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  • July 17, 2012 17 Jul'12

    write back

    Write back is a storage method in which data is written into the cache every time a change occurs, but is written into the corresponding location in main memory only at specified intervals or under certain conditions.  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2012 17 Jul'12

    write through

    Write through is a storage method in which data is written into the cache and the corresponding main memory location at the same time. The cached data allows for fast retrieval on demand, while the same data in main memory ensures that nothing will ...  Continue Reading

  • July 16, 2012 16 Jul'12


    Failback is the process of restoring operations to a primary machine or facility after they have been shifted to a secondary machine or facility during failover.  Continue Reading

  • July 15, 2012 15 Jul'12

    airplane mode

    Airplane mode is a setting on cell phones, smartphones and other mobile communication devices that prevents the device from sending or receiving calls and text messages. Airplane mode is also known as offline mode, standalone mode and flight mode.  Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    database availability group (DAG)

    A database availability group (DAG) is a high availability (HA) and data recovery feature of Exchange Server 2010.   Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    Aakash tablet computer

    Aakash is a government-subsidized Android tablet computer developed by the Indian Institute of Technology in conjunction with a UK-based company called DataWind. The commercial version of the Aakash tablet is called UbiSlate.  Continue Reading

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12


    A kickstand, in a computing context, is an accessory or an attachment that props up a mobile device up so it stands and the user doesn't have to hold it. Kickstands may be standalone products, part of a case or part of the device itself.  Continue Reading

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12

    decision tree

    A decision tree is a graph that uses a branching method to illustrate every possible outcome of a decision. Decision trees can be drawn by hand or created with a graphics program or specialized software.  Continue Reading

  • July 12, 2012 12 Jul'12

    active/active array

    Active/active (also called dual active) is a storage array configuration in which two (or more) storage controllers work together to process inputs/outputs (I/Os).  Continue Reading

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    purple squirrel

    A purple squirrel is a metaphor used by recruiters and human relationship managers to describe the perfect job candidate.  Continue Reading

  • July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    Infosys Technologies (Infosys Limited)

    Infosys Technologies (now known as Infosys Limited) is a global IT consulting firm headquartered in Bangalore, India.  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2012 09 Jul'12

    time to value (TtV)

    Time to value (TtV) is a business term that describes the period of time between a request for a specific value and the initial delivery of the value requested.  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2012 09 Jul'12

    universal set

    A universal set is the collection of all objects in a particular context or theory. All other sets in that framework constitute subsets of the universal set, which is denoted as an uppercase italic letter U.  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2012 09 Jul'12

    stochastic optimization

    Stochastic optimization is the process of maximizing or minimizing the value of a mathematical or statistical function when one or more of the input parameters is subject to randomness. The word stochastic means involving chance or probability. ...  Continue Reading

  • July 06, 2012 06 Jul'12

    Ivy Bridge

    Ivy Bridge is the code name for Intel's third generation of Core processors. The Ivy Bridge processors resemble the Sandy Bridge (second generation) processors, but have slightly smaller physical size and somewhat more processing power.  Continue Reading

  • July 04, 2012 04 Jul'12

    data breach response plan

    A data breach response plan is a course of action intended to reduce the risk of unauthorized data access and to mitigate the damage caused if a breach does occur.  Continue Reading

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    Metro apps

    Metro apps are touch-screen-friendly apps written especially for Microsoft's WinRT programming interfaces.   Continue Reading

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    direct mobile billing

    Direct mobile billing is a method of paying for merchandise by charging the purchase to a cellular telephone (mobile phone) account. At the time of checkout, the customer selects the mobile billing option on a cell-phone set and follows a two-factor...  Continue Reading

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12


    DisplayPort is an interface for digital displays, particularly computer monitors. It was developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) as a high-performance replacement for other display modes such as VGA (Video Graphics Array) and...  Continue Reading

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    dual Wi-Fi antenna

    A dual Wi-Fi antenna is a pair of identical antennas on a wireless router or Wi-Fi-equipped device, intended to eliminate signal fading and dead spots. Dual Wi-Fi antennas operate on a principle known as antenna diversity, which offers two different...  Continue Reading



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    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.