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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

    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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  • black hat

    Black hat refers to a hacker who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent.

  • copyright

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  • keylogger (keystroke logger or system monitor)

    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and ...

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    Population health management (PHM) is a discipline within the healthcare industry that studies and facilitates care delivery ...

  • ICD-10-PCS

    The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) is a U.S. cataloging system for...

  • U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

    The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the largest biomedical library in the world.

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  • 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 ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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  • open source storage

    Open source storage is data storage software developed in a public, collaborative manner that permits the free use, distribution ...

  • CompactFlash card (CF card)

    A CompactFlash card (CF card) is a memory card format developed by SanDisk in 1994 that uses flash memory technology to store ...

  • email archiving

    Email archiving (also spelled e-mail archiving) is a systematic approach to saving and protecting the data contained in email ...

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  • 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.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

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  • 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 ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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