IT abbreviations from A to Z
Test yourself, which terms would you have known? How many of the 26 ? We would be happy to receive your comments.
ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and is a connection option for Internet connections. It is the most common connection method for an Internet connection which works over the telephone line. This method enables telephony and the Internet to function simultaneously via one connection or line.
Basic Input / Output System is a very small program which starts immediately after switching on a computer. It checks the hardware and initializes the start of an operating system. Configurations can be made in the BIOS settings, such as the boot order of the various data carriers. In this way you can define that you should always start from a CD first and only then from the hard disk.
Compaq is also an abbreviation, it stands for Compatibility and Quality . Compaq is a computer manufacturer which was bought by HP (Hewlett-Packard) in 2002. Notebooks and computers in particular adorn the company name Compaq.
Domain Name System or DNS for short is a role that provides a device in every computer network. This is about the translation between IP address and name, or name to IP address. The Internet also works with this simple logic, here is our podcast.
Electronic data processing , or EDP for short, is a generic term that roughly deals with computers, servers and the like. EDP is a part of information technology.
File Transfer Protocol is used to transfer data over the Internet. Websites in particular are saved and published on FTP servers. You can think of this as a data drive that you can only connect to with special programs (e.g. Filezilla).
Most take GMX as a brand name and assume no meaning behind it. GMX stands for Global Message eXchange and is an email service provider from Germany. GMX has become known above all because it also provides free e-mail addresses and the associated service.
Hypertext Markup Language is a type of programming language used to program websites. This code is then interpreted by a web server and a website is created. Here's an interesting article, What is HTML ?
Information technology (IT for short) is a generic term and combines four main areas: business IT, industrial IT, communication IT and entertainment IT. The term EDP is a subtopic of IT.
The JPEG's pictures are already guessed the least. But what is JPEG short for? Joint Photographic Experts Group was the body that introduced the JPEG standard. So JPEG is a standard. Every knowledgeable photographer and graphic designer should know exactly what this defines.
Not KGB but KB. What could that stand for? Correct ! For kilobytes (kB) or kilobits (kb) . You can find the difference here
Local Area Network and designates a private network. For example here computer network at home, or the server network in your company is a LAN.
Oh no. At this point we do not mean a product from Apple. The so-called MAC address is meant here. Media Access Control. This is a unique network identification of devices. Each network card has a unique and non-diallable number. It would be a bit like a person's social security number.
Digital film and music collectors will be able to tell you immediately what the term NAS stands for. Network Attached Storage and loosely translated means "in the network storage" If you want more information, we can recommend the following article. Data storage and backup
Ask your IT contact person what the so-called OSI model could be. If he doesn't answer, flee immediately. The Open Systems Interconnection Model is a reference model for network protocols. This is the basic knowledge of all computer network activities.
The full form of this abbreviation is not used very often. Post Office Protocol. This is a method for a computer program such as Outlook to retrieve e-mails from a server. If you want to know more about this, click here
All the world speaks of him, but nobody knows what he means. It stands for Quick Response Code . If you scan a QR code, you will be referred directly to a website or receive contact details from a person, and much more. Here you can generate a QR code yourself.
Redundant Array of Independent Disks . Let me guess, you know just as little now as before what that could be? RAID are often used in the server environment. This is an automatic disk mirroring process. RAID 1 on two disks, each 1TB, also offers you a net storage of 1TB.
Solid state drives are very fast, non-mechanical hard drives. The first SSD disks were USB sticks. They are now used in the computer and server area. Most hosting providers use TB SSD hard drives.
TFT screens are often used colloquially. Thin-film transistor display is the advertised form. Did you know this abbreviation?
Ok, no cheating now. What could USB stand for? That's right, Universal Serial Bus . USB is now available in version 3 and is one of the most popular and most frequently used form of connection options for various devices.
Virtual private network is a.. Oops, I already gave it away. If you want to work from home in a company, the administrator provides a so-called VPN connection. This means you can connect to the company from a computer via VPN. Then you can work as if you were sitting in an office.
In contrast to the LAN, Wide Are Network refers to a large geographical area. Networks across countries or even continents are meant here.
Extensible Markup Language is a syntax or form of representation for hierarchically structured data in text form. This method is often used on the Internet, for example with RSS.
Yottabyte is a unit of measure for a size. 1 yottabyte consists of 10 00000 00000 00 terabytes. So damn a lot. Here is a great overview and conversions from GB and TB
Zetabyte is also a unit of measurement and 1 Zetabyte consists of 1 000 000 000 Terabytes. Still a damn lot.