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AIM

(1) (AOL Instant Messenger) America Online's instant messaging service, which supports text chat, photo sharing, online gaming and PC to PC voice. An AIM list of Instant Messenger contacts is called a "Buddy List." AIM was part of America Online and then a stand-alone service in 1997. It was discontinued at the end of 2017. See instant messaging.

(2) (Application Integration Middleware) An umbrella term for middleware software that ties applications together. See application integration, middleware and PPMW.

(3) (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, Warrendale, PA, www.aimglobal.org) The trade association for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Established in 1982 as a product division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI), AIM is involved in setting standards for barcodes, magnetic stripes and RFID technology. See also AIIM.

(4) (Apple IBM Motorola) The alliance of Apple, IBM and Motorola that developed the PowerPC chip. See PowerPC and Apple-IBM alliance.
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The AIMES test bed is the only test bed in the world that facilitates research and development to address the scale of connectivity needed for real-world application for emerging technologies.
Nick Evans, NatWest relationship manager, added: "AIMES has a good track record of making investments to improve the service it can offer its clients.
The AIMES Centre was responsible for the tender process, which was subject to the Official Journal of European Union (OJEU) criteria.
"We have very close relationships with our factories," Aimes said.
The Christian Children's Fund (CCF) (see sidebar on page 64) put together what it calls its annual impact monitoring and evaluation system (AIMES).
Following his refusal, DC Aimes was told he would be moved from the prestigious Force Crime Unit at police headquarters, in Birmingham city centre, to Belgrave Road police station.
For Aimes tape and fillers, which range in price from pounds 2.90 for the paper tape to pounds 16 for a 25 kilogram bag of Velvet filler, telephone Dial- A-Colour on 0800 731 6063.
Over the past six months, AIMES has worked closely with the city council and 2020 Liverpool to set up the FibreNet infrastructure.
Mrs Aimes said: "We are proud of our serving men and women and this is our way of showing appreciation for everything they do.
Prof Dennis Kehoe, chief executive of Aimes Grid Services, said: "Turnover will be more than pounds 1m this year and in the next five years we are looking to get to pounds 10m.
AIMES Grid Services is a successful spin-out from the University of Liverpool.