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  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    database abstraction layer

    A database abstraction layer is a simplified representation of a database in the form of a written description or a diagram. Abstraction, in general, is the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a...  Continue Reading

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    abstraction

    Abstraction (from the Latin abs, meaning away from and trahere, meaning to draw) is the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.  Continue Reading

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    data abstraction

    Data abstraction is the reduction of a particular body of data to a simplified representation of the whole. Abstraction, in general, is the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of ...  Continue Reading

  • June 26, 2014 26 Jun'14

    headless server

    A headless server is a computing device without a local interface that is dedicated to providing services to other computers and their users. Servers in large data center environments are often headless.  Continue Reading

  • June 26, 2014 26 Jun'14

    rule of thumb

    A rule of thumb is a principle that is intended to provide general guidance rather than precise direction. The term originally referred to a rough physical measurement, but it has evolved to apply to any kind of broadly applicable and non-specific ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2014 23 Jun'14

    limitation of liability clause

    A limitation of liability clause is the section in a service-level agreement (SLA) that specifies the amounts and types of damages that each party will be obliged to provide to the other in particular circumstances. In a legal context, a liability ...  Continue Reading

  • June 20, 2014 20 Jun'14

    HP Quality Center

    HP Quality Center is Hewlett-Packard’s software quality management product, part of the company’s application lifecycle management software suite. The product is available in entry-level and enterprise-level versions.  Continue Reading

  • June 19, 2014 19 Jun'14

    anode

    An anode is the electrode in a polarized electrical device through which current flows in from an outside circuit. Conversely, a cathode is the eletrode in a polarized electrical device through which current flows out. Cathodes get their name from ...  Continue Reading

  • June 19, 2014 19 Jun'14

    cathode

    A cathode is the metallic electrode through which current flows out in a polarized electrical device. Conversely, an anode is the electrode in a polarized electrical device through which current flows in from an outside circuit. Cathodes get their ...  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2014 18 Jun'14

    digital divide

    The term 'digital divide' describes the fact that the world can be divided into people who do and people who don't have access to - and the capability to use - modern information technology, such as the telephone, television, or the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • June 17, 2014 17 Jun'14

    botnet sinkhole

    A botnet sinkhole is a target machine used by researchers to gather information about a particular botnet. Sinkholing is the redirection of traffic from its original destination to one specified by the sinkhole owners. The altered destination is ...  Continue Reading

  • June 16, 2014 16 Jun'14

    small data

    Small data is data presented in a volume and format that makes it accessible and actionable. Small data typically provides information that answers a specific question or addresses a specific problem. Examples of small data include baseball scores, ...  Continue Reading

  • June 10, 2014 10 Jun'14

    catfish

    A catfish is someone who creates a false identity online to deceive victims, often as a means of attracting romantic interest. Sometimes a fantasy relationship is the sole purpose of the catfish. Often, however, the intent is either to defraud ...  Continue Reading

  • June 07, 2014 07 Jun'14

    tl;dr (TL;DR)

    TL;DR is an abbreviation for "too long; didn't read" that is used to indicate that the person posting about an article either didn't read it in its entirety or didn't read it at all. TL;DR is often seen on social media sites, where it usually ...  Continue Reading

  • June 06, 2014 06 Jun'14

    OpenID (OpenID Connect)

    OpenID is an open specification for authentication and single sign-on.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2014 04 Jun'14

    Inbox Zero

    Inbox Zero is a rigorous approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox empty -- or almost empty -- at all times.  Continue Reading

  • June 02, 2014 02 Jun'14

    forking (software fork)

    Forking is to take the source code from an open source software program and develop an entirely new program.  Continue Reading

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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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    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

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    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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  • flash memory

    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

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    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

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    NOR flash memory is one of two types of nonvolatile storage technologies.

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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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