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  • May 31, 2017 31 May'17

    retail apocalypse

    Retail apocalypse is a controversial term used by the media to describe how a shift in consumer spending patterns might be impacting the traditional brick-and-mortar retail store business model.  Continue Reading

  • May 31, 2017 31 May'17

    retail vs. wholesale

    Retail is the sale of merchandise from a specific point (such as malls, markets and department stores) in small quantities directly to the consumer.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2017 30 May'17

    phase-change memory (PCM)

    Phase-change memory (PCM) is a form of computer RAM (random-access memory) that stores data by altering the state of the matter from which the device is fabricated.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2017 30 May'17

    Wikitribune

    Wikitribune is crowdfunded news website created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales in order to combat fake news online.  Continue Reading

  • May 30, 2017 30 May'17

    mobile app reputation

    Mobile app reputation is an assessment of the security and privacy of an app, typically expressed as a numerical rating.  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2017 29 May'17

    Snapchat World Lenses

    Snapchat World Lenses are a collection of augmented reality (AR) 3D enhancements to live real-world environments as viewed through the Snapchat mobile app, which allows users to send and receive 'self-destructing' photos and videos.  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2017 29 May'17

    microlending

    Microlending is the provision of small, low-interest loans to low-income individuals and groups. The practice is one element of microfinance -- the provision of banking services to customers that lack access to traditional financial services, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2017 29 May'17

    projector mapping

    Projector mapping (also known as projection mapping or video mapping) is the use of standard projectors to display 2D and 3D images on real world objects.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2017 28 May'17

    Facebook M

    Facebook M is the social media company’s personal digital assistant for the Messenger mobile app.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2017 27 May'17

    reputation risk

    Reputation risk is the threat to the profitability or sustainability of a business or other entity that is caused by unfavorable public perception of the organization or its products or services.  Continue Reading

  • May 27, 2017 27 May'17

    screen door effect

    The screen door effect is a mesh-like appearance that occurs where visible gaps between pixels are seen on an electronic screen, usually when viewed at close proximity. The name comes from the similarity of the effect to viewing something through ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2017 25 May'17

    Perl

    Perl is a family of script programming languages that are similar in syntax to the C language, including Perl 5 and Perl 6.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    Facebook Spaces

    Facebook Spaces is the social media company’s virtual reality (VR) application that allows users to interact in a virtual environment as if they were in the same room.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    steadycam (steadicam)

    A steadycam (also known as a steadicam) is a device that enables smooth video shooting by stabilizing a camera and isolating it from shock and vibration.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    paid time off (PTO)

    Paid time off (PTO) is a work policy that provides employees with a pool of bankable hours that can be used for all purposes.  Continue Reading

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    Facebook Live

    Facebook Live is a feature for live broadcast of user videos from the Facebook mobile app.  Continue Reading

  • May 18, 2017 18 May'17

    ubiquitous networking

    Ubiquitous networking is the pervasion of communications infrastructure and wireless technologies throughout the environment such that they enable continuous connectivity.  Continue Reading

  • May 16, 2017 16 May'17

    performance crime

    A performance crime is an illegal act that is committed with the intention of being witnessed by an audience or seeking an audience afterwards.  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2017 13 May'17

    vertical farming

    Vertical farming is the practice of growing vegetables and fruit in vertically stacked layers. The practice can be based on soil, hydroponic or aeroponic growing methods.  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2017 13 May'17

    smart speaker

    A smart speaker is a wireless and smart audio playback device that uses several types of connectivity for additional functions. Smart speakers have special features to enhance ease of use, connect to multiple types of audio sources and provide ...  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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