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Storage and Data Mgmt

Definitions about storage and data management including backup/recovery vocabulary, business intelligence terminology, storage area networks and database management.

Backup and recovery

Terms related to backup and recovery, including definitions about making copies of data and words and phrases about restoring original data after a data loss event.

  • single-level cell (SLC) flash

    Single-level cell (SLC) flash is a type of solid-state storage that stores one bit of data per cell of flash media.

  • forensic image

    A forensic image (forensic copy) is a bit-by-bit, sector-by-sector direct copy of a physical storage device, including all files, folders and unallocated, free and slack space.

  • application-aware storage

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

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Business intelligence - business analytics

This glossary contains definitions related to customer data analytics, predictive analytics, data visualization and operational business intelligence. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used to Hadoop and other software tools used in big data analytics. Other definitions are related to the strategies that business intelligence professionals, data scientists, statisticians and data analysts use to make data-driven decisions.

  • ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology)

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, abbreviated ONC, is an entity within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • natural language understanding (NLU)

    Natural language understanding (NLU) is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that works to use computers to understand input made in the form of sentences in text or speech format.

  • metadata management

    Metadata management is the oversight of data associated with data assets to ensure that information can be integrated, accessed, shared, linked, analyzed and maintained to best effect across an organization.

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Content management

Terms related to content management, including definitions about enterprise content management and words and phrases about content management applications (CMA) and content management systems (CMS).

  • single-source publishing (multi-channel publishing)

    Single-source publishing, often used synonymously with multi-channel publishing, is a content management method in which material from one document can be used for various file formats, such as a text file, a website or an image file.

  • AIDA marketing model

    The AIDA marketing model is a marketing, advertising and sales approach methodology designed to provide insight into the customer's mind and represent the steps needed to cultivate leads and generate sales.

  • metadata management

    Metadata management is the oversight of data associated with data assets to ensure that information can be integrated, accessed, shared, linked, analyzed and maintained to best effect across an organization.

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Customer data management

Terms related to customer data management, including customer data integration (CDI) technology definitions and words and phrases about data quality and data governance.

  • going dark

    Going dark describes a scenario in which communication appears to have ceased, but in reality has just moved from a public communication channel to a private, encrypted channel.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based business applications platform that combines components of customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), along with productivity applications and artificial intelligence tools.

  • Allscripts

    Allscripts is a vendor of electronic health record systems for physician practices, hospitals and healthcare systems.

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Data and data management

Terms related to data, including definitions about data warehousing and words and phrases about data management.

  • Windows Server Core

    Windows Server Core is a minimal installation option for the Windows Server operating system (OS) that has no GUI and only includes the components required to perform server roles and run applications.

  • Data Protection Bill 2017

    The Data Protection Bill 2017 is legislation that will replace the Data Protection Act of 1998. It is designed to balance the privacy needs of United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) citizens with the interests of business.

  • data science

    Data science is the study of where information comes from, what it represents and how it can be turned into a valuable resource in the creation of business and IT strategies.

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Data deduplication

Terms related to data deduplication, including definitions about single-instance storage and words and phrases about eliminating redundant data.

  • data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS)

    Data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS) is the application of capacity optimization techniques for data that is in active use.

  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and disaster recovery.

  • data center

    A data center (or datacenter) is a facility composed of networked computers and storage that businesses or other organizations use to organize, process, store and disseminate large amounts of data.

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Database

Terms related to databases, including definitions about relational databases and words and phrases about database management.

  • Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

    Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is an open standard application programming interface (API) for accessing a database.

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related functions, such as applying for reimbursement, updating personal information and accessing company benefits information -- which was once largely paper-based, or otherwise would have been maintained by management or administrative staff.

  • enterprise content management (ECM)

    Enterprise content management (ECM) is a set of defined processes, strategies and tools that allow a business to effectively obtain, organize, store and deliver critical information to its employees, business stakeholders and customers.

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NAS

Terms related to network-attached storage (NAS), including hard disk storage definitions and words and phrases about file-level computer data storage.

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Solid state storage

This glossary contains definitions related to solid state storage. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used to describe flash storage in consumer technology. Other definitions are related to the capabilities of solid-state applications and the role of all-flash arrays in enterprise storage. Visit SearchSolidStateStorage.com to learn about the tools and strategies that will help you build a solid state storage architecture and manage solid state drives (SSDs).

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SAN

Terms related to storage area networks, including definitions about SAN management and words and phrases about virtual SANs, Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs.

  • unified storage (multiprotocol storage)

    Unified storage -- sometimes called network unified storage or multiprotocol storage -- is a storage system that runs and manages files and applications from a single device.

  • flash storage

    Flash-based storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer devices, such as USB drives, smartphones and solid-state drives.

  • backup storage device

    A data storage device for backup makes copies of data actively in use. Should the storage medium fail, the original data is recovered from copies on the backup hardware.

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  • 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 ...

  • risk assessment

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

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  • phishing

    Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication ...

  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that ...

  • incident response

    Incident response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyberattack, also ...

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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

  • flash memory

    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of nonvolatile storage technologies.

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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

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