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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    cloud drive

    A cloud drive is an umbrella term used to describe any Web-based service that provides storage space on a remote server.

  • cloudbook

    A cloudbook is a thin client notebook computer with a browser operating system (OS) and interface.

  • CloudOn

    CloudOn is a web-based collaboration tool that allows users to open, review and edit Microsoft Office documents on any computing device that has a Google Chrome or Apple Safari browser.

  • coaxial antenna

    A coaxial antenna is a variant of the dipole antenna, designed for use with an unbalanced feed line.

  • common short code (CSC)

    Common short codes (CSC) are short telephone numbers, usually consisting of five digits, that are used to address SMS and MMS messages from cellular telephones. Common short codes may also be called mobile short codes or short numbers... (Continued)

  • Compact HTML (CHTML)

    Compact HTML (CHTML or cHTML) is a subset of standard Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) adapted for use with small computing devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), cellular phones, and smartphones.

  • Complementary Code Keying (CCK)

    Complementary Code Keying (CCK) is a modulation scheme used with wireless networks (WLANs) that employ the IEEE 802.11b specification.

  • configuration profile (CP)

    A configuration profile (CP) is an XML file that an IT administrator can use to customize settings on an end user's Apple iOS or Mac OS X device.

  • consumer device

    Consumer device is an industry term for Internet-capable mobile computers that are marketed to individuals, not businesses.

  • consumerization policy

    A consumerization policy is a documented set of practices for managing the use of consumer devices and technologies within a given organization. A consumerization policy defines acceptable use.

  • contextual computing

    Contextual computing, also called context-aware computing, is the use of software and hardware to automatically collect and analyze data about a device's surroundings in order to present relevant, actionable information to the end user.

  • convertible tablet

    A convertible tablet is a computer that can function as either a standalone touch screen device or as a notebook with a physical keyboard.

  • COPE (corporate-owned, personally-enabled)

    COPE (corporate-owned personally-enabled) is a business model in which an organization provides its employees with mobile computing devices and allows the employees to use them as if they were personally-owned notebook computers, tablets or smartphones.

  • corporate mobility policy

    A corporate mobility policy is a set of guidelines, established by a corporation, that govern the use and security of mobile devices such as smartphones, PDAs and tablets within the corporate network.

  • cross-platform mobile development

    Cross-platform mobile development is the creation of software applications that are compatible with multiple mobile operating systems.

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