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  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    beginning of life (BOL)

    Beginning of life (BOL), in the context of manufacturing and product lifecycles, is the first stages of a product’s existence. BOL includes the initial conception of a product, its development, testing and initial marketing. The beginning stage ...  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    middle of life (MOL)

    Middle of life (MOL), in the context of manufacturing and product lifecycles, is the segment of a product’s existence in which it is established in the marketplace. For successful products, the MOL stage is the one that lasts longest.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    end of life (EOL)

    End of life (EOL), in the context of manufacturing and product lifecycles, is the final stages of a product’s existence. The particular concerns of end-of-life depend on the product in question and whether the perspective is that of the manufacturer...  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    product footprint

    The product footprint is an assessment of the impact a particular product has on the environment. The product footprint is a primary concern of product lifecycle sustainability, an approach to managing the stages of a product’s existence so that any...  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    video streaming service

    A video streaming service is an on demand online entertainment source for TV shows, movies and other streaming media. These services provide an alternative to cable and satellite on demand service, often at a lower cost.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    carbon negative

    Carbon negativity is the reduction of an entity’s carbon footprint to less than neutral, so that the entity in question has a net effect of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding it. That achievement requires a more ...  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    carbon dioxide

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an odorless, non-flammable gas composed of one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. Carbon dioxide is the bi-product of the combustion of fossil fuels and also of almost all living cellular respiration.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2013 20 Dec'13

    streaming media receiver

    A streaming media receiver is a set top box that connects to a television to play content from one or more video streaming services. The devices are also known as streaming media players. However, strictly speaking, it's the TV that actually plays ...  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2013 19 Dec'13

    product lifecycle sustainability

    Product lifecycle sustainability is an approach to managing the stages of a product’s existence so that any negative impact on the environment is minimized. The degree of sustainability is largely determined during the beginning of life (BOL) stage ...  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2013 19 Dec'13

    local wipe

    Local wipe, also known as auto-wipe, is deletion of a device's data which is initiated by software on the device itself, rather than through remote administration. A local wipe may be automatically conducted in response to a number of failed login ...  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2013 18 Dec'13


    To be betamaxed is to have your superior product lose out in the market to an inferior one as a result of marketing, influence or some other factor unrelated to product quality. The term originated in the videotape format wars of the 1970s and 1980s.  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2013 18 Dec'13


    An initialism is an abbreviation formed from the first letter -- the initial -- of each of the words in a term. Initialisms are very common in information technology. Examples include API (for application-program interface), BCI (for brain-computer ...  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2013 18 Dec'13

    personal drone

    A personal drone, also known as a hobby or consumer drone, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for the mass market. In the past, UAVs have most often been associated with the military. However, recent technological advances have led to an ...  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2013 18 Dec'13

    mobile app

    A mobile app is a software application designed for use on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. Mobile apps are usually created to conform to the demands and limitations of the devices and also to...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2013 17 Dec'13

    product lifecycle

    The product lifecycle is the collective stages that a product goes through from its conception and design through to its ultimate disposal. The lifecycle stages are generally categorized as beginning-of-life (BOL), middle-of-life (MOL) and ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2013 16 Dec'13

    shoppable video

    A shoppable video is a multimedia recording that allows a user to initiate an order from within the video. Typically, a shoppable video demonstrates a product and links to the vendor's website, where the viewer can learn more or make a purchase. ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2013 16 Dec'13

    interactive video

    Interactive video (IV) is a multimedia recording that can take user input to perform some action. At its simplest, an interactive video might include digital tags that connect to an external website. A shoppable video, for example, might demonstrate...  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2013 12 Dec'13


    Sunsetting, in a business context, is intentionally and gradually phasing something out. The term is often used in reference to brands, partnerships, agreements, business policies and hardware and software products, among other possibilities.  Continue Reading

  • December 11, 2013 11 Dec'13

    boil the ocean

    To boil the ocean, in a business context, is to increase the scope of a project or task until it is practically impossible to accomplish as envisioned.  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2013 10 Dec'13

    single-serving site

    A single-serving site is a one-page, one-purpose website with a dedicated domain name. The oldest and perhaps simplest single-serving site is, which is an undifferentiated display of the color purple.  Continue Reading



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    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • cybersecurity insurance (cybersecurity liability insurance)

    Cybersecurity insurance, also called cyber liability insurance or cyber insurance, is a contract that an entity can purchase to ...

  • phishing

    Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication ...

  • cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.



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    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

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  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics, also known as NVMe-oF and non-volatile memory express over fabrics, is a protocol specification designed to ...

  • logical unit number (LUN)

    A logical unit number (LUN) is a unique identifier for designating an individual or collection of physical or virtual storage ...

  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...