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  • February 26, 2015 26 Feb'15

    fishbone diagram

    A fishbone diagram is a visualization tool for categorizing the potential causes of a problem in order to identify its root causes. Other names for the fishbone diagram include cause and effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram.  Continue Reading

  • February 25, 2015 25 Feb'15

    due diligence

    Due diligence definition: Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying the accuracy of a particular statement. In the business world, due diligence is required to validate financial statements.  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2015 24 Feb'15

    timeboxing

    A timebox is a strictly-enforced limit on how long a given task or project can take: There is no allowance made for the possibility of extension.  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2015 24 Feb'15

    Capex (capital expenditure)

    A capital expenditure (Capex) is money invested by a company to acquire or upgrade fixed, physical, non-consumable assets, such as buildings and equipment or a new business.  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2015 24 Feb'15

    relentless incrementalism

    Relentless incrementalism is a process in which something substantial is built through the accumulation of small but incessant additions. The term, which derives from economics and social policy, is used in various areas of information technology ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2015 24 Feb'15

    ampere hour (Ah or amp hour)

    An ampere hour (abbreviated Ah, or sometimes amp hour) is the amount of energy charge in a battery that will allow one ampere of current to flow for one hour.  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2015 23 Feb'15

    pomodoro technique

    The pomodoro technique is designed to help users use their time more effectively by overcoming tendencies to procrastinate and multitask, both of which impair productivity.  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2015 23 Feb'15

    IS (information system or information services)

    An information system (IS) is the collection of technical and human resources that provide the storage, computing, distribution, and communication for the information required by all or some part of an enterprise. Information services is an ...  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2015 19 Feb'15

    Misfortune Cookie

    Misfortune Cookie is a firmware vulnerability in some routers that makes it possible for an attacker to gain administrative privileges and attack the devices and, through them, the network.    Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2015 19 Feb'15

    distributed

    Computing is said to be "distributed" when the computer programming and data that computers work on are spread out over more than one computer, usually over a network.Cloud computing is a particular implementation of distributed computing.  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2015 19 Feb'15

    data visualization (charts, graphs, dashboards, fever charts, heat maps, etc.)

    Data visualization is a graphical representation of numerical data.  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2015 18 Feb'15

    greedy algorithm

    A greedy algorithm is a mathematical process that looks for simple, easy-to-implement solutions to complex, multi-step problems by deciding which next step will provide the most obvious benefit.  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    framework

    In computer systems, a framework is often a layered structure indicating what kind of programs can or should be built and how they would interrelate.  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    keystroke ID (keystroke identification)

    The use of an individual's distinctive typing dynamics can be used as a non-intrusive and reliable form of biometric authentication.  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    fruit of a poisonous tree

    Fruit of the poisonous tree is a legal doctrine according to which any secondary evidence obtained from a source accessed through through illicit means is inadmissible in court. Examples of such sources include evidence gained through a coercive ...  Continue Reading

  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    object recognition

    Object recognition is at the convergence points of robotics, machine vision, neural networks and AI. Google and Microsoft are among the companies working in the area -- Google’s driverless car and Microsoft’s Kinect system both use object ...  Continue Reading

  • February 12, 2015 12 Feb'15

    strong authentication

    Although it is not a standardized term, with set criteria, strong authentication can be said to be any method of verifying the identity of a user or device that is intrinsically stringent enough to ensure the security of the system it protects by ...  Continue Reading

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  • 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...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

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  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

  • Cybercrime

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

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the ...

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  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...

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  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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