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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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  • 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 ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular ...

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another ...

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • 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 ...

SearchStorage

  • OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder)

    OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) is open source software designed to create and manage a service that provides persistent data ...

  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

  • DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • hybrid flash array

    A hybrid flash array is a solid-state storage system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives.

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • 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 ...

SearchCloudStorage

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • 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 ...

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