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  • February 25, 2011 25 Feb'11

    Fast Guide: Enterprise AIR Applications

    Since its introduction last year, there have been many innovative applications created for Adobe AIR. Adobe AIR is a developer's tool for creating platform-independent web applications that can be run on a user's desktop. If you want to see what ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    What is the difference between PDL and PDF?

    PDL is a language that specifies the arrangement of a printed page through commands from a computer that the printer carries out. PDF is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document.  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    letter of intent

    A letter of intent (LOI) is a document outlining the general plans of an agreement between two or more parties before a legal agreement is finalized.  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter)

    A UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) is the microchip with programming that controls a computer's interface to its attached serial devices.  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    AMR (Audio/Modem Riser or AMR slot)

    AMR (Audio/Modem Riser) is a specification developed by Intel for packaging the analog I/O audio functions of modem circuitry together with a codec chip (which converts back and forth from analog to digital) on a small board that plugs directly into...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    ampere per meter squared (A/m 2)

    The ampere per meter squared, symbolized A/m 2, is the International Unit of electric current density.  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    ampere per meter (A/m, Oe, oersted)

    The ampere per meter (symbolized A/m) is the International Unit of magnetic field strength.  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    AV (audio/video)

    AV, an abbreviation for audio/video, is frequently used as a generic term for the audio and video components and capabilities in home entertainment system and related product descriptions and reviews.  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    IT chargeback system

    An IT chargeback system is an accounting strategy that applies the costs of IT services, hardware or software to the business unit in which they are used.  Continue Reading

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    fair opportunity

    Fair opportunity is a requirement that U.S. government agencies purchasing goods or services under a multi-award contract give every company that holds that contract an equal opportunity to respond to a request for proposal (RFP).  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 ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • 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.