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  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    WebOps (Web operations)

    WebOps, short for Web operations, is the area of IT systems management that deals with the complexities of Web-based applications and the systems that support them. WebOps includes application deployment, operations, maintenance, tuning and repair.  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    application awareness

    Application awareness is the capacity of a system to maintain information about connected applications to optimize their operation and that of any subsystems that they run or control.  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    IP SLA (Cisco)

    IP SLA (Internet protocol service level agreement) is a feature of the Cisco IOS (Internetwork Operating System) that allows an IT professional to collect information about network performance in real time.  Continue Reading

  • January 30, 2013 30 Jan'13

    network management system

    A network management system (NMS) is a set of hardware and/or software tools that allow an IT professional to supervise the individual components of a network within a larger network management framework.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2013 29 Jan'13

    plane (in networking)

    A plane, in a networking context, is one of three integral components of a telecommunications architecture. These three elements -- the data plane, the control plane and the management plane – can be thought of as different areas of operations. Each...  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2013 29 Jan'13

    Ultra High-Definition TV (UHDTV)

    Ultra-high-definition (UHD) television, also abbreviated UHDTV, is a digital television display format in which the horizontal screen resolution is on the order of 4000 pixels (4K UHD) or 8000 pixels (8K UHD).  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2013 29 Jan'13

    software agent

    A software agent is a persistent, goal-oriented computer program that reacts to its environment and runs without continuous direct supervision to perform some function for an end user or another program.  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2013 25 Jan'13

    hierarchical menu

    A hierarchical menu is a multi-level arrangement of options, organized to allow users to find information, tools, or functions more easily than they could in an unstructured presentation.  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2013 24 Jan'13

    Chief Social Scientist (Senior Social Scientist)

    A Chief (or Senior) Social Scientist is a sociologist who provides advice to government officials or corporate executives concerning the roles of individuals and institutions in human society. Social science began in the 19th century among notables ...  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2013 23 Jan'13

    eye tracking (gaze tracking)

    Eye tracking is the process of electronically locating the point of a person's gaze, or following and recording the movement of the point of gaze. Various technologies exist for accomplishing this task; some methods involve attachments to the eye, ...  Continue Reading

  • January 22, 2013 22 Jan'13

    data-driven disaster

    A data-driven disaster is a serious problem caused by one or more ineffective data analysis processes.  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2013 21 Jan'13

    Google Trends

    Google Trends is a free service provided by Google that displays how often specific keywords, subjects and phrases have been searched for on Google over a period of time.  Continue Reading

  • January 18, 2013 18 Jan'13

    Graph Search

    Graph Search is a search engine that is integrated with Facebook’s social graphs. The search engine processes natural language queries to return information from across the user’s network of friends and connections or beyond, depending on the search.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    commodity computer

    A commodity computer is a standard-issue PC that is widely available for purchase. The term differentiates typical consumer products from specialized or high-performance computers.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    LiveJournal

    LiveJournal is a social media platform that allows users to keep a blog, journal or diary and share their interests with LiveJournal friends or communities around the world.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    stack overflow

    A stack overflow is an undesirable condition in which a particular computer program tries to use more memory space than the call stack has available. In programming, the call stack is a buffer that stores requests that need to be handled.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    geotagging

    Geotagging is the addition of geographical information, usually in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates, to Web sites, images, videos, smartphone transmissions, and various other data types and sources. Sometimes geotagging includes place ...  Continue Reading

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    ubiquitous robotics

    Ubiquitous robotics is the design and deployment of robots in smart network environments in which everything is interconnected. In this context, the word "ubiquitous" can translate as "omnipresent and pervasive."  Continue Reading

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    probabilistic robotics

    Probabilistic robotics, also called statistical robotics, is a field of robotics that involves the control and behavior of robots in environments subject to unforeseeable events. Because reality always involves uncertainty, probabilistic robotics ...  Continue Reading

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    laboratory robotics

    Laboratory robotics is the practice of using robots to perform or assist in laboratory tasks. While laboratory robots have found applications in diverse industries and sciences, pharmaceutical companies have used them more than any other group.  Continue Reading

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