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  • October 30, 2005 30 Oct'05

    slice and dice

    To slice and dice is to break a body of information down into smaller parts or to examine it from different viewpoints so that you can understand it better.  Continue Reading

  • October 25, 2005 25 Oct'05


    Humanware is hardware and software that emphasizes user capability and empowerment and the design of the user interface.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05


    Ada (pronounced AY-duh) is a programming language somewhat similar to Pascal that was selected in a competition and made a U.S. Defense Department standard.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    Amdahl's law

    In computer programming, Amdahl's law is that, in a program with parallel processing, a relatively few instructions that have to be performed in sequence will have a limiting factor on program speedup such that adding more processors may not make ...  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    Navy Knowledge Online

    Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) is the United States Navy intranet.  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    docking station

    A docking station is a hardware frame and set of electrical connection interfaces that enable a notebook computer to effectively serve as a desktop computer.  Continue Reading

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    female connector

    A female connector is a connector attached to a wire, cable, or piece of hardware, having one or more recessed holes with electrical terminals inside, and constructed in such a way that a plug with exposed conductors (male connector) can be inserted...  Continue Reading

  • October 05, 2005 05 Oct'05


    Zsh is a shell (command interpreter) of the Bourne shell family, which also includes bash and the Korn shell (which zsh is said to resemble).  Continue Reading



  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • 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 ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • federated identity management (FIM)

    Federated identity management (FIM) is an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises to let subscribers use the same...

  • cross-site scripting (XSS)

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of injection security attack in which an attacker injects data, such as a malicious script, ...

  • firewall

    In computing, a firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or...




  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

  • all-flash array (AFA)

    An all-flash array (AFA), also known as a solid-state storage disk system, is an external storage array that uses only flash ...

  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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