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planning game

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In agile software development, a planning game is a meeting attended by both IT and business teams that is focused on choosing stories for a release ...

session ID

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A session ID is a unique number that a Web site's server assigns to identify a specific user for the duration of that user's visit (session)...


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In Web advertising, this usually means a third-party company that audits the number of visitors to or impression sent from a Web site during some ...

load testing

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Load testing is the process of subjecting a computer, peripheral, server, network or application to a work level approaching the limits of its ...


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Cruft is the elements of a program, system or product that are either useless, poorly designed or both. In computing, cruft describes areas of ...

conformance testing

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Conformance testing, also known as compliance testing, is a methodology used in engineering to ensure that a product, process, computer program or ...

Wirth's Law

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Wirth's Law states that computer software increases in complexity faster than does the ability of available hardware to run it... (Continued)

systems development life cycle (SDLC)

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The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model used in project management that describes the stages involved in an information ...


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Cryptography is a method of storing and transmitting data in a particular form so that only those for whom it is intended can read and process it. ...

SSI injection

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SSI injection is a form of attack that can be used to compromise Web sites that contain SSI (server-side include) statements... (Continued)



  • 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.