IT Channel Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing IT channels and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • D

    Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC)

    The Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC) is a group composed of representatives from each Military department, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration... (Continued)

  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

    The Defense Contract Management Agency is the government agency that overseas administration of origin inspection contracts, dispatches quality assurance reports and audits/monitors subcontracting plans.

  • Dell EMC Partner Program

    The Dell EMC Partner Program is an international channel partner program that provides partners with business development, sales and marketing resources.

  • direct market reseller (DMR)

    A direct market reseller (DMR), also known as an e-tailer, is a company that sells directly to consumers online without operating storefront operations of any kind... (Continued)

  • distribution channel

    A distribution channel is the network of individuals and organizations involved in the process of moving a product or service from the producer to the end user.

  • distributor agreement (distribution agreement)

    A distributor agreement is a business contract between a vendor and distributor. Types of agreements include master, exclusive, selective and international distributor agreements.

  • Dolphin ALE

    Dolphin ArchiveLink Enabler (ALE) is an SAP ABAP add-on that allows SAP applications to use AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service cloud servers as an ArchiveLink repository.

  • E

    EMC cloud architect certification (EMCCA)

    EMC Cloud Architect Certification (EMCCA) is a certification and training offering by storage vendor EMC on high-level cloud architecture and design concepts.

  • Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus is an open source software platform for implementing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in a private or hybrid cloud computing environment.

  • F

    fair and reasonable price

    A fair and reasonable price is the price point for a good or service that is fair to both parties involved in the transaction.

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the body of laws that govern the U.S. Federal Government's procurement process. These laws are prepared, issued and maintained under the joint auspices of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services Administration (GAO and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Responsibility for maintenance and revision of the FAR is vested jointly in the Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC) and the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council. (CAAC).

  • freemium

    Freemium is a way of promoting services by offering the basic features at no cost, charging a premium only for supplemental features. The term, which is a combination of the words 'free' and 'premium,' was coined by Jarid Lukin of Alacra in 2006 after venture capitalist Fred Wilson came up with the idea... (Continued)

  • full and open competition

    With respect to a contract action, "full and open" competition means that all responsible sources are permitted to compete.

  • Full Packaged Product (FPP)

    Full Packaged Product (FPP) is the retail version of a Microsoft licensed product. FPPs are sold in stores in shrink-wrapped boxes.

  • G

    GB billing

    In the telecommunications industry, gigabyte (GB) billing is a form of Internet usage-based billing determined by how many GBs of bandwidth are used by a customer across an Internet service provider's (ISP's) network.

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