IT Business Acronyms

Have you ever attended a meeting so full of IT acronyms that you leave more confused than when you started? If someone asked you for a PID for the SDK in reference of your KPIs, could you decipher what on earth they were asking for?!

Here at Evolve HQ in Leicester, we are surrounded by IT terms, so we thought we would put together a Periodic Table of IT Business Acronyms to help you avoid those awkward meeting moments.

With our PTOITBA (see what we did there?), you can confidently walk into a meeting and figure out that pesky shorthand terminology! Here’s a big list of all the acronyms in our table:

API – Application Program Interface
AWS – Amazon Web Service
ACL – Access Control List
ASP – Application Service Provider
AES – Advanced Encryption Standard
AD – Active Directory
BA – Business Analyst
BS – Business Systems
CRP – Conference Room Pilot
CSS – Cascading Style Sheets
CPU – Central Processing Unit
C# – C Sharp: Programming Language
DHCP – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNS – Domain Name System
EDI – Electronic Data Interchange
ERP – Enterprise Resource Package
EPS – Encapsulated PostScript
FTP – File Transfer Protocol
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
HTTP – HyperText Transfer Protocol
HTTPS – HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure
IANA – Internet Assigned Number Authority
IDS – Intrusion Detection System
IPS – Intruciton Protection System
IOT – Internet Of Things
IOS – I (Apple) Operating System
JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
KPI – Key Performance Indicator
LAN – Local Area Network
LLC – Logical Link Control
MSP – Managed Service Provider
MDM – Mobile Device Management
NAT – Network Address Translation
OAUTH – Open Authorisation
OOP – Object Oriented Programme
PAAS – Platform As A Service
PID – Project Initiation Document
POC – Proof Of Concept
QMS – Quality Management System
RFP – Request For Proposal
RDBMS – Relational Database Management System
RAD – Rapid Application Development
RCA – Route Cause Analysis
RFI – Request For Information
SAAS – Software as a Service
SDK – Software Development Kit
SOA – Service Oriented Architecture
SDN – Software Defined Network
SLA – Service Level Agreement
TFTP – Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TCP – Transmission Control Protocol
UAT – User Acceptance Testing
WAN – Wide Angle Network
VM – Virtual Machine
VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
WIFI – Wireless Fidelity
WPA – Wi-fi Protected Access
XML – Extensible Markup Language

Want a table to print and keep? Email us at hannah@evolve-consultants.co.uk for a printable version.

 

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