(n.) A device that connects one group of wires to another group of wires through a system of metal pegs that the wires are attached to, often used in telecommunications closets that support local-area networks. Punchdown blocks are the predecessors to patch panels and were commonly used to support low-bandwidth Ethernet and token-ring networks. Punchdown blocks typically are not capable of supporting Cat-5 cabling, which is the common cable used in modern Ethernet designs.
Also referred to as a cross-connect block, terminating block, or a connecting block.
Applications: telecommunications, Internet telephony, networking.
Like punctuation in human languages, punctuation in programming languages serves to separate words and phrases. But unlike human punctuation, which is often optional, computer punctuation is strictly required.
To systematically and permanently remove old and unneeded data. The term purge is stronger than delete. It is often possible to regain deleted objects by undeleting them, but purged objects are gone forever.
(1) In client/server applications, to send data to a client without the client requesting it. The World Wide Web is based on a pull technology where the client browser must request a Web page before it is sent. Broadcast media, on the other hand, are push technologies because they send information out regardless of whether […]
A button in a dialog box. See under button.
- Push Strategy
A channel partner term that is used to describe how products and services move through channel partners to the consumer. A push strategy uses marketing channels, such as trade promotions, to “push” a product or service through to the sales channel. Push strategy is one of several types of channel strategies. Contrast with pull strategy.