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  • March 29, 2013 29 Mar'13

    voice of the customer (VOC)

    Voice of the customer (VOC) is the perception of a customer’s needs and wants.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2013 29 Mar'13

    Exchange transaction log

    In Microsoft Exchange, a transaction log is a file that contains a record of the changes that were made to an Exchange database.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13

    supply chain (SC)

    A supply chain (SC) is the network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation of a product from source materials and its eventual delivery to the end user.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13

    affiliate (associate)

    An affiliate or associate business is a company with a parent corporation that owns less than a controlling percentage of the company's voting stock.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13


    A conglomerate is a company that comprises multiple different corporations. The most common type of conglomerate is a parent company with subsidiaries.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13

    parent company

    A parent company is a corporation that has subsidiaries, which are wholly or partially-owned separate businesses controlled by the parent.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13


    A subsidiary is a business that is wholly or partially owned by another business, sometimes called the parent company or holding company.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13

    sunk cost effect

    The sunk cost effect is the tendency for humans to continue investing in something that clearly isn’t working.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2013 28 Mar'13

    mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is the area of corporate finances, management and strategy dealing with purchasing and/or joining with other companies.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2013 27 Mar'13


    A wholesaler is an entity in the distribution channel or supply chain that buys in bulk and sells to resellers rather than to consumers.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2013 26 Mar'13

    data sovereignty

    Data sovereignty is the concept that information which has been converted and stored in binary digital form is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2013 26 Mar'13

    circular logging

    Circular logging is a method of conserving hard disk space in the Microsoft Exchange transactional logging process. It works by overwriting individual log files to keep the transactional log (the set of all log files) from expanding without limit on...  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2013 26 Mar'13

    mobile app security

    Mobile app security is the extent of protection that mobile device application programs (apps) have from malware and the activities of crackers and other criminals.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2013 26 Mar'13

    server refresh cycle

    The server refresh cycle is the length of time that normally passes between installations of new servers and related hardware in a data center. Traditionally, refresh cycles have averaged around five years, but they have accelerated during the last ...  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2013 26 Mar'13

    pharma hack

    The pharma hack is an exploit that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in WordPress or Joomla documents, causing search engines, notably the one hosted by Google, to return ads for pharmaceutical products along with legitimate listings.  Continue Reading

  • March 25, 2013 25 Mar'13

    load testing software

    Load testing software is an evaluation tool for determining how an application will perform as the work level approaches the limits of the application's specifications.  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2013 22 Mar'13


    A distributor is an intermediary entity between a the producer of a product and another entity in the distribution channel or supply chain, such as a retailer, a value-added reseller (VAR) or a system integrator (SI).  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2013 22 Mar'13

    SMART (SMART goals)

    SMART is a best practice framework for setting goals.  A SMART goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused and time-bound.  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2013 22 Mar'13

    in-memory data grid

    An in-memory data grid (IMDG) is a data structure that resides entirely in RAM (random access memory), and is distributed among multiple servers.  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2013 22 Mar'13

    action plan

    An action plan is a document that lists what steps must be taken in order to achieve a specific goal.  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.