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Glossary of IT Terms beginning with "B"

Brian Cryer's Glossary of IT Terms with Links. Definitions and links to further information on IT related terms ...

B2B
Business to Business, details ...
B2C
Business to Consumer, details ...
B4N
Bye For Now, details ...
Backup
A recovery system / To take a recoverable copy of files / A set of recoverable files, details ...
Backup Mail Server
A secondary email server to which emails are delivered should the primary email server be offline, details ...
BAC
Budget At Completion, details ...
BAFO
Best And Final Offer, details ...
Bandwidth
Maximum rate of data transfer, details ...
Bang
Exclamation mark, details ...
Barf
To vomit / To become broken, details ...
BASIC
Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, details ...
BBS
Bulletin Board System / Be Back Soon, details ...
BC
Before Christ, details ...
BCB
Borland C++ Builder, details ...
BCC
Blink Carbon Copy, details ...
BCD
Binary Coded Decimal / Boot Configuration Data, details ...
BCE
Before Common Era / Before Christian Era, details ...
BCP
Best Current Practice / Bridging Control Protocol / Bulk Copy Process / Business Continuity Plan, details ...
BDC
Backup Domain Controller, details ...
BDN
Borland Developer Network, details ...
BCWP
Budget Cost for Work Performed, details ...
BCWS
Budget Cost for Work Scheduled, details ...
Beep
Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol / Beep sound, details ...
BER
Bit Error Rate / Beyond Economic Repair, details ...
Bespoke
Custom development, details ...
BGP
Border Gateway Protocol, details ...
BHO
Browser Helper Object, details ...
BI
Business Intelligence, details ...
BIF
Built In Function, details ...
Biff
Binary Interchange File Format / To hit, details ......
Big-endian
High order byte first, details ...
BIN
Binary / Binary program folder / Logical container / Bank Identification Number, details ...
BIND
Berkley Internet Name Domain, details ...
BIOS
Basic Input/Output System, details ...
BIS
Business Information Systems, details ...
Bit
Binary digit, details ...
bit rate
Same as bits per second, details ...
BITS
Background Intelligent Transfer Service, details ...
BL
Black List / Boundary Layer / Back Link / Block List, details ...
Blackout
Total loss of power, details ...
Black List
List of disapproved items, details ...
Blacklist
List of disapproved items (such as people), details ...
Blit
Block bit transfer, details ...
BLOG
Open journal, details ...
Blogger
Someone who keeps a blog, details ...
Blogging
Updating a blog, details ...
Blue screen
Windows terminal error screen, details ...
Bluetooth
Standard for short range radio communication, details ...
BMI
Body Mass Index, details ...
BMP
Bit map image / Basic Multilingual Plane, details ...
BN
Brand New, details ...
BNF
Backus-Naur Form, details ...
BNG
British National Grid, details ...
BNIB
Brand New In Box, details ...
BNWT
Brand New With Tags, details ...
BOF
Beginning Of File, details ...
BOL
Books On Line, SQL Server documentation / Viewable books on line, details ...
BOM
Bill of Materials / Byte Order Mark / Beginning of Message / Beginning of Medium, details ...
BOOTP
Bootstrap Protocol, details ...
bot
Robot, details ...
BPL
Borland Package Library / Broadband over Power Lines, details ...
bpp
Bits Per Pixel, details ...
bps
Bits Per Second, details ...
Brownout
Voltage drop, details ...
BS
British Standard, details ...
BSSID
Basic Service Set Identification, details ...
BSOD
Blue Screen of Death, details ...
BST
British Summer Time, details ...
BTDT
Been There Done That, details ...
BTP
Business Transaction Protocol, details ...
BTU
British Thermal Unit, details ...
BTW
By The Way, details ...
Budget
A fiscal plan / low value, details ...
Buffer
Block of memory storage area used when interfacing to a device / Memory used when passing data between procedures / An area around a feature, details ...
Buffer Zone
An area around a feature, details ...
Business Process Re-engineering
A sales slogan meaning to review how a business works, details ...
BYOD
Bring Your Own Device, details ...
Byte
A logical collection of 8 bits and the basic unit of storage in computers, details ...