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  • February 28, 2007 28 Feb'07

    Daylight Saving Time patch

    A Daylight Saving Time patch is a modular piece of code created to update systems, devices and programs for compatibility with new start and end dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the United States, Canada and Bermuda.  Continue Reading

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    anti-spyware software

    Anti-spyware software is a type of program designed to prevent and detect unwanted spyware program installations and to remove those programs if installed.  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07


    A LiveDistro is a distribution of an operating system on some bootable storage medium... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    Podcast: What is a media-aware network?

    A media-aware network uses a combination of software and hardware within routers to bring more intelligence to the edges of a network, enhancing the experience of VoIP, videoconferencing, graphics-intensive gaming or other rich-media communications....  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    Podcast: What is Joost?

    What is Joost? Formerly known as the "Venice Project," Joost is an IPTV service from the creators of Skype and Kazaa that is also based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology . When you listen to the podcast from, you'll learn more about the ...  Continue Reading

  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    Internet caller ID

    Internet caller ID is an application that allows users to screen incoming telephone calls.  Continue Reading

  • February 15, 2007 15 Feb'07

    Secure Shell Charter (SSH Charter)

    The Secure Shell Charter (SSH Charter) is a set of papers produced by the Secure Shell Working Group (SSH Working Group), an organization dedicated to updating and standardizing the popular Unix-based interface and protocol known as Secure Shell (...  Continue Reading

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    defense contractor

    A defense contractor is any person who enters into a contract with a federal government of the United States for the production of material or for the performance of services for national defense.  Continue Reading

  • February 12, 2007 12 Feb'07

    Video: Web 2.0 Explained

    If you've been left wondering what exactly "Web 2.0" is, you're not alone. Over-used buzzwords tend to lose their meaning over time, after all. Fortunately, this video came along to help clarify things. Enjoy!  Continue Reading

  • February 09, 2007 09 Feb'07

    Glossary: Robotics

    Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. In this glossary, we've collected all of our definitions related to robotics and robots in one place.  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.