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  • September 27, 2013 27 Sep'13

    treadmill desk

    A treadmill desk is a raised workstation that is designed to allow the user to walk on a treadmill as they work on a computer. Products are available with or without integrated treadmills. The idea behind the treadmill desk is to avoid long periods ...  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2013 26 Sep'13

    Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a non-profit public interest research organization for the promotion of privacy and civil liberties, constitutional values and free speech in the information age.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2013 26 Sep'13

    OpenDNS

    OpenDNS is the world’s largest reverse DNS service provider. The OpenDNS service is ISP-independent, adds extra features and offers an optional cloud-based security service. OpenDNS does not require software installation and can be set with options ...  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2013 26 Sep'13

    nomophobia

    Nomophobia is the irrational fear of being without your mobile phone or being unable to use your phone for some reason, such as the absence of a signal, a low battery or running out of minutes. The word nomophobia is a portmanteau made up of no + ...  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2013 26 Sep'13

    tech support phone scam

    A tech support phone scam is an exploit in which an attacker calls offering support for problems they claim were detected on the victim's computer. When the victim answers the phone, the attacker says they’re calling from some well-known company, ...  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2013 25 Sep'13

    gaming the system

    Gaming the system is manipulation or exploitation of the rules designed to govern a given system in an attempt to gain an advantage over other users. For example, black hat SEO methods such as keyword stuffing and spamdexing are an attempt to game ...  Continue Reading

  • September 23, 2013 23 Sep'13

    portmanteau

    A portmanteau is a word created from two other words, or parts of words, that both contribute to its meaning. Portmanteau is an archaic word for suitcase, made from the French words for carry (porter) and cloak (manteau). In Lewis Carroll's “Through...  Continue Reading

  • September 23, 2013 23 Sep'13

    patent

    A patent is a government-awarded license that grants the inventor of a product or process exclusive rights to its manufacture, use or sale for a specified time period. In return, the inventor agrees to publication.  Continue Reading

  • September 20, 2013 20 Sep'13

    patent troll

    A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits.  Continue Reading

  • September 19, 2013 19 Sep'13

    white hat SEO

    White hat SEO is the body of approved search engine optimization tactics designed to increase a website's position on a search engine results page (SERP). Search engine results that appear as a result of approved methods, rather than payment or ...  Continue Reading

  • September 19, 2013 19 Sep'13

    greenhouse gas

    A greenhouse gas is a gas that absorbs infrared (IR) radiation and radiates heat in all directions. Greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere absorb IR from the sun and release it. Some of the heat released reaches the earth, along with heat from ...  Continue Reading

  • September 18, 2013 18 Sep'13

    full HDTV (ultra-HD, true HDTV, 1080p)

    Full HDTV, also referred to as ultra-HD, true HDTV, and 1080p, is a television (TV) display technology that surpasses the video quality and sharpness of the original high-definition television (HDTV) technology, providing an image resolution of 1920...  Continue Reading

  • September 18, 2013 18 Sep'13

    commodity hardware

    Commodity hardware, in an IT context, is a device or device component that is relatively inexpensive, widely available and more or less interchangeable with other hardware of its type.  Continue Reading

  • September 18, 2013 18 Sep'13

    commodity

    A commodity is a type of widely-available product that is not markedly dissimilar from one unit to another. Within a category of commodity, one item or unit can be substituted for another with similar results. Examples of commodities, in the ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2013 17 Sep'13

    720p

    720p is the standard high-definition (HD) display resolution of 1280x720 pixels, with progressive scanning, at a 16x9 aspect ratio. In TV signal specifications, like 720p, 1080i or 1080p, the numeral indicates the number of horizontal lines in the ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2013 17 Sep'13

    progressive scan

    Progressive scan is a display and signal type in which the entire image is refreshed every cycle. In a progressive scan display at 60hz, the image is refreshed in its entirety 60 times per second; in a display at 120hz the image is completely ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2013 17 Sep'13

    interlaced scan

    Interlaced scanning is a display signal type in which one-half of the horizontal pixel rows are refreshed in one cycle and the other half in the next, meaning that two complete scans are required to display the screen image.  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2013 17 Sep'13

    micro USB

    Micro USB is a miniaturized version of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface developed for connecting compact and mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players and digital cameras. Micro USB connectors exist or have existed in three forms: ...  Continue Reading

  • September 13, 2013 13 Sep'13

    black hat SEO

    Black hat SEO is a type of unscrupulous search engine optimization tactic used to raise a website's search engine results page (SERP) ranking illegitimately or lower the ranking of a competitor's site. Various black hat SEO methods exist, including ...  Continue Reading

  • September 13, 2013 13 Sep'13

    organic search results

    Organic search results are the listings on a search engine results page (SERP) that appear because of factors such as relevance to the search term rather than because of search engine marketing (SEM) or trickery.  Continue Reading

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  • 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 ...

  • risk assessment

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

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • 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 ...

SearchStorage

  • nearline storage

    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization ...

  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a technology that allows computers in a network to exchange data in main memory without ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

SearchCloudStorage

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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