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  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    closed loop control system

    A closed loop control system is a set of mechanical or electronic devices that automatically regulates a process variable to a desired state or set point without human interaction.  Continue Reading

  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    control system

    A control system is a set of mechanical or electronic devices that regulates other devices or systems by way of control loops.  Continue Reading

  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    intent-based networking (IBN)

    Intent-based networking (IBN) is a developing area of technology incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automate administrative tasks across a network. The end goal of IBN is the creation of self-managing networks.  Continue Reading

  • December 31, 2017 31 Dec'17

    data janitor (data wrangler)

    A data janitor is an IT employee that cleans up big data sources to prepare them for data analysts and data scientists.  Continue Reading

  • December 30, 2017 30 Dec'17

    block diagram

    A block diagram is a visual representation of a system that uses simple, labeled blocks that represent single or multiple items, entities or concepts, connected by lines to show relationships between them.  Continue Reading

  • December 29, 2017 29 Dec'17

    drone glasses (drone goggles)

    Drone glasses are eyewear that gives someone flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) a first-person view of where the drone flies.  Continue Reading

  • December 29, 2017 29 Dec'17

    Apache Parquet

    Apache Parquet is a column-oriented storage format for Hadoop.  Continue Reading

  • December 28, 2017 28 Dec'17

    progressive web app (PWA)

    A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that looks and behaves as if it is a mobile app. PWAs are built to take advantage of native mobile device features, without requiring the end user to visit an app store, make a purchase and download software ...  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2017 27 Dec'17

    press kit

    A press kit is an information package provided for members of the media to promote events, organizations, products or candidates.  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2017 27 Dec'17


    Reinsurance protects insurers against excessive losses, helping to ensure their sustainability and prevent bankruptcy and failure as a business.  Continue Reading

  • December 27, 2017 27 Dec'17


    Presto is a free and open source distributed SQL query engine designed for the demands of big data.  Continue Reading

  • December 22, 2017 22 Dec'17

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance is the adherence to the standards put forth forth in the United States legislation.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    autonomy as a service

    Autonomy as a service is the offering of automated, fully unmanned systems by a service provider.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    session replay script

    A session replay script is a program that enables the recording of website users’ keystrokes, clicks, mouse movements and scrolling behavior, along with the full contents of the pages they visit, and sends them to third-party servers.  Continue Reading

  • December 21, 2017 21 Dec'17

    lift and shift

    Lift and shift is a strategy for moving an application or operation from one environment to another – without redesigning the app.  Continue Reading

  • December 20, 2017 20 Dec'17


    A SequenceFile is a flat, binary file type that serves as a container for data to be used in Hadoop distributed compute projects. SequenceFiles are used extensively with MapReduce.  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2017 19 Dec'17

    rafts, skirts and brims

    Rafts, skirts and brims are structures created at the base of the bottom of a 3D print. These structures are temporary and used to improve print reliability and quality.  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2017 19 Dec'17

    pegged cryptocurrency

    A pegged cryptocurrency is an encryption-secured digital medium of exchange whose value is tied to that of some other medium of exchange, such as gold or the currency of a given nation.  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2017 19 Dec'17

    print bed

    A print bed is the surface on a 3D printer where a print head lays down the materials that make up a 3D print.  Continue Reading

  • December 19, 2017 19 Dec'17

    prisoner's dilemma

    The prisoner's dilemma is a games theory scenario that illustrates a non-zero sum problem in which competitors can, through trust and cooperation, yield the optimum potential solution.  Continue Reading



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  • internal audit (IA)

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  • incident management plan (IMP)

    An incident management plan (IMP), sometimes called an incident response plan or emergency management plan, is a document that ...

  • crisis communication

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  • Zerto

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  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve...

  • 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 ...