I.T. Acronyms

I.T. Acronyms

I.T. is full of acronyms! But do you know what some of the most well-known acronyms stand for? Read on to find out more.

  • HTTP – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol – is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web to define how messages are formatted and transmitted and what actions web servers and browsers should take in response to various demands.
  • iOS – i Operating System – the operating system mobile for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and similar devices.
  • LAN – Local Area Network – is a group of computers and other devices that share the same link to a server. Can be wired or wireless.
  • MB – megabyte – is 1,000,000 bytes of data storage.
  • PDF Portable Document Format – a method of saving a document so that it can be opened and viewed on devices using different operating systems.
  • QR code – “Quick Response” code – something which can be read by smart devices to allow the user to quickly visit a website or receive more information.
  • RAM – Random Access Memory – is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices. For example, a computer with 8MB of RAM has approximately *MB of memory that can be used by programs on the computer.
  • USB – Universal Serial Bus – a means of physically connecting computers and peripherals such as external storage, keyboards and smart phones.
  • WWW – World Wide Web – which is the collection of internet resources that can be access by browsers.


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