(1) Same as remote access server (RAS).
(2) Short for Live Access Server (LAS).
(3) Short for network access server (NAS).
- Access Time
The time a program or device takes to locate a single piece of information and make it available to the computer for processing. DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chips for personal computers have access times of 50 to 150 nanoseconds (billionths of a second). Static RAM (SRAM) has access times as low as 10 nanoseconds. […]
In information technology, accounting is the process of keeping track of a user’s activity while accessing a network’s resources, including the amount of time spent in the network, the services accessed while there and the amount of data transferred during the session. Accounting data is used for trend analysis, capacity planning, billing, auditing and cost […]
- Accounting Software
A class of computer software, or program that helps accounting professionals mange accounts and perform accounting operations. The simplest accounting programs, sometimes called personal finance managers, are single-entry systems that automate tasks such as check writing and record keeping.
In channel partner terminology, accrual is a financial stipend that is provided to the sales channel by the vendor or manufacturer. The accrual amount is a usually a percentage of the invoiced price of items sold to the channel partner over a set period of time (e.g. a percentage of the previous six month’s sales).
- achromatic lens
In digital photography, achromatic is the term used to describe a camera lens system that is corrected for chromatic aberration, a defect in some optical lens systems that adds false color to images. Chromatic aberration is corrected by the achromatic lens as it brings two colors to the same focus. See chromatic aberration.