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@ sign

Pronounced at sign or simply as at, this symbol is used in e-mail addressing to separate the user��s name from the user��s domain name, both of which are necessary in order to transmit e-mails. For example, the e-mail address webmaster@definithing.com indicates that the user named webmaster receives e-mail “at,” or “@,” the definithing.com domain.

server farm

Also referred to as server cluster, computer farm or ranch. A server farm is a group of networked servers that are housed in one location. A server farm streamlines internal processes by distributing the workload between the individual components of the farm and expedites computing processes by harnessing the power of multiple servers. The farms […]

stop words

Words that are filtered out by Web search engines and other enterprise searching and indexing platforms. Stop words are natural language words which have very little meaning, such as “and”, “the”, “a”, “an”, and similar words.

systems integrator

Abbreviated as SI, an individual or company that specializes in building complete computer systems by putting together components from different vendors. Unlike software developers, systems integrators typically do not produce any original code. Instead they enable a company to use off-the-shelf hardware and software packages to meet the company’s computing needs.

Systems Software

)Refers to the operating system and all utility programs that manage computer resources at a low level. Software is generally divided into systems software and applications software. Applications software comprises programs designed for an end user, such as word processors, database systems, and spreadsheet programs. Systems software includes compilers, loaders, linkers, and debuggers.

systems analyst

A programmer or consultant who designs and manages the development of business applications. Typically, systems analysts are more involved in design issues than in day-to-day coding. However, systems analyst is a somewhat arbitrary title, so different companies define the role differently.

System Tray

Introduced with Windows 95, the system tray is located in the Windows taskbar (usually at the bottom next to the clock) and contains miniature icons for easy access to system functions such as fax, printer, modem, volume, and more. Double click or right click on an icon to view and access the details and controls.

System Unit

)The main part of a personal computer. The system unit includes the chassis, microprocessor, main memory, bus, and ports, but does not include the keyboard or monitor, or any peripheral devices. A system unit is sometimes called a box or main unit.

system resource

A tool used by either hardware to alert software of a need or by software to control a function of hardware. Hardware and software need a way to communicate with each other, and they do so by using a combination of four system resources: IRQ �� Hardware devices use the IRQ bus on a motherboard […]