What is footprint? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

In information technology, a footprint is the amount of space a particular unit of hardware or software occupies. Marketing brochures frequently state that a new hardware control unit or desktop display has a "smaller footprint," meaning that it occupies less space in the closet or on your desk. More recently, the term is used to describe microcomponents that take less space inside a computer and software that occupies less space in memory (whether random access memory or read-only memory ).

This was last updated in April 2005
Contributor(s): Karen Koder
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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