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  • December 27, 2005 27 Dec'05


    The becquerel is the derived unit of radioactivity in the International System of Units (SI), symbolized Bq and equal to one disintegration or nuclear transformation per second.  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2005 27 Dec'05


    The curie is a unit of ionizing radiation (radioactivity), symbolized Ci and equal to 3.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2005 20 Dec'05


    A window is a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface (GUI).  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05


    Yahoo! is an Internet portal that incorporates a search engine and a directory of World Wide Web sites organized in a hierarchy of topic categories.  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2005 08 Dec'05


    Minicom (usually written with an initial lowercase m) is a text-based, serial communications program designed for Linux and distributed under the Free Software Foundation GNU Public License. It works with the Lynx browser and has script capability.  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    shared source

    Shared source is a software licensing concept that is more open than the proprietary approach to licensing but more restricted than the open source model.  Continue Reading

  • December 04, 2005 04 Dec'05


    Probability is a branch of mathematics that deals with calculating the likelihood of a given event's occurrence, which is expressed as a number between 1 and 0.  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2005 01 Dec'05

    safe mode

    Safe mode is an alternate boot method for Windows operating systems that makes it easier to diagnose problems.  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    office cubicle

    An idea that is now over 40 years old, the office cubicle is a somewhat partitioned space for one or several workers in what is otherwise an unpartitioned and open building space for offices. In many companies, it has replaced the traditional ...  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.