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  • July 30, 2014 30 Jul'14

    TailsOS

    TailsOS is a LiveDistro-based operating system that is configured to run from removable storage and to leave no information stored on the computer after the user’s session. A LiveDistro is a distribution of an operating system on some bootable ...  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2014 30 Jul'14

    canvas fingerprinting (CPF)

    Canvas fingerprinting (CPF) is a surreptitious online user tracking technique that relies on minute differences in text or images drawn on command by users’ browsers. This definition of canvas fingerprinting explains what it is, how it works, and ...  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2014 30 Jul'14

    employee productivity

    Employee productivity is an assessment of the efficiency of a worker or group of workers. Productivity may be evaluated in terms of the output of an employee in a specific period of time. This definition explains productivity and discusses ...  Continue Reading

  • July 24, 2014 24 Jul'14

    RSA Security

    RSA Security is a United States-based organization that creates encryption, network and computer security products. Ron Rivest Adi Shamir, and Len Adleman founded RSA as an independent company in 1982. RSA derives from the initials of each of the ...  Continue Reading

  • July 24, 2014 24 Jul'14

    interruption science

    Interruption science is the study of how disruptions from current tasks affect employees on the job. As part of the larger field of workplace psychology, the study explores the impact of interruption on employee stress, job satisfaction and ...  Continue Reading

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    OpenStack

    OpenStack is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud computing environment.  Continue Reading

  • July 23, 2014 23 Jul'14

    goldbricking

    Goldbricking is wasting time on the job. In an office environment, employees typically waste time on the Internet, a variation of goldbricking known as cyberslacking or cyberloafing.  Continue Reading

  • July 22, 2014 22 Jul'14

    DNA storage

    DNA storage is the process of encoding and decoding binary data onto and from synthesized strands of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). To store a binary digital file as DNA, the individual bits (binary digits) are converted from 1 and 0 to the letters A,...  Continue Reading

  • July 21, 2014 21 Jul'14

    equipment destruction attack

    An equipment destruction attack, also known as a hardware destruction attack, is an exploit that destroys physical computer and electronic equipment. Equipment destruction attacks can be enabled simply as a result of physical access to the computer...  Continue Reading

  • July 21, 2014 21 Jul'14

    font psychology

    Font psychology is the deliberate use of particular styles and sizes of characters to produce a desired effect in the viewer. A font is a set of printable or displayable text characters in a specific style and size. The type design for a set of ...  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2014 17 Jul'14

    solid state storage technologies comparison

    Solid-state storage (SSS) is an increasingly popular backup alternative to traditional storage technologies such as the hard disk drive (HDD), compact disc, rewriteable (CD-RW), and digital versatile disc RAM (DVD-RAM).  Continue Reading

  • July 16, 2014 16 Jul'14

    UCC (unified communications and collaboration)

    UCC (unified communications and collaboration) is versatile conferencing software that takes the various methods used in conference calls such as text, audio, video and virtual white boards and makes them available through a single interface.  Continue Reading

  • July 16, 2014 16 Jul'14

    frequency jammer

    Frequency jamming is the disruption of radio signals through use of an over-powered signal in the same frequency range. When most people think of frequency jamming, what comes to mind are radio, radar and cell phone jamming. However, any ...  Continue Reading

  • July 15, 2014 15 Jul'14

    Zenoss Service Dynamics

    Zenoss Service Dynamics is a commercial, open source IT monitoring, analytics and management software for physical, virtual and cloud-based IT infrastructures.   Continue Reading

  • July 15, 2014 15 Jul'14

    dead zone (Wi-Fi dead zone)

    A dead zone (Wi-Fi dead zone) is an area within a wireless LAN location where Wi-Fi does not function, typically due to radio interference or range issues. Because Wi-Fi is a radio signal the same things that disrupt radio tend to affect Wi-Fi. ...  Continue Reading

  • July 14, 2014 14 Jul'14

    growth hacker

    A growth hacker is a marketing professional with high-level IT skills. Depending on the particular company, growth hacking may include software development, customer analytics and web design, among other possibilities.  Continue Reading

  • July 11, 2014 11 Jul'14

    AMOLED (active matrix OLED)

    AMOLED (Active Matrix OLED) is a screen technology based on pixels made of tiny red, blue and green organic material-based light emitting diodes. Since the three colors in the pixels themselves are light, the screens don’t have to be backlit.  Continue Reading

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    SmartScreen

    SmartScreen is a Microsoft filtering tool designed to detect and block suspicious and malicious sites, applications and files. The program checks the safety of websites and downloads and tracks malware and phishing attempts. Introduced in Windows 7...  Continue Reading

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    scrum master

    A scrum master is the facilitator for a product development team that uses scrum, a rugby analogy for a development methodology that allows a team to self-organize and make changes quickly.  Continue Reading

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    metadata

    Metadata is data that describes other data. Meta is a prefix that in most information technology usages means "an underlying definition or description."  Continue Reading

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  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

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    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

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  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher used by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

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    Spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to ...

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  • call tree

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

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

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  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store ...

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by ...

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  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

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  • RESTful API

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

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

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    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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