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hyper-hybrid cloud

A hyper-hybrid cloud is a complex distributed environment involving multiple and diverse interconnected public and private clouds, often from multiple providers. See More

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cloud integration

Cloud integration is the process of configuring multiple application programs to share data in the cloud.

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Best practices for building apps with cloud computing tools

To build better apps, developers should understand the nature of different cloud computing tools. It's essential to first evaluate these services. ...

Streaming analytics lets you view the past to see the future

The idea of streaming analytics, where data is analyzed in real time, is elegant in its simplicity. Achieving that simplicity is anything but simple.

Managing OS and middleware platforms in the cloud

Getting operating systems and middleware tools to work together in the cloud can be overly complicated. Tom Nolle shares some tips.



  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.


  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

  • identity management (ID management)

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...



  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...



  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.