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  • June 20, 2011 20 Jun'11

    Citizen's Band Radio (CB)

    The Citizen's Band (CB) Radio Service, also known simply as CB, is a public, two-way personal radio service.  Continue Reading

  • June 20, 2011 20 Jun'11

    trip unit (circuit breaker)

    A trip unit is the part of a circuit breaker that opens the circuit in the event of a thermal overload, short circuit or ground fault.  Continue Reading

  • June 17, 2011 17 Jun'11

    motion gaming (motion-controlled gaming)

    A motion gaming system, sometimes called a motion-controlled gaming system, is one that allows players to interact with the system through body movements.  Continue Reading

  • June 16, 2011 16 Jun'11


    Wireshark is an open source tool for analyzing packets and profiling network traffic.  Such a tool is often referred to as a sniffer.  Continue Reading

  • June 15, 2011 15 Jun'11


    Groupon is a marketing service that offers its subscribers daily discount coupons by email, Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Continue Reading

  • June 14, 2011 14 Jun'11

    fist to five (fist of five)

    Fist to five, also called fist of five, is a technique used by agile software development teams to poll team members and help achieve consensus.  Continue Reading

  • June 07, 2011 07 Jun'11

    Identity Ecosystem

    Identity Ecosystem, more formally known as the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, is a proposal from the United States federal government to improve identity authentication on the Internet and make online transactions safer.  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.