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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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    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

  • 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...

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  • buffer underflow

    Buffer underflow, also known as buffer underrun or buffer underwrite, is a threat to data that typically occurs when the ...

  • digital signature

    A digital signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital...

  • denial-of-service attack

    A denial-of-service attack is a security event that occurs when an attacker prevents legitimate users from accessing specific ...

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    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

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

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  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is storage for noncritical data that does not need to be frequently accessed.

  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage is a provider of enterprise data flash storage solutions designed to substitute for electromechanical disk arrays.

  • yobibyte (YiB)

    A yobibyte (YiB) is a unit of measure used to describe data capacity as part of the binary system of measuring computing and ...

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