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  • September 30, 2008 30 Sep'08


    Dot-green is a shorthand way of describing the green computing movement that includes both hype and real innovation.  Continue Reading

  • September 30, 2008 30 Sep'08


    Squeak is an implementation of the Smalltalk programming environment that is designed to allow code to be run on any major operating system, including Windows 95/98/NT, Windows CE, and UNIX.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2008 26 Sep'08

    connection broker

    In desktop virtualization, a connection broker is a software program that allows the end-user to connect to an available desktop.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2008 25 Sep'08

    impact-based advertising

    What is impact-based advertising?Impact-based advertising is a form of advertising designed to have a lasting psychological effect on viewers so they will remember the product or vendor.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2008 25 Sep'08

    customer satisfaction (CSAT)

    In customer relationship management, customer satisfaction (CSAT) is a measure of the degree to which a product or service meets the customer's expectations.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2008 25 Sep'08


    A malvertizement is malicious coding served through an ad on a Web site or in an email message.  Continue Reading

  • September 24, 2008 24 Sep'08

    Ajax quiz: Do you speak Geek?

    A quiz about AJAX. What combination of technologies gives Ajax its name? Test yourself.  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.