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  • January 31, 2018 31 Jan'18

    Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)

    Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) is an open source published standard for asynchronous messaging by wire.  Continue Reading

  • January 30, 2018 30 Jan'18

    filter bubble

    A filter bubble is an algorithmic bias that skews or limits the information an individual user sees on the internet. The bias is caused by the weighted algorithms that search engines, social media sites and marketers use to personalize user ...  Continue Reading

  • January 30, 2018 30 Jan'18


    HubSpot is a company that sells software designed for inbound marketing, including content management, search engine optimization and other tools.  Continue Reading

  • January 30, 2018 30 Jan'18

    skunked term

    A skunked term is a word or phrase whose meaning is changing in such a way that it becomes difficult for people to be sure they are using it correctly.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2018 29 Jan'18

    Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)

    Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a protocol for low-power compute-constrained devices to operate in the internet of things (IoT).  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2018 29 Jan'18

    domain-driven design (DDD)

    Domain-driven design (DDD) is a software development philosophy centered around the domain, or sphere of knowledge, of those that use it.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2018 29 Jan'18

    EMMA (Enabling Mobile Machine Automation)

    EMMA (Enabling Mobile Machine Automation) is the autonomy-enabling operating system behind Brain Corp’s autonomy as a service offering for existing floor-cleaning and polishing machines.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2018 29 Jan'18

    named entity recognition (NER)

    Named entity recognition (NER) is a sub-task of information extraction (IE) that seeks out and categorizes specified entities in a body or bodies of texts.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2018 29 Jan'18

    information extraction (IE)

    Information extraction (IE) is the automated retrieval of specific information related to a selected topic from a body or bodies of text.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2018 29 Jan'18

    Betteridge's law (of headlines)

    Betteridge's law (of headlines) is an adage that states "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no." The observation refers to the journalistic practice of writing sensational headlines in the form of a question in ...  Continue Reading

  • January 28, 2018 28 Jan'18

    behavioral economics

    Behavioral economics is the study of economic decision-making by individuals and institutions.  Continue Reading

  • January 28, 2018 28 Jan'18

    part-of-speech tagger (PoS tagger)

    A part of speech (PoS) tagger is a software tool that labels words as one of several categories to identify the word's function in a given language.  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2018 25 Jan'18

    mission-driven brand

    A mission-driven brand is an organization with a clearly-stated purpose and a dedication to acting in accordance with its stated principles.  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2018 24 Jan'18

    sock puppet marketing

    Sock puppet marketing is the use of a false identity to artificially stimulate demand for a product, brand or service. The false identity is known as a sock puppet.  Continue Reading

  • January 22, 2018 22 Jan'18

    website security question

    An internet security question is a backup measure used to authenticate the user of a website or an application in the event that they have forgotten their user name and/or password.  Continue Reading

  • January 18, 2018 18 Jan'18

    browser extension malware

    Extension malware is any browser extension that was developed intentionally with coding that causes undesirable behaviors or whose code has been compromised by an attacker to do so.  Continue Reading

  • January 17, 2018 17 Jan'18

    Zipf's Law

    Zipf’s Law is a statistical distribution in certain data sets, such as words in a linguistic corpus, in which the frequencies of certain words are inversely proportional to their ranks.  Continue Reading

  • January 16, 2018 16 Jan'18

    corporate culture model

    A corporate culture model is the organizing principle behind the values, beliefs and attitudes that characterize a company and guide its practices.clans and market-based models.  Continue Reading

  • January 16, 2018 16 Jan'18


    Ripple is a payment protocol, cryptocurrency creator and high-tech payment firm that uses blockchain technology to help banks conduct fast global financial settlements.  Continue Reading

  • January 16, 2018 16 Jan'18

    social graph

    A social graph is a diagram that illustrates interconnections among people, groups and organizations in a social network. The term is also used to describe an individual's social network.  Continue Reading



  • 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 ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the ...


  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...



  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.