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  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    ping strangeness

    Ping strangeness is a term used in troubleshooting to describe the incidence of an unusual pattern of ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets being sent to a specific network node or an unusual number of error messages returning.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    E-stop

    E-stop (emergency stop) is a simple, highly visible button designed to shut down operations on heavy and/or dangerous equipment.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    activity-based management (ABM)

    Activity-based management is a management strategy in which business processes are evaluated and adjusted for their cost efficiency using activity-based costing.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    data historian

    A data historian is a software program that records the data created by processes running in a computer system.  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2017 28 Sep'17

    intelligent electronic device (IED)

    An intelligent electronic device (IED) is a device that is added to industrial control systems (ICS) to enable advanced power automation.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2017 27 Sep'17

    Godwin's law

    Godwin's law, also known as Godwin's rule of Hitler analogies, is a statement maintaining that if any online discussion continues long enough, someone will almost certainly compare someone else to Hitler.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2017 27 Sep'17

    corollary

    A corollary is a statement that follows naturally from some other statement that has either been proven or is generally accepted as true.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2017 26 Sep'17

    CALMS

    CALMS is a conceptual framework for the integration of development and operations (DevOps) teams, functions and systems within an organization.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2017 25 Sep'17

    Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM)

    Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), formerly called Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), is a free cloud service from Google that allows app developers to send notifications and messages to users across a variety of platforms, including Android, iOS and web ...  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2017 25 Sep'17

    URL shortening

    URL shortening is the translation of a long Uniform Resource Locator (URL) into an abbreviated alternative that redirects to the longer URL.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2017 22 Sep'17

    remote terminal unit (RTU)

    A remote terminal unit (RTU) is a microprocessor-based electronic device used in industrial control systems (ICS) to connect various hardware to distributed control systems (DCS) or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2017 22 Sep'17

    distributed control system (DCS)

    A distributed control system (DCS) is an industrial control system (ICS) that uses a large number of distributed industrial process control loops throughout the system along with centralized supervisory control by an operator.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2017 22 Sep'17

    control loop

    A control loop is a system made up of all the hardware components and software control functions needed for the measurement and adjustment of a variable that controls an individual process.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    diversity training

    Diversity training is education about demographic differences among people. The training is designed to increase participants' understanding of various demographics and improve their interactions with people in those groups.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    magical thinking

    Magical thinking is an illogical cognitive pattern in which people become invested in ideas and projects despite a lack of evidence that they are viable, and sometimes despite solid and easily available evidence that they are not.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    fudge factor

    A fudge factor is an element inserted into a calculation, formula or model to allow for error or uncertainty. Fudge factors are also used to make something congruent with an observed or desired result.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    marketing information system (MkIS)

    A marketing information system (MkIS) is a set of procedures and tools for the continuous gathering of information that might affect the promotion and selling of a product or service.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    agbot (agricultural robot)

    An agbot, also called an agribot, is an autonomous robot used in farming to help improve efficiency and reduce reliance on manual labor.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    Google Chrome Enterprise

    Google Chrome Enterprise is a version of the Chrome Operating System tailored for business use.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    stateful app

    A stateful app is a program that saves client data from the activities of one session for use in the next session. This data is called the application’s state.  Continue Reading

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    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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    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

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    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

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    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

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    NOR flash memory is one of two types of nonvolatile storage technologies.

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

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