Mobile Computing Definitions

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

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  • W

    Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)

    Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS) is the security level for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) applications.

  • wireless Web

    The wireless Web refers to use of the World Wide Web through a wireless device, such as a cellular telephone or personal digital assistant (PDA).

  • workstation

    A workstation is a computer intended for individual use that is faster and more capable than a personal computer.

  • WPAN (wireless personal area network)

    A WPAN (wireless personal area network) is a personal area network - a network for interconnecting devices centered around an individual person's workspace - in which the connections are wireless.

  • X

    XenMobile Device Manager (XDM)

    Citrix's XenMobile Device Manager (XDM) is the mobile device management tools within the XenMobile product suite.

  • XenMobile Mail Manager

    XenMobile Mail Manager, Citrix's EMM email product, is designed to allow emloyees to access sensitive corporate email while working outside the office, while also facilitating administration and management.

  • Y

    Yagi antenna (Yagi-Uda array)

    A Yagi antenna, also known as a Yagi-Uda array or simply a Yagi, is a unidirectional antenna commonly used in communications when a frequency is above 10 MHz.

  • Z

    Zimbra Collaboration Server

    Zimbra is an open source server and client technology for enterprise messaging and collaboration.

  • Zip drive

    A Zip drive is a small, portable disk drive used primarily for backing up and archiving personal computer files.

  • zipping

    Zipping is the act of packaging a set of files into a single file or archive that is called a zip file.

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

    Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is a synchronization protocol that enables users of mobile devices to access email, calendar, contacts, and tasks from their organization's Microsoft Exchange server.

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