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  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    WebOps (Web operations)

    WebOps, short for Web operations, is the area of IT systems management that deals with the complexities of Web-based applications and the systems that support them. WebOps includes application deployment, operations, maintenance, tuning and repair.  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    application awareness

    Application awareness is the capacity of a system to maintain information about connected applications to optimize their operation and that of any subsystems that they run or control.  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    IP SLA (Cisco)

    IP SLA (Internet protocol service level agreement) is a feature of the Cisco IOS (Internetwork Operating System) that allows an IT professional to collect information about network performance in real time.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2013 29 Jan'13

    plane (in networking)

    A plane, in a networking context, is one of three integral components of a telecommunications architecture. These three elements -- the data plane, the control plane and the management plane – can be thought of as different areas of operations. Each...  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2013 29 Jan'13

    Ultra High-Definition TV (UHDTV)

    Ultra-high-definition (UHD) television, also abbreviated UHDTV, is a digital television display format in which the horizontal screen resolution is on the order of 4000 pixels (4K UHD) or 8000 pixels (8K UHD).  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2013 29 Jan'13

    software agent

    A software agent is a persistent, goal-oriented computer program that reacts to its environment and runs without continuous direct supervision to perform some function for an end user or another program.  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2013 25 Jan'13

    hierarchical menu

    A hierarchical menu is a multi-level arrangement of options, organized to allow users to find information, tools, or functions more easily than they could in an unstructured presentation.  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2013 24 Jan'13

    Chief Social Scientist (Senior Social Scientist)

    A Chief (or Senior) Social Scientist is a sociologist who provides advice to government officials or corporate executives concerning the roles of individuals and institutions in human society. Social science began in the 19th century among notables ...  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2013 23 Jan'13

    eye tracking (gaze tracking)

    Eye tracking is the process of electronically locating the point of a person's gaze, or following and recording the movement of the point of gaze. Various technologies exist for accomplishing this task; some methods involve attachments to the eye, ...  Continue Reading

  • January 22, 2013 22 Jan'13

    data-driven disaster

    A data-driven disaster is a serious problem caused by one or more ineffective data analysis processes.  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2013 21 Jan'13

    Google Trends

    Google Trends is a free service provided by Google that displays how often specific keywords, subjects and phrases have been searched for on Google over a period of time.  Continue Reading

  • January 18, 2013 18 Jan'13

    Graph Search

    Graph Search is a search engine that is integrated with Facebook’s social graphs. The search engine processes natural language queries to return information from across the user’s network of friends and connections or beyond, depending on the search.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    commodity computer

    A commodity computer is a standard-issue PC that is widely available for purchase. The term differentiates typical consumer products from specialized or high-performance computers.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    LiveJournal

    LiveJournal is a social media platform that allows users to keep a blog, journal or diary and share their interests with LiveJournal friends or communities around the world.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    stack overflow

    A stack overflow is an undesirable condition in which a particular computer program tries to use more memory space than the call stack has available. In programming, the call stack is a buffer that stores requests that need to be handled.  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2013 14 Jan'13

    geotagging

    Geotagging is the addition of geographical information, usually in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates, to Web sites, images, videos, smartphone transmissions, and various other data types and sources. Sometimes geotagging includes place ...  Continue Reading

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    biorobotics

    Biorobotics is the use of biological characteristics in living organisms as the knowledge base for developing new robot designs. The term can also refer to the use of biological specimens as functional robot components.  Continue Reading

  • January 10, 2013 10 Jan'13

    Virtual Choir

    Virtual Choir is an assembly of geographically dispersed singers performing choral works, led by composer Eric Whitacre. Individual singers post videos of themselves singing their parts and technicians coordinate the audio into a single performance.  Continue Reading

  • January 09, 2013 09 Jan'13

    hosted virtual desktop (HVD)

    A hosted virtual desktop (HVD) is a user interface that connects to applications and data that are stored on a cloud provider's servers rather than on the user's computer or the corporate network. An HVD is sometimes referred to as a cloud-hosted ...  Continue Reading

  • January 08, 2013 08 Jan'13

    soft reset

    A soft reset is a restart of a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or personal computer (PC). The action closes applications and clears any data in RAM (random access memory). Unsaved data in current use may be lost but data stored on the ...  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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