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  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    In a business enterprise, downsizing is reducing the number of employees on the operating payroll.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    radiant intensity

    Radiant intensity is a quantitative expression of the brilliance of a source of electromagnetic (EM) energy over the entire electromagnetic spectrum.  Continue Reading

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    A thyristor is a four-layer semiconductor device, consisting of alternating P type and N type materials (PNPN).  Continue Reading

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    iPlanet is Sun Microsystem's solution for a Web server and related programs intended to allow an enterprise to take advantage of the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)

    Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is a feature of Windows-based operating systems (included in Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP) that enables a computer to automatically assign itself an IP address when there is no Dynamic Host Configuration ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Learning Paths

    We call the idea "Learning paths." Learn at your own pace.  Continue Reading

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    In data processing, using an office metaphor, a file is a related collection of records.  Continue Reading

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    The iMac is a low-cost version of Apple Computer's Macintosh.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    degree per second squared

    The degree per second squared is an alternative unit of angular (rotational) acceleration magnitude, which is the rate of change of angular speed or velocity.  Continue Reading

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    Egosurfing is looking to see how many places on the Web your name appears.  Continue Reading

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    A neutrino is a sub atom ic particle with no electric charge.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Web Proxy Autodiscovery (WPAD)

    Web Proxy Autodiscovery (WPAD) is a proposed Internet protocol that allows a client, such as a Web browser or a streaming media application, to automatically locate and interface with cache services in a network so that information can be delivered ...  Continue Reading

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    In graphic design, a duotone is an image composed of two colors.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    gravitational acceleration

    Gravitational acceleration (symbolized g) is an expression used in physics to indicate the intensity of a gravitational field.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    drop shadow

    In graphic design, a drop shadow is an effect where an image is repeated behind itself to create the illusion that the image is floating over its background.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    stop word

    In computer search engines, a stop word is a commonly used word (such as "the") that a search engine has been programmed to ignore, both when indexing entries for searching and when retrieving them as the result of a search query.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL)

    A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) is a specialized laser diode that promises to revolutionize fiber optic communications by improving efficiency and increasing data speed.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Rich Text Format (RTF)

    Rich Text Format (RTF) is a file format that lets you exchange text files between different word processors in different operating systems.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    APL (a programming language)

    APL (A Programming Language) is a general-purpose, third-generation (3GL) programming language that allows certain data manipulations to be expressed with a special non-ASCII set of symbols, resulting in programs that are shorter than would be ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Demutualization is the process through which a member-owned company becomes shareholder-owned; frequently this is a step toward the initial public offering (IPO) of a company.  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.