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  • April 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    incentivize

    Incentivize is to offer a reward, such as money or a free vacation, in hopes of motivating an individual to perform a specific action, such as enter a contest or work longer hours without being paid.  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2007 24 Apr'07

    superconducting quantum interference device

    A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) is a mechanism used to measure extremely weak signals, such as subtle changes in the human body's electromagnetic energy field.  Continue Reading

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    ownership tag

    An ownership tag is a security feature on Compaq computers, consisting of an encrypt ed text string that displays at startup to uniquely identify a computer.  Continue Reading

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    bridge tap

    A bridge tap is an extraneous length of dangling, unterminated cable on a communications line, usually left over from an earlier configuration, that can cause impedance mismatches and other undesired effects in transmissions.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is a consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, an open source alternative to the Unix operating system... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    tty command

    A tty command in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems is a shell command that can be entered interactively or as part of a script to determine whether the output for the script is a terminal (that is, to an interactive user) or to some other...  Continue Reading

  • April 10, 2007 10 Apr'07

    first law of thermodynamics

    Energy is neither created nor destroyed.  Continue Reading

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    optical transceiver chip

    An optical transceiver chip is an integrated circuit (IC) that transmits and receives data using optical fiber rather than electrical wire.  Continue Reading

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    Podcast: Understanding crowdsourcing

    This podcast defines and discusses crowdsourcing, the act of taking a function traditionally performed by an employee and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people using information technology. Crowdsourcing relies on a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    programming language generations

    In the computer industry, these abbreviations are widely used to represent major steps or "generations" in the evolution of programming languages.  Continue Reading

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    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.

  • audit program (audit plan)

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

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  • call tree

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    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization ...

  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a technology that allows computers in a network to exchange data in main memory without ...

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  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

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    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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