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Glossary of IT Terms beginning with "S"

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SA
System Administrator / SQL Server system administrator / Software Assurance / South Africa, details ...
SaaS
Software as a Service, details ...
SAF
Server Application Function, details ...
SAM
Security Accounts Manager, details ...
SAN
Storage Area Network / Standard Address Number / Standard Account Number, details ...
SAP
Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing, details ...
SAR
Segmentation and Re-assembly, details ...
SAS
Serial Attached SCSI, details ...
SASL
Simple Authentication Secure Layer, details ...
SATA
Serial ATA, details ...
SAX
Simple API for XML, details ...
SBS
Small Business Server, details ...
SC
Security Cleared, details ...
Scale
The ratio of a distance measured on a map against that same distance on the ground, details ...
SCCS
Source Code Control System, details ...
Schema
Description of a structure / Objects owned by a particular user in an Oracle database, details ...
SCL
Spam Confidence Level, details ...
SCM
Software Configuration Management, details ...
SCN
Software Change Notice, details ...
SCNR
Sorry Could Not Resist / Subtractive Chromatic Noise Reduction, details ...
SCOTS
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf / Scottish, details ...
SCP
Software Copy Protection, details ...
SCR
Software Change Request / Standby Continuous Replication, details ...
Scraper
A generic term for either a screen scraper or a web scraper, details ...
Screen Scraper
Technique to read information from an electronic output form (such as a dumb terminal or web page), details ...
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface, details ...
SCT
Security Context Token, details ...
SCTP
Stream Control Transmission Protocol, details ...
SCU
Software Configuration Utility, details ...
SDBMS
Spatial Database Management System, details ...
SDK
Software Development Kit / Microsoft SDK, details ...
SDLC
Software Development Life Cycle / Systems Development Life Cycle / Synchronous Data Link Control, details ...
SDLT
Super DLT, details ...
SDE
Spatial Data Engine / Shared Data Environment / Standard Deviation error, details ...
SDP
Software Distribution Point, details ...
SDR
Single Data Rate SDRAM, details ...
SDRAM
Synchronous DRAM, details ...
SDTS
Spatial Data Transfer Standard, details ...
SDTV
Standard Definition Television, details ...
SE
South East / Search Engine / Software Engineering / Student Edition, details ...
Seed point
A point against which information is tagged, details ...
SEM
Search Engine Marketing, details ...
SEO
Search Engine Optimisation, details ...
SEP
Someone Else's Problem / September / Search Engine Promotion, details ...
SERP
Search Engine Results Page, details ...
SERPS
Search Engine Results Pages, details ...
Serial ATA
A disk-interface technology, details ...
Service
A server process started and controlled by the Windows operating system, details ...
Servlet
A Java server side module, details ...
SET
Secure Electronic Transaction / To apply a value / Group of similar things, details ...
Seven layer reference model
OSI Seven Layer reference model, details ...
SFF
Small Form Factor, details ...
SFP
System File Protection, details ...
SFTP
Secure FTP / Simple FTP, details ...
SFU
Services For Unix, details ...
SFV
Simple File Verification, details ...
SGBNR
Selective Gaussian Blur Noise Reduction, details ...
SGML
Standard Generalized Mark-up Language, details ...
SHA
Secure Hash Algorithm, details ...
Share
A resource made available to others across a network, details ...
Shareware
Software distributed on a try-before-you-buy basis, details ...
SHDSL
Symmetric High Speed Digital Subscriber Line, details ...
Shortcut
A Windows file that points to another file or folder, details ...
SHTTP
Secure HTTP, details ...
SIC
Latin meaning so / Standard Industrial Classification / Shareware Industry Conference, details ...
SID
Security ID, details ...
SIDF
Sender ID Framework, details ...
SIG
Special Interest Group / E-mail Signature, details ...
Signature
Name in own handwriting / Text footer to emails, details ...
SIM
Single inline module / Subscriber Identity Module / Simulation, details ...
SIMD
Single Instruction Multiple Data, details ...
Simplex
Communications in one direction only / Single sided printing, details ...
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol / Single inline package, details ...
SIS
Spatial Information System / Single Instance Store / Silicon Integrated Systems / Symbian Installation Source / Switchboard wire, details ...
SLA
Service Level Agreement, details ...
SLIP
Serial Line Internet Protocol, details ...
SLM
Spatial Light Modulator, details ...
SLP
Software Licensing and Protection, details ...
SMART
Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology / Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Based / Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed, details ...
SMB
Server Message Block, details ...
SME
Small and Medium Enterprises / Society of Manufacturing Engineers, details ...
S/MIME
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions protocol, details ...
SMIL2
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language Level 2, details ...
Smiley
A few text characters intended to convey emotions / A small image intended to convey emotions, details ...
SMP
Symmetric Multi-Processing, details ...
SMS
Short Message Service / Systems Management Server, details ...
SMT
Simultaneous Multithreading Technology / Surface Mount Technology / Senior Management Team, details ...
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, details ...
Snafu
Situation Normal, All Fouled Up / Situation Normal, All F**led Up, details ...
Snail Mail
Traditional postal services mail, details ...
SNAP
Sub Network Access Protocol, details ...
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol, details ...
SNPP
Simple Network Paging Protocol, details ...
SNTP
Simple Network Time Protocol, details ...
SOA
Service Oriented Architecture / Start of Authority / Super Output Area / Same Old Architecture / Service Order Agreement, details ...
SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol, details ...
Socket
IP address and port number / A receptacle into which a component can be fitted, details ...
SOFC
Solid-Oxide Fuel-Cell, details ...
Sol
The Sun / S*** out of luck / Solution, details ...
Solar eclipse
Where the moon comes between the sun and the Earth, details ...
SOP
Standard Operating Procedure, details ...
SORBS
Spam and Open Relay Blocking System, details ...
SOW
Statement Of Work, details ...
SP
Service Pack / Stored Procedure / Space character, details ...
SP1
Service Pack 1, details ...
SP2
Service Pack 2, details ...
SP3
Service Pack 3, details ...
SPAM
Unsolicited e-mail sent out in bulk / Unsolicited bulk email from a stranger / To send out spam, details ...
Spammer
A person or organisation that sends spam, details ...
Spatial Data
Data with position information, details ...
Spatial Query
Querying objects based on their geometry, details ...
SPC
Statistical Process Control, details ...
SPCS
State Place Coordinate System, details ...
SPDIF
Sony/Philips Digital Interface, details ...
SPF
Sender Policy Framework, details ...
SPI
Stateful Packet Inspection, details ...
SPN
Service Principal Name, details ...
Spooling
Sending a print job to a print queue, details ...
SPOT
Simple Personal Object Technology, details ...
SPP
Serial Port Profile, details ...
SPS
Stand-by Power Supply / State Plane System, details ...
Spyware
Software that monitors the activities of a user, details ...
SQL
Structured Query Language, details ...
SQL Injection
An attack technique, details ...
SRM
Security Reference Manager, details ...
SSA
Serial Storage Architecture / Software Services Agreement, details ...
SSD
Solid State Drive, details ...
SSDP
Simple Service Discovery Protocol, details ...
SSH
Secure Shell, details ...
SSID
Service Set Identification, details ...
SSI
Server Side Include, details ...
SSIS
Server Side Includes / SQL Server Integration Services, details ...
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer, details ...
SSPI
Security Support Provider Interface, details ...
STA
Single Threaded Apartment, details ...
Standby Database
A backup database that can be promoted should the primary fail, details ...
STC
Subject To Change / Subject To Collection, details ...
STFU
Shut The F*** Up, details ...
STFW
Search The F***ing Web, details ...
Stop Screen
Terminal error screen, details ...
STP
Shielded Twisted Pair / Standard Temperature and Pressure / Straight Through Processing / Software through Picture, details ...
Strategi
Detailed digital map data from Ordnance Survey , details ...
Strategy
Planning and/or management of an operation or campaign, details ...
Straw Man
A discussion technique used to refute an opposing view by misrepresenting it, details ...
Striping
Storing data across multiple disks, details ...
Struts
Open framework for building Java web applications, details ...
SUS
Software Update Services, details ...
SVG
Scaleable Vector Graphics, details ...
SVHS
Super VHS, details ...
S/W
Software, details ....
SW
Software, details ...
SWF
Software Firewall, details ...
SWMBO
She Who Must Be Obeyed, details ...
Switch
An intelligent network device connecting two or more network devices / A device for turning things on and off / To change / A type of control statement in software, details ...
SWOT
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, details ...
SWOT Analysis
Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, details ...
SXGA
Super Extended Graphics Array, details ...
SYN
Synchronize, details ...
Synonym
An alias for another object in a database, details ...