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  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    closed loop control system

    A closed loop control system is a set of mechanical or electronic devices that automatically regulates a process variable to a desired state or set point without human interaction.  Continue Reading

  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    control system

    A control system is a set of mechanical or electronic devices that regulates other devices or systems by way of control loops.  Continue Reading

  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    intent-based networking (IBN)

    Intent-based networking (IBN) is a developing area of technology incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate administrative tasks across a network.  Continue Reading

  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    data janitor (data wrangler)

    A data janitor is an IT employee that cleans up big data sources to prepare them for data analysts and data scientists.  Continue Reading

  • December 30, 2017 30 Dec'17

    block diagram

    A block diagram is a visual representation of a system that uses simple, labeled blocks that represent single or multiple items, entities or concepts, connected by lines to show relationships between them.  Continue Reading

  • December 29, 2017 29 Dec'17

    drone glasses (drone goggles)

    Drone glasses are eyewear that gives someone flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) a first-person view of where the drone flies.  Continue Reading

  • December 29, 2017 29 Dec'17

    Apache Parquet

    Apache Parquet is a column-oriented storage format for Hadoop.  Continue Reading

  • December 28, 2017 28 Dec'17

    progressive web app (PWA)

    A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that looks and behaves as if it is a mobile app. Unlike a mobile application, which is accessed through an app store and must be downloaded to the end user's device before it can be used, a PWA can be found ...  Continue Reading

  • December 28, 2017 28 Dec'17


    The Stuxnet worm is a rootkit exploit that targets supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2017 27 Dec'17

    press kit

    A press kit is an information package provided for members of the media to promote events, organizations, products or candidates.  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2017 27 Dec'17


    Reinsurance protects insurers against excessive losses, helping to ensure their sustainability and prevent bankruptcy and failure as a business.  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2017 27 Dec'17


    Presto is a free and open source distributed SQL query engine designed for the demands of big data.  Continue Reading

  • December 22, 2017 22 Dec'17

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance is the adherence to the standards put forth forth in the United States legislation.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    autonomy as a service

    Autonomy as a service is the offering of automated, fully unmanned systems by a service provider.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    robotic surgery (robot-assisted surgery)

    Robotic surgery is the use of computer technologies working in conjunction with robot systems to perform medical procedures.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    session replay script

    A session replay script is a program that enables the recording of website users’ keystrokes, clicks, mouse movements and scrolling behavior, along with the full contents of the pages they visit, and sends them to third-party servers.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    lift and shift

    Lift and shift is a strategy for moving an application or operation from one environment to another – without redesigning the app.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2017 20 Dec'17

    AI washing

    AI washing is a marketing effort designed to associate brands and products with artificial intelligence, even though the connection may be tenuous or non-existent.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2017 20 Dec'17


    A SequenceFile is a flat, binary file type that serves as a container for data to be used in Hadoop distributed compute projects. SequenceFiles are used extensively with MapReduce.  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2017 19 Dec'17

    rafts, skirts and brims

    Rafts, skirts and brims are structures created at the base of the bottom of a 3D print. These structures are temporary and used to improve print reliability and quality.  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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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...



  • 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 ...


  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.

  • external storage device

    An external storage device, also referred to as auxiliary storage and secondary storage, is a device that contains all the ...

  • NetApp SolidFire

    NetApp SolidFire is a business division of NetApp Inc. that specializes in all-flash storage systems.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.