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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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    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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  • Health IT (health information technology)

    Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of ...

  • fee-for-service (FFS)

    Fee-for-service (FFS) is a payment model in which doctors, hospitals, and medical practices charge separately for each service ...

  • biomedical informatics

    Biomedical informatics is the branch of health informatics that uses data to help clinicians, researchers and scientists improve ...

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  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

  • ransomware recovery

    Ransomware recovery is the process of resuming options following a cyberattack that demands payment in exchange for unlocking ...

  • natural disaster recovery

    Natural disaster recovery is the process of recovering data and resuming business operations following a natural disaster.

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  • RAID 5

    RAID 5 is a redundant array of independent disks configuration that uses disk striping with parity.

  • non-volatile storage (NVS)

    Non-volatile storage (NVS) is a broad collection of technologies and devices that do not require a continuous power supply to ...

  • petabyte

    A petabyte is a measure of memory or data storage capacity that is equal to 2 to the 50th power of bytes.

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