OSI
Open Systems Interconnection
OSPF
Open Shortest Path First
OSS
Open Source Software
OTA
Over-The-AIR
OTT
Over-The-Top
OWASP
Open Web Application Security Project
P
P2P
Peer to Peer
P2V
Physical to Virtual
PAN
Personal Area Network
PBN
Private Blog Network
PCB
Printed Circuit BOARD
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCI DSS
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
PCI-X
Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
PDF
Portable Document Format
PDU
Protocol Data Unit
PHP
Hypertext Preprocessor
PIM
Personal Information Manager
PM
Private Message
PMU
Power Management Unit
PON
Passive Optical Network
POP
Post Office Protocol
POP (CDN)
Point Of Presence of CDN
POP3
Post Office Protocol
POST
Power On Self Test
PPC
Pay Per Click
PPGA
Plastic Pin Grid Array
PPI
Pixels Per Inch
PPL
Pay Per Lead
PPM
Page Per Minute
PPP
Pont-to-Point Protocol
PPPoE
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPS
Pay Per Sale
PPTP
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PR
PageRank
PRAM
Parameter Random Access Memory
PROM
Programmable Read-Only Memory
PSU
Power Supply Unit
PT
Path Traversal
PUM
Potentially Unwanted Modification
PUP
Potentially Unwanted Program
PaaS
Platform-as-a-Service
Pc
Personal Computer
PoE
Power over Ethernet
Q
QBE
Query By Example
QDD
Query Deserves Diversity
QDF
Query Deserves Freshness
QEMU
Quick Emulator
QR Code
Quick response code
QUIC
Quick UDP Internet Connections
QoS
Quality of Service
R
RAD
Rapid Application Development
RAID
Redundant Array of Independent Disk
RAM
Random-access Memory
RAT
Remote Administration Tool
RDBMS
Relational Database Management System
RDF
Resource Description Framework
RDP
Remote Desktop Protocol
RDRAM
Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
RDSMS
Relational Data Stream Management System
RFI
Remote File Inclusion
RFID
Radio-Frequency Identification
RGB
Red Green Blue
RIP
Routing Information Protocol
RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Computer
RL
Reinforcement Learning
RNN
Recurrent Neural Network
ROI
Return on Investment
ROM
Read Only Memory
RPA
Robotic Process Automation
RPC
Remote Procedure Call
RPM
Revenue Per Millie
RRS
Reduced Redundancy Storage
RSS
Really Simple Syndication
RUM
Real-user Measurement
RUP
Rational Unified Process
S
S/PDIF
Sony/Philips Digital Interface
S3
Simple Storage System
SAML
Security Assertion Markup Language
SAN
Storage Area Network
SAST
Static Application Security Testing
SATA
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SC
Supplementary Content
SCD
Source Code Disclosure
SCM
Search Content Marketing
SCM (Commerce)
Supply Chain Management
SCSI
Small Computer System Interface
SD
Secure Digital
SDK
Software Development Kit
SDLC
Software Development Lifecycle
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDS
Software-Defined Storage
SDSL
Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line
SE
Social Engineering
SEA
Search Engine Advertising
SEM
Search Engine Marketing
SEO
Search Engine Optimization
SERM
Search Engine Reputation Management
SERP
Search Engine Result Page
SFTP
SSH File Transfer Protocol
SIM
Subscriber Identification Module
SIMM
Single in Line Memory Module
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol
SKU
Stock Keeping Unit
SKid
Script Kiddie
SLA
Service License Agreement/Service Level Agreement
SLI
Scalable Link Interface
SM
Social Media
SMART
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
SMB
Server Message Block
SMM
Social Media Marketing
SMO
Social Media Optimization
SMP
Social Media Platform
SMS
Short Message Service
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SNS
Simple Notification Service
SO-DIMM
Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module
SOA
Start of Authority
SOA
Service Oriented Architecture
SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol
SOC
System On a Chip
SPF
Sender Policy Framework
SPX
Sequenced Packet Exchange
SQL
Structured Query Language
SQLi
SQL Injection
SQS
Simple Queue Service
SR
Speech Recognition
SRAM
Static Random Access Memory
SRE
Site Reliability Engineering
SRM
Storage Resource Management
SSD
Solid State Drive
SSE
Server Side Encryption
SSID
Service Set Identifier
SSL
Secure Socket Layer
SSO
Single Sign-On
STS
Security Token Service
SVG
Scalable Vector Graphics
SWS
Simple Workflow Service
SaaS
Software-as-a-Service
Sass
Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
sRGB
Standard RGB
T
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFT
Thin Film Transistor
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
TLD
Top-level domain
TPM
Trusted Platform Module
TPS
Transaction Per Second
TPU
Tensor Processing Unit
TSL
Transport Security Layer
TTF
TrueType Font
TTL
Time To Live
TTY
Teletype
ToS
Terms of Service
U
UA
Universal Analytics
UAT
User Acceptance Testing
UDDI
Universal Description Discovery and Integration
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
UGC
User Generated Content
UI
User Interface
UI/UX
User Interface/User Experience
UICC
Universal Integrated Circuit card
UML
Unified Modelling Language
UNC
Universal Naming Convention
UPC
Universal Product Code
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
UPnP
Universal Plug and Play
URI
Uniform Resource Identifier
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
USB
Universal Serial Bus
USB-C
Universal Serial Bus Type-C
UTF
Unicode Transformation Format
UUID
Universally Unique Identifier
UWP
Universal Windows Platform
V
VBS
Visual Basic Script
VCI
Virtual Channel Identifier
VCS
Version Control System
VDI
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
VDU
Visual Display Unit
VFAT
Virtual File Allocation Table
VG
Volume Group
VGA
Video Graphics Array
VIP
Virtual IP
VLAN
Virtual Local Area Network
VLB
VESA Local Bus
VLE
Virtual Learning Environment
VM
Virtual Machine
VPC
Virtual Private Cloud
VPG
Virtual Private Gateway
VPI
Virtual Path Identifier
VPN
Virtual Private Network
VPS
Virtual Private Server
VRAM
Video Random Access Memory
VRML
Virtual Reality Modelling Language
VSM
Virtual Supervisor Module
VTL
Virtual Tape Library
VXLAN
Virtual Extensible Local Area Network
VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol
W
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WAF
Web Application Firewall
WAIS
Wide Area Information Server
WAMP
Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
WAN
Wide Area Network
WAP
Web Application Protection
WDDM
Windows Display Driver Model
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy
WIMP
Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointer
WINS
Windows Internet Name Service
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network
WMI
Windows Management Instrumentation
WP
WordPress
WPAN
Wireless Personal Area Network
WWW
World Wide Web
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get
X
XAML
Extensible Application Markup Language
XHTML
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
XML
Extensible Markup Language
XMP
Extensible Metadata Platform
XSD
XML Schema Definition
XSLT
Extensible Style Sheet Languages Transformation
XSS
Cross-site Scripting
Z
ZIF
Zero Insertion Force
ZMOT
Zero Moment of Truth