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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 Security Token Service

    The AWS Security Token Service is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) software tool that enables an IT administrator to grant trusted users temporary and limited access credentials to public cloud resources.

  • AWS Management Console

    The AWS Management Console is a browser-based GUI for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Amazon Lumberyard

    Amazon Lumberyard is a cross-platform video game development engine that connects to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

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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 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.

  • Google+ (Google Plus)

    Google+ (pronounced Google plus) is Google's social networking platform.

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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 SharePoint 2016

    SharePoint 2016 is Microsoft's document management and collaboration tool. The cloud-based version, SharePoint Online, is part of the Office 365 suite. The on-premises version is known as SharePoint 2016.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft is a leading global vendor of computer software; hardware for computer, mobile and gaming systems; and cloud services.

  • Virtual Machine Management Service

    Virtual Machine Management Service, also known as VMMS or vmms.exe, is the main module in Microsoft Windows operating system that controls all aspects of Hyper-V server virtualization.

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Open Source

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

  • Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems. It was designed with core components to run on the Linux operating system and can monitor devices running Linux, Windows and Unix OSes.

  • KVM hypervisor

    KVM hypervisor is the virtualization layer in Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).  A hypervisor is a program that allows multiple operating systems to share a single hardware host.

  • Puppet (Puppet Labs)

    Puppet is an open source systems management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management. Administrators can encode the configuration of a service as a policy, which Puppet then monitors and enforces.

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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, offering a wide variety of software and hardware technologies for use in corporate 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.

  • Oracle E-Business Suite

    Oracle E-Business Suite is a set of applications for managing business operations, including customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning and supply chain management processes.

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Salesforce

  • cross-sell

    Cross-sell is a marketing term for the practice of suggesting related products or services to a customer who is considering buying something.

  • sales funnel

    A sales funnel, also called a purchase funnel, is the visual representation of the customer journey, depicting the sales process from awareness to action.

  • viral marketing

    Viral marketing is any marketing technique that induces websites or users to pass on a marketing message to other sites or users, creating a potentially exponential growth in the message's visibility and effect.

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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 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.

  • SAP Project System (PS)

    SAP Project System is a module in the SAP ERP system that enables tightly controlled project management from planning to completion.

  • SAP S/4HANA Finance

    SAP S/4HANA Finance is a financial application in the SAP S/4HANA ERP platform.

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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.

  • Cloud Foundry

    Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud platform as a service (PaaS) on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on public and private cloud models.

  • VMware AirWatch

    VMware AirWatch is an enterprise mobility software provider based in Atlanta. AirWatch, a division of virtualization vendor VMware, provides technologies that help IT administrators deploy, secure and manage mobile devices, applications and data, as well as Windows 10 and Apple Mac computers.

  • VMware Cloud Foundation

    VMware Cloud Foundation is an integrated software stack that uses SDDC Manager -- an automated lifecycle management tool -- to bundle compute (vSphere), storage (VMware vSAN) and network virtualization (NSX) into a single platform that can deployed on premises as a private cloud or run as a service within a public cloud.

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    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

SearchStorage

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...

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  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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

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