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(1) (International Data Corporation, Framingham, MA, A major market research, analysis and consulting firm in the information field. Founded in 1964, it provides annual briefings and in-depth reports on all aspects of the industry. IDC is a subsidiary of the International Data Group (IDG).

(2) (Internet Database Connector) A component of Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) Web server that is used to access ODBC-compliant databases. IDC uses two file types. The .IDC file contains the query statement that is sent to the database. The results of the query are placed into an HTML extension file (.HTX file) and returned to the user's browser via IIS. IDC is an ISAPI DLL named HTTPODBC.DLL.

(3) (Internet DataCenter) See telecom hotel.

(4) (Insulation Displacement Connector) A type of connector that strips off the insulation of the wire to make contact with it. The wire is pushed into the connector with a punchdown tool. See punch block.

An IDC Block
Note the "V" teeth on this 66 punch block. As the wire is pushed down into the teeth, the insulation is stripped and the wire makes contact with the conductor.
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The total cost of the project was $ 462 million in which $ 2 million would be paid on land, $162 million on plant machinery, $ 81 million on construction, $ 60 million on engineering services, $ 60 million on infrastructure, $ 25 million on water, $ 15 million on power, $ 30 million on technology, $ 19 million on pre-operating costs, $ 29 million on working capital and $ 29 million on interest during construction.
DelhiSonepatPanipat As per the Feasibility Reports, the total estimated project cost for the above three prioritized corridors including escalation and Interest during construction (IDC) (with Central and State Taxes) is Rs.
According to planning and development ministry till June 2014 the government spent almost Rs40 billion on land acquisition while it has allocated Rs15 billion for spending in the current year Turning the request down ECNEC Chairman said the cost was too high observing that the water and power ministry has deliberately kept the component of interest during construction (IDC) outside the PC-I aimed at showing the cost at a lower side.
According to the document the revised total cost of the Neelum Jehlum project without interest during construction is $2583.
Bond interest during construction and underwriting fees add another $7 million.