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  • Quiz: Greening the cube farm

    A quiz about environmentally-friendly computing practices: What innovative technology powers laptops from the One Laptop Per Child foundation?

  • Quiz: Getting Your Message Across the Network

    A quiz about data transmission: Suppose you want to send an e-mail note to someone on the Internet. Which of these do you NOT need: a browser, an Internet service provider, the at sign or an address?

  • Quiz: For Latin Lovers

    A tech trivia quiz featuring Latin-derived terms: What does quid pro quo mean?

  • Quiz: Firewalls

    A quiz about firewalls: A server that acts as this kind of node often also acts as a proxy server and a firewall server.

  • Quiz: Ethernet

    A quiz about Ethernet: What happens if two devices on the same Ethernet network determine the network is free, but attempt to transmit data at exactly the same time?

  • Quiz: Ego-Booster

    A tech terminology quiz: This is an unspaced sequence of characters used to determine that a computer user requesting access to a computer system is really that particular user.

  • Quiz: E-business trends and technologies

    A quiz about e-business: This Web site feature involves tailoring pages to individual users' characteristics or preferences.

  • Quiz: Do you speak Geek, Greek, or Elvish?

    A tech quiz with a ancient Greece/Lord of the Rings theme: Which of the following conveys malicious or harmful code concealed within harmless programming? (Hint: It was used by the Greeks, as told in the Aeneid.)

  • Quiz: Do you speak Geek during the holidays?

    A quiz featuring IT terms related to the holidays: If Saint Nick ate them all in one night, he might need extra RP (reindeer power) to get that sleigh airborne! On the Internet, it's a small text file a Web server sends to your browser...

  • Quiz: Do you eat Geek?

    A tech quiz with a food-oriented theme: If you're a geek eating Mexican, you might be confused about asking for a mole sauce. Instead of chocolate-based sauce, you might get a mole of sauce. How much would that be?

  • Quiz: Database II

    A quiz about databases: At this level of normalization, each column in a table that is not a determiner of the contents of another column, must itself be a function of the other columns in the table. What is it?

  • Quiz: Computer Nostalgia 2.0

    A computer history quiz: In 1982, young Richard Skrenta secured his place in computer history by creating a program called Elk Cloner. What made Skrenta's program noteworthy?

  • Quiz: Compliance

    A quiz about compliance: What's the job title of the corporate official in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues?

  • Quiz: Common Vulnerabilities

    A quiz about security vulnerabilities: An intruder might install this on a networked computer to collect user ids and passwords from other machines on the network.

  • Quiz: Business Intelligence

    A business intelligence tech quiz: What is an approach to selling goods and services in which a prospect explicitly agrees in advance to receive marketing information.

  • Quiz: Believe it or Not: Do you speak Geek?

    An April Fools tech quiz: The first computer ever designed, called the Difference Engine, was powered by a wind-up crank on the side. True or false?

  • Quiz: A taste for tech?

    A quiz about food-related tech terms: Does this prominent producer of hardware and software keep the doctor away?

  • Quiz: 10 hot green terms to keep you (and the planet) cool

    A quiz on green technology: This term describes surfing search engine results using an inverted palette, with white text on a black body, saving monitor wattage in the process. What is it?

  • Personality Test: What kind of geek are you?

    A WhatIs.com geek personality test. Test yourself - Are you more likely to hum Anchors Aweigh or My Way? Find out what famous geek you resemble.

  • Linux lore: Quiz

    A Linux quiz about Linux distributions and details. Test yourself. Tux is the familiar Linux penguin. Do the letters in Tux's name stand for anything?

  • Halloween: Do you speak geek?

    A tech trivia quiz with a Halloween theme: White words on a blue background: your system has crashed. Bill Gates encountered this dreaded display at the Comdex trade show when he was demonstrating Windows 98. What is it?

  • Do you speak geek? Down in the engine room

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about the PC engine room. Test yourself. What is the practice of resetting your computer to run faster than the manufacturer-specified speed.

  • Do you speak Geek? A Vital Video Quiz

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about video. In video, this is a reduction in data size to save disk space or transmission time.

  • Do You Speak Geek: Famous People in IT Quiz

    Test yourself. This is a quiz on famous people in IT. Although I invented CTRL-ALT-DELETE, I like to joke that Microsoft made it famous. Who am I?

  • Quiz: E-discovery and security in the enterprise

    Take this five-question quiz to evaluate your knowledge of the e-discovery material presented in this Data Protection Security School lesson.

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SearchCompliance

  • 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.

SearchSecurity

  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular ...

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another ...

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • 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

  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

  • DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.

  • nearline storage

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

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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