acceptable use policy (AUP) - A policy that a user must agree to follow in order to be provided access to
a network or to the Internet.
accessibility - Refers to the varying levels that define what a user can access, view, or perform when
operating a system.
access point (AP) - The computer or network device that serves as an interface between devices and
accounting - Analyzes the transactional information of the business so the owners and investors can
make sound economic decisions.
accounting and finance ERP component - Manages accounting data and financial processes within the
enterprise with functions such as general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, and
accounting department - Provides quantitative information about the finances of the business including
recording, measuring, and describing financial information.
active RFID tags - Have their own transmitter and a power source (typically a battery).
adaptive computer device - Input devices designed for special applications for use by people with
different types of special needs.
administrator access - Unrestricted access to the entire system.
advanced encryption standard (AES) - Introduced by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST), AES is an encryption standard designed to keep government information secure.
adware - Software that generates ads that install themselves on a computer when a person downloads
some other program from the Internet.
affinity grouping - Determine which things go together.
agile methodology - Aims for customer satisfaction through early and continuous delivery of useful
software components developed by an iterative process with a design point that uses the bare minimum
agile MIS infrastructure - Includes the hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment that,
when combined, provides the underlying foundation to support the organization's goals.
alpha testing -...