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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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Although AIMES captures the impact and process measurements in communities, it does not prescribe any strategy for a community program, nor does it place any limits on the kinds of programs a community can use to promote the well-being of children.
AIMES is also seeking local firms, hospitals, universities and other institutions which want to take part in an initial one year trial starting this July.
LIVERPOOL technology company, AIMES Grid Services, has secured pounds 150,000 in funding from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board for a cloud computing project that will benefit the UK's medical research community.
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LIVERPOOL IT firm AIMES Grid Services is to invest pounds 100,000 to support the development of new services.
Professor Dennis Kehoe, chief executive of AIMES, said: "We constantly look for new technologies that will help us to make professional and secure disaster recovery solutions more affordable for our customers.