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  • August 22, 2013 22 Aug'13


    Privatization is the process of transferring an enterprise or industry from the public sector to the private sector. The term has alternate meanings within business and finances. For example, if an individual or organization purchases all the stock ...  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2013 21 Aug'13

    private sector

    The private sector is the part of a country's economic system that is run by individuals and companies, rather than the government. The segment of the economy under control of the government is known as the public sector.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2013 21 Aug'13

    Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

    The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit, decentralized corporation that oversees development of Apache software. The organization was founded in 1999 is based in Forest Hill, Maryland.  Continue Reading

  • August 20, 2013 20 Aug'13


    A lede is the introductory part of an article, which may be the first sentence or as much as a paragraph. The lede can be used to engage the reader, summarize the content or provide necessary background information, among other possibilities.  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2013 15 Aug'13

    TV operating system

    A TV operating system (TV OS) is the bootable software in smart TVs and set top boxes that allows a user to control and access to a smart TV’s advanced features and connected devices through a graphical user interface (GUI). Essentially, smart TVs ...  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2013 15 Aug'13


    WebOS is an LG-owned, Linux based, smart TV operating system that is set up to allow control and access of LG Smart TV’s more advanced features and connected devices through a graphical user interface (GUI).  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2013 15 Aug'13

    smart TV

    A smart TV is a digital television that is, essentially, an Internet-connected, storage-aware computer specialized for entertainment. Smart TVs are available as stand-alone products but regular televisions can also be made “smart” through set-top ...  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2013 15 Aug'13

    true multitasking

    True multitasking is the capacity of an operating system to carry out two or more tasks simultaneously rather than switching from one task to another. The multi-core processors  in most current computers enable true multitasking because each core ...  Continue Reading

  • August 14, 2013 14 Aug'13

    big data (infographic)

    Big data is a general term used to describe the voluminous and ever-increasing amount of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data being created -- data that would take too much time and cost too much money to load into a relational database...  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2013 11 Aug'13

    multitasking (in humans)

    Multitasking, in a human context, is the practice of doing multiple things simultaneously, such as editing a document or responding to email while attending a teleconference. The concept of multitasking began in a computing context.  Continue Reading

  • August 08, 2013 08 Aug'13


    Bonephones are headphones that are based on bone-conduction audio technology. A transducer in the device converts audio data to vibrations that travel through the bone structure around the ear to the cochlea. From there, the cochlea sends a signal ...  Continue Reading

  • August 08, 2013 08 Aug'13

    bone-conducted audio

    Bone-conducted audio is a sound technology that relies upon vibrations resonating through bone surrounding the ear. A transducer converts sound to vibration, which travels along the user’s bone structure to the cochlea, which in turn transmits the ...  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2013 07 Aug'13

    reorganization (reorg)

    Reorganization, in a business context, is an overhaul of a company's internal structure.  Companies go through reorganization for various reasons. Purposes include improving efficiency, cutting costs, repositioning the business, and dealing with ...  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2013 31 Jul'13

    clean electricity

    Clean electricity is electrical power that is free from voltage spikes and drops. Voltage ripple or noise that is outside the ideal sine waveform is sometimes referred to as dirty electricity or electrical pollution.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2013 31 Jul'13


    ImageX is a command-line tool that allows an administrator to capture an image of an entire hard disk drive and its files and folders in a single Windows Imaging Format (WIM) file.    Continue Reading




  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks.

  • asymmetric cryptography (public key cryptography)

    Asymmetric cryptography, also called public key cryptography, uses a pair of numerical keys that are mathematically related to ...

  • digital signature

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



  • 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. 


  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    A computer hard disk drive (HDD) is a non-volatile memory hardware device that controls the positioning, reading and writing of ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve...