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  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    distributive bargaining

    Distributive bargaining is an adversarial type of negotiation in which it is assumed that any gain of a competitor is a loss to the other party.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    billable hours

    Billable hours are the amounts of an employee’s work time that can be charged to a client.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    zero-hours contract

    A zero-hours contract is an agreement stating that a given employer is not obligated to provide a worker with any minimum number of hours.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    revenue model

    A revenue model is a component of a company’s business planning that describes the way it intends to make money.  Continue Reading

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    Body shopping, sometimes spelled as one word (bodyshopping), is an IT-centric outsourcing / sub-contracting model.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    data discovery platform

    A data discovery platform is a complete set of tools for the purpose of detecting patterns, and those outlier results outside of patterns, in data.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    Cisco Jasper

    Cisco Jasper is a branch of the networking company that provides a cloud-based software platform for businesses looking to provide cloud services.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18


    IOTA is a distributed ledger technology for IoT devices that will facilitate machine to machine (M2M) transactions in the M2M economy. IOTA was created by the non-profit foundation of the same name.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    Google Titan

    Google Titan is a security chip designed to protect computers from firmware-based rootkits and other malware-infecting firmware. Titan as a key element in Google's security and allows the company to boast that security for its Google Cloud Platform ...  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    Facebook Workplace

    Facebook Workplace is the social networking company’s enterprise-level collaboration tool. The tool is made to ease both inter- and intra-departmental communications and connect workers. Workplace is a mobile-focused solution with an available ...  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2018 30 Jul'18

    employee pulse survey

    An employee pulse survey is a review model used by employers to receive company feedback from employees in an efficient, routine way.  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2018 30 Jul'18

    simultaneous localization and mapping

    Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is the synchronous location awareness and recording of the environment in a map of a computer, device, robot, drone or other autonomous vehicle.  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2018 30 Jul'18

    IBM Watson Assistant

    IBM Watson Assistant is a white label cloud service that allows enterprise-level software developers to embed a virtual assistant (VA) in the software they are developing and brand the VA as their own.  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2018 30 Jul'18

    APK file (Android Package Kit file format)

    An APK (Android Package Kit) is the file format for applications used on the Android operating system. An APK file includes all of the software program’s code and assets.  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2018 26 Jul'18

    fiat money (fiat currency)

    A fiat money is a type of currency that is declared legal tender by a government but has no intrinsic or fixed value and is not backed by any tangible asset, such as gold or silver.  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2018 26 Jul'18

    shadow banning (shadowban)

    Shadow banning, in discussion forums and social media, is the practice of making a particular user's posts visible only to that user. The controversial practice allows administrators to effectively prevent specific users from actively participating ...  Continue Reading

  • July 25, 2018 25 Jul'18

    What's the difference between pay TV, over-the-top (OTT) TV and over-the-air (OTA) TV?

    Over-the-top (OTT) and pay TV are two business models that allow consumers to subscribe to television content. Pay TV, which is generally more expensive, typically bundles content and requires the user to lease a proprietary coaxial cable or ...  Continue Reading

  • July 25, 2018 25 Jul'18

    explainable AI (XAI)

    Explainable AI (XAI) is artificial intelligence that is programmed to describe its purpose, rationale and decision-making process in a way that can be understood by the average person.  Continue Reading

  • July 20, 2018 20 Jul'18

    Microsoft Cognitive Services

    Microsoft Cognitive Services are a purpose-built collection of AI algorithms and application programming interfaces (APIs) to help developers add AI capabilities to websites, apps and AI agents.  Continue Reading

  • July 15, 2018 15 Jul'18

    AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

    AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional certification is a category of technical certifications offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for professionals who design applications and systems using the AWS platform and who have professional ...  Continue Reading



  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...


  • brute force attack

    Brute force (also known as brute force cracking) is a trial and error method used by application programs to decode encrypted ...

  • spyware

    Spyware is software that is installed on a computing device without the user's knowledge. Spyware can be difficult to detect; ...

  • ATM black box attack

    An ATM black box attack, also referred to as jackpotting, is a type of banking-system crime in which the perpetrators bore holes ...



  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • warm site

    A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes...

  • disaster recovery (DR) test

    A disaster recovery test (DR test) is the examination of each step in a disaster recovery plan as outlined in an organization's ...


  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...