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  • October 31, 2013 31 Oct'13

    carbon nanotube computer

    A carbon nanotube computer is one with a processor that uses carbon nanotubes as its semiconductor material. The standard semiconductor for processors is silicon, which is expected to eventually reach its functional limits for applications that ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2013 31 Oct'13

    general-purpose computer

    A general-purpose computer is one that, given the appropriate application and required time, should be able to perform most common computing tasks.  Personal computers, including desktops, notebooks, smartphones and tablets, are all examples of ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2013 31 Oct'13

    ENIAC

    ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) was the world’s first general-purpose computer. ENIAC was designed and built for the United States Army to calculate artillery firing tables. However, it was ENIAC’s power and general-purpose ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2013 31 Oct'13

    modular smartphone

    A modular smartphone is a cellphone that can be upgraded through the attachment or replacement of discrete components. Owners can add extra features as desired and replace any components that fail instead of replacing the entire phone.  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2013 31 Oct'13

    corporate division

    A corporate division, also known as a business division, is a discrete part of a company that may operate under the same name and legal responsibility or as a separate corporate and legal entity under another business name.  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2013 29 Oct'13

    definition of done

    A definition of done is a checklist of criteria that a product, product increment or project must satisfy to be considered completed. The term is used in agile software development and agile project management.  The team collaboratively develops ...  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2013 29 Oct'13

    information radiator

    An information radiator, also known as a Big Visible Chart (BVC), is a large graphical representation kept plainly in sight within an agile development team’s shared workspace. The term is generic rather than specific: information radiators can ...  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2013 29 Oct'13

    3-D scanner

    A 3-D scanner is an imaging device that collects distance point measurements from a real-world object and translates them into a virtual 3-D object. 3-D scanners are used for creating life-like images and animation in movies and video games. Other ...  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2013 29 Oct'13

    capacitive touch screen

    A capacitive touch screen is a touch-sensitive control display that uses the conductive touch of a human finger or a specialized device for input. When a capacitive panel is touched, a small amount of charge is drawn to the point of contact, which ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2013 28 Oct'13

    non-practicing entity (NPE)

    A non-practicing entity (NPE) is someone who holds a patent for a product or process but has no intentions of developing it. A patent is a government-issued license that gives an inventor exclusive rights to the manufacture, use or sale of his ...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2013 27 Oct'13

    Gartner hype cycle

    The hype cycle is a graphical representation of the life cycle stages a technology goes through from conception to maturity and widespread adoption. The hype cycle is a branded tool created by Gartner, an information technology (IT) research and ...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2013 27 Oct'13

    Gartner

    Gartner is an information technology (IT) research and consultancy company, formerly known as Gartner Group. Gartner’s corporate divisions include Research, Executive Programs, Consulting and Events. The company’s two main data visualization and ...  Continue Reading

  • October 25, 2013 25 Oct'13

    privacy policy

    A privacy policy is a document that explains how an organization handles any customer, client or employee information gathered in its operations. Most websites make their privacy policies available to site visitors.  A privacy page should specify ...  Continue Reading

  • October 25, 2013 25 Oct'13

    Infinite Monkey Theorem

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem is a proposition that an unlimited number of monkeys, given typewriters and sufficient time, will eventually produce a particular text, such as Hamlet or even the complete works of Shakespeare.  Continue Reading

  • October 25, 2013 25 Oct'13

    Facebook scam

    A Facebook scam is a post or page on the popular social networking site designed to deceive users and spread rapidly through their personal networks. Scams are sometimes created for identity theft or to spread malware but the usual purpose is ...  Continue Reading

  • October 24, 2013 24 Oct'13

    mobile workstation

    A mobile workstation is a notebook computer with high-end computing features not typical of the notebook. High-end features include faster graphics processors, more powerful CPUs and additional memory.  Continue Reading

  • October 22, 2013 22 Oct'13

    Intel

    Intel is the world’s largest manufacturer of PC microprocessors and the holder of the x86 processor architecture patent. Gordon Moore, famous for Moores law, and Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the IC, founded Intel in 1968.  The company is ...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2013 17 Oct'13

    one-banana problem

    A one-banana problem is an easily resolved issue. According to the New Hacker's Dictionary, the term originated in the mainframe era. Reportedly, programmers and hardware experts claimed that the jobs of administrators could be performed by trained ...  Continue Reading

  • October 16, 2013 16 Oct'13

    uplift modeling

    Uplift modeling is a type of data analytics that uses predictive modeling to identify individuals who can be positively influenced by a specific outreach effort.  Continue Reading

  • October 16, 2013 16 Oct'13

    incidence

    Incidence, in statistics, is the rate of occurrence of something within a population, or the number of times it occurs. The rate of incidence is usually expressed as a fraction, for example, 48 cases of measles out of a population of 750. It may ...  Continue Reading

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    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 ...

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    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

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    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...

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  • 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 ...

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    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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

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