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  • August 22, 2017 22 Aug'17

    industrial control system (ICS)

    An industrial control system (ICS) is integrated hardware and software designed to monitor and control the operation of machinery and associated devices in industrial environments.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2017 21 Aug'17

    voice assistant

    A voice assistant is a digital assistant that uses voice recognition, natural language processing and speech synthesis to provide aid to users through phones and voice recognition applications.  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2017 21 Aug'17

    Google Assistant

    Google Assistant is Google’s voice assistant AI for Android devices. It provides a virtual personal assistant experience through a natural language speech interface to perform a variety of tasks.  Continue Reading

  • August 19, 2017 19 Aug'17

    social simulation

    Social simulation is the application of computer-based methods and technologies to replicate human social dynamics in various environments and scenarios.  Continue Reading

  • August 19, 2017 19 Aug'17

    consensus algorithm

    A consensus algorithm is a process in computer science used to achieve agreement on a single data value among distributed processes or systems. Consensus algorithms are designed to achieve reliability in a network involving multiple unreliable nodes.  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2017 17 Aug'17

    big box store

    A big box store is a very large brick and mortar retail location which sells a variety of merchandise, usually at a low price. Big box stores are also sometimes referred to as superstores or supercenters.  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2017 15 Aug'17


    A trademark is a logo, image, symbol, word(s), letter(s) or color(s) that is used and sometimes legally registered as a representation of a company.  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2017 15 Aug'17


    TurboTax is tax preparation software for United States and Canadian tax returns.  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2017 15 Aug'17

    Consumer Price Index (CPI)

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the weighted average change in the price that U.S. urban households pay for a basket of consumer goods and services.  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2017 15 Aug'17


    A unicorn, in an investment context, is a tech startup that is assessed at a valuation of $1 billion or more.  Continue Reading



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    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

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  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a ...

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...



  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 


  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.