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Enterprise Technology Dictionary -- Letter A

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Access

Definition:

The ability to use, modify, or affect an IT system or to gain entry to a physical area or location.

Theme(s):
Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, Accessibility

Accounts Payable

Definition:
Amounts owed to private persons or organizations for goods and/or services received by the state. Accounts Payable does not include amounts due to other agencies, funds, or other governments
Theme(s):
Administrative and Financial Systems, Enterprise Architecture
Context:
Business Functions

Accounts Receivable

Definition:
Amounts due from private persons or organizations for goods, and/or services furnished by the state. Accounts Receivable does not include amounts due from other agencies, funds, or other governments
Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions

Administrative Revisions

Definition:

General content changes like an organization, name, phone number, mailbox or URL in a policy or standard or a clarification or other revision that does not change the effect of the policy or standard.

Theme(s):
Governance
Context:
IT Governance

Antenna Support Structure

Definition:
Antenna support structure is any structure that can be safely use to support an antenna.

Application

Definition:

A computer program or set of programs that meet a defined set of business needs.  A program or group of programs designed for end users. These programs are divided into two classes: system software and application software. While system software consists of low-level programs that interact with computers at a basic level, application software resides above system software and includes applications such as database programs, word processors and spreadsheets. Application software may be grouped along with system software or published alone. For the purposes of integration applications consume an integration service such as a web service or API.

Theme(s):
General IT, Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability, Information Security

Application Integration

Definition:
Enterprise application integration EAI use of software and computer systems architectural principles to integrate a set of enterprise computer applications, furthermore, the process of keeping redundant copies of data (in independently designed applications) consistent, or enabling end-users to access data and functionality from independently designed applications on a single user interface.
Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability
Context:
Integration

Application Programming Interface

Definition:
A set of protocols, routines, functions and/or commands that programmers use to develop software or facilitate interaction between distinct systems. APIs are available for both desktop and mobile use, and are typically useful for programming graphic user interface components, as well as allowing a software program to request and accommodate services from another program. This definition explicitly excludes any "API" that relies on local binding (e.g. via loading a DLL) to function.
Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Interoperability
Context:
Integration

Application System

Definition:

An interconnected set of IT resources under the same direct management control that meets a defined set of business needs.

Theme(s):
General IT, Information Security, Enterprise Architecture

Appointment Change

Definition:
An action that indicates a change to an employee's appointment within the agency or movement of an employee between different agencies without a break in service - may include but not limited to movement to another position, adjustment of hours worked, changes from salaried to hourly, or reallocation of a position
Theme(s):
Administrative and Financial Systems, Enterprise Architecture
Context:
Business Functions

Assistive Technology Services

Definition:
Assistive Technology Services is composed of hardware and software that help people who are physically or visually impaired, as well as ensuring electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public (i.e. 508 Compliant). This includes developing standards for all electronic and information technology.
Theme(s):
Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture, Accessibility
Topic(s):
Context:
IT Business Function

Attack

Definition:

An attempt to bypass security controls on an IT system in order to compromise the data.

Theme(s):
Information Security, Enterprise Architecture

Audio / Video Conferencing

Definition:
Audio / Video Conferencing entails communication across long distances with audio and / or video contact that may also include graphics and data exchange and includes all equipment, software, hardware, networks, etc. necessary to perform these functions.
Theme(s):
Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture
Context:
IT Business Function

Audit Trail Capture and Analysis

Definition:
Defines the set of capabilities to support the identification and monitoring of activities within an application, system, or network
Theme(s):
Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture, Information Security
Context:
IT Business Function

Authentication

Definition:

The process of ensuring the identity of a connected user or participants exchanging electronic data.

Theme(s):
Information Security, Enterprise Architecture