Short for Common Object Request Broker Architecture, an architecture that enables pieces of programs, called objects, to communicate with one another regardless of what programming language they were written in or what operating system they’re running on. CORBA was developed by an industry consortium known as the Object Management Group (OMG).
There are several implementations of CORBA, the most widely used being IBM’s SOM and DSOM architectures. CORBA has also been embraced by Netscape as part of its Netscape ONE (Open Network Environment) platform. Two competing models are Microsoft’s COM and DCOM and Sun Microsystems’ RMI.
- Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)
Short for commercial off-the-shelf, an adjective that describes software or hardware products that are ready-made and available for sale to the general public. For example, Microsoft Office is a COTS product that is a packaged software solution for businesses. COTS products are designed to be implemented easily into existing systems without the need for customization.
Short for Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, a collection of Internet archives that is a resource for material related to the Perl programming language. CPAN includes: A listing of Perl modules and their source code Documentation for Perl and Perl modules Distributions of Perl Information about Perl and module authors Hints for programming in Perl Guidelines […]
Short for cost-per-click, an Internet marketing formula used to price online advertisements. Advertisers will pay Internet publishers based on the number of clicks a specific ad gets.
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for customer premises equipment, communications equipment that resides on the customer’s premises (i.e., it is owned or leased by the customer).
Short for cost per order, CPO is the total cost of your marketing campaign divided by the number of orders received for the campaign. The CPO is used to determine the cost spent to acquire a customer.