Computer Jargon Explained - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483135533

Computer Jargon Explained

1st Edition

Authors: Nicholas Enticknap
eBook ISBN: 9781483135533
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th May 2014
Page Count: 176
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Description

Computer Jargon Explained is a feature in Computer Weekly publications that discusses 68 of the most commonly used technical computing terms. The book explains what the terms mean and why the terms are important to computer professionals. The text also discusses how the terms relate to the trends and developments that are driving the information technology industry. Computer jargon irritates non-computer people and in turn causes problems for computer people. The technology and the industry are changing so rapidly; it is very hard even for professionals to keep updated. Computer people do not have time to keep abreast of developments that do not immediately affect what they are doing. Nonetheless, they are expected to be experts: to have instant, detailed, accurate answers to every question a non-specialist may pose them. This book provides an alternative for computer professionals who need that wider perspective, a useful companion in familiarizing complicated computer jargons and technical terms.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Ada

Analyst Workbench

Artificial Intelligence

Case (Computer-Aided Software Engineering)

CCITT

Cim (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)

Cmos/ECL

Cycle Time

Database

Data Dictionary

Data Protection

Design Methodologies

Desktop Publishing

Distributed Database

EDI

Esprit

Ethernet

Expert System

Fault Tolerance

Fifth Generation

File Server

Fourth Generation Language

Function point

Gallium arsenide

Ipse (Integrated Project Support Environment)

ISDN

ISO

Lan (Local Area Network)

LU 6.2

Mainframe, Mini, Micro

Mainframe Generations

Map/Top

Mercury

Mips (Millions of Instructions per Second)

NCC

Non-procedural Language

ODA

Office Automation

Optical Computing

Optical Disc

Optical Fiber

OSI

Parallel Processing

Pick

Protocol

Relational Database

Rise (Reduced Instruction Set Computer)

SAA

SNA

Spreadsheet

SQL

Superconductivity

Teletex

Thin-Film Head

Token Ring

Unix

Vans (Value-added Network Service)

VDU Standards

Vector Processing

Vertical Recording

Videotex

VLSI

von Neumann Architecture

Wafer Scale Integration

Workstation

X.25

X.400

X-Stream

Appendix 1 - Abbreviations: Technical Terms

Appendix 2 - Abbreviations: Organizations

Appendix 3 - Units of Measure

Index

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 1989
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9781483135533

About the Author

Nicholas Enticknap

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