acronym for compact disk read-only memory; a form of optical disk onto which data has been stored and can be viewed but not be changed.
extra temporary storage that increases processing speed.
Calendaring and scheduling software
software that electronically checks calendars and then schedules meetings to fit those calendars.
the intersection of a vertical column and horizontal row on a spreadsheet, representing one location for entry of data.
Central processing unit (CPU)
hardware component where processing of data occurs, along with control activities for other components.
communications service in which the facilities are shared and are therefore less expensive than a dedicated circuit.
person, place, or thing of interest in an object-oriented system.
a system that includes at least one server-a computer that provides a service to at least one other computer (a client); often referred to as a distributed system.
the number of electronic pulses per second, measured in megahertz.
device that converts analog video and audio data into digital signals.
an operating system format in which words (commands) are entered to indicate desired activities.
Commercial online service
an organization that provides various electronic communication capabilities or services for a fee.
an organization that provides a common type of communications service to many people, such as telephone service.
provides instructions to hardware for transmission of data from one computer to another.
an organization's unique qualities that allow it to compete successfully with other organizations offering similar projects or services.
a language translator that converts an entire program into machine language and retains the translated code for future use.
a capability that allows more than one task at a time to be in some stage of execution, although one processor can actually be processing only one task at a given moment.
maintaining records and monitoring the ways in which components of a system are set up to work with each other.
Context-sensitive help screen
help facility that, when activated, displays the help topic related to the current activity being performed.
instructions for the computer system that are designed to manage the various activities, such as input and output of data.
CPU component that coordinates the activities of other components.
system that links data from multiple business functions to provide better information.
track location on multiple disks that is in the same vertical position.