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Abbreviations [1] are widespread in our world. Every branch has its own special abbreviations.


Abbrev Description
1G Introduced in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the first cellular systems were analog. They were used for data just like land-based telephone lines are used for dial-up with analog modems. A handful of cellphone models could be adapted to laptop modems and transfer data at less than 15 Kbps while traveling. See also AMPS, TACS and NMT.
3G Data transmission
2G The second generation refers to digital voice cellphone systems deployed in the 1990s, which were based on GSM, TDMA or CDMA. Several so-called 2.5G (or 2G+) technologies added data services for Internet access and e-mail with typical downstream speeds ranging from 64 to 200 Kbps for the user. These include GPRS, EDGE and IS-95B. See GPRS, EDGE and IS-95.
2.5G 2.5G is a stepping stone between 2G and 3G cellular wireless technologies. The term "second and a half generation" is used to describe 2G-systems that have implemented a packet switched domain in addition to the circuit switched domain. It does not necessarily provide faster services because bundling of timeslots is used for circuit switched data services (HSCSD) as well.
3G 3rd Generation. Refers to the current generation of data transmission capabilities over a cellular network in order to provide Internet access via smart cellphones. EV-DO, WCDMA, HSDPA, GPRS and EDGE are the major technologies in use, although GPRS and EDGE are often called 2.5G because of their lower speeds. See GAN, EV-DO, WCDMA, HSDPA, CDMA2000, UMTS and 3GPP.
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Abbrev Description
Internally used name for ABN AMRO bank.
AIS For (IBM) this means: Application Innovation Services.
Administrative Information System, Application Integration Support, Application Interface Specification or Architecture Integration Study.
AOP Automatic OPerator, an IRC channel host who moderates the topics, keeps online users in check and provides help for newbies unfamiliar with IRC software (mIRC, etc.).
AWT Abstract Window Toolkit.
AWT is Java's original platform-independent windowing, graphics, and user-interface widget toolkit. The AWT is now part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) — the standard API for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for a Java program.
BAFO Best and Final Offer. (IBM)
Baseline A baseline represents a stable configuration for a set of files and directories. A baseline identifies activities and one version of every element visible in one or more components.
From IBM Boulder Infocenter [2].
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access. A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their call quality.
CDN A Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution Network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance. CDNs serve a large fraction of the Internet content today, including web objects (text, graphics and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.
CMS Content Management System
A content management system (CMS) is a computer application used to create, edit, manage, search and publish various kinds of digital media and electronic text.
COB Close of Business. Before the end of the day.
CRM Customer Relation Management.
See for more: GBS Global CRM Business Process.
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Datamining Het proces van analyses en verkenning van grote hoeveelheden gegevens, om daar uiteindelijk betekenisvolle patronen in te ontdekken.
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a technology for interprocess communication under Microsoft Windows or OS/2. There are alternatives for the native WIndows DDE.
DDL Data Definition Language.
Computer language for defining data structures.
DF IBM Document Factory are word tools/templates.
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Protocol used by networked devices (clients) to obtain the parameters necessary for operation in an Internet Protocol network. This protocol reduces system administration workload, allowing devices to be added to the network with little or no manual configuration.
Detailled Impact Analyses (Detail Impact Analyse) Het Waterschaps Huis.
dig UNIX Domain Information Groper. DIG is a flexible tool for interrogating DNS name servers. It performs DNS lookups and displays the answers that are returned from the name server(s) that were queried. Most DNS administrators use dig to troubleshoot DNS problems because of its flexibility, ease of use and clarity of output.
DNS Domain Name System
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Most prominently, it translates easily memorized domain names to the numerical IP addresses needed for the purpose of locating computer services and devices worldwide. By providing a worldwide, distributed keyword-based redirection service, the Domain Name System is an essential component of the functionality of the Internet.
DPL Denied Parties List (IBM)
List containing the names of parties the company may not be able to do business with.
DSL Domain Specific Language
DWH DataWareHouse zoals je waarschijnlijk wel verwacht had.
EBITDA Acronym for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (Wikipedia & wiki-abbreviation).
EBITDA is a non GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principle) metric that is measured exactly as stated.
EDGE Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution - or GSM Evolution. A 2.5G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers worldwide that use the GSM technology, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. Also called Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS), EDGE works on EDGE cellphones as well as laptops and portable devices that have EDGE modems. Superseding the GPRS data service, EDGE users have typically experienced downstream data rates up to 200 Kbps.
EIM Enterprise Information Management, Meer info: LogicaCMG Workspace EIM
EMF Eclipse™ Modeling Framework
ESB Enterprise Service Bus
An ESB generally provides an abstraction layer on top of an implementation of an enterprise messaging system, which allows integration architects to exploit the value of messaging without writing code.
ESD Electronic Service Delivery
IBM version is named BlueESD.
ETL Extract Transform and Load (ETL) is een DWH proces dat
  • Extraheert gegevens van externe bronnen
  • Transformeert de gegevens tot de gewenste vorm (Uniformeren)
  • Laden in het WareHouse
ETTL Extract Transform Transport and Load. Zie ook ETL.
EXWP IBM Extended Word Processing.
ftp File Transfer Protocol. Ftp is the user interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site.
FUD Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt is strategy of disseminating negative and vague information on someone or something. FUD is a manifestation of the appeal to fear (argumentum ad metam or argumentum in terrorem).
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GAAP Acronym for General Accepted Accounting Principle (wikipedia).
GAAP refer to the standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting used in any given jurisdiction; generally known as accounting standards. GAAP includes the standards, conventions, and rules accountants follow in recording and summarizing, and in the preparation of financial statements.
Global Impact Analyses (Globale Impact Analyse) Het Waterschaps Huis.
GPRS General Packet Radio Service is a mobile data service available to users of a GSM. The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations.
GPS General Positioning System is the only fully-functional satellite navigation system. A constellation of more than two dozen GPS satellites broadcasts precise timing signals by radio, allowing any GPS receiver (abbreviated to GPSr) to accurately determine its location (longitude, latitude, and altitude) in any weather, day or night, anywhere on Earth.
GSM Global System for Mobile communications (original acronym: Groupe Spécial Mobile) is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world today.
IFB Invitation for Bids
IRC Internet Relay Chat is a 'party line' network for real time conversation on the Internet.
ILC IBM Intranet Labor Claiming. Currently a new version will come out (1.5).
Informatica Informatica is the world leader in ETL, maker of PowerCenter, PowerExchange and SuperGlue
ITA Information Technology Agreement. (IBM also meaning Information Technology Architect)
ITCS Information Technology Security (IBM Security. (http://w3.ibm.com/ibm/privacy/incident.html).
ITCS300 IBM Security and Use standards for IBM emloyees, current version 12.0, d.d. October 15 2010.
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Abbrev Description
Java Architecture for XML Binding.
Jazz is a technology by IBM to create a scalable, extensible team collaboration platform for seamlessly integrating tasks across the software lifecycle.
Java Connector Architecture
KPI Key Performance Indicator
A financial or non-financial metric used to help an organization define and measure progress toward organizational goals. Sometimes Performance is substituted by Process.
An LPAR is a subset of computer's hardware resources, virtualized as a separate computer. In effect, a physical machine can be partitioned into multiple logical partitions, each hosting a separate operating system.
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Model Driven Architecture
MDA is a software design approach for the development of software systems. It provides a set of guidelines for the structuring of specifications, which are expressed as models. Model-driven architecture is a kind of domain engineering, and supports model-driven engineering of software systems. It was launched by the [[#omg"|Object Management Group (OMG)] in 2001.
Meta-Object Facility.
MOF is an Object Management Group (OMG) standard for model-driven engineering.
Message-Oriented Middleware
MOM is software or hardware infrastructure supporting sending and receiving messages between distributed systems. MOM allows application modules to be distributed over heterogeneous platforms and reduces the complexity of developing applications that span multiple operating systems and network protocols. The middleware creates a distributed communications layer that insulates the application developer from the details of the various operating system and network interfaces. APIs that extend across diverse platforms and networks are typically provided by MOM.
Model View Controller
MVC is a software architecture, currently considered an architectural pattern used in software engineering.

The pattern isolates "domain logic" (the application logic for the user) from the user interface (input and presentation), permitting independent development, testing and maintenance of each (separation of concerns). MVC pattern creates applications that separate the different aspects of the application (input logic, business logic, and UI logic), while providing a loose coupling between these elements.

NDA Non Disclosure Agreement, also known as a confidentiality agreement, Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA), Proprietary Information Agreement (PIA), or secrecy agreement, is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential materials or knowledge the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to. It is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement. An NDA creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or a trade secret
NGOSS New Generation Operation System and Software.

NGOSS is the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) term for its description of the optimum way for a Communications Service Provider (CSP) to manage its business. It describes how to integrate Operational Support Systems (OSS) and provides technical deliverables to assist with this integration.

OCL Object Constraint Language
OCL is a declarative language for describing rules that apply to Unified Modeling Language (UML) models developed at IBM and now part of the UML standard. Initially, OCL was only a formal specification language extension to UML. OCL may now be used with any Meta-Object Facility (MOF) Object Management Group (OMG) meta-model, including UML. The Object Constraint Language is a precise text language that provides constraint and object query expressions on any MOF model or meta-model that cannot otherwise be expressed by diagrammatic notation. OCL is a key component of the new OMG standard recommendation for transforming models, the Queries/Views/Transformations (QVT) specification.
Object Management Group.
OMG is a consortium, originally aimed at setting standards for distributed object-oriented systems, and is now focused on modeling (programs, systems and business processes) and model-based standards.
OnDemand Process Asset Library ( IBM).
The OnDemand Process Asset Library (OPAL) governs the way staff plans and executes projects and programs, and performs related organizational functions. The primary objective of OPAL is to provide a single reference point for all organizations regarding project management and related engineering.
OSD Open Source Definition ( IBM).
OSS Open Source Software.
Most of the popular OSS licenses (e.g. GPL, LGPL, CPL, MPL, Apache, BSD, X-11) have been certified "OSD-compliant" by the OSI and are listed on their website at: http://www.opensource.org/licenses.

See also: https://ltc.linux.ibm.com/open_source/oss_reading_room.html.

OSSC Open Source Committee ( IBM).
OSPG Open Source Participation Guidelines (OSPG)( IBM).
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Abbrev Description
PCR IBM Project Change Request
PDF Adobe Portable Document Format

IBM Professional Development Framework

PI IBM Personal Information (Data Security), also used is PIP Personal Information Protection and SPI.
IBM Professional MarketPlace
Has 2 meanings:
  1. Post Office Protocol
  2. IBM Performance Optimization Professional with the responsibility for Business support to optimize utilization. New function/role after the changes/removal of the RDM in august 2012 (See for more IBM RDM).
IBM Project Staffing Professional will be focussed on staffing requirements of opportunities / Open Seats. New function/role after the changes/removal of the RDM in august 2012 (See for more IBM RDM).
Query, View & Transformation.
QVT is a standard set of languages for model transformation defined by OMG
IBM Resource & Capacity Management
Resource Deployment Manager is/was responsible for jobs for IBM-employees.
Representational State Transfer, a new approach to systems architecture and a lightweight alternative to web services.
RFI Request for Interest
RFP Request for Proposal
RMC IBM Rational Model Composer
ROA ROA (REST Oriented Architecture) is just a fancy name for a SOA (Service Based Architecture) using REST services.
RSA IBM Rational Software Architect
IBM Resource Staffing Professional will support practitioners that are available or have future availability. New function/role after the changes/removal of the RDM in august 2012 (See for more IBM RDM).
Rational Team Concert. Works on JAZZ platform. Is used in the connection to SWOW.
RTC is a team-aware software development platform that integrates work item tracking, builds, source control, and planning.
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Samba Samba is a free software re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol, originally developed by Australian Andrew Tridgell. As of version 3, Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or as a domain member. It can also be part of an Active Directory domain.
See also: UNIX Links Ubuntu Samba.
Software Configuration Management.
SDO Service Data Objects (Java)
SDOA Software Agreement and Option Agreement (IBM).
SI AMO Approved Maintenance Organisation
SM Service Manager
SMB Server Message Block (SMB, also known as Common Internet File System, CIFS) operates as an application-layer network protocol[1] mainly used to provide shared access to files, printers, serial ports, and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network. It also provides an authenticated inter-process communication mechanism. Most usage of SMB involves computers running Microsoft Windows, where it is often known as "Microsoft Windows Network". See als Samba
SME Subject Matter Expert. (IBM)
SOAP Simple Object Access protocol, is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It uses XML Information Set for its message format, and relies on other application layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), for message negotiation and transmission.
SoW Statement of Work containing:
Scope of Work, Location of Work, Period of Performance, Deliverables Schedule, Applicable Standards, Acceptance Criteria, Special Requirements.
SPI Sensitive Personal Information (Data Security). See also PI.
SWD SoftWare Denvelopment
Swing is the primary Java GUI widget toolkit. It is part of Oracle's Java Foundation Classes (JFC) — an API for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for Java programs.
Standard Way of Working.
For IBM this is project using RTC.
SWT Standard Widget Toolkit
SWT is a graphical widget toolkit for use with the Java platform. It was originally developed by IBM and is now maintained by the Eclipse Foundation in tandem with the Eclipse IDE. It is an alternative to the AWT and Swing Java GUI toolkits.
TDA Technical Delivery Assessments, IBM Architect Abbreviation
Unified Modeling Language
In the field of software engineering, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a standardized specification language for object modeling. UML is a general-purpose modeling language that includes a graphical notation used to create an abstract model of a system, referred to as a UML model.
UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. Also called "3GSM," UMTS embraces the WCDMA technology. For more information, visit UMTS-forum.
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VMware VMware comes from the acronym VM, meaning virtual machine, while ware comes from second part of software.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a developer of virtualization software. VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. VMware's enterprise software, VMware ESX Server, runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. This is known as being platform- or hardware- agnostic.
See also VMWare
WBS Work Breakdown Structure.
A Work Breakdown Structure is a fundamental project management technique for defining and organizing the total scope of a project, using a hierarchical tree structure.
WCDMA Wideband CDMA A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. WCDMA works on WCDMA cellphones as well as laptops and portable devices with WCDMA modems. Users have typically experienced downstream data rates up to 400 Kbps.
WPD Work Product Description
WST IBM Workstation Security Tool. A required tool for automation mant aspects of tIT security compliance.
WWPMM Worldwide Project Management Method.
IBM’s common project management method for IBM projects worldwide (More...).
Extreme Programming.
XP is a software development methodology which is intended to improve software quality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements. As a type of agile software development, it advocates frequent "releases" in short development cycles (timeboxing), which is intended to improve productivity and introduce checkpoints where new customer requirements can be adopted.
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