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red screen of death

Definition | SearchWindowsServer

The red screen of death is a term coined by some early testers of Longhorn (the code name for Microsoft's latest Windows operating system) who, in ...


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In a personal computer with the Windows operating system, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is the combination of keyboard keys that the computer user can press at the...


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In some operating system's file systems, a data file over a certain size is stored in several "chunks" or fragments rather than in a single ...

WinAMP (Windows Audio MPEG Player)

Definition | SearchWindowsServer

WinAMP (Windows Audio MPEG Player) is a program from Nullsoft that allows PC users to play audio files, particularly music, in many (but not all) ...


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QDOS was the forerunner of DOS (Disk Operating System), the first widely-used personal computer operating system.

MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server)

Definition | SearchWindowsServer

This definition is generally duplicated under Viper.

Y2K (year 2000)

Definition | SearchWindowsServer

Y2K is an abbreviation for "year 2000." As that year approached, many feared that computer programs storing year values as two-digit figures (such as...

brick server

Definition | SearchDataCenter

A brick server is a compact computer server module without a chassis that can come in various processor, RAM, I/O, and storage configurations and is ...

Expression Graphic Designer

Definition | SearchWinDevelopment

Expression Graphic Designer is Microsoft's new software tool for creating the images that appear in an application's user interface, or UI. The ...


Definition | SearchWinDevelopment

Silverlight is: (1) A programming model for developing and distributing rich Internet applications (RIA) that use graphics, animations or video ...



  • 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.