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  • April 29, 2015 29 Apr'15


    MATLAB is a fourth-generation programming language and numerical analysis environment used for matrix calculations, developing and running algorithms, creating user interfaces (UI) and data visualization as well as other functions.  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2015 29 Apr'15

    distributed cache

    Distributed cache is a method of configuring a data cache to span multiple servers, storing common requests and enabling quick retrieval.  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2015 29 Apr'15

    data exhaust

    Data exhaust is a byproduct of user actions online and consists of the various files generated by web browsers and their plug-ins such as cookies, log files, temporary internet files and and .sol files (flash cookies).  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2015 29 Apr'15

    data marketplace (data market)

    Data marketplaces typically offer various types of data for different markets and from different sources. Common types of data sold include business intelligence, advertising, demographics, personal information, research and market data.  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2015 29 Apr'15

    cloud DBMS (cloud database management system)

    A cloud database management system (CDBMS) is a database management system that is hosted by a third-party service provider on a remote server and accessed over the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2015 28 Apr'15

    indirect competition

    Indirect competition is between two vendors whose products or services are not the same but that could satisfy the same consumer need. The term contrasts with "direct competition," in which vendors are selling products or services that are ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2015 28 Apr'15

    direct competition

    Direct competitors are businesses that offer products or services that are essentially the same; as such, they are vying for the same potential market.  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15

    Planck's constant

    Planck's constant, symbolized h, relates the energy in one quantum (photon) of electromagnetic radiation to the frequency of that radiation.  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15

    Microsoft Project (Microsoft Office Project)

    Microsoft Office Project is the company's project and portfolio management software. The product is also referred to simply as Microsoft Project.  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15


    In statistics and other areas of mathematics, a population is a complete collection of entities or items that has at least one characteristic in common.  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15


    A demographic is a subset of a population that shares a common factor such as age, income or education level. Demographic segmentation is used for research and analysis in many areas, including business intelligence (BI), marketing, economics, ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15

    Toyota Way

    The Toyota Way is a comprehensive expression of the company's management philosophy, which is based on the two foundational principles of Continuous Improvement (kaizen) and Respect for People.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2015 23 Apr'15

    Parkinson's law of triviality (bikeshedding)

    Parkinson's law of triviality is an observation that people tend to waste a lot of time attending to unimportant details while crucial matters don't get the attention they require.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2015 23 Apr'15

    Parkinson's law

    Cyril Northcote Parkinson observed that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" in a 1955 essay published in "The Economist" based on his experience in the British Civil Service. The concept has been broadly applied to ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2015 21 Apr'15

    mobile deep linking

    Mobile deep linking makes it easier for people to access resources on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices because it decreases the number of actions they have to take to get to their target destination.  Continue Reading

  • April 17, 2015 17 Apr'15

    aluminum battery

    Aluminum batteries run longer on a charge than lithium ion batteries and are safer in use. Stanford researchers have created an aluminum-graphite battery for mobile devices, the electric grid and flexible displays.  Continue Reading

  • April 15, 2015 15 Apr'15

    PDCA (plan-do-check-act)

    PDCA stands for plan-do-check-act, sometimes seen as plan-do-check-adjust. The model is also known as the Deming circle/cycle/wheel, Shewhart cycle, control circle/cycle, or plan–do–study–act (PDSA).  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.