Glossary

Network Operating System (NOS)

11.07.08

The system software of a local area network (LAN) that integrates the network's hardware components, usually adequate for connecting up to 50 work stations.
  • Open System

    Open systems are computer systems that provide some combination of interoperability, portability, and open software standards.Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_System…
    11.12.08

  • Middleware

    Middleware is computer software that connects software components or applications. The software consists of a set of enabling services that allow multiple processes running on one or more machines to interact across a network. This technology evolved…
    11.12.08

  • Thermal transfer

    Thermal transfer is a printing technology method in which printers use regular paper and a heat sensitive ribbon. The ribbon deposits a coating of dark material on the paper when exposed to intense heat. Thermal transfer printers produce a more durab…
    11.12.08

  • Operating System

    An operating system is the software component of a computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the limited resources of the computer. The operating system acts as a host for applications th…
    11.11.08

  • Client

    The client-server software architecture model distinguishes client systems from server systems, which communicate over a computer network. A client-server application is a distributed system comprising both client and server software. A client softwa…
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  • Information technology (IT)

    Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applicati…
    11.10.08

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

    A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.URL: http://www.gis.com/whatisgis/index.html…
    11.07.08