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Glossary of IT Terms beginning with "A"

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A Record
Address Record, details ...
AA
Anti-Aliasing, details ...
AAMOF
As A Matter Of Fact, details ...
AC
Alternating Current / Air Conditioning / Administrator Account, details ...
ACE
Access Control Entry, details ...
ACH
Automatic Clearing House / Automatic Cheque Handling / Air Changes per Hour, details ...
ACID
Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability, details ...
ACK
Acknowledgement, details ...
ACL
Access Control List, details ...
ACOP
Approved Code Of Practice, details ...
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, details ...
ACRU
Active Confirmed Registered User, details ...
ACT
Application Centre Test, details ...
ACWP
Actual Cost for Work Performed, details ...
AD
Active Directory / Administrative Domain / Anno Domini / Advertisement / Analogue to Digital, details ...
ADA
A strongly typed high-level computer programming language, details ...
Address Munging
Method of making an email address hard to read by harvesters, details ...
ADF
Automatic Document Feeder, details ...
Ad-hoc wireless network
Wireless communication without an access point, details ...
ADO
Active Data Objects, details ...
ADOX
ADO extension library, details ...
ADS
Active Directory Service / Active Directory Structure / Automated Deployment Services / Alternate Data Streams, details ...
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, details ...
ADUC
Active Directory Users and Computers.
Adware
Advertisement supported software, details ...
AES
Advanced Encryption Standard, details ...
AFAICT
As Far As I Can Tell, details ...
AFAIK
As Far As I Know, details ...
AGI
Association for Geographic Information, details ...
AGP
Advanced Graphics Port, details ...
AHCI
Advanced Host Controller Interface, details ...
AI
Artificial Intelligence, details ...
AIDC
Automatic Identification and Data Capture, details ...
AiG
Answers in Genesis, details ...
AIUI
As I Understand It, details ...
AJAX
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, details ...
AJDS
Ask Jeeves Desktop Search, details ...
Aka
Also known as, details ...
Algorithm
An organised method for solving a problem, details ...
ALS
Active Line State, details ...
AMR
Audio/Modem Riser, details ...
AMS
Acquisition Management System, details ...
AMT
Active Management Technology, details ...
Analogue Modem
A modem for use with analogue equipment (such as a phone line), details ...
ANN
Announcement / Artificial Neural Network, details ...
ANSI
American National Standards Institute, details ...
Anti-Aliasing
A type of image smoothing, details ...
AOA
Analysis of Alternatives / Assalam O Alaikum / At Or Above / Angolan Kwanza, details ...
AOL
Absent Over Leave / America On-Line, details ...
AOV
Average Order Value, details ...
AP
Access Point, details ...
APC
American Power Conversion, details ...
API
Application Programming Interface / Advance Passenger Information (system), details ....
APIC
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller, details ...
APIPA
Automatic Private IP Addressing, details ...
APP
Asynchronous Pluggable Protocol / Application, details ...
AppleTalk
Macintosh networking protocol, details ...
Application Failover
The capability of an application to recover from a database failure by switching to another database, details ...
APT
Advanced Package Tool / Application Programming Toolkit, details ...
ARC
Advanced Risk Computer, details ...
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol, details ...
ASAP
As Soon As Possible / Application Assessment and Planning, details ...
ASC
Accredited Standards Committee / ASCII, details ...
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange, details ...
ASDL
Asynchronous / Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, details ...
ASF
Apache Software Foundation / Advanced Systems Format, details ...
ASFN
Alliance for Spam Free Networks, details ...
ASIC
Application Specific Integrated Circuit / American Society of Irrigation Consultants, details ...
ASIO
Audio Stream Input/Output, details ...
ASP
Active Server Pages / Association of Shareware Professionals / Answer-Set Programming, details ...
ASP.NET
Microsoft's server based framework for running .NET code on web servers, details ...
ASR
Automatic Speech Recognition / Access Service Request / Automated System Recovery, details ...
ASTA
Anti-Spam Technical Alliance, details ...
AT
Advanced Technology / Windows command line task scheduler / Assistive Technologies, details ...
ATA
AT Attachment, details ...
ATL
Active Template Library, details ...
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode / Automated Teller Machine / At The Moment, details ...
ATMP
Ascend Tunnel Management Protocol, details ...
AUP
Acceptable User Policy, details ...
Autoproxy
Common name for WPAD protocol, details ... ..
AV
Anti-virus / Access violation / Audio Visual, details ...
Avatar
An image used to represent an individual, details ...
AVCHD
Audio and Video Compression for High Definition, details ...
AVI
Audio Video Interleave, details ...
AVL
Automatic Vehicle Locator, details ...
AVR
Automatic Voltage Regulator / Automatic Voice Recognition, details ...
AWE
Address Windows Extensions / Atomic Weapons Establishment, details ...
AWOL
Absent Without Leave / Awake On LAN, details ...
AWT
Abstract Window Toolkit, details ...