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  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is Software as a Service (SaaS)? (Part I)

    In this podcast from, the first of a two-part series, assistant editor Alex Howard interviews IT journalism veteran Paul Gillin about Software as a Service (SaaS) and his recent trip to SaaSCon. Listen in today to learn more about what ...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is Silverlight?

    Podcast from -- Silverlight is Microsoft's new programming model for developing and distributing rich Internet applications ( RIA ) that use graphics, animations or video within the .NET framework as well as the plug-in from Microsoft for...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is RSS?

    This podcast discusses Really Simple Syndication, commonly abbreviated as RSS. Listen in to learn about the origin of the technology, the XML tags that make it work and the innovative ways that RSS is being used to distribute information beyond news...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is pretexting?

    What is pretexting? Who uses it? What kinds of information does a pretexter focus upon? Is pretexting legal? Tune in to this podcast from today to learn the answers to these questions and more, including the high-profile case that led to ...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is an information dashboard?

    Podcast -- this podcast from defines information dashboards, including an inteview by's Alex Howard of the CEO of iDashboards, Shadan Malik. :earn about information dashboards. In information technology, the term dashboard ...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is a portable application?

    This podcast defiines and then discusses portable applications, software that has been adapted for use on a flash drive, iPod or other mobile external hard drive. To learn more them,'s Alex Howard interviewed John T. Haller, the CEO and ...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is a Google bomb?

    What is a Google bomb? Who uses them? Who came up with the term? How does a Google bomb work? Download this podcast from today to learn answers to these questions and more, including who's trying to use them in the 2006 U.S. mid-term ...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What are Spam, Spim, Sping, Splog and Spit?

    This podcast from defines spam, spim, sping, splog and spit -- five flavors of unsolicited commercial advertising that are clogging electronic communications on multiple platforms and devices.  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Podcast: What is a 3-D chip?

    This podcast explains what 3-D chips are, how they're made and what their production might mean for the extension of Moore's Law into the third dimension. To learn more, we called up Kerry Bernstein. Kerry is a Senior Technical Staff ...  Continue Reading

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Learning Path: Cyberculture

    This page provides alearning path that uses a sequence of definitions from to introduce and explain cyberculture.  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, ...


  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a ...

  • 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 ...



  • 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.