Short for Sony/Philips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format. Developed jointly by the Sony and Phillips corporations, S/PDIF allows the transfer of digital audio signals from one device to another without having to be converted first to an analog. format. Maintaining the viability of a digital signal prevents the quality of the signal from degrading when it is converted to analog.
Short for Super VHS (Video Home System) it is an enhancement to VHS video tape standard that offers an improved recording and picture resolution. The better picture resolution is because the two parts of the video signal, chrominance (color signal) and luminance (brightness signal), are recorded and played back separately. See S-video.
Short for Super-Video, a technology for transmitting video signals over a cable by dividing the video information into two separate signals: one for color (chrominance), and the other for brightness (luminance). When sent to a television, this produces sharper images than composite video , where the video information is transmitted as a single signal over […]
A security system developed by Bellecore. S/key is a one-time, challenge-response password scheme used to authenticate access to data. The purpose of S/key is to eliminate the need for the same password to be conveyed over a network each time a password is needed for access. A series of passwords are created at once, and […]
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
(1) Short for Software as a Service, SaaS is a software delivery method that provides access to software and its functions remotely as a Web-based service. Software as a Service allows organizations to access business functionality at a cost typically less than paying for licensed applications since SaaS pricing is based on a monthly fee. […]
- Sales Force Automation
Abbreviated SFA, sales force automation is a technique of using software to automate the business tasks of sales, including order processing, contact management, information sharing, inventory monitoring and control, order tracking, customer management, sales forecast analysis and employee performance evaluation. SFA is often used interchangeably with CRM; however, CRM does not necessarily imply automation of […]