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  • June 29, 2009 29 Jun'09

    Manufacturing details (quiz)

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz on manufacturing concepts and products with an emphasis on lean production, just-in-time manufacturing. Test yourself.  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2009 23 Jun'09

    insourcing

    Insourcing is a business practice in which work that would otherwise have been contracted out is performed in house.  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2009 22 Jun'09

    Cloud Computing (quiz)

    Test yourself. Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz to test knowledge of cloud computing technology, concepts and terms.  Continue Reading

  • June 16, 2009 16 Jun'09

    concatenation (concatenate, concatenating)

    Concatenation (from Latin concatenare, to link together) is taking two or more separately located things and placing them side-by-side next to each other so that they can now be treated as one thing.  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    personality profile

    A personality profile is a knowledge management tool used to provide an evaluation of an employee's personal attributes, values and life skills in an effort to maximize his or her job performance and contribution to the company.  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    USA Contributors

    A list of contributors to WhatIs.com.  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    Worldwide Contributors

    A list of contributors to WhatIs.com.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2009 04 Jun'09

    Podcast: What is Web texting?

    This podcast from WhatIs.com defines and discusses Web texting, two-way text messaging from the Web to a mobile handheld device, usually a cellular phone. To learn more about this buzzword, WhatIs.com's Alex Howard called up Gavin Macomber, ...  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2009 04 Jun'09

    micropayment

    A micropayment is an e-commerce transaction involving a very small sum of money in exchange for something made available online, such as an application download, a service or Web-based content.  Continue Reading

  • June 03, 2009 03 Jun'09

    mobile Internet device (MID)

    A mobile Internet device (MID) is a handheld device that is larger than a smartphone but smaller than a netbook.  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.

SearchStorage

  • 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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