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  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    mouse potato

    A mouse potato is the computer equivalent of television's couch potato : someone who tends to spend a great deal of leisure time in front of the computer in much the same way the couch potato does in front of the television.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06


    Nanopaint is a coating that can modify the properties of a surface or substance according to user-defined parameters.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2006 22 Sep'06

    virtual community

    A virtual community is a community of people sharing common interests, ideas, and feelings over the Internet or other collaborative networks.  Continue Reading

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06


    Emulation, in a software context, is the use of an application program or device to imitate the behavior of another program or device... Continued)  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2006 15 Sep'06


    VisiCalc was the original computer spreadsheet program.  Continue Reading

  • September 08, 2006 08 Sep'06


    XJACK is a type of connector for notebook computer modem that allows a standard telephone connector to snap into the modem.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Gregorian calendar

    The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in current use in the Western world, both as the civil and Christian ecclesiastical calendar.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Julian calendar

    The Julian calendar was the 365-day calendar that Julius Caesar made official in 46 B.C. It replaced a calendar based on lunar cycles.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    kilowatt-hour (kWh)

    The kilowatt-hour (symbolized kWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power expended for one hour (1 h) of time.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Six Sigma: Glossary

    This is a glossary of the Six Sigma concept. The central idea behind Six Sigma is that if you can measure how many "defects" you have in a process, using sophisticated statistical tools, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    cubic meter (meter cubed)

    The cubic meter is the unit of volume in the International System of Units.  Continue Reading

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    scan converter

    A scan converter is a hardware device that converts a video signal into a format compatible with a specific type of display.  Continue Reading

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06


    Multitasking, in an operating system, is allowing a user to perform more than one computer task (such as the operation of an application program) at a time.  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.