Browse Definitions:
  • June 29, 2009 29 Jun'09

    Manufacturing details (quiz)

    Test yourself. A 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 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 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  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    Worldwide Contributors

    A list of contributors to  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2009 04 Jun'09

    Podcast: What is Web texting?

    This podcast from 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,'s Alex Howard called up Gavin Macomber, ...  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2009 04 Jun'09


    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



  • 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 ...


  • 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.