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  • March 26, 2012 26 Mar'12

    intelligent verification

    Intelligent verification is a software process that allows engineers and technicians to use computers to ensure that a hardware design will perform as expected once the device has been fabricated or built.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2012 23 Mar'12

    retweet (RT)

    A retweet (RT) is the repetition of another user's update, or tweet, on Twitter. Like tweet, the term is used as a verb as well as a noun.  Continue Reading

  • March 21, 2012 21 Mar'12

    fan-out ratio

    A fan-out ratio is the relationship in quantity between a single port on a storage device and the number of servers that are attached to it.  Continue Reading

  • March 20, 2012 20 Mar'12


    Kitemark is a registered trademark owned and awarded by the British Standards Institution for products that have demonstrated standards for quality and safety.  Continue Reading

  • March 14, 2012 14 Mar'12

    Agile glossary: Words-2-Go

    This Agile glossary provides brief definitions of important terms and concepts in Agile and Scrum software development and project management.  Continue Reading

  • March 14, 2012 14 Mar'12


    An ultracapacitor, also called a supercapacitor, is an electrical component capable of holding hundreds of times more electrical charge quantity than a standard capacitor.  Continue Reading

  • March 13, 2012 13 Mar'12

    PCI DSS Requirements Fast Guide

    A chart that lists the 6 control objectives and 12 requirements that make up the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2012 12 Mar'12


    Keiretsu is a business network composed of manufacturers, supply chain partners, distributors and financiers who remain financially independent but work closely together to ensure each other's success.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2012 05 Mar'12

    iris recognition

    Iris recognition is a method of identifying people based on unique patterns within the ring-shaped region surrounding the pupil of the eye.  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2012 01 Mar'12

    ambient energy scavenging

    Ambient energy scavenging, also called ambient energy harvesting, is a process of obtaining usable energy from surrounding natural and human-made sources in the everyday environment.  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.