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    disposable email

    What is a disposable email?Disposable email is a service that allows a registered user to receive email at a temporary address that expires after a certain time period elapses.  Continue Reading

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    heuristic

    As an adjective, heuristic (pronounced hyu-RIS-tik and from the Greek "heuriskein" meaning "to discover") pertains to the process of gaining knowledge or some desired result by intelligent guesswork rather than by following some preestablished ...  Continue Reading

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    cache server

    A cache server is a dedicated network server or service acting as a server that saves Web pages or other Internet content locally.  Continue Reading

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    preamble

    A preamble is a signal used in network communications to synchronize transmission timing between two or more systems.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2009 21 Aug'09

    computational origami

    Computational origami is a type of computer program for modeling the ways in which various materials, including paper, can be folded.  Continue Reading

  • August 20, 2009 20 Aug'09

    hashtag

    A hashtag is atag used to categorize posts on Twitter (tweets) according to topics.  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    FairPlay

    FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) program from Apple.  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method)

    BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is an environmental standard that rates the sustainability of buildings in the UK. The BREEAM environmental assessment aims to minimize environmental impact by ensuring sustainability best practices are ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    United Kingdom Climate Change Act

    The United Kingdom Climate Change Act is the world's first legally binding environmental sustainability framework. Under the Climate Change Act, the UK aims to become a low-carbon economy.  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Quiz: Cell phone tech

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz: Cell phone teminology.  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.

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  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

  • identity management (ID management)

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...

  • zero-day (computer)

    A zero-day vulnerability, also known as a computer zero day, is a flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is unknown to the ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • SAS SSD (Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drive)

    A SAS SSD (Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drive) is a NAND flash-based storage or caching device designed to fit in the same ...

  • MTTR (mean time to repair)

    MTTR (mean time to repair) is the average time required to fix a failed component or device and return it to production status.

  • OpenStack Swift

    OpenStack Swift, also known as OpenStack Object Storage, is an open source object storage system that is licensed under the ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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