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  • August 31, 2012 31 Aug'12


    Goobuntu (Google Ubuntu) is the operating system (OS) that Google uses for its employee computer desktop workstations.  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12


    Curation is a field of endeavor involved with assembling, managing and presenting some type of collection. Curators of art galleries and museums, for example, research, select and acquire pieces for their institutions’ collections and oversee ...  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    social curation

    Social curation is collaborative sharing of Web content organized around one or more particular themes or topics.  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    data curation

    Data curation is the management of data throughout its lifecycle, from creation and initial storage to the time when it is archived for posterity or becomes obsolete and is deleted.  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    content curation

    Content curation is the gathering, organizing and online presentation of content related to a particular theme or topic. As a rule, a content curation site reproduces some of the original content and links to the full entry.  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    24/7 Customer or [24]7 Inc

    24/7 Customer is a business process outsourcing (BPO) services provider that also sells industry-specific cloud-based applications.  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    IBM Daksh (IBM Global Process Services)

    IBM Daksh, also known as IBM Global Process Services, is a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm that was formerly known as Daksh eServices.  Continue Reading

  • August 30, 2012 30 Aug'12

    EXL Service (EXL Services)

    EXL Service, also known as EXL Services (NASDAQ: EXLS), provides business process outsourcing services to global corporations.  Continue Reading

  • August 29, 2012 29 Aug'12

    Web 2.0 suicide

    Web 2.0 suicide is the obliteration of information related to an individual's online persona on social networking sites, blogs and other web-based venues.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    reverse electrovibration (virtual touch)

    Reverse electrovibration, also known as virtual touch, is an augmented reality (AR) technology that allows end users to perceive the textures and contours of an object from a computer screen.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    voice morphing

    Voice morphing is the software-generated alteration of a person's natural voice. The purpose may be to add audio effects to the voice, to obscure the identity of the person or to impersonate another individual.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    shift register

    A shift register is a digital memory circuit found in calculators, computers, and data-processing systems.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    data point

    A data point is a discrete unit of information. In a general sense, any single fact is a data point.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR)

    Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) is a government agency in India that stores and manages data for the country's Aadhaar project.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12


    Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India in the form of a card.  Continue Reading

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is the issuing authority of Aadhaar cards (aka unique identification numbers or UIDs).  Continue Reading

  • August 24, 2012 24 Aug'12


    Simplex is a communications mode in which only one signal is transmitted, and it always goes in the same direction. The transmitter and the receiver operate on the same frequency.  Continue Reading

  • August 24, 2012 24 Aug'12

    binary coded decimal

    Binary coded decimal (BCD) is a system of writing numerals that assigns a four-digit binary code to each digit 0 through 9 in a decimal (base-10) numeral. The four-bit BCD code for any particular single base-10 digit is its representation in binary ...  Continue Reading

  • August 24, 2012 24 Aug'12

    index register

    An index register is a circuit that receives, stores, and outputs instruction-changing codes in a computer. This circuit is also called an address register or a register of modifications.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2012 21 Aug'12

    mobile device attack

    A mobile device attack is an exploit targeting handheld communications devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Ed Skoudis, founder and senior security consultant of InGuardians, a security consulting firm, describes one scenario: "Bad guys are ...  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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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...



  • 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 ...


  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.

  • external storage device

    An external storage device, also referred to as auxiliary storage and secondary storage, is a device that contains all the ...

  • NetApp SolidFire

    NetApp SolidFire is a business division of NetApp Inc. that specializes in all-flash storage systems.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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