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  • July 20, 2009 20 Jul'09

    Ogg Theora

    Ogg Theora is an open-source video codec being developed by the Xiph.  Continue Reading

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    computer hardware chart

    This handy computer hardware quick look-up was designed by Sonic84.  Continue Reading

  • July 18, 2009 18 Jul'09

    nettop

    A nettop is a small, low-power and relatively inexpensive desktop computer.  Continue Reading

  • July 16, 2009 16 Jul'09

    DNS redirection

    DNS redirection is the controversial practice of serving a Web page to a user that is different from either the one requested or one that might reasonably be expected, such as an error page.  Continue Reading

  • July 14, 2009 14 Jul'09

    Massachusetts data protection law

    What is the Massachusetts data protection law?The Massachusetts data protection law is legislation that stipulates security requirements for organizations that handle the private data of residents.  Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    BIOS attack

    A BIOS attack is an exploit that infects the BIOS with malicious code and is persistent through reboots and attempts to reflash the firmware.  Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Modes of Attack

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about online security attacks and current attack methods. Test yourself.  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    disk image

    A disk image is a copy of the entire contents of a storage device, such as a hard drive, DVD, or CD.  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    Jack Kilby

    Jack Kilby is generally credited with being the inventor of the integrated circuit (IC).  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    disk cloning

    Disk cloning is the act of copying the contents of a computer's hard drive.  Continue Reading

  • July 03, 2009 03 Jul'09

    degrees of freedom

    Degrees of freedom, in a mechanics context, are specific, defined modes in which a mechanical device or system can move.  Continue Reading

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    Firefox 3.5

    Firefox 3.5 is a version of the Mozilla Foundation's Web browser that was released in June 2009.  Continue Reading

  • July 01, 2009 01 Jul'09

    yak shaving

    Yak shaving is programming lingo for the seemingly endless series of small tasks that have to be completed before the next step in a project can move forward.  Continue Reading

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  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks traffic to and from a Web application. WAFs are ...

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  • 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.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...

  • VRAM (video ram)

    VRAM (video RAM) is a reference to any type of random access memory (RAM) used to store image data for a computer display.

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

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    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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