DAC1 glossary

acceptable use policy (AUP) – A policy that a user must agree to follow in order to be provided access to
a network or to the Internet.
accessibility – Refers to the varying levels that define what a user can access, view, or perform when
operating a system.
access point (AP) – The computer or network device that serves as an interface between devices and
the network.
accounting – Analyzes the transactional information of the business so the owners and investors can
make sound economic decisions.
accounting and finance ERP component – Manages accounting data and financial processes within the
enterprise with functions such as general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, and
asset management.
accounting department – Provides quantitative information about the finances of the business including
recording, measuring, and describing financial information.
active RFID tags – Have their own transmitter and a power source (typically a battery).
adaptive computer device – Input devices designed for special applications for use by people with
different types of special needs.
administrator access – Unrestricted access to the entire system.
advanced encryption standard (AES) – Introduced by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST), AES is an encryption standard designed to keep government information secure.
adware – Software that generates ads that install themselves on a computer when a person downloads
some other program from the Internet.
affinity grouping – Determine which things go together.
agile methodology – Aims for customer satisfaction through early and continuous delivery of useful
software components developed by an iterative process with a design point that uses the bare minimum
agile MIS infrastructure – Includes the hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment that,
when combined, provides the underlying foundation to support the organization’s goals.
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