What factors do the items in the following alphabetized list have in common?

AD cycle (application development cycle), artificial intelligence, business intelligence, CASE (computer-assisted software engineering), client/server technology, COBOL (common business-oriented language), CRM (customer relationship management), data marts, data mining, data warehouses, e-business/e-commerce, EIS (executive information systems), formal language theory, GUIs (graphical user interfaces), Internet, object-oriented technology, OLAP (online analytical processing), OLTP (online transaction processing), personal computer, relational database, SAA (system application architecture), spreadsheets, structured analysis and design, and 4GL (fourth generation language) technology.

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