Aberdeen Science and Technology Park (ASTP)
The Aberdeen Science and Technology Park is a science and technology park in the North East of Scotland and is home to over 50 technology companies.
Application Service Provider (ASP)
Application Service Provider (ASP) is an external organisations that manages and distributes software-based services and solutions across a wide area network.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
The Department of Trade and Industry was a United Kingdom government department which was disbanded with the announcement of the creation of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Domain Name Service (DNS)
Domain Name Service (DNS), sometimes referred to as a name server, is a computer that handles name queries for all hosts within a particular domain and provides an authoritative source for addressing information about hostnames within its domain.
Global Web Limited (GWL)
Global Web Limited (GWL) is a leading internet service solution provider based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a formatting language used for documents on the World Wide Web. HTML was based on SGML and will like be replaced by XHTML in the near future.
A network-oriented, platform independent programming language invented by Sun Microsystems. Java is implemented using 'virtual machines' that isolate Java programs from the underlying operating system.
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a publicly available encryption scheme that uses the "public key" architecture for exchanging files or messages with confidentiality and authentication.
Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)
Small to Medium size Enterprise (SME) is generally defined as businesses with less than 250 employees.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol originally developed by Netscape Communications to enable encrypted, authenticated communications across a network. SSL used mostly in communications between web browsers and web servers. URL's that begin with 'https' indicate that an SSL connection will be used.
X.509 standard is an authentication certificate scheme recommended by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) which is used for SSL/TLS authentication.
eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a subset of SGML constituting a particular text markup language for interchange of structured data. XML is a trademark of the World Wide Web Consortium.