IT Full Forms List

IT Full Forms: Information Technology (IT) is a broad sector with multiple acronyms and full forms. Every person uses any gadgets and device, and many times they face full form-related problems to understand some technical terms. In this post, we share some popular IT-related full forms that can help you understand these terms.

A complete list of Information Technology full forms listed below:

IT Full Forms

AcronymsFull Forms
3D Three Dimensional
ADC Advanced Data Connector (database caching w/IIS server)
AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
API Application Programming Interface
APK Android Application Package
APL Automatic Programming Language
ARPANET Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (the beginning of the internet)
ASAP Application Assessment And Planning package (Lotus migration application)
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASP Active Server Page
AT Asynchronous Transmission
ATA Advanced Technology Attachment & Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
BASIC Beginner’s A Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BOSS Business Organizer Scheduling System (one of the original handheld organizers)
CAD Computer Aided Design
CCS Common Command Set (instructions for SCSI interface)
CDROM Compact Disk Read Only Memory
CDR A Graphics File extension often used by Corel Draw
CHAT Conversational Hypertext Access Technology (“”talking”” in real time over the internet)”
CLASS Compiled java program often used as class extension
CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
CNC Computerized Numerical Control
COBOL Common Business Oriented Language (programming language)
COMPUTER Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade Education and Research
CPS Clusters Per Sector (depends on the OS AND the size of the disk partition)
CPU Central Processing Unit
DB Database
DBMS Database Management System
DD Double Density (type of disk format more than single density less than High Density)
DNS Domain Name System
DOC Document (file format extension used by word processors such as MS Word)
DOS Disk Operating System
DTP Desktop Publishing
DVD Digital Video Disk
ECS Enhanced Chip Set
ED External Device
EEPROM Electronic Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EJB Enterprise Java Bean
EMS Expanded Memory Specification (LIM Lotus / Intel / Microsoft)
ENIAC Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (reprogrammable ROM chips)
EULA End User License Agreement
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions (files often found on BBS and Internet)
FCI Flux Changes per Inch (drive tech terminology)
FORTRAN FORmula TRANslation language (programming language)
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GP General Purpose
GPF General Protection Fault (A window error message that occurs when a program crashes)
HCL Hardware Compatibility List (what hardware works with Windows 95 a text file)
HD Hard Disk 2 High Density (type of disk format)
HP Hewlett Packard
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP Hyper Text Transfer protocol
IBM International Business Machines
IC Integrated Circuit
ICA Independent Computing Architecture
ICT Information and Communications Technology
ID Internal Device
INS Internet communication Settings
IP Internet Protocol
IPC Inter Processes Communications
IRDA Infrared Data Association
ISM Information Services Manager
ISP Internet Service Provider
IT Information Technology
ITES Information Technology Enabled Services
JPG Joint Photographic Experts Group
LCD Liquid Crystal Display (often found on laptops)
MCSE Microsoft Certified System Engineer
MIS Management Information Systems
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
MODEM Modulate / Demodulate
MPEG Motion Picture Experts Group (file extension MPG)
NCC Network Control Center
NIC Network Interface Card
ODBC Open Database Connectivity (2 Components) (Microsoft shared data connections)
PC Personal Computer
PCI Personal Computer Interface
PDC Primary Domain Controller
PDF Portable Document Format
PDP Plasma Display Panel (laptops)
PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (earlier called Personal Home Page)
PIN Personal Identification Number
POP Power On Password
POS Point Of Sale (the scanners you see in supermarkets)
PPP Point to Point Protocol
PVC Permanent Virtual Circuits
RAS Remote Access Server / Service
RDBMS Relational Data Base Management System
RDO Remote Data Objects
RIP Rest In Peace, Routing Information Protocol
RSS Really Simple Syndication
SEO Search Engine Optimization
SFC System File Checker (command line program found with Windows XP)
SIM Subscriber Identity Module
SIT Stuff It (compressed file extension for Macintosh computers)
SMS Short Message Service
SMS System Management Server
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SQL Structured Query Language
SRC Sample Rate Conversion
SSA Serial Storage Architecture
SSI Server Side Includes (web technology that allows for dynamic data exchange in web pages)
STP Shielded Twisted Pair
TM Text Message
UID User Identification (internet intranet and server login accesses)
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
VBA Visual Basic for Applications (programming language bundled with MS Office can include ActiveX not a full VB compiler but can edit macros and commands)
VGA Video Graphics Adapter
VIP Vines Internet Protocol
VIRUS Vital Information Resources Under Seize
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WIFI Wireless Fidelity
WWW World Wide Web
XML extensible Markup Language
XMPP Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol

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