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

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