A name for a type of software tool used in e-commerce or the name used to describe only the engine of a sales configuration system. The configurator manages the part of the sales system that enables customers to choose different components and options when making a purchase, such as item color and size or in the case of computer sales the configurator can be used to upgrade system components or allow the customer to select optional upgrades. It is often used to replace the need for human customer service or live intervention during the check-out process.
To set up a program or computer system for a particular application.
A state occurring in part of a network when the message traffic is so heavy that it slows down network response time.
- congestion notification
A signaling technique used by data transmission systems in order to indicate the status of network congestion. Devices that are communicating data across a network rely on congestion notification to determine when to send or delay the transmission of data packets. Forward congestion notification indicates to upstream data switching devices that data is being transmitted […]
- connect time
The amount of time a computer is logged in to a remote computer. Many online services charge users per connect time. Other services offer unlimited connect time for a flat monthly fee.
- connectile dysfunction
Slang term used to describe one’s inability to obtain or maintain an Internet connection. A user who is experiencing connection drops would say or their ISP is suffering from connectile dysfunction. See “Types of Internet Connections” in