Browse Definitions :

About Us

WhatIs.com

WhatIs.com® is a reference and self-education tool about information technology. The site provides readers with definitions for over 10,000 terms and over 1,000 fast references, cheat sheets and quizzes. WhatIs.com is updated each weekday and is used primarily by information technology (IT) and business professionals. The site's mission is to help IT pros and the business people they work with understand each other's highly specialized languages.  The definitions are known for explaining technical terms and business concepts clearly and concisely.

WhatIs.com was created by IBM technical writer Lowell Thing in the early days of the Internet. In 1999, TechTarget acquired the site and for the last decade site content has been researched and written by editorial director Margaret Rouse, associate managing editor Kaitlin Herbert and technical writer Sarah Lewis with the assistance of contributors and technical experts from over 60 countries. The website has received many awards and accolades over the years, including recognition from the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Times, the Miami Herald, ZDNet, PC Magazine, Discovery Magazine and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Much of the value of WhatIs.com is derived from its "page bonding" with TechTarget's other IT-specific Web sites. Many WhatIs.com definitions are served directly from topic-specific TechTarget sites to provide readers with easy access to highly relevant news, tips, ebooks, learning guides, videos and white papers.

About TechTarget:

TechTarget gives technology professionals and executives the information they need to perform their jobs – from developing strategy, to making cost-effective purchase decisions and managing their organizations' technology projects. Our editorial focus is to create vendor-neutral editorial content, provide independent product reviews, share expert advice, present opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction and distribute information from technology providers that will help the buyer research products and technologies and manage active projects.

TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) became a public company in May of 2007 and has won dozens of awards for its media innovation and industry leadership, including more than 100 awards for editorial excellence. TechTarget has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Cincinnati, London, Munich, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney.TechTarget's advertisers include the top technology companies in the world, among them, Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, SAP and Symantec.

For inquiries about WhatIs.com, contact TechTarget at 617-431-9200 or toll free at 888-274-4111.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCompliance

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

SearchSecurity

  • RSA algorithm (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman)

    The RSA algorithm is the basis of a cryptosystem -- a suite of cryptographic algorithms that are used for specific security ...

  • remote access

    Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection.

  • IP Spoofing

    IP spoofing is the crafting of Internet Protocol (IP) packets with a source IP address that has been modified to impersonate ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • network disaster recovery plan

    A network disaster recovery plan is a set of procedures designed to prepare an organization to respond to an interruption of ...

  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

SearchStorage

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...

Close