Short for Audio Interchange File Format, a common format for storing and transmitting sampled sound. The format was developed by Apple Computer and is the standard audio format for Macintosh computers. It is also used by Silicon Graphics Incorporated (SGI).
AIFF files generally end with a .AIF or .IEF extension.
The AIFF format does not support data compression so AIFF files tend to be large. However, there is another format called AIFF-Compressed (AIFF-C or AIFC) that supports compression ratios as high as 6:1.
Short for Association for Information and Image Management AIIM is an international ECM non-profit organization that provides education, research and best practices to help organizations find, control and optimize their business information including including documents, content, records and business processes. AIIM was founded in 1943 as the National Microfilm Association and later became the Association […]
Short for AOL Instant Messenger, AIM is a public IM network that was launched by AOL in 1997. AIM is an advertising supported platform, meaning its users will often see ads displayed while using the client. AIM supports file-sharing, buddy lists, RSS feeds, the capability to send messages to users who are offline, a universal […]
- 4-way server
A 4-way server provides fast performance and scalability by supporting multiple CPUs. In this case it would support four processors. The multiple CPUs available to complete individual processes simultaneously. The computer architecture used in 4-way servers is called SMP (Symmetric Multiprocessing).
- 4x6 printing
A print option found on many inkjet printers, especially those that offer photo-quality printing for digital photography. Selecting this option will print a standard 4×6 snapshot photo, similar to the photos you would obtain through a photo lab.
Short for Advanced Intelligent Tape, a magnetic tape storage system developed by Sony. AIT uses 8mm cassette tapes that can hold up to 100GB of data. AITs use helical scan technology and typically are used in data backup and data storage. Compare with DLT.