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  • August 11, 2014 11 Aug'14

    volatile memory

    Volatile memory is computer storage that only maintains its data while the device is powered. Most RAM (random access memory) used for primary storage in personal computers is volatile memory.  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2014 11 Aug'14


    Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.  Continue Reading

  • August 08, 2014 08 Aug'14

    How to write a business case

    A business case document is a formal, written argument intended to convince a decision maker to approve some kind of action. This guide explains what to include in a business case document, how to format it and how to make it compelling.  Continue Reading

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    EM shielding (electromagnetic shielding)

    EM shielding (electromagnetic shielding) is the practice of surrounding electronics and cables with conductive or magnetic materials to guard against incoming or outgoing emissions of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF).    Continue Reading

  • August 05, 2014 05 Aug'14

    shadow app

    A shadow app is a software program that is not supported by an employee's information technology (IT) department.  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2014 04 Aug'14

    pink contract

    A pink contract is an agreement between an Internet service provider (ISP) and a spammer that exempts the spammer from standard policies and allows them to send spam through the ISP. The term pink contract comes from the canned meat for which ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    transparent aluminum

    Transparent aluminum is a form of aluminum that is see-through. Most commonly someone speaking about transparent aluminum is referring to AION (aluminum oxynitride), a ceramic alloy. However, aluminum can exist in an elemental, metallic form made ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    modular PC

    A modular PC is a computer that has individually-housed components, which are interconnected but separately removable for service or upgrading. The format means that users can replace most components themselves because replacing a component does ...  Continue Reading

  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    intelligent content

    Intelligent content is an adaptation of digital text, image, video, audio or multimedia data with coding added that allows it to be automatically processed. The process of creating intelligent content involves the addition of semantic metadata.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2014 31 Jul'14


    LISA (Local Integrated System Architecture) was Apple's first personal computer and GUI -based operating system. When it was released in 1983, the LISA OS was heralded by BYTE as "the most important development in computers in the last five years.”  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2014 31 Jul'14


    Mantle is a low-level 3D graphics application programming interface (API) created by AMD for their graphics processing units (GPUs) based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Mantle increases performance through greater efficiency and also...  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2014 31 Jul'14


    Hearables are wireless wearable computing earpieces that enable voice input and return results audibly to the user’s ear. An example of how hearables work: Hearables might be pick up a person’s name in conversation or a meeting and “whisper” ...  Continue Reading



  • data governance policy

    A data governance policy is a documented set of guidelines for ensuring that an organization's data and information assets are ...

  • risk management

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

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...


  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher chosen by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and alerts when such ...

  • Secure Shell (SSH)

    SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol that gives users, particularly system ...




  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

  • capacity management

    Capacity management is the broad term describing a variety of IT monitoring, administration and planning actions that are taken ...

  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...