(SNA) IBM’s proprietary high level networking protocol standard, used by IBM and IBM compatible mainframes.
Also referred to as “Blue Glue”, SNA is a bletcherous protocol once widely favoured at commercial shops. The official IBM definition is “that which binds blue boxes together.” It may be relevant that Blue Glue is also a 3M product commonly used to hold down carpets in dinosaur pens.
- System software
operating system Any software required to support the production or execution of application programs but which is not specific to any particular application. System software typically includes an operating system to control the execution of other programs; user environment software such as a command-line interpreter, window system, desktop; development tools for building other programs such […]
- Systems programming
noun 1. Computers. a collection of system programs for use with a particular computer system.
- Systems theory
noun 1. an approach to industrial relations which likens the enterprise to an organism with interdependent parts, each with its own specific function and interrelated responsibilities