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  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    NAT64

    NAT64 is a proposed mechanism for translating IPv6 packets to IPv4 packets and vice-versa.  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    Quiz: Security Basics

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about security basics teminology.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Mobile device security quiz answers

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz - Mobile device security and compliance regulations can be as hard to pin down as a strong connection for your smartphone. Test your knowledge of risk areas and compliance rules in this quiz.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    smart dust

    In nanotechnology, smart dust is an ad hoc network of tiny devices equipped with wireless micro-electromechanical sensors (MEMS).  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    white balance

    In video recording, white balance is an electronic process that calibrates the picture for accurate color display in different lighting conditions by determining what is "white.  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2009 25 Mar'09

    accounting error

    What is an accounting error?An accounting error is a non-fraudulent discrepancy in financial documentation.  Continue Reading

  • March 20, 2009 20 Mar'09

    Quiz: Name my claim to fame!

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about famous people in tech history.  Continue Reading

  • March 20, 2009 20 Mar'09

    Leonardo da Vinci's car

    Da Vinci's car is a vehicle developed from the Renaissance artist/engineer/architect's drawings. The car has a boxy shape and resembles a wagon. It has three wheels and, in the full-scale model, measures five feet by five feet, six inches. (...  Continue Reading

  • March 19, 2009 19 Mar'09

    Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor whose research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems.  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2009 17 Mar'09

    heat

    Heat is the transfer of kinetic energy from one medium or object to another, or from an energy source to a medium or object.  Continue Reading

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    Google Street View

    Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps that enables users to view and navigate through 360 degree horizontal and 290 degree vertical panoramic street level images of various cities around the world.  Continue Reading

  • March 09, 2009 09 Mar'09

    Digital Text Platform (DTP)

    Digital Text Platform (DTP) is Amazon.com's self-publishing service.  Continue Reading

  • March 03, 2009 03 Mar'09

    seven wastes

    The seven wastes are categories of unproductive manufacturing practices identified by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS).  Continue Reading

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  • 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 ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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  • 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 ...

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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

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

  • RESTful API

    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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