Short for The Innovation Value Institute, IVI is a consortium of leading industry, consulting, not-for-profit and academic organizations that has been developing and testing new ways to more firmly align IT investments with business results. Originally formed through a strong link between NUI Maynooth and Intel, the consortium’s more than 30 members are among the world leading companies such as The Boston Consulting Group, Microsoft, Chevron, SAP, Northrop Grumman, British Petroleum (BP), and Ernst & Young.
Short for interexchange carrier, a telephone company that provides connections between local exchanges in different geographic areas. Outlined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, IXCs provide interLATA service. Well-known IXCs include AT&T, Sprint and MCI.
- I/O adapter
An adapter that converts between the timing and protocol requirements of an intelligent device’s memory bus and those of an I/O bus or network.
- I/O throttling
Short for input/output throttling, a technique used to more efficiently handle memory processing. During low-memory conditions, a system will slow down the processing of I/O memory requests, typically processing one sequence at a time in the order the request was received. I/O throttling slows down a system but typically will prevent the system from crashing.
- I-beam pointer
)A pointer shaped like a capital I used in graphics-based text processing applications. Many desktop publishing systems and word processors use an I-beam pointer to mark blocks of text and move the insertion point. Note that the I-beam pointer is not the same as the selection pointer, which is usually shaped like an arrow.
Short for intraframe, a video compression method used by the MPEG standard. In a motion sequence, individual frames of pictures are grouped together (called a group of pictures, or GOP) and played back so that the viewer registers the video��s spatial motion. Also called a keyframe, an I-frame is a single frame of digital content […]