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  • August 28, 2009 28 Aug'09

    disposable email

    What is a disposable email?Disposable email is a service that allows a registered user to receive email at a temporary address that expires after a certain time period elapses.  Continue Reading

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    heuristic

    As an adjective, heuristic (pronounced hyu-RIS-tik and from the Greek "heuriskein" meaning "to discover") pertains to the process of gaining knowledge or some desired result by intelligent guesswork rather than by following some preestablished ...  Continue Reading

  • August 25, 2009 25 Aug'09

    cache server

    A cache server is a dedicated network server or service acting as a server that saves Web pages or other Internet content locally.  Continue Reading

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    preamble

    A preamble is a signal used in network communications to synchronize transmission timing between two or more systems.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2009 21 Aug'09

    computational origami

    Computational origami is a type of computer program for modeling the ways in which various materials, including paper, can be folded.  Continue Reading

  • August 20, 2009 20 Aug'09

    hashtag

    A hashtag is atag used to categorize posts on Twitter (tweets) according to topics.  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    FairPlay

    FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) program from Apple.  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method)

    BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is an environmental standard that rates the sustainability of buildings in the UK. The BREEAM environmental assessment aims to minimize environmental impact by ensuring sustainability best practices are ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    United Kingdom Climate Change Act

    The United Kingdom Climate Change Act is the world's first legally binding environmental sustainability framework. Under the Climate Change Act, the UK aims to become a low-carbon economy.  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Quiz: Cell phone tech

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz: Cell phone teminology.  Continue Reading

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  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

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  • evil maid attack

    An evil maid attack is a security exploit that targets a computing device that has been shut down and left unattended.  An evil ...

  • Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

    In security, Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is a comprehensive framework of all the relevant subjects a security professional ...

  • rootkit

    A rootkit is a program or, more often, a collection of software tools that gives a threat actor remote access to and control over...

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  • value-based healthcare

    Value-based healthcare, also known as value-based care, is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing ...

  • health informatics

    Health informatics is the practice of acquiring, studying and managing health data and applying medical concepts in conjunction ...

  • clinical trial

    A clinical trial, also known as a clinical research study, is a protocol to evaluate the effects and efficacy of experimental ...

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  • crisis communication

    Crisis communication is a method of corresponding with people and organizations during a disruptive event to provide them with ...

  • Zerto

    Zerto is a storage software vendor that specializes in enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery in virtual and ...

  • crisis management plan (CMP)

    A crisis management plan (CMP) is a document that outlines the processes an organization will use to respond to a critical ...

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  • SSD write cycle

    An SSD write cycle is the process of programming data to a NAND flash memory chip in a solid-state storage device.

  • data storage

    Data storage is the collective methods and technologies that capture and retain digital information on electromagnetic, optical ...

  • hard disk

    A hard disk is part of a unit -- often called a disk drive, hard drive or hard disk drive -- that stores and provides relatively ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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