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  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    microtrend

    A microtrend is a tendency in the direction of some phenomenon that is fairly pervasive within a given sphere of influence and lasts for a few years.  Continue Reading

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    macrotrend

    A macro trend is a persistent shift in the direction of some phenomenon on a global level. Examples of current macro trends include urbanization, automation and changing demographics.  Continue Reading

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    firmographic data

    Firmographic data is types of information that can be used to categorize organizations, such as location, name, number of clients, industry and so on. Firmographics is the corporate equivalent of demographics, the statistical study of groups of ...  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2016 29 Sep'16

    management by objective (MBO)

    Management by objective (MBO) is a model in which employees and their managers collaboratively develop, define and explicitly agree to objectives. The purpose of MBO is to increase productivity and efficiency.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2016 29 Sep'16

    social networking

    Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2016 27 Sep'16

    Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab is a security software and services company with a presence in 200 countries and territories around the world. Corporate headquarters are in Moscow.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2016 27 Sep'16

    3-D printing (additive manufacturing)

    3-D printing is a manufacturing process that builds layers to create a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    register (processor register, CPU register)

    A processor register is one of a small set of data holding places that are part of a processor, or CPU, in a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    flexible workforce

    A flexible workforce is one that grows in number to meet needs at any given time and falls back to a baseline number when the increased size is no longer necessary.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    processor (CPU)

    A processor is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instructions that drive a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2016 25 Sep'16

    latency

    In a computer system, latency usually refers to any delay or waiting that causes noticeable increases of real or perceived response time. Read our definition of latency for more information about network latency, computer latency, Internet latency ...  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2016 25 Sep'16

    printer

    A printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper, usually to standard size sheets of paper.  Continue Reading

  • September 24, 2016 24 Sep'16

    compiler

    A compiler is a special program that processes statements written in a particular programming language and turns them into machine language or "code" that a computer's processor uses.  Continue Reading

  • September 23, 2016 23 Sep'16

    algorithm

    An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. Algorithms are used throughout almost all areas of information technology.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2016 22 Sep'16

    operating system (OS)

    An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS") is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2016 22 Sep'16

    server

    A server is a computer program that provides services to other computer programs (and their users) in the same or other computers. A dedicated computer may also be referred to as a server.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    3D camera

    A 3D camera is an imaging device that enables the perception of depth in images to replicate three dimensions as experienced through human binocular vision.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    timeline

    A timeline is the presentation of a chronological sequence of events along a drawn line that enables a viewer to understand temporal relationships quickly.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    predictive personalization

    Predictive personalization is the effort and ability to predict the actions of users, based on their previous behaviors online.  Continue Reading

  • September 20, 2016 20 Sep'16

    Code of Connection (CoCo)

    In the U.K., the Code of Connection (CoCo) is a mandatory set of requirements that must be demonstrated before local authorities in England and Wales can connect to the Government Secure Intranet (GSI).  Continue Reading

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  • 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 ...

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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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  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

  • identity management (ID management)

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...

  • zero-day (computer)

    A zero-day vulnerability, also known as a computer zero day, is a flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is unknown to the ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • SAS SSD (Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drive)

    A SAS SSD (Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drive) is a NAND flash-based storage or caching device designed to fit in the same ...

  • MTTR (mean time to repair)

    MTTR (mean time to repair) is the average time required to fix a failed component or device and return it to production status.

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    OpenStack Swift, also known as OpenStack Object Storage, is an open source object storage system that is licensed under the ...

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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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