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Definition | SearchSQLServer

A trigger (from the Dutch trekken, meaning to pull) is a lever which, when pulled by the finger, releases the hammer on a firearm.


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A B-tree is a method of placing and locating files (called records or keys) in a database.

binary tree

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A binary tree is a method of placing and locating files (called records or keys) in a database, especially when all the data is known to be in random...

Winsock 2

Definition | SearchWindowsServer

Like Winsock, Winsock 2 is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a ...

screaming cell phone

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

A screaming cell phone is a cellular telephone that is programmed to emit a noise like human screaming. (Continued)


Definition | SearchMobileComputing

A Stratellite is a rigid framed airship that hovers in a fixed position in the lower stratosphere and carries one or more repeaters to create ...

Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS) is the security level for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) applications.

secure container

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A secure container, in a mobile computing context, is an isolated, authenticated and encrypted area of an employee's device that keeps sensitive ...

initial extent

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The initial extent is a set of contiguous blocks in a database segment that is automatically allocated when the segment is created.


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In computing, a catalog is a directory of information about data sets, files, or a database.



  • 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 ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • 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...




  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

  • 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.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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