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  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10


    The ohm is the standard unit of electrical resistance in the International System of Units (SI).  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10


    A negawatt is a negative megawatt: a megawatt of power saved by increasing efficiency or reducing consumption.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    Hamming code

    Hamming code is a set of error-correction codes that can be used to detect and correct bit errors that can occur when computer data is moved or stored.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10


    A ground is a direct electrical connection to the earth, a connection to a particular point in an electrical or electronic circuit, or an indirect connection that operates as the result of capacitance between wireless equipment and the earth or a ...  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10


    Flux is the presence of a force field in a specified physical medium, or the flow of energy through a surface.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10


    The faraday is a dimensionless unit of electric charge quantity, equal to approximately 6.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    carbon offset

    A carbon offset is a credit that an individual or organization can purchase to negate a carbon footprint.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    carbon neutral

    To be carbon neutral is to balance the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a particular activity, like flying, driving or operating a data center, with an equal amount of carbon sequestration or carbon offsets from a third party.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is an economic stimulus bill created to help the United States economy recover from an economic downturn that began in late 2007.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    ancillary services

    In smart grid technology, an ancillary service is anything that supports the transmission of electricity from its generation site to the customer.  Continue Reading

  • March 18, 2010 18 Mar'10

    Quiz: IT's About Taxes

    A quiz about taxes and technology: This organization lobbies in Congress on behalf of information technology companies and users in matters related to tax laws and enforcement, along with the protection of copyrights, patents and privacy in ...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    Data Center Quizzes

    We've gathered a collection of our quizzes to test your data center knowledge. You'll find quizzes about data center planning and design, data center management, green data centers and more. If you'd like to study up first, see our learning ...  Continue Reading

  • March 09, 2010 09 Mar'10


    A picocell is a small mobile base station that improves in-building cellular coverage.  Continue Reading

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Computing Fundamentals Learning Guides

    We've gathered all our learning guides and tutorials about computing fundamentals. You'll find resources about hardware and software, memory, processing and peripherals.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Computing Basics Quizzes

    We've gathered quizzes to test your knowledge of computing fundamentals. You'll find quizzes about hardware and software, computer history, processing and peripherals.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Excel Cheat Sheets

    We've gathered resources from around the Web to help you work more effectively in Microsoft Excel. You'll find cheat sheets for Excel keyboard shortcuts, how to work with worksheets and other common tasks.  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10


    Bloatware is an unflattering name for unwanted pre-installed software applications on a new computer.  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    fps (frames per second)

    FPS stand for frames per second, a measurement for how many unique consecutive images a camera can handle each second.  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10


    Bump is a free software program (app) that allows two phones to transfer contact information when the phone owners "bump" hands.  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR are specifications for short-range wireless data exchange.  Continue Reading



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  • disaster recovery team

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  • cloud insurance

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  • 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.