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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

    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

    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

    bioteam

    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

    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 WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz: Conficker worm  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

    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

  • 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)

    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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