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  • A

    administrator code

    In government contracting, an administrator code (AC), like a buyer code (BC), is a code assigned to each Post Award Administrator. It is generally referenced on the cover sheet of the award.

  • Apple Authorized Reseller (AAR)

    An Apple Authorized Reseller (AAR) is a business partner that has entered into a contractual relationship with Apple Computer Inc., to sell software and/or hardware products.

  • Apple Authorized Service Provider (Apple AASP)

    An Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) is a business that provides repair services for Apple products.

  • application rationalization (AR)

    Application rationalization is the process of identifying which business applications should be kept, replaced, retired or consolidated across an organization to improve business operations.

  • AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service

    AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering that allows software developers and business customers to access virtualized servers in an AT&T data center on a pay-per-use basis. 

  • authorized service provider (ASP)

    An authorized service provider (ASP) is an organization that a product manufacturer has deemed qualified to service products covered under the manufacturer's warranty.

  • Automated Best Value System (ABVS)

    Automated Best Value System is a calculated formula that assesses past performance based on quality, delivery and packaging performance.

  • automated provisioning

    Automated provisioning is the ability to deploy an information technology or telecommunications service by using predefined procedures that are carried out electronically without requiring human intervention.

  • B

    backside bus

    In a personal computer with an Intel processor chipset that includes a Dual Independent Bus (DIB), the frontside bus is the data path and physical interface between the processor and the main memory (RAM).

  • best and final offer

    For negotiated procurements, a contractor's final offer following the conclusion of discussions.

  • break/fix model

    Break/fix is type of customer support in which the service provider charges an hourly rate plus the cost of parts.

  • broad agency announcement (BAA)

    A broad agency announcement (BAA) is a notice from the government that requests scientific or research proposals from private firms concerning certain areas of interest to the government.

  • C

    channel captain

    A channel captain is the individual or organization responsible for managing a particular distribution channel and overseeing channel partnerships. The channel captain is usually a channel member.

  • channel conflict

    Channel conflict is a situation in which channel partners have to compete against one another or a vendor's internal sales department.

  • channel partner

    A channel partner is a person or organization that provides services or sells products on behalf of a software, hardware, networking or cloud services vendor. Value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), consultants, managed service providers (MSPs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and independent software vendors (ISVs) may all be called channel partners.

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