Short for Copy Guard Management System, CGMS is a method of copy protection used to prevent unauthorized disc copying. The Copy Guard Management System first determines if data recorded on a recording medium is original or copied, and then prevents the data from being copied when it is not original. A copy of the original can be made only once, but a copy of data (secondary copy) cannot be copied again. May also be called Single Copy Management System (SCMS).
Short for Chief Green Officer, CGO is the job title of a person within a corporation who is responsible for the implementation and management of the corporation’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In some corporations, the CFO may be called a Chief Environmental Commitment Officer (CECO).
Short for Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol, a type of authentication in which the authentication agent (typically a network server) sends the client program a random value that is used only once and an ID value. Both the sender and peer share a predefined secret. The peer concatenates the random value (or nonce), the ID and […]
Short for change mode, a UNIX command that changes the access permissions of files or directories in order to read, write or execute files.
Pronounced chirp. Short for Common Hardware Reference Platform, a specification for PowerPC -based machines that can run the Mac OS, Windows NT, or AIX. First released in 1996, CHRP was supposed to make it possible for computer vendors to build Macintosh clones as well as PowerPC-based NT computers. CHRP is also called the PowerPC Platform […]
Short for Customer Information Control System, a TP monitor from IBM that was originally developed to provide transaction processing for IBM mainframes. It controls the interaction between applications and users and lets programmers develop screen displays without detailed knowledge of the terminals being used. CICS is also available on non-mainframe platforms including the RS/6000, AS/400 […]