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  • April 24, 2009 24 Apr'09

    Fast Guide to IT Humor

    Find information technology (IT), computer and Internet humor for your next presentation. According to Andrew Carnegie, "There's little success where there's little laughter." That would seem to suggest to us that most presentations are not very ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2009 21 Apr'09

    Quiz: Business Process Management

    Vocabulary quiz on business process management terminology.  Continue Reading

  • April 17, 2009 17 Apr'09

    business rule

    A business rule is a statement that describes a business policy or procedure.  Continue Reading

  • April 17, 2009 17 Apr'09


    BitTorrent is a content distribution protocol that enables efficient software distribution and peer-to-peer sharing of very large files, such as entire movies and TV shows, by enabling users to serve as network redistribution points. (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09


    Redundancy is a system design in which a component is duplicated so if it fails there will be a backup.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09

    Data Definition Language (DDL)

    Data Definition Language (DDL) is a standard for commands that define the different structures in a database.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09

    atomic data

    In a data warehouse, atomic data is the lowest level of detail.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09

    fast array of wimpy nodes (FAWN)

    FAWN (fast array of wimpy nodes) is a low-power server architecture for intensive input/output (IO) tasks.  Continue Reading

  • April 10, 2009 10 Apr'09

    microchip art

    Microchip art is a microscopic non-functioning drawing impressed on the surface of the design mask used in the production of microchip s.  Continue Reading

  • April 09, 2009 09 Apr'09

    bunny suit

    A bunny suit is an coverall garment worn over street clothes to prevent skin and hair from being shed in a clean room environment.  Continue Reading

  • April 07, 2009 07 Apr'09


    A bioteam is an organizational structure in which peers share power and responsibility and each member of the team is a both a leader and a follower.  Continue Reading

  • April 06, 2009 06 Apr'09


    Apple is a prominent hardware and software company best known for its series of personal computers, the iPod and its innovative marketing strategies for its products.  Continue Reading

  • April 03, 2009 03 Apr'09

    Quiz: Conficker worm

    Test yourself. A tech vocabulary quiz: Conficker worm  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.