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Computer and information technology is full of tech jargons and words which only geeks could understand, but having a short form enable a day to day users to communicate to the trouble shooter guy or find the solutions on internet. Like few people know that IP full form is Internent proptocol, but they use it frquently without giving a thought to what does it mean or what its trying to say.Here are the list of top computer and IT related short terms and full terms.
Short Form
Full Form
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Vines Internet Protocol
System Management Server
InterNet communication Settings
Active Server Page
Application Service Provider
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Information Technology
World Wide Web ( sometimes call W3)
World Wide Wait - slang
Personal Identification Number
Three Dimensional (usually refers to graphics- movies- wallpaper etc created to look as if they are 3 dimensional)
Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95- a text file)
Internet Service Provider
Computer Aided Design
User IDentification (internet- intranet- and server login accesses)
Disk Operating System
Power On Password
1 Post Office Protocol (how PCs get email from internet)
2 Point Of Presence (internet and WWW terminology for location of server)
FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
Compiled java program- often used as class extension
MODulate / DEModulate
Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internets)
Network Control Center
Shielded Twisted Pair
Personal Computer
Enhanced Chip Set
Point to Point Protocol
Integrated Circuit
Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Network Interface Card
Remote Access Server / Service
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
Desk-Top Publishing
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
Infrared Data Association
COmmon Business Oriented Language (programming language)
Management Information Systems
Multimedia Information Sources
Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
Central Processing Unit
Internet Protocol
1 Personal Computer Interface 
2 Peripheral Component Interconnect
Relational Data Base Management System
Internal Device
Automatic Programming Language
Permanent Virtual Circuits
Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
"Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (""talking"" in real time over the internet)"
DataBase Management System
Cyan- Magenta- Yellow- blacK
Digital Video Disk
DOCument (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
A word processing DOCument file extension  Often used by MS Word
1 Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS- AND the size of the disk partition)
Characters Per Second
Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
Inter-Processes Communications
Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original hand-held organizers)
Dots Per Inch (printing resolution or screen resolution)
Distributed Protocol Interface
Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
International Business Machines
Personal Computer System
A Graphics File extension- often used by Corel Draw
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Serial Storage Architecture (another communications port setup (like SCSI) that has fast data transfer but requires high demands of DMA channels)
Uniform Resource Locator
Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
Digital Equipment (Electronics) Corporation
Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
Video Graphics Adapter
Remote Data Objects
Digital Signal Processing
Hewlett Packard
General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
Microsoft Certified System Engineer
Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
General Purpose
2 Carrier Response
Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
Active Data Objects
File used by Windows Control PaneL (file extension)
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (re-programmable ROM chips)
User Defined Command (setting up macros for function keys and other keys)
Independent Computing Architecture
Make Directory (DOS command)
Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office- can include ActiveX- - not a full VB compiler- but can edit macros and commands)
Operating System
Text Message
Test Mode (modem diagnostics)
File Transfer Protocol
Resource ReserVation Protocol
First In First Out (Processing method of information on first come - first serve basis)

Computer-Information Technology full forms