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  • May 31, 2016 31 May'16

    IT financial management

    IT financial management is the oversight of expenditures required to deliver IT products and services. IT financial management methods and practices are adapted to address the particular requirements of managing IT assets and resources.  Continue Reading

  • May 31, 2016 31 May'16

    game theory

    Game theory is the study of mathematical models of negotiation, conflict and cooperation between individuals, organizations and governments. The study has direct applications in contract theory, economics, sociology, and psychology.  Continue Reading

  • May 31, 2016 31 May'16

    IT procurement contract

    An IT procurement contract is a document detailing the legally-binding agreement between a provider of IT products and services and the purchaser.  Continue Reading

  • May 31, 2016 31 May'16

    robot

    A robot is a machine designed to execute one or more tasks automatically with speed and precision. There are as many different types of robots as there are tasks for them to perform.  Continue Reading

  • May 31, 2016 31 May'16

    remote office/branch office (ROBO)

    A ROBO is a smaller office than the company headquarters and located in another town, state or country. A ROBO may operate similarly to the main office or may be a separate business unit or provide some specialized service.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2016 30 May'16

    SANS Institute

    The SANS Institute maintains the largest repository of security information in the world and is also the largest certification body. The organization makes a large collection of security research documents freely available and operates an Internet ...  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2016 30 May'16

    early warning system

    An early warning system is technology and associated policies and procedures designed to predict and mitigate the harm of natural and human-initiated disasters.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2016 30 May'16

    rogue employee

    A rogue employee is a worker who undermines the organization that employs him by failing to comply with its business rules and policies.  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2016 29 May'16

    Internet Storm Center

    The Internet Storm Center is a website provided by the SANS Institute that monitors current online security attacks and publishes information about them. The site is often referred to as an Internet warning system, a cybersecurity analog to the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    information asymmetry

    Information asymmetry is an imbalance between the knowledge of relevant factors and details between two negotiating parties. Typically, that imbalance means that the side with more information enjoys a competitive advantage over the other party.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    cost-plus pricing

    Cost-plus pricing is a pricing model in which the price charged for a product is equal to its cost of production plus a specific mark up.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    category management

    Category management is a model that optimizes the oversight and allocation of resources by organizing related products or resources into logical groups so they can be more effectively managed.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    chaos theory

    Chaos theory is the study of nonlinear dynamics, in which seemingly random events are actually predictable from simple deterministic equations.  Continue Reading

  • May 26, 2016 26 May'16

    ABC analysis (Pareto analysis)

    ABC analysis, also known as Pareto analysis, is a method used to categorize something according to its importance or value in a given context. The practice is commonly used in IT (information technology) and business to improve the efficient use of...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2016 25 May'16

    procurement card

    A procurement card is a type of company charge card used in making smaller purchases for greater cost efficiency, control and convenience. Procurement cards are also known as purchasing cards, P-Cards or PCards.  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2016 24 May'16

    context awareness

    Context awareness is the ability of a system or system component to gather information about its environment at any given time and adapt behaviors accordingly. Contextual or context-aware computing uses software and hardware to automatically collect...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2016 24 May'16

    event-condition-action rule (ECA rule)

    An event condition action rule (ECA rule) is the underlying model for event-driven programming, in which actions are triggered by events, given the existence of specific conditions.  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2016 24 May'16

    event-driven computing

    Event-driven computing is a model in which programs perform work in response to triggering events. An event, in this context, is any detectable occurrence that has been defined as significant. Events can come from various sources including user ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2016 23 May'16

    data ingestion

    Data can be ingested in real time or in batches. When data is ingested in real time, each data item is imported as it is emitted by the source. When data is ingested in batches, data items are imported in discrete chunks at periodic intervals.  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2016 23 May'16

    gig economy

    The gig economy is a business environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.  Continue Reading

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