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  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08


    Drizzle is a lightweight open source database management system in development based on MySQL 6.  Continue Reading

  • October 15, 2008 15 Oct'08


    What is selenium?Selenium is a non-metallic element that is often used as a semiconductor material, as a rectifier or in xerography.  Continue Reading

  • October 15, 2008 15 Oct'08


    Burn-in is a test in which a system or component is made to run for an extended period of time to detect problems.  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2008 14 Oct'08

    return on marketing investment (ROMI)

    Return on marketing investment (ROMI) is a metric used to measure the overall effectiveness of a marketing campaign to help marketers make better decisions about allocating future investments.  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2008 13 Oct'08

    spaghetti code

    Spaghetti code is a derogatory term for computer programming that is unnecessarily convoluted, and particularly programming code that uses frequent branching from one section of code to another.  Continue Reading

  • October 10, 2008 10 Oct'08


    In finance, capitulation is the process of selling equity and giving up or surrendering any promise of monetary gain in an effort to get out of a particular market and into a less risky investment.  Continue Reading

  • October 01, 2008 01 Oct'08


    In mobile computing, snoopware is malware that is capable of monitoring activity on a smartphone.  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.