- Independant Software Vendor (ISV)
- A somewhat historic term, but still frequently used today.
In the early days of computing most software was written
by hardware manufacturers for their own hardware and was
referred to as "proprietary". Independant Software
Vendors produce software which runs on other companies
hardware and generally have no involvement in the
manufacture of hardware.
- Information Management System (IMS)
- An IBM software product which includes the IMS hierarchical
Database Manager (IMS DM) and the IMS Transaction Manager
- (1) A mechanism by which an object class can use the attributes,
relationships and methods defined in more abstract classes related
to it (its base class).
(2) An object-oriented programming technique that allows
the use of existing classes as bases for creating other
- Initiation Queue
- In the context of IBM's
on which the
puts trigger messages.
- Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
- In products such as IBM's VisualAge for Java; IDE provides
a set of windows that provide the user with access to
- Interactive System Productivity Tool (ISPF)
- An IBM licensed program that serves as a full screen editor
and dialogue manager. It is widely used on
systems for all types of editing, including writing application
programs. It provides a means of generating standard screen
panels and interactive dialogues.
- Interface Definition Language (IDL)
- A contractual, neutral and declarative language that specifies
an objects boundaries and its interfaces. IDL provides operating
system independent and programming language independent interfaces
to all services and components that reside an a
- The internet consists of millions of computers throughout the
world that communicate electronically. The
World Wide Web (WWW or the Web)
uses the internet i.e. a web server on the internet
serves web documents (or pages) on request.
- Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP)
- An object-oriented protocol that makes it possible for
distributed programs written in different programming languages
to communicate over the
It is an industry standard protocol that defines how Inter-ORB
messages are exchanged over a
- Interoperable Object Reference (IOR)
- A string that conatins information about the type and key of an
and the communications profiles needed to contact the object
server and locate the object itself. An IOR is represented
through a string instance by a process known as
- Inter-Region Communication (IRC)
- Is a
facility, which provides for communication between
regions using functions such as
Multiregion Operation (MRO)
Distributed Program Link (DPL).
Also communication between non-CICS
address spaces and
External CICS Interface (EXCI).
- An intranet is a number of computers throughout a company
or organisation that communicate electronically. An intranet
is technically similar to the
except that it is restricted to a company or organisation
and usually protected from external access. There could be
any number of intranets, but there is only one internet.