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  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    In graph theory, a pictograph is a graph that shows numerical information by using picture symbols or icons to represent data sets.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Stuff I've Seen

    Stuff I've Seen is the name of a capability under study by Microsoft that allows a Windows user to quickly locate all occurrences of any item of information the user has previously created or read, whether in e-mail, address books, Web pages, or ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    gigabit interface converter (GBIC)

    A gigabit interface converter (GBIC) is a transceiver that converts electric currents (digital highs and lows) to optical signals, and optical signals to digital electric currents.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition)

    SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a category of software application program for process control, the gathering of data in real time from remote locations in order to control equipment and conditions.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    watt per steradian

    The watt per steradian (W · sr -1) is the standard unit of radiant intensity.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Spoken Text Markup Language (STML)

    Spoken Text Markup Language (STML) is an early set of markup codes and symbols for text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis for voice-enabled Web browsers and voice enabled e-mail.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    digital hearing aid

    A digital hearing aid is a hearing aid device that receives sound and digitizes it (breaks sound waves up into very small, discrete units) prior to amplification.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    butt splice

    In digital audio production, a butt splice is the abrupt connection of one audio file to another audio file so that they become one continuous audio file.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    LaT E X (pronounced "lah-TEKH" and alternatively denoted as LaTeX), is a programming language that is used for typesetting technical data.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    MIP map

    A MIP map (sometimes spelled mipmap) is a computer graphics technique used to achieve an illusion of depth in a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional (3D) image.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    banner blindness

    Banner blindness is the tendency of people to ignore banner ads on Web sites.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    M-theory (the "M" stands for the mother of all theories, magic, mystery, or matrix, depending on the source) is an adaptation of superstring theory developed by Ed Witten of Princeton and Paul Townsend of Cambridge.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    In a computer display, to refresh is to redraw the image information from memory.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    candela per meter squared

    The candela per meter squared (cd / m 2) is the standard unit of luminance.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    site map

    A site map is a visual or textually organized model of a Web site's content that allows the users to navigate through the site to find the information they are looking for, just as a traditional geographical map helps people find places they are ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    11th dimension

    The 11th dimension is a characteristic of space-time that has been proposed as a possible answer to questions that arise in superstring theory.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    S-Video (Super-Video, Y/C Video, component video)

    S-Video (Super-Video, sometimes referred to as Y/C Video, or component video) is a video signal transmission in which the luminance signal and the chrominance signal are transmitted separately to achieve superior picture clarity.  Continue Reading



  • risk management

    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)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...


  • 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

    A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices, which may include PCs, servers, mobile devices and internet of things ...



  • 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.