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  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    microtrend

    A microtrend is a tendency in the direction of some phenomenon that is fairly pervasive within a given sphere of influence and lasts for a few years.  Continue Reading

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    macrotrend

    A macro trend is a persistent shift in the direction of some phenomenon on a global level. Examples of current macro trends include urbanization, automation and changing demographics.  Continue Reading

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    firmographic data

    Firmographic data is types of information that can be used to categorize organizations, such as location, name, number of clients, industry and so on. Firmographics is the corporate equivalent of demographics, the statistical study of groups of ...  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2016 29 Sep'16

    management by objective (MBO)

    Management by objective (MBO) is a model in which employees and their managers collaboratively develop, define and explicitly agree to objectives. The purpose of MBO is to increase productivity and efficiency.  Continue Reading

  • September 29, 2016 29 Sep'16

    social networking

    Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2016 27 Sep'16

    Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab is a security software and services company with a presence in 200 countries and territories around the world. Corporate headquarters are in Moscow.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2016 27 Sep'16

    3-D printing (additive manufacturing)

    3-D printing is a manufacturing process that builds layers to create a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    register (processor register, CPU register)

    A processor register is one of a small set of data holding places that are part of a processor, or CPU, in a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    flexible workforce

    A flexible workforce is one that grows in number to meet needs at any given time and falls back to a baseline number when the increased size is no longer necessary.  Continue Reading

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    processor (CPU)

    A processor is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instructions that drive a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2016 25 Sep'16

    latency

    In a computer system, latency usually refers to any delay or waiting that causes noticeable increases of real or perceived response time. Read our definition of latency for more information about network latency, computer latency, Internet latency ...  Continue Reading

  • September 25, 2016 25 Sep'16

    printer

    A printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper, usually to standard size sheets of paper.  Continue Reading

  • September 24, 2016 24 Sep'16

    compiler

    A compiler is a special program that processes statements written in a particular programming language and turns them into machine language or "code" that a computer's processor uses.  Continue Reading

  • September 23, 2016 23 Sep'16

    algorithm

    An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. Algorithms are used throughout almost all areas of information technology.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2016 22 Sep'16

    operating system (OS)

    An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS") is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    3D camera

    A 3D camera is an imaging device that enables the perception of depth in images to replicate three dimensions as experienced through human binocular vision.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    timeline

    A timeline is the presentation of a chronological sequence of events along a drawn line that enables a viewer to understand temporal relationships quickly.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    predictive personalization

    Predictive personalization is the effort and ability to predict the actions of users, based on their previous behaviors online.  Continue Reading

  • September 20, 2016 20 Sep'16

    Code of Connection (CoCo)

    In the U.K., the Code of Connection (CoCo) is a mandatory set of requirements that must be demonstrated before local authorities in England and Wales can connect to the Government Secure Intranet (GSI).  Continue Reading

  • September 19, 2016 19 Sep'16

    social media

    Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction and collaboration. This definition of social media explains what it is, how it works and how it's transforming personal and business ...  Continue Reading

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  • 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...

  • internal audit (IA)

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

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  • evil maid attack

    An evil maid attack is a security exploit that targets a computing device that has been shut down and left unattended.  An evil ...

  • Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

    In security, Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is a comprehensive framework of all the relevant subjects a security professional ...

  • rootkit

    A rootkit is a program or, more often, a collection of software tools that gives a threat actor remote access to and control over...

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  • value-based healthcare

    Value-based healthcare, also known as value-based care, is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing ...

  • health informatics

    Health informatics is the practice of acquiring, studying and managing health data and applying medical concepts in conjunction ...

  • clinical trial

    A clinical trial, also known as a clinical research study, is a protocol to evaluate the effects and efficacy of experimental ...

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  • crisis communication

    Crisis communication is a method of corresponding with people and organizations during a disruptive event to provide them with ...

  • Zerto

    Zerto is a storage software vendor that specializes in enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery in virtual and ...

  • crisis management plan (CMP)

    A crisis management plan (CMP) is a document that outlines the processes an organization will use to respond to a critical ...

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  • SSD write cycle

    An SSD write cycle is the process of programming data to a NAND flash memory chip in a solid-state storage device.

  • data storage

    Data storage is the collective methods and technologies that capture and retain digital information on electromagnetic, optical ...

  • hard disk

    A hard disk is part of a unit -- often called a disk drive, hard drive or hard disk drive -- that stores and provides relatively ...

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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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