E-Business preparing for the new economy – Jargon buster.

Part seven[QQ] RAD (Rapid Application Development)

A concept of developing products designed to give a much faster rollout and higher quality results than traditionally has been the case.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)

The standard e-mail protocol on the internet.

SQL (Structured Query Language)

Language used for requesting information from a database. It supports distributed databases that are spread out over a LAN.

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)

Basic protocol the internet operates on.

VAR (Value Added Reseller)

An organisation that buys discounted equipment, adds value (ie application software that’s packaged and sold with underlying system software, often including a database management system) and re-markets it.

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