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IT-Architects - Skills glossary
Category: Technical and IT
Date & country: 12/11/2007, UK
Words: 1106


MIME
(In topic `Security`) acronym for Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extension (see Internet security protocols).

MIMI
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) AspenTech`s MIMI (Manager for Interactive Modeling Interfaces) Supply Chain Solutions include modules for Forecasting & Demand Management, ATP, Scheduling and Planning.

Mincom Ellipse & Open Enterprise
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) Mincom`s Ellipse is the Web-enabled version of Mincom`s flagship EAM product, MIMS (Mincom Information Management System) Open Enterprise.

Mini Marts
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) A mini mart, a small subset of a data warehouse, represents a focused slice of a data warehouse that is used by a small number of users.

MIP
(In topic `Mobile Internet`) MIP is an acronym for Mobile Internet Provider. MIP`s are service providers dedicated to the provision of wireless Internet services.

MITP
(In topic `Tools, Methods & Processes`) MITP (Managing the Implementation of the Total Project) is IBM`s project management delivery method and is a key component of WSDDM.  IBM`s UK Project Management Consultancy Division has brought together their programme management techniques and the latest version of MITP (release 4) to create the MITP model

MLPPP
(In topic `Network Architectures`) MLPPP is a WAN protocol.

MMDS
(In topic `Mobile Internet`) MMDS (Multipoint Multichannel Distribution Services) is a fixed wireless technology that is emerging as an alternative for Broadband Internet access. Used originally in North America to provide cable TV services, it is now being introduced by service providers as a means of offering their customers broadband data and vo

MMM
(In topic `Mobile Internet`) acronym for Mobile Media Mode

Moai LiveExchange
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) Moai LiveExchange is Moai`s dynamic e-commerce solution enabling public or private auctions & trading exchanges for B2B, B2C & C-C marketplaces.

MobileDev
(In topic `Web Development`) MobileDev is a WDE (Wireless Development Environment) specifically for WAP Internet applications. It supports WAP technologies such as WML, HDML, Active Server Pages, Java Server Pages and Perl.

Mobitex
(In topic `Mobile Internet`) Mobitex is a worldwide de-facto standard for dedicated mobile data which is suited to the communication of short messages. Developed by Ericsson as a data-only radio cellular network operating at around 7200 bps, Mobitex networks are based on packet-switched technology and their basic functionality is provided by a numb

Modular Architecture
(In topic `architecture`) A term which refers to the architecture of a system, either software or hardware, that is composed of separate components which can be connected together, replaced or added without affecting the rest of the system. The opposite of a modular architecture is an integrated architecture.

MONs
(In topic `Network Architectures`)  MONs is an acronym for Metropolitan Optical Networks which are rapidly emerging as viable, cost-effective solutions for many cosmopolitan service providers facing rapidly growing demand and expensive fibre-expansion costs.

Mosaix
(In topic `CRM Skills`) Mosaix, a worldwide provider of front-office and back-office solutions (& services) that  automate and optimise an organisation`s interactions with its customers, was acquired by Lucent Technologies  in July 1999.   Mosaix solutions, which include  predictive dialling systems, agent effectiveness solutions and the ViewStar

Mosaix ViewStar
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) see ViewStar

Movex ERP
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) Movex ERP forms an integral part of the Swedish company Intentia`s Movex solution. Movex is described as an e-Collaboration application and, in addition to ERP, includes e-Business, Supply Chain Planning & Execution, CRM, PRM (Partner Relationship Management) & Business Performance Measurement.

MP2
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) MP2 is Datastream`s maintenance management system

MP5
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) MP5 (formerly R5-CAMMS) is Datastream`s EAM solution

MPLS
(In topic `Network Architectures`) Multi Protocol Label Switching is a new technology which facilitates the high-performance transport of IP traffic across WAN`s by combining connectionless IP technology to connection-oriented technologies such as ATM. As such, it promises to open up the Internet by providing many additional services to application

MPOA
(In topic `Network Architectures`) MPOA (Multi- Protocol over ATM) is a specification from the ATM Forum that allows LAN`s to transmit packets to each other over ATM networks.

MQ Series
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) IBM`s platform integration solution enabled by message-queuing software which enables users to exchange information across more than 35 different platforms. MQ Series has 65% market share (Wintergreen Research 1999) and is used by 70 of the Fortune 100.

MQIntegrator
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) Jointly developed by IBM and NEON, MQIntegrator is an application integration solution which brings together two of  EAI`s major products: IBM`s message queuing solution (MQSeries) and NEON`s message transformation and intelligent content-based routing system. and formatting system.  It fits in the Message Broker class

MQSeries Workflow
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) MQSeries Workflow is IBM`s solution for the definition, automation and integration of business processes.

MQSeries Workflow (aka MQWorkflow)
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) MQSeries Workflow is IBM`s process integration solution and is part of IBM`s MQSeries familiy of products.

MRM applications
(In topic `CRM Skills`) MRM applications are e-mail response management applications which use AI & Business Rules

MRO systems
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) acronym for maintenance, repair, operations systems

MS .NET Enterprise Servers
(In topic `Web Development`) Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers, launched in September 2000, is the name of Microsoft`s new servers. They have been designed to enable companies integrate, manage and Web-enable the enterprise while building the foundation for the next-generation (ie 3rd) of Internet applications, where software is delivered as a serv

MS Commerce Server 2000
(In topic `Web Development`) As one of the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers, launched in September 2000, Commerce Server 2000  provides developers with tools to rapidly lcreate and customise B2C and B2B e-commerce applications and thereby rapidly build and deploy effective e-commerce sites. It includes a Business Analytics System that provides a 3

MS IIS
(In topic `Web Development`) see IIS

MS Site Server
(In topic `Web Development`) Site Server is a product from Microsoft that adds new business functionality to the Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). The additional functions include enterprise searching (web sites, file systems, Microsoft Exchange servers, ODBC-compliant databases), membership services (enabling users to administer their o

MS Site Server 3.0
(In topic `Web Development`) Microsoft Site Server 3.0 is Microsof`ts Intranet server for creating or enhancing intranet sites. It provides an intranet solution that allows authors to control the information published to the Web and anables enterprise-wide searches across Web sites, network file servers, ODBC databases and Exchange Server folders.

MS Visual J++
(In topic `Web Development`) Microsoft`s  IDE for Java which enables developers to build applications for both Windows and the Web.

MSC
(In topic `Mobile Internet`) MSC is an acronym for Mobile Switching Center

MSMQ
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) MSMQ is Microsoft`s platform integration solution

MTS
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server) is a component based transaction server based on Microsoft`s COM that was designed to support transactions and to make it easier to write reliable, scalable and mission-critical distributed applications. As MTS was built on the foundation provided by Microsoft`s COM, MTS applications

Multex.com
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) Multex.com is the Internet`s leading financial e-marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of financial services. It is provided by Multex.com, Inc., a global company that provides information and commerce enabling technology  and infrastructure, application services, Web hosting and online community services to th

NAM
(In topic `CRM Skills`) NAM is an acronym for Network Applications Management.  NAM software can be used in Web-based customer care solutions to enable carriers to offer full-featured ACD as a network service using network agents in combination with a customers own ACD agents in an enterprise-wide virtual call centre. It enables the provision of n

NCR Teradata
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) NCR`s Teradata RDBMS is the world`s most powerful, decision support, parallel  relational database with the capability of supporting the largest data warehouses with even terabytes of data.

NDS
(In topic `Network Architectures`) NDS (Novell Directory Services) is Novell`s flagship directory service for Netware networks.  It complies with the X.500 directory standard.

NE`s
(In topic `Network Architectures`) Network Elements: the equipment component(s) of NMS`s.

NEON
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) Neon`s (New Era of Networks Inc.) range of e-business and application integration products which address  both e-business application integration and enterprise application integration. It includes Neon Integration Servers and  pre-packaged solutions called NEON adapters which work with the Integration Servers to reduc

Net Markets
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) Net Markets (or B2B marketplaces, eMarkets, Internet trading exchanges or Net Market Makers) are Web-based electronic marketplaces on the public internet (e.g. Chemdex) that bring together fragmented groups of buyers and suppliers  to create larger, more efficient markets, either vertical (ie focussing on specific

Net Perceptions
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) Net Perceptions is a provider realtime personalisation and precision merchandising software solutions for Internet and multi-channel retailers. These are based on technology that has been labelled ‘realtime recommendation technology` which enables online businesses to predict an individual`s preferences and make sp

NetBeans
(In topic `Web Development`) NetBeans is a cross platform Java IDE which is now a product of Sun Microsystems following their acquisition of Czech based NetBeans in October 1999. Together with Sun`s acquisition of Forte, it will extend the JDK:  NetBeans is the core of Forte for Java, Community Edition, Sun Microsystems` first open source developme

NetDynamics Application Server
(In topic `Web Development`) NetDynamics is Sun Microsystems` application server platform for the building and deployment of Web-based applications. As one of the first to incorporate Java technologies for developing net-native applications, NetDynamics pioneered the use of server-side Java technology for enterprise wide, multi-tiered network appli

NetDynamics PACs
(In topic `Web Development`) NetDynamics PACs (Platform Adapter Components) are components within the NetDynamics Application Server that provide integration with a variety of services and data sources such as as ERP applications (e.g. SAP and PeopleSoft), transaction monitors (e.g. Tuxedo and CICS) and middleware. The PAC architecture also enhance

Netscape Application Server
(In topic `Web Development`) Netscape, with the acquisition of KIVA Software Corporation and its KIVA Enterprise Server, has become a leading provider of application server software for the development, deployment and managing of business critical, enterprise-class Web applications. It supports Java and C/C++ applications and provides a complete se

Network Architecture
(In topic `architecture`) The network architecture defines the communications infrastructure of an enterprise. It includes the hardware, software, access methods, carrier services,  topologies and protocols required for internal and external interconnections.

network element management software
(In topic `Network Architectures`) Network element management software performs provisioning and performance management functions across multiple elements of a service provider`s network.

NIS
(In topic `Network Architectures`) NIS is an acronym for Network Information Service. Known also by its earlier name Yellow pages or NIS/YP, it is an RPC-based service designed to provide distributed access to centralised administrative information, such as password files and email aliases), shared by machines at a site. (see RPC and NIS+)

NIS-YP
(In topic `Network Architectures`) see NIS

NIS+
(In topic `Network Architectures`) NIS+ is a revised version of NIS/YP available from some vendors that attempts to improve secrity (see NIS/YP). 

NMS
(In topic `Network Architectures`) Network Management System

NNI
(In topic `Network Architectures`) NNI is an acronym for Network to Network Interface.

non-repudiation
(In topic `Security`) Non-repudiation is a legally binding proof of messages sent over the Internet and means that an individual cannot easily deny involvement in a transaction. As such, it is a facility that is vital to companies conducting business electronically. A non-repudiation facility, such as that provided by TrustedDOC, go beyond simply p

NovaSoft
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) NovaSoft Systems, Inc., a leader in integrated document and workflow management solutions, was acquired by UK-based Cimage Enterprise Systems Ltd. This acquisition has resulted in the creation of a new company,  Cimage NovaSoft,  reporting to the  parent company, Cimage Enterprise Syst

Novation
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) Cimage NovaSoft`s EDMS application that includes workflow, document and content management.

NovaView
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) Cognos` NovaView is Cognos` front-end tool for querying and reporting on multidimensional data stored in Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services.

Novera
(In topic `Web Development`) Novera is TSI Software`s application server that is designed for the building, integrating and managing of distributed e-Business applications. It enables developers to build mission-critical applications using new or existing logic to blend a variety of enterprise data sources.

NSAPI
(In topic `Web Development`) NSAPI (Netscape Server API) is a Web API that provides programmers with a mechanism to extend the functionality (e.g. authentication, authorisation, error logging ) of Netscape Servers (including Netscape`s FastTrack & Enterprise Servers). Web applications developed to use NSAPI run significantly faster than those using

OAG
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) is this the travel info portal/content solution provider

OASIS
(In topic `Web Development`) OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a non-profit making, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML,

Oberon
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) Prospero`s process integration solution

OBEX
(In topic `Mobile Internet`) OBEX (Object Exchange) is a set of high-level protocols that allow objects such as vCard contact information to be exchanged using either IrDA (IrOBEX) or Bluetooth. 

Object Team
(In topic `Tools, Methods & Processes`) see COOL: Jex

ObjectStore
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) ObjectStore is eXcelon Corp`s (formerly Object Design) world leading object oriented database management system.

ObjectSwitch
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) Kabira Technologies` ObjectSwitch is designed to provide a comprehensive software infrastructure solution for the delivery of next-generation services (including 3G wireless data and voice services, Broadband Services and eHubs & Online tradingsytems/financial services).  The Kabira ObjectSwitch Infrastructure Software

OC
(In topic `Network Architectures`) OC (Optical Carrier) is the transmission speeds as defined in the SONET specification. For example, OC-1, OC-3 & OC-48 represent the SONET transmission rates of 51.84 Mbps, 155.52 Mbps & 2488.32 Mbps respectively.

OCL
(In topic `Tools, Methods & Processes`) OCL (The Object Constraint Language) is a subset of the Unified Modeling Language. . As its name implies, it is the expression language for the UML that allows software developers to specify all types of constraints over the objects in the model. (see UML)

OCR
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) OCR (Optical Character Recognition), like its successor ICR, is a method for converting visually readable characters into computer readable characters including ASCII, EBCDIC etc. . (see ICR)

ODBC
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) ODBC is an acronym for Open Database Connectivity

ODMA
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) ODMA (Open Document Management API) is the result of an industry-led initiative to provide a standardised, platform-independent, high-level interface between desktop applications and document management systems. By specifying a set of interfaces that applications can use to initiate ac

ODS
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) An ODS (Operational Data Store) is an integrated database of operational data. An ODS typically contains 30-60 days of information whereas a data warehouse contains years of data.

OFA
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) Oracle Financial Analyzer

OI`s
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) OI`s (Online Intermediaries) are third parties that combine enabling B2B technology with market or process-specific expertise to facilitate trade. They are  emerging to extend the one-to-one reach provided by  ASP`s  to a  one-to-many-to-one reach, meaning that not only can companies access expensive  functionality

OLAP
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) Online Analytical Processing: the interactive multidimensional analysis of application data which enables users to gather data from various sources and then ‘slice & dice` the data for strategic analysis and decision making.  The term was coined by Arbor Software and made more relevant by Dr Codd who wrote 12 rule

OLAP @ Work
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) Business Objects` OLAP @ Work leverages the functionality of Microsoft OLAP Services by transforming Excel into a powerful OLAP analysis and reporting tool. 

OLAP Systems
(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) OLAP (On-line Analytical Processing) systems are decision support systems which, by enabling knowledge workers to intuitively, quickly and flexibly manipulate operational data in order to provide analytical insight (ie provide strategic and tactical information based on corporate information.)

OLE
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) OLE (Object Linking & Embedding) is Microsoft`s compound document standard which enables objects created in one application to be linked or embedded in another application. It is rivaled by OpenDoc.

OLE TX
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) OLE TX is a  transaction protocol

OMG OTS
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) OMG`s OTS (Object Transaction Service) is a distributed transaction processing service specified by the OMG which extends the CORBA model. Based on and interoperable with the X/Open DTP model, OMG`s OTS defines a set of interfaces to perform transaction processing across multiple CORBA objects. Iona`s OrbixOTM, Inprise

Omnimark
(In topic `Web Development`) Omnimark is a hypertext programming language used for SGML & HTML conversion and for development of Web publishing applications.

OMT-Rumbaugh
(In topic `Tools, Methods & Processes`) OMT (Object Modeling Technique) is a component modeling methodology and a predecessor to UML which was developed by James Rumbaugh and co-workers. Divided into 4 phases (Object Analysis, System Design, Object Design & Implementation), it became on of the most popular object-oriented development techniques use

OnBase
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) OnBase is Hyland Software`s client-server software that combines COLD, electronic document management, document imaging and workflow into a single integrated application.

OneWorld
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) J D Edwards ERP system; the latest version, OneWorld XE, is designed to enable collaborative commerce  (see J D Edwards).

Onyx Front  Office 2000
(In topic `CRM Skills`) Onyx Corporations` enterprise wide, customer-centric e-business solution

OOSE
(In topic `Tools, Methods & Processes`) Ivar Jacobson`s OOSE (Object-Oriented Software Engineering) is designed for object-oriented analysis and design within the context of a complete software engineering process. Combining 3 different techniques ( object-oriented programming, conceptual modeling and block design), OOSE adopts a so-called ‘use cas

open architecture
(In topic `architecture`) an architecture whose specifications have been made public; this includes privately designed architectures, whose specifications have been made public, in addition to open systems that support officially approved standards. Linux, for example, is considered to be an open architecture in that its source code is freely avai

Open Gateways
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) Oracle`s data integration solution

Open Market
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) Open Market`s integrated suite of e-business applications encompasses  content management (via its Content Server), CRM and commerce management. Its Content Server, formerly known as IPS, enables the multi-targeted delivery of content allowing a single asset to be published to multiple web sites, mobile phones and

Open Text Livelink
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) Livelink is the name of  Open Text Corporations` flagship collaborative knowledge management application that is designed to improve the sharing of knowledge, collaboration and business processes across the enterprise. It provides users with the ability to find not only document conten

Open-Source Projects
(In topic `Web Development`) Open source is the term given to projects in which the source code is freely available to the public. The Jakarta & Apache JServ Projects are well-known examples. (see Jakarta & JServ).

OpenDoc
(In topic `Middleware & EAI`) OpenDoc is a compound document standard developed jointly by an alliance of companies (including IBM, Lotus & Apple) as an alternative to OLE.

OpenSite
(In topic `E-Business Solutions`) OpenSite Technologies, a provider of dynamic e-commerce (dCommerce)  solutions, was acquired by Siebel Systems in April 2000. At the time of the acquisition, OpenSite Technologies had deployed over 600 dynamic pricing solutions (three times more than its nearest competitor) at a number of companies including Vertic

Opportunistic application servers
(In topic `Web Development`) Opportunistic projects, generally short-term, low-cost projects seeking to take advantage of an immediate business opportunity tend to lean to what have been catorgorised as ‘opportunistic` servers: product suites with strong development tools & debugging facilities as provided by Bluestone, Forte, Sun`s NetDynamics & S

Optical Internets
(In topic `Network Architectures`) The recent wide scale deployment of DWDM systems and introduction of new traffic engineering protocols such as MPLS is enabling many carriers and ISP`s to deploy optical Internets. An optical Internet is an Internet network in which the network link layer connections are dedicated wavelengths on WDM optical fibres

Optical Networks
(In topic `Network Architectures`) Optical Networks are high-capacity telecommunications networks based on optical technologies and components that provide higher capacity and reduced costs for new applications such as the Internet, video/multimedia interaction and advanced digital services. Described as next generation networks, they`re  poised to

Optix
(In topic `Knowledge, Document, Workflow & Content Management`) Optix is the name of mindwrap`s (formerly Blueridge Technologies) document management solution.

Optum
(In topic `ERP & Supply Chain`) Optum is a provider of end-to-end fulfilment solutions for B2B and B2C environments. Its TradeStream application is designed to track and trace order status and inventory positions within the enterprise and across trading communities. It has been successful in reducing the massive inventory investment that sits in wa