Often abbreviated as comsat, a communications satellite is a satellite that has been stationed in space for the purpose of providing telecommunications. Communications satellites are commonly used for mobile phone signals, weather tracking, or broadcasting television programs. Communications satellites are artificial satellites that relay receive signals from an earth station and then retransmits the signal […]
Short for Common Language Runtime, a runtime environment that manages the execution of .NET program code and provides services such as memory and exception management, debugging and profiling, and security. The CLR is a major component of the .NET framework. CLR also is known as the Virtual Execution System (VES).
Short for Classless Inter-Domain Routing, an IP addressing scheme that replaces the older system based on classes A, B, and C. With CIDR, a single IP address can be used to designate many unique IP addresses. A CIDR IP address looks like a normal IP address except that it ends with a slash followed by […]
Used in real-time text-based communications — such as instant messaging, email, online gaming services, chat rooms, discussion boards and mobile phone text messaging (SMS) — chat abbreviations are acronyms and slang terms used to shorten the amount of text you type when chatting online or on a cellphone. For example, if you are in a […]
A slang term used to describe a second person who tweets on a single Twitter account.
A marketing tactic that encourages a customer to take a specific action. In electronic commerce, conversion marketing is the phrase used to often describe the act of converting a customer who browses your site to a paying customer. For example, if a customer abandons their shopping cart, the merchant may market a special offer (e.g. […]
In spreadsheets a calculated column is one that has been formatted to use a single formula that automatically adjusts for each row.
Short for cloud application, cloud app is the phrase used to describe a software application that is never installed on a local computer. Instead, it is accessed via the Internet.
A buzzword that is used in place of Platform as a Service (PaaS) to denote an association to cloud computing.
Slang term used to describe software or applications that do not work correctly. For example, if you were using a program that froze, you would say the program is in “casters-up mode” or that it went “casters-up”.