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  • March 31, 2008 31 Mar'08


    CxO is a short way to refer, collectively, to corporate executives at what is sometimes called the C-level, whose job titles typically start with "Chief" and end with "Officer.  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2008 25 Mar'08

    domain tasting

    Domain tasting is the practice of purchasing numerous available domain names and then exploiting a five-day grace period to determine which names would be profitable to own.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    Phishing season (quiz)

    Ah, the festive season! Carolers come a-caroling; callers come a-calling and.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    dependent variable

    A dependent variable is a variable whose value depends upon independent variable s.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    molecular manufacturing

    Molecular manufacturing is a branch of nanotechnology that involves the use of nanoscale (extremely small) tools and non-biological processes to build structures, devices, and systems at the molecular level.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08


    There are several ways of entering data into a personal digital assistant (PDA) such as the well-known Palm.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08


    In general, volatile (from the Latin "volatilis" meaning "to fly")is an adjective used to describe something unstable or changeable.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08


    A chassis (pronounced TCHA-see or CHA-see) is the physical frame or structure of an automobile, an airplane, a desktop computer, or other multi-component device.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    virtual microscopy

    Virtual microscopy is a method of posting microscope images on, and transmitting them over, computer networks.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    OLED (light-emitting diode)

    OLED (organic light-emitting diode) is a display technology, pioneered and patented by Kodak, based on the use of organic polymer material as the semiconductor material in light-emitting diodes (LEDs)... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • March 13, 2008 13 Mar'08

    gOS (good operating system)

    gOS (pronounced gee-oss) is a Linux distribution designed for use with Web-based applications rather than software that must be purchased and installed... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • March 11, 2008 11 Mar'08

    Vannevar Bush

    An electrical engineer by training, Vannevar Bush is credited with having the idea of hypertext or "instant cross-referencing," decades before the term itself was conceived by Ted Nelson and before the concept was widely implemented on the World ...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2008 10 Mar'08


    Pleo is a robot toy modeled after a dinosaur believed to have lived during the late Jurassic period.  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2008 07 Mar'08

    demo and demoscene

    A demo is a non-interactive multimedia presentation that is rendered in real time.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    Quiz: Eureka!

    IT's all about the light bulb moments.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    paper battery

    A paper battery is a flexible, ultra-thin energy storage and production device formed by combining carbon nanotubes with a conventional sheet of cellulose-based paper.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    independent variable

    An independent variable is a variable that is manipulated to determine the value of a dependent variable s.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    Craftsman Costs Books

    The Craftsman Costs Books are a series published by the Craftsman Book Company, a publishing company focusing on the construction industry and estimating software.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08


    In audio production, chorus is one of the two standard audio effects defined by the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI).  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    Crystal Reports

    Crystal Reports is a popular Windows-based report writer (report generation program) that allows a programmer to create reports from a variety of data sources with a minimum of written code.  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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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...



  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...


  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.

  • external storage device

    An external storage device, also referred to as auxiliary storage and secondary storage, is a device that contains all the ...

  • NetApp SolidFire

    NetApp SolidFire is a business division of NetApp Inc. that specializes in all-flash storage systems.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.