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  • May 31, 2017 31 May'17

    retail apocalypse

    Retail apocalypse is a controversial term used by the media to describe how a shift in consumer spending patterns might be impacting the traditional brick-and-mortar retail store business model.  Continue Reading

  • May 31, 2017 31 May'17

    retail vs. wholesale

    Retail is the sale of merchandise from a specific point (such as malls, markets and department stores) in small quantities directly to the consumer.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2017 30 May'17

    phase-change memory (PCM)

    Phase-change memory (PCM) is a form of computer RAM (random-access memory) that stores data by altering the state of the matter from which the device is fabricated.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2017 30 May'17


    Wikitribune is crowdfunded news website created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales in order to combat fake news online.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2017 30 May'17

    mobile app reputation

    Mobile app reputation is an assessment of the security and privacy of an app, typically expressed as a numerical rating.  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2017 29 May'17

    Snapchat World Lenses

    Snapchat World Lenses are a collection of augmented reality (AR) 3D enhancements to live real-world environments as viewed through the Snapchat mobile app, which allows users to send and receive 'self-destructing' photos and videos.  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2017 29 May'17


    Microlending is the provision of small, low-interest loans to low-income individuals and groups. The practice is one element of microfinance -- the provision of banking services to customers that lack access to traditional financial services, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2017 29 May'17

    projector mapping

    Projector mapping (also known as projection mapping or video mapping) is the use of standard projectors to display 2D and 3D images on real world objects.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2017 28 May'17

    Facebook M

    Facebook M is the social media company’s personal digital assistant for the Messenger mobile app.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2017 27 May'17

    reputation risk

    Reputation risk is the threat to the profitability or sustainability of a business or other entity that is caused by unfavorable public perception of the organization or its products or services.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2017 27 May'17

    screen door effect

    The screen door effect is a mesh-like appearance that occurs where visible gaps between pixels are seen on an electronic screen, usually when viewed at close proximity. The name comes from the similarity of the effect to viewing something through ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2017 25 May'17


    Perl is a family of script programming languages that are similar in syntax to the C language, including Perl 5 and Perl 6.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    Facebook Spaces

    Facebook Spaces is the social media company’s virtual reality (VR) application that allows users to interact in a virtual environment as if they were in the same room.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    steadycam (steadicam)

    A steadycam (also known as a steadicam) is a device that enables smooth video shooting by stabilizing a camera and isolating it from shock and vibration.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    paid time off (PTO)

    Paid time off (PTO) is a work policy that provides employees with a pool of bankable hours that can be used for all purposes.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    Facebook Live

    Facebook Live is a feature for live broadcast of user videos from the Facebook mobile app.  Continue Reading

  • May 18, 2017 18 May'17

    ubiquitous networking

    Ubiquitous networking is the pervasion of communications infrastructure and wireless technologies throughout the environment such that they enable continuous connectivity.  Continue Reading

  • May 17, 2017 17 May'17

    blockchain economy

    The blockchain economy is a scenario and potential future environment in which the digital leger replaces current monetary systems.  Continue Reading

  • May 17, 2017 17 May'17

    robot economy

    The robot economy is an environment in which most labor is performed by robots and software. The word robot, in this context, refers to both physical systems and AI-enhanced software such as expert systems.  Continue Reading

  • May 16, 2017 16 May'17

    performance crime

    A performance crime is an illegal act that is committed with the intention of being witnessed by an audience or seeking an audience afterwards.  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 ...


  • 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...




  • 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.

  • external storage device

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


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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