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I-WAY Information Highway
I/F Interface
I/O Input/Output
I2O Intelligent Input/Output
IAB Internet Architecture Board
IAC Inter-Application Communication
IAE In Any Event
IAG Instruction Address Generation
IAK Internet Access Kit
IAL * International Algebraic Language (ALGOL was first called IAL)
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IAP Internet Access Provider
IAT Import Address Table
IAUP Internet User Account Provider
iBCS Intel Binary Compatibility Specification
IBC Instrument Bus Computer
IBM-GL IBM Graphics Language
IBM International Business Machines (Corporation)
I Blame Microsoft
ICAP Internet Calendar Access Protocol
ICAS Intel Communicating Applications Specifications
ICA Intelligent Console Architecture
Intra-application Communications Area
ICB Internet Citizen's Band
ICCP Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals
ICD International Code Designator
ICES Interference-Causing Equipment Standard
ICE In-Circuit Emulator ]
Integrated Computing Environment
ICI Image Component Information
ICLID Incoming-Call Line Identification
ICL Interface Clear
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
ICM Image Color Matching
Incoming Message
iCOMP Intel Comparative Microprocessor Performance ]
ICP Image Coprocessor
Integrated Channel Processor
ICR Intelligent Character Recognition
ICSAPI Internet Connection Services API
ICS Intuitive Command Structure
ICU Instruction-Cache Unit
Intel Configuration Utility
ISA Configuration Utility
IC In Character
IC Input Circuit
Integrated Circuit
Interrupt Controller
IDAPI Integrated Database Application Programming Interface
IDA Integrated Digital Access
Intelligent Disk Array
Intelligent Drive Array
IDC Integrated Database Connector
Integrated Desktop Connector
Internet Database Connector
IDDE Integrated Development & Debugging Environment
IDEA International Data Encryption Algorithm
IDE Integrated Device Electronics
Integrated Development Environment
Integrated Drive Electronics
Intelligent Drive Electronics
Interactive Design and Engineering
Interface Design Enhancement
IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
IDIV Integer Divide
IDI Initial Domain Identifier
IDKY I Don't Know You
IDLE International Date Line East
IDLW International Date Line West
IDL Interactive Data Language
Interface Definition Language
IDMS Integrated Data Base Management System
IDM Integrated Document Management
IDNX Integrated Digital Network Exchange
IDP Integrated Data Processing
IDR Intelligent Document Recognition
IDST I Didn't Say That
IDTS I Don't Think So
IDT Interface Design Tool
Interrupt Descriptor Table
ID Identification
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEF Information Engineering Facility
IEMSI Interactive Electronic Mail Standard Identification
IEN Internet Engineering Notes
IESG Internet Engineering Steering Group
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IE Internet Explorer
IFC Internet Foundation Classes
IFD Image File Directory
IFF Interchangeable File Format
IFG Incoming Fax Gateway
IFP Instruction Fetch Pipeline
IFSM Information Systems Management
IFS Installable File System
IFU I F***ed Up
IGA Integrated Graphics Array
IGC Integrated Graphics Controller
IGES Initial Graphics Exchange Standard
IGFET Insulated-Gate Field Effect Transistor
IGI International Genealogical Index -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
IGMP Internet Group Multicast Protocol
IGP Interior Gateway Protocol
IGRP Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
IGS Internet Go Server
IHD Integrated Help Desk
IHGS Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
IHTVP I have truly found paradise -- Actually a cover phrase (US Air Force in the 60's) for I Hate This F***ing Place!
IHV Independent Hardware Vendor
IIF Immediate Interface
III Interstate Identification Index
IIOP Internet Inter-Operability Protocol
IIR Immediate Impulse Response
IIS Internet Information Server
IITF Information Infrastructure Task Force
IKP Internet Keyed Payments
ILA Image Light Amplifier
ILP Instruction-Level Parallelism
ILS International Language Support
ILU I love you!
IMACS Image Management and Communication System
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
IMAX Maximum Image
IMDS Image Data Stream (format)
IME Input Method Editor
IMG Image
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion Usually the speaker is being anything but humble. However it has been known to happen. More often than not this means. I am acknowledging this to be my opinion, you are free to disagree.
IML Initial Microcode Load
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion A more self aware speaker. ;-)
IMO In My Opinion
IMPA Intelligent Multi-Port Adapter
IMP Information/Interface Message Processor
IMR Internet Monthly Report
IMSP Internet Message Support Protocol
IMS Information Management System
Intermediate Maintenance Standards
IMTC International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium
IMTV Interactive Multimedia Television
IMUL Integer Multiply
IMUX Inverse Multiplexer
INC Increment
INFS Internet Network File System
INIT Initialization
INM Integrated Network Management
INND Internet News Daemon
INS Input String
Integrated Network Server
INTA Interrupt Acknowledge
InterNIC Internet Network Information Center
INTO Interrupt if Overflow occurs
INT Integer
International (organization Domain name)
IN Input
IOCC Input/Output Channel Converter
Input/Output Controller Chip
IOCS Input/Output Control System
IOCTL Input/Output Control
IOC Inter-Office Channel
IODE Integrated Development and Debugging Environment
IOH I'm Outta Here
IOPL Input/Output Privilege Level
IOP Input/Output Processor
IOR Interoperable Object Reference
IOSGA Input/Output Support Gate Array
IOW In Other Words
IPBF Installed Peripheral Base Flexibility
IPCP Internet Protocol Control Protocol
IPC Instructions Per Clock
Interprocess Communication
IPDS IBM Personal Dictation System
Intelligent Printer Data Stream
IPFC Information Presentation Facility Compiler
IPI Intelligent Peripheral Interface
IPL Information Programming Language
Initial Program Load/Loader
IPMI Intelligent Platform Management Interface
IPM Images Per Minute
Interpersonal Message
IPng Internet Protocol, next generation
IPSE Integrated Project Support Environment
IPTC International Press Telecommunications Council
IPX Internet Packet eXchange
IP Instruction Pointer
Internet Protocol
IP Internet Protocol You will mostly find this used in phrases such as "IP address". This is the number address that is really being used for communication on the internet. The IP (address) of is At least it was last time I checked. This address can change by moving from one ISP to another. Or by the ISP moving webpages from one computer to another. This is why domain names are so totally kewl. does not change even if the IP address does. Therefore whenever your compIQL|&|Interactive Query Language
IRCs International Reply Coupons -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
IRC Internet Relay Chat
IRDA Infrared Data Association
IRDS Information Resource Dictionary System
IRD Integrated Receiver/Descrambler
IRET Interrupt Return
IRF Intermediate Routing Function
Inheritance Rights Filter
IRLAP Infrared Link Access Protocol
IRLED Infrared Light Emitting Diode
IRL In Real Life
IRL Interactive Reader Language
Inter-Repeater Link
IRM Information Resource Management
Inherent Rights Mask
IRQ Interrupt Request
IRTF Internet Research Task Force
IRX Information Retrieval Experiment
IR Infrared
ISAM Indexed Sequential-Access Management/Method
ISAPI Internet Server API
ISA Industry Standard Architecture
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISC Instruction Set Computer
Inter-Systems Communication
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
It Still Does Nothing
ISD Image Section Descriptor
Instructional Systems Design
ISH Information Super Highway
ISIS Integrated Systems and Information Services
ISI Internally Specified Index
ISKM Internet Starter Kit for the Macintosh
ISL Interactive System Language
ISMF Interactive Storage Management Facility
ISM Integrated Services Model
Internet Service Manager
ISOC Internet Society
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISPF Interactive System Programming Facility
ISP Internet Service Provider An incrediably important term to know. Your ISP is your entrance into the internet. Your ISP's name is that part of your email address that follows the @. If your address is, your ISPs name is
Internet Service Provider
Interrupt Stack Pointer
Interrupt Status Port
ISR Information Storage and Retrieval
Interrupt Service Routine
Interrupt Status Register
ISSN International Standard Serial Number
ISV Independent Software Vendor
IS Information System
Interrupt Status
ITB Information Technology Branch
Intermediate Text Block
ITC International Typeface Corporation
ITE Information Technology Equipment
ITF Interactive Test Facility
ITN Identification Tasking and Networking
ITR Internet Talk Radio
ITU-TIES ITU-Telecom Information Exchange Services
ITU-TSS ITU-Telecommunication Standards Section
ITUG International Telecommunications User Group
ITU International Telecommunication Union
ITV Interactive Television
ITX Intermediate Text Block
IT Information Technology
IUAP Internet User Account Provider
IUS/ITB Interchange Unit Separator/Intermediate Transmission Block
IU Integer Unit
IV&V Independent Verification & Validation
IVDS Integrated Voice and Data Systems
IVIS Interactive Video Information System
IVL Independent Vendor League
Intel Verification Lab
IVR Interactive Voice Response
IVS Interactive Videodisk System
IVT Interrupt Vector Table
IXC Interexchange Carrier
IYSS If You Say So