Short for International Business Machines, the largest computer company in the world. IBM started in 1911 as a producer of punch card tabulating machines. In 1953, it introduced its first computer, the 701. During the 60’s and 70’s, IBM came to dominate the new field of mainframe and minicomputers. In 1981, IBM launched its first personal computer, called the IBM PC, which quickly became the standard. However, IBM underestimated the market for PCs and lost market share to vendors of PC compatibles, such as Compaq.
- IBM PC
Refers to a family of personal computers produced by IBM. The term can also refer to computers that conform to set of loosely controlled standards. These are also called IBM clones , IBM compatibles , or simply compatibles. These terms are actually misnomers because many of the PCs produced by IBM do not conform to […]
Short for Independent Computing Architecture, ICA is a protocol designed specifically for transmitting Windows graphical display data as well as keyboard and mouse input over a network. ICA is one of two technologies used by Citrix servers, the other being WinFrame. See Citrix server.
Short for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit organization that has assumed the responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management and root server systemmanagement functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract. ICANN was created by the late Jon Postel in the fall of 1998 in response […]
- Internet Content Adaption Protocol (ICAP)
ICAP, the Internet Content Adaption Protocol, is a protocol aimed at providing simple object-based content vectoring for HTTP services. ICAP is, in essence, a lightweight protocol for executing a “remote procedure call” on HTTP messages. It allows ICAP clients to pass HTTP messages to ICAP servers for some sort of transformation or other processing (“adaptation”). […]
(1) Short for Information and Content Exchange. (2) Short for in-circuit emulator. (3) Short for Incase of Emergency, in mobile phone terminology ICE refers to a concept conceived by Cambridge paramedic Bob Brotchie, and it refers to using the acronym ICE in front of your designated emergency contact in your cell phone address book. It […]