Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) enable systems administrators and developers of scripts or C/C++ applications to easily query for and manipulate directory service objects. Active Directory Service Interfaces abstract the capabilities of different directory services from different network vendors to present a single set of directory service interfaces for managing network resources. Administrators and developers can use ADSI to manage the resources in a directory service, regardless of which network environment contains the resource. ADSI enables administrators to automate common tasks such as adding users and groups, managing printers, and setting permissions on network resources. [Source: Microsoft Technical Resources]
- acquiring bank
In electronic commerce, the acquiring bank is the financial institution that enters an electronic transaction into the collection stream. This is usually the bank used by the merchant for their business account.
- acquisition cost
In e-mail marketing, the acquisition cost or cost of acquisition is the actual cost of generating one single lead, new subscriber or customer. The acquisition cost is usually determined by dividing the total cost of a single e-mail marketing campaign by the number of leads, subscribers or customers.
Technically, a word that is formed by combining some parts (usually the first letters) of some other terms. For example, modem is the acronym derived from modulator/demodulator. In everyday speech, the term is also used to refer to initialisms, which are combinations of letters representing a longer phrase. For example, CRT is an initialism for […]
- acronym expansion
A feature found in some content management systems (CMS) and Web-based search systems that expands an acronym. When a user enters an acronym or abbreviation the CMS will spell out the phrase or provide a list of matching phrases for the user to choose from. Acronym expansion functions for search is considered an accessibility feature […]
Refers to objects currently being displayed or used. For example, in graphical user interfaces, the active window is the window currently receiving mouse and keyboard input. In spreadsheet applications, the active cell is the cell, usually highlighted, in which data can be entered or modified. The active program is the program currently running. When you […]