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    In information technology, self-healing describes any device or system that has the ability to perceive that it is not operating correctly and, without human intervention, make the necessary adjustments to restore itself to normal operation.  Continue Reading

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    A quark is one of two currently recognized groups of fundamental particles, which are subatomic, indivisible (at least as far as we know today) particles that represent the smallest known units of matter.  Continue Reading

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    Glassfet is jargon for vacuum tube.  Continue Reading

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    Ant is an open source build tool (a program for putting together all the pieces of a program) from the Apache Software Foundation.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    interaction management

    Interaction management is a term some companies use to describe a class of Web services that support online relationships (called communities) and transactions between employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.  Continue Reading

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    A reagent is a chemical substance that is used to create a reaction in combination with some other substance.  Continue Reading

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    cold buffer

    In data processing, a cold buffer is a buffer (segment of computer memory reserved for temporary data storage) that hasn't been used or accessed recently.  Continue Reading

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    WS-Security (Web Services Security)

    WS-Security (Web Services Security) is a proposed IT industry standard that addresses security when data is exchanged as part of a Web service.  Continue Reading

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    field-programmable gate array (FPGA)

    A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit (IC) that can be programmed in the field after manufacture.  Continue Reading

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    Rack-mounted describes a unit of electronic equipment that is housed in a metal framework called an equipment rack.  Continue Reading

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    Earth's mean orbital speed

    Earth's mean orbital speed is the average speed at which the Earth revolves around the sun.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    PFC (power factor correction or power factor controller)

    PFC (power factor correction; also known as power factor controller) is a feature included in some computer and other power supply boxes that reduces the amount of reactive power generated by a computer.  Continue Reading

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    In general, a rogue is someone who strays from the accepted path, is mischievous, or is a cheat.  Continue Reading

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    A micrometer (sometimes expressed using the obsolete term, micron), is one-millionth of a meter and can also be expressed as:10 -6 meterOne thousandth of a millimeterOne 25-thousandth of an inchThe micrometer is a unit of measure for the core in ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Josephson junction

    A Josephson junction is a type of electronic circuit capable of switching at very high speeds when operated at temperatures approaching absolute zero.  Continue Reading

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    In information technology, the term lightweight is sometimes applied to a program, protocol, device, or anything that is relatively simpler or faster or that has fewer parts than something else.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    soft bounce

    A soft bounce is an e-mail message that gets as far as the recipient's mail server but is bounced back undelivered before it gets to the intended recipient.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    zone file

    A zone file is a small set of instructions for resolving specified Internet domain names to the appropriate number form of an Internet Protocol address (an IP address).  Continue Reading

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    tarball (tar archive)

    Tarball is a jargon term for a tar archive - a group of files collected together as one.  Continue Reading

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    On mobile phones, a ringtone is a brief audio file played to indicate an incoming call.  Continue Reading



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    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

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  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...

  • botnet

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 


  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • 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.