Tech Abbreviations

Abbreviation Meaning
CD Compact Disc
CD-R Compact Disc Recordable
CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RW Compact Disc Re-Writable
DRM Digital Rights Management
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSLAM Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
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+RW Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVI Digital Video Interface
DVR Digital Video Recorder
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GPS Global Positioning System
HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDTV High Definition Televsion
HDV High-Definition Video
HTML Hyper-Text Markup Language
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
HTTPS HyperText Transport Protocol Secure
IM Instant Message
IP Internet Protocol
ISP Internet Service Provider
IT Information Technology
IVR Interactive Voice Response
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
LAN Local Area Network
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LED Light-Emitting Diode
MIB Management information base (SNMP)
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
MP3 MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
OSD On Screen Display
P2P Peer To Peer
PC Personal computer (host)
PC Personal Computer
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PDF Portable Document Format
PNG Portable Network Graphic
PPC Pay Per Click
PPL Pay Per Lead
RTF Rich Text Format
SaaS Software as a Service
SAN Storage Area Network
SD Secure Digital
SMM Social Media Marketing
SMS Short Message Service
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SQL Structured Query Language
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TIFF Tagged Image File Format
UGC User Generated Content
UNC Universal Naming Convention
USB Universal Serial Bus
VLAN Virtual local area network
VLE Virtual Learning Environment
VoIP Voice Over Internet Protocol
VPN Virtual Private Network
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WWW World Wide Web



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