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  • C-level (C-suite)

    C-level is a term used to describe senior business leaders with high-ranking executive titles.

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)

    Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence by machines.

  • collaborative computing

    Collaborative computing is a diverse collection of information technologies designed to support work between individuals. Organizations implementing collaborative computing technologies do so as a way to improve workforce productivity and creativity by enabling individual workers to more readily access each other and the information they need when they need it.

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CIO mission

The CIO mission continues to expand as IT strategy is increasingly vital to enterprises' overall objectives and goals. Find the latest resources to help those in the CIO role adapt to these changing responsibilities, including best practices to educate executive management on the business value and risk that IT systems create for the enterprise.

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  • VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity)

    VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, a combination of qualities that, taken together, characterize the nature of some difficult conditions and situations.

  • public relations (PR)

    Public relations (PR) is the use of communications to manage public perception of an individual or an organization. PR is ingrained in the culture of most larger enterprises.

  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

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Cloud computing

As companies' data volumes continue to grow in the digital age, they are increasingly turning to cloud computing for business process consolidation and to save IT resources. Read news and tips to help with enterprise cloud computing strategy, including advice to decide between developing cloud resources in-house or turning to third parties for cloud computing services.

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  • bimodal IT (bimodal information technology)

    Bimodal IT refers to the management of IT in two modes, one for providing reliable, available and safe IT systems, and the other for speed and maximum flexibility.

  • bring your own cloud (BYOC)

    BYOC is a movement whereby employees and departments use their cloud computing service of choice in the workplace. Allowing employees to use a public cloud storage service to share very large files may be more cost-effective than rolling out a shared storage system internally.

  • IT elasticity

    IT elasticity is the ability to adapt an IT infrastructure to seamless changes without hindering or jeopardizing stability, performance, security, governance or compliance protocols.

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Cybersecurity

An enterprise cybersecurity strategy is a vital component of successful businesses in the digital age as companies struggle with constantly evolving data threats. Read news and tips to assist with implementing cybersecurity policy and IT security strategy, including advice to streamline data loss protection efforts to help ensure comprehensive information security.

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  • doxing

    Doxing is the act of gathering information about a target individual or organization and making it public. The term is hacker-speak for documenting.

  • security incident

    A security incident is an event that may indicate that an organization's systems or data have been compromised.

  • distributed ledger

    A distributed ledger is a digital system for recording the transactions of assets, in which the transactions and their details are recorded in multiple places at the same time.

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Digital business transformation

Digital business transformation and innovation strategies are essential to corporate success as digital innovation increasingly brings a competitive advantage. Read news, tips and opinion to help your company implement digital business transformation best practices to adapt to -- and profit from – new technologies and processes influencing IT.

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  • C-level (C-suite)

    C-level is a term used to describe senior business leaders with high-ranking executive titles.

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)

    Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence by machines.

  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

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BI and big data

Enterprise business intelligence software and big data can open a window into the soul of your IT operation. Business and IT goals can be better analyzed and aligned thanks to BI and big data tools and techniques such as data mining and predictive analytics. Find the latest on enterprise BI software and big data with news, tips and other resources in this section.

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  • social media

    Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction and collaboration. This definition of social media explains what it is, how it works and how it's transforming personal and business communications.

  • data collection

    Data collection is a process for gathering information from different sources. In business, data collection helps organizations answer relevant questions and evaluate possible business outcomes.

  • interim CIO (interim chief information officer)

    An interim CIO is an experienced chief information officer employed by a company on a temporary basis to lead or transform its IT organization.

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Mobile strategy

A thorough enterprise mobile strategy is essential to digitized companies' success as more employees use cell phones and cloud services to work outside of the office. Find the latest news, tips and opinion about implementing an enterprise mobility strategy, including advice on how to secure mobile data in the enterprise and institute mobile app development best practices.

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  • interim CIO (interim chief information officer)

    An interim CIO is an experienced chief information officer employed by a company on a temporary basis to lead or transform its IT organization.

  • digital economy

    Fueled by personal computing devices and advanced technologies, such as GPS and real-time analytics, the digital economy represents a new economic paradigm.

  • outcome economy

    Outcome economy describes an economy based on the marketing, pricing and selling of the results provided by goods and services rather than their face value.

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Apps, infrastructure and operations

In the information age, good IT infrastructure and operations management practices have become essential to maintain quality control over technology-related policies, processes and equipment. Read news and tips to assist modern IT operations and infrastructure management, including strategies to ensure the proper flow of data throughout enterprise applications and other information systems.

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  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

  • Reddit

    Reddit is a social news website and forum where content is socially curated and promoted by site members through voting.

  • pure play

    Pure play is a business term used to indicate a company, business model or investment focused on a particular industry, product, service or line of distribution.

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  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

  • conduct risk

    Conduct risk is the prospect of financial loss to an organization that is caused by the actions of an organization's ...

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  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all...

  • security

    Security, in information technology (IT), is the defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, ...

  • insider threat

    An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, ...

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  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes ...

  • HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA)

    Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a ...

  • telemedicine

    Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the ...

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  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

SearchStorage

  • data deduplication

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

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

  • Secure Digital card (SD card)

    SD cards use flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage. They are more rugged than traditional storage media and are used in ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • flash file system

    Flash file systems are designed specifically for memory devices. A well-designed flash device and flash file system ensure ...

  • IOPS (input/output operations per second)

    IOPS measures the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage. It is not an actual benchmark since vendor ...

  • eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard)

    An embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is a small storage device made up of NAND flash memory and a simple storage controller.

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  • 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 ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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