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  • (ACL) Access Control List
    • List of permissions attached to an object. An ACL specifies which users or system processes are granted access to objects, as well as what operations are allowed on given objects. Each entry in a typical ACL specifies a subject and an operation.
  • (API) Application Programming Interface 
    • A set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. Crownpeak API's include Template, Services, and Access APIs
  • (CDF) Content Distribution Framework
    • CMS Extension is built on top of the Translation Model Framework foundation. The CDF operates on the concept of a Master or Universal content repository, where Universal
      content is replicated or “distributed” to destination repositories, while preserving a permanent relationship
      between Universal content and Distributed content.
  • (CDN) Content Delivery Network
    • System of distributed servers (network) that deliver webpages and other Web content to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and a content delivery server.
  • (CMS) Content Management System 
    • Software application that manages the integrity, revisions, and lifecycle of digital information in an organization. CMS is a component of Crownpeak's DXM platform.
  • (CSV) Comma Separated Values
    • Stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas.
  • (DAM) Digital Asset Management
    • A feature of DXM: Business process for organizing, storing and retrieving rich media and managing digital rights and permissions. Rich media assets include photos, music, videos, animations, podcasts and other multimedia content.
  • (DB) Database
    • Structured set of data held in a computer, especially one that is accessible in various ways.
  • (DDOS) Distributed Denial of Service
    • DDoS is a type of attack where multiple compromised systems, are used to target a single system causing a denial of service (DoS) attack. 
  • (DQM) Digital Quality Management 
    • Ensure consistency across your entire digital footprint. Crawls your sites regularly (you decide how often) to ensure your digital experiences comply with accessibility, brand, SEO, legal and usability standards.
      Detect compliance issues, file and image errors, broken links, misspellings and unique brand and business rule violations so they can be fixed immediately.
      Monitor consistency across all customer touchpoints, regardless of channel.
      Enforce content standards and policies at a global, regional or local level.
  • (DR) Disaster Recovery
    • Involves a set of policies and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster.
  • (DXM) Digital Experience Management 
    • Software platform for marketers to manage, deliver, and optimize multiple experiences consistently across all consumer digital touchpoints. Digital touchpoints include websites, social media outlets, mobile phones, mobile apps, text messaging and microsites. 
  • (FS) File Server
    • Computer attached to a network that has the primary purpose of providing a location for shared disk access, i.e. shared storage of computer files (such as documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases, etc.) that can be accessed by the workstations that are attached to the same computer network.
  • (HA) High Availability
    • Refers to a system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time. Availability can be measured relative to "100% operational" or "never failing."
  • (HTML) Hyper Text Markup Language
    • A standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.
  • (HTTP) Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    • Application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. Hypertext is structured text that uses logical links (hyperlinks) between nodes containing text.  The “S” means that the data is transferred securely with 128 bit SSL encryption.
  • (IP) Internet Protocol address
    • Numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there."
  • (JSON) JavaScript Object Notation
    • A lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. 
  • (PaaS) Platform as a Service
    • Category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.
  • (PS) Publishing Server
    • Computer system designed to publish or distribute data from one point to another on the world wide web.
  • (RSS) Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication
    • Uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video.
  • (SaaS) Software as a Service 
    • Software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis (typically annually) and usually lives in the cloud. 
  • (SDK) Software Development Kit
    • A set of software tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, or software framework.
  • (SEO) Search Engine Optimization 
    • The practice of optimizing web pages for an organization to improve their ranking within natural or organic search engine results.
  • (SFTP) Secure File Transfer Protocol
    • Standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network.  The “S” means that the data is transferred securely with 128 bit SSL encryption.
  • (SMTP) Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
    • A TCP/IP protocol used in sending and receiving e-mail.
  • (SSL) Secure Sockets Layer
    • Standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
  • (SSO) Single Sign On
    • Allows a single authentication credential--user ID and password, smart card, one-time password token or a biometric device--to access multiple or different systems within a single organization. A federated identity management system provides single access to multiple systems across different enterprises. This is related to Federated Authentication and SAML2.0.
  • (TMF) Translation Model Framework
    • A utility found within the DXM platform that allows for multiple language configurations across all digital touchpoints.
  •  (WCO) Web Content Optimizer
    • A feature of our product offering that validates and delivers engaging, custom experiences to site visitors .
  • (WS) Web Server
    • Computer system that processes requests via HTTP, the basic network protocol used to distribute information on the World Wide Web.
  • (WSYIWYG) What You See Is What You Get
    • A WYSIWYG editor is a system in which content can be edited in a form that closely resembles what the finished product will look like. 
  • (XML) Extensible Markup Language
    • A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined by the W3C's XML 1.0 Specification and by several other related specifications, all of which are free open standards.

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