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Business Software

Search or browse for definitions related to the procurement, implementation and management of line of business software applications that are vital to running an enterprise.

Amazon Cloud Services

This glossary contains definitions related to developing, deploying or selling applications and services on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used in the deployment of private and hybrid clouds. Other definitions are related to the software tools and strategies that IT departments use when partnering with Amazon and using AWS as a primary or secondary IT infrastructure.

  • AWS Organizations

    AWS Organizations is a cloud service that applies and manages access policies across Amazon Web Services accounts.

  • Amazon EFS (Elastic File System)

    Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is a cloud-based file storage service for applications and workloads that run in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • AWS Import/Export

    AWS Import/Export is a program that enables an IT team to move large amounts of data into and out of the Amazon Web Services public cloud with portable storage devices.

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Google - Android

This glossary contains terms related to Google software products and cloud services, including Google Docs, Chrome and the Android operating system.

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • Google Free Zone

    Google Free Zone was an initiative created by Google that would allow Google members in certain parts of the world to access Gmail and other Google services for free.

  • Google Stackdriver

    Google Stackdriver is a tool that provides application and virtual machine monitoring services for Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

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Microsoft - Windows

This glossary contains terms related to Microsoft software for operating systems, e-mail, collaboration, backup and recovery, server hardware, storage management, infrastructure security and server virtualization.

  • Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)

    The Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit is a set of tools IT professionals can combine to prepare, assess and launch image-based Windows deployments.

  • perpetual software license

    A perpetual software license is a type of software license that authorizes an individual to use a program indefinitely.

  • Microsoft Powershell Core

    Microsoft PowerShell Core is the open-source version of the Microsoft PowerShell automation and configuration management tool built on the .NET Core that runs on Windows, Linux and macOS systems.

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Open Source

This glossary contains terms related to open source software and its administration and management.

  • Xen

    Xen is the open source hypervisor included in the Linux kernel and, as such, it is available in all Linux distributions.

  • Apache Spark

    Apache Spark is an open source parallel processing framework for running large-scale data analytics applications across clustered computers. It can handle both batch and real-time analytics and data processing workloads.

  • SUSE Manager

    SUSE Manager is an open source infrastructure management tool for Linux systems.

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Oracle

This glossary contains terms related to Oracle software and cloud services.

  • Oracle

    Oracle is one of the largest vendors in the enterprise IT market and the shorthand name of its flagship product, a relational database management system (RDBMS) that's formally called Oracle Database.

  • SAP Leonardo

    SAP Leonardo is a collection of software and services that organizations can use to develop digital transformation applications.

  • Oracle Commerce Platform

    Oracle Commerce Platform is omnichannel technology that integrates customer data into a 360-degree customer view. Find out more in this definition.

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Salesforce

  • Salesforce Solution Architect

    A Salesforce Solution Architect is someone who has been certified for demonstrating the capabilities to build and design solutions across Salesforce platforms.

  • customer journey map

    A customer journey map is a diagram or several diagrams that depict the stages customers go through when interacting with a company, from buying products online to accessing customer service on the phone to airing grievances on social media.

  • Salesforce DX

    Salesforce DX is a Salesforce product in the App cloud that allows users to develop and manage Salesforce apps throughout the entire platform in a more direct and efficient way.

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SAP

This glossary contains terms related to the SAP R/3 system and SAP cloud services. It also contains terms related to SAP software for finance and asset management, cost accounting, production and operations management, as well as business software for vertical industries that require applications to manage such things as supply chain, manufacturing workflows and personnel.

  • SAP HANA

    SAP HANA is an in-memory database and application development platform for processing high volumes of data in real time.

  • SAP Single Sign On

    SAP Single Sign On is a security product from SAP that allows users to have secure access to SAP and non-SAP applications with a single password.

  • SAP Production Planning

    SAP Production Planning is a component of the SAP ERP system known as ERP Central Component (ECC) that helps businesses plan the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of goods.

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VMware

This glossary contains definitions related to VMware virtualization technologies. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used in VMware product and service documentation. Other definitions are related to the strategies that network engineers use when implementing server virtualization, virtual server consolidation and virtual desktop centralization.

  • VMware Workstation Pro

    VMware Workstation Pro is a 64-bit hosted hypervisor intended to implement virtualization on Microsoft Windows and Linux endpoint computers, such as desktop systems.

  • VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN)

    VMware vSAN (VMware Virtual SAN) is a storage feature integrated in the vSphere 5.5 and above kernel that pools disk space from multiple ESXi hosts.

  • VMware vRealize Suite

    VMware vRealize Suite, formerly called vCenter Operations Management Suite, is a software platform designed to help IT administrators build and manage heterogeneous, hybrid clouds.

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  • 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 ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

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

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

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

SearchStorage

  • nearline storage

    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization ...

  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a technology that allows computers in a network to exchange data in main memory without ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

SearchCloudStorage

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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