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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

E-commerce   Dico Tools
Conducting business over the internet, and particularly the World Wide Web.

EIDE   Dico Tools
(Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics) An extremely popular hard disk format. As its name implies, an upgraded version of IDE.

EISA   Dico Tools
(Extended Industry Standard Architecture; pr. "ee-icer") An upgraded version of ISA, now obsolete; usually used with reference to expansion cards.

Email   Dico Tools
(Electronic mail ; pr. "ee-mail") A way to send messages between computers, or more to the point their users, either over a network or the Internet. E-mail is usually just text. Although it is possible to send pictures, sounds or even programs as e-mail, you should check with the person you are sending to first, as some e-mail systems don't accept messages over a certain size (even the longest text message is tiny compared to a picture).

Emoticon   Dico Tools
(EMOTion ICON) A group of symbols used to indicate emotions in email or newsgroups. The most popular is the smiley :-) or :) (look at it sideways), but there are lots of variations including the sad face   :-( , the wink ;-) , and the astonished face :-0 .

Encrypt   Dico Tools
Coding data so that it can't be read by hackers etc when transmitted over the internet. For example, any reputable website selling goods by credit card will encrypt your credit card number and personal details.

Erp   Dico Tools
  ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. ERP is an integrated solution or an applications solution; it is also a way to integrate the data and processes of an organization into one single system. The term ERP originally referred to how a large organization planned to use organizational wide resources. In the past, ERP systems were used in larger more industrial types of companies. However, the use of ERP has changed and is extremely comprehensive, today the term can refer to any type of company, no matter what industry it falls in. In fact, ERP systems are used in almost any type of organization - large or small. NSD ERP SYSTEM, is an ERP developed by NSD Company This NSD ERP SYSTEM is developed based on best worldwide business practice and the Data base used by this ERP is Oracle 10g Also, NSD developed an ERP package for small and medium enterprises; it is a unique company system (NSD Business Controlling System) NSD BCS.

Ethernet   Dico Tools
The most popular system used to connect a computer to a network, including most broadband internet connections. The computer needs to be fitted with a suitable expansion card, usually called an Ethernet card.

Excel   Dico Tools
The most popular spreadsheet program for PCs, part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Exe   Dico Tools
(EXEcutable; pr. "exie", "dot exie" ) A file which is usually the main part of a program. A program may consist of just an exe file and nothing else, or there may be dozens of files, including more exes.

Expansion Card   Dico Tools
A circuitboard which can be inserted into an expansion slot on the PC's motherboard, to give the PC extra capabilities. Common examples are sound cards, graphics cards and network cards.

Expansion Slot   Dico Tools
A socket on a PC motherboard into which you can insert expansion cards to increase the PC's capabilities. Most PCs have several PCI slots, plus an AGP slot for a graphics card.

Extension   Dico Tools
The part of a PC filename after the dot (.), often used to tell Windows what type of file it is. For example, files ending in .exe are programs, and files ending .jpg or .gif are pictures. Note that Windows is sometimes set up not to display the extension in Windows Explorer or My Computer, another helpful idea to confuse beginners from our friends at Microsoft.

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