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  • August 28, 2009 28 Aug'09

    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

  • August 25, 2009 25 Aug'09

    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

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    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 19, 2009 19 Aug'09

    ping strangeness

    Ping strangeness is a term used in troubleshooting to describe the incidence of an unusual pattern or frequency of Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper messages in a network.  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

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  • 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.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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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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  • nearline storage

    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization ...

  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a technology that allows computers in a network to exchange data in main memory without ...

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  • 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 ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

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  • 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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