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  • April 29, 2014 29 Apr'14

    Firefox OS

    Firefox OS is a Linux-based mobile operating system designed for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. The OS was developed by the open source community of the Mozilla Foundation, best known for the Firefox browser.  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2014 29 Apr'14

    acoustical infection

    Acoustic infection is a type of malware that uses a compromised computer’s sound card and speakers to send data using a covert ultrasonic acoustical mesh network.  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2014 28 Apr'14

    YANG (data modeling language)

    YANG is a data modeling language for the NETCONF configuration management protocol. Together, NETCONF and YANG provide the tools that network administrators need to automate configuration tasks across heterogeneous devices in a software-defined ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2014 28 Apr'14

    virtual CPU (vCPU)

    A virtual CPU (vCPU) also known as a virtual processor, is a physical central processing unit (CPU) that is assigned to a virtual machine (VM).  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2014 28 Apr'14

    moonshot

    A moonshot, in a metaphorical sense, is an ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project undertaken without any expectation of near-term profitability or benefit and also, perhaps, without a full investigation of potential risks and benefits. ...  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2014 25 Apr'14

    troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting is a systematic approach to problem solving that is often used to find and correct issues with complex machines, electronics, computers and software systems. The first step in troubleshooting is gathering information on the issue, ...  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2014 25 Apr'14

    pagination

    Pagination is the process of separating content into discrete pages. For print documents, pagination also refers to the automated process of adding consecutive numbers to the pages.  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2014 25 Apr'14

    embedded device

    An embedded device is an object that contains a special-purpose computing system. The system, which is completely enclosed by the object, may or may not be able to connect to the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2014 24 Apr'14

    Web We Want Campaign

    The Web We Want Campaign is a  movement created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee that strives to ensure the same characteristics that fostered the Web’s success continue and that it reaches its potential as a tool for knowledge, democracy and freedom of ...  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2014 24 Apr'14

    Wi-Fi Alliance

    The Wi-Fi Alliance is a wireless industry organization that exists to promote wireless technologies and interoperability. The Alliance also certifies products that comply with their standards for Wi-Fi interoperability. However, certification is not...  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2014 24 Apr'14

    hypervisor-aware storage

    Hypervisor-aware storage, also called virtualization-aware or VM-aware storage, is a category of storage array that provides administrators with the ability to correlate an application on a virtual machine (VM) with the underlying physical storage.    Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2014 24 Apr'14

    wireless fidelity

    Wireless fidelity is frequently thought to be the full version of Wi-Fi, which refers to any of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 wireless LAN standards. Wi-Fi is not an abbreviation. However, it is a play on words ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2014 23 Apr'14

    robojournalism

    Robojournalism is the use of software programs to generate articles, reports and other types of content.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2014 23 Apr'14

    NASCAR slide

    A NASCAR slide is marketing lingo for a PowerPoint slide filled with logos.   Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2014 22 Apr'14

    data exfiltration (data extrusion)

    Data exfiltration, also called data extrusion, is the unauthorized transfer of data from a computer.  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2014 22 Apr'14

    RtOI (real-time operational intelligence)

    Real-time operational intelligence (RtOI) is an emerging industrial discipline that allows businesses to intelligently transform vast amounts of operational data into actionable information that is accessible anywhere, anytime and across many ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2014 21 Apr'14

    software substitution

    Software substitution is the use of computer programs to conduct tasks that have traditionally been performed by a human. The replacement of workers by software is an ongoing trend. Well-established examples include automatic teller machines (ATMs) ...  Continue Reading

  • April 17, 2014 17 Apr'14

    adverb

    An adverb is a word that provides more information about a verb. Adverbs modify verbs in the same way that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2014 16 Apr'14

    OpenSSL

    OpenSSL is a general purpose cryptography library that provides an open source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols.   Continue Reading

  • April 11, 2014 11 Apr'14

    term boosting

    Term boosting is the ability to assign higher importance to specific words in a search engine query. In Google, for example, advanced search options allow you to identify words that must be found in the results. Other search engines allow you to ...  Continue Reading

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  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    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...

SearchSecurity

  • certificate authority (CA)

    A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues digital certificates, which are data files used to cryptographically...

  • hacktivism

    Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.

  • advanced persistent threat (APT)

    An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a prolonged and targeted cyberattack in which an intruder gains access to a network and ...

SearchHealthIT

  • Cerner Corp.

    Cerner Corp. is a public company in North Kansas City, Mo., that provides various health information technologies, ranging from ...

  • clinical decision support system (CDSS)

    A clinical decision support system (CDSS) is an application that analyzes data to help healthcare providers make decisions and ...

  • Health IT (health information technology)

    Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • 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.

  • ransomware recovery

    Ransomware recovery is the process of resuming options following a cyberattack that demands payment in exchange for unlocking ...

SearchStorage

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • file system

    In a computer, a file system -- sometimes written filesystem -- is the way in which files are named and where they are placed ...

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage ...

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