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  • context awareness - Context awareness is the ability of a system or system component to gather information about its environment at any given time and adapt behaviors accordingly.
  • context menu (right-click menu) - A context menu is a pop-up menu that provides shortcuts for things the software developer anticipates the user might want to do.
  • context switch - A context switch is a procedure that a computer's CPU (central processing unit) follows to change from one task (or process) to another while ensuring that the tasks do not conflict.
  • context-aware security - Context-aware security is the use of situational information (such as identity, location, time of day or type of endpoint device) to improve information security decisions.
  • context-driven testing - Context-driven testing is a paradigm for developing and debugging computer software that takes into account the ways in which the programs will be used or are expected to be used in the real world.
  • contextual computing - Contextual computing, also called context-aware computing, is the use of software and hardware to automatically collect and analyze data about a device's surroundings in order to present relevant, actionable information to the end user.
  • contextual marketing - Contextual marketing is an online marketing model in which people are served with targeted advertising based on their current page or recent browsing behavior.
  • contiguity - Contiguity (from Latin contiguus and contingere, to have contact with) is the state of being in close proximity with or even touching another object.
  • contiguous - Contiguous describes two or more objects that are adjacent to each other.
  • continental United States - Refers to the continental United States.
  • contingency budget (cost contingency) - Contingency, in the context of project management, is an amount of money that is included to cover potential events that are not specifically accounted for in a cost estimate.
  • contingency plan - In business continuity and risk management, a contingency plan is a process that prepares an organization to respond coherently to an unplanned event.
  • contingent workforce - A contingent workforce is a labor pool whose members are hired by an organization on an on-demand basis.
  • continual service improvement - Continual service improvement is a method to identify and execute opportunities to make IT processes and services better, and to objectively measure the effects of these efforts over time.
  • continuation symbol - The continuation symbol is used to indicate extension of a sequence or set, or to imply the existence of intermediate elements in a sequence or set.
  • Continuity of Care Document - The Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is an electronic document exchange standard for sharing patient summary information.
  • Continuity of Care Document (CCD) - The Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is an electronic document exchange standard for sharing patient summary information.
  • Continuity of Care Record - The Continuity of Care Record, or CCR, is a standard for the creation of electronic summaries of patient health.
  • Continuity of Care Record (CCR) - The Continuity of Care Record, or CCR, is a standard for the creation of electronic summaries of patient health.
  • continuous authentication - Continuous authentication is a method of verification aimed at providing identity confirmation and cybersecurity protection on an ongoing basis.
  • continuous backup - Continuous data protection (CDP), also known as continuous backup, is a backup and recovery storage system in which all the data in an enterprise is backed up whenever any change is made.
  • continuous data protection - Continuous data protection (CDP), also known as continuous backup, is a backup and recovery storage system in which all the data in an enterprise is backed up whenever any change is made.
  • continuous data protection - Continuous data protection (CDP), also known as continuous backup, is a backup and recovery storage system in which all the data in an enterprise is backed up whenever any change is made.
  • continuous delivery (CD) - Continuous delivery (CD) is an approach for software delivery in which development teams produce and test code in short but continuous cycles, usually with high degrees of automation.
  • continuous deployment - Continuous deployment is a strategy for software releases wherein any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is automatically released into the production environment, making changes that are visible to the software's users.
  • continuous improvement - Kaizen is an approach to creating continuous improvement based on the idea that small, ongoing positive changes can reap significant improvements.
  • continuous innovation - Continuous innovation is an iterative process of incorporating both modest, incremental and radical revolutionary improvements in processes, product designs, services and technologies.
  • continuous integration - Continuous integration (CI) is a software engineering practice in which frequent, isolated changes are immediately tested and reported on when they are added to a larger code base.
  • continuous integration (CI) - Continuous integration (CI) is a software engineering practice in which frequent, isolated changes are immediately tested and reported on when they are added to a larger code base.
  • continuous learning - The goal of continuous learning is to provide the reinforcement an employee needs to retain knowledge and skills over time.
  • continuous media - Continuous media is data where there is a timing relationship between source and destination.
  • continuous modeling (data center continuous modeling) - Continuous modeling is an approach to data center management that supplements infrastructure management (DCIM) tools with engineering simulation tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
  • continuous performance management - Continuous performance management, in a human resource (HR) management context, is the supervision of an employee's performance through one-on-one discussions and ongoing feedback from supervisors during regularly scheduled check-ins.
  • continuous quality - Continuous quality is a systematic approach to finding and fixing software defects during all phases of the software development cycle.
  • continuous software development - Continuous software development is a blanket term that covers several aspects of an iterative application development process based on making each change when it is ready, rather than wrapping many changes into large batches.
  • ContinuousNEXT - ContinuousNEXT is a business strategy suggested by Gartner to position technology companies for success in constant change.
  • continuum - A continuum is a continuous system or range in which adjacent elements do not vary from each other in any marked degree although the endpoints of the system may be drastically different.
  • contract delivery date - A contract delivery date (CDD) is the date of delivery required by a contract.
  • contract delivery date (CDD) - A contract delivery date (CDD) is the date of delivery required by a contract.
  • contract management software - Contract management software is a program or series of related programs for storing and managing legal agreements such as contracts with vendors, leases and licensing agreements.
  • contract theory - Contract theory is the study of how people and organizations develop legal agreements in situations with uncertain conditions, unknown factors and information asymmetry.
  • contracting officer - A contracting officer is an individual entrusted by an organization with the authority to enter into, administer, renew or terminate contract s, along with related determinations and findings.
  • control framework - A control framework is a data structure that organizes and categorizes an organization’s internal controls, which are practices and procedures established to create business value and minimize risk.
  • control loop - A control loop is a system made up of all the hardware components and software control functions needed for the measurement and adjustment of a variable that controls an individual process.
  • control network - A control network is a network of nodes that collectively monitor, sense, and control or enable control of an environment for a particular purpose.
  • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology - COBIT is a framework for developing, implementing, monitoring and improving information technology (IT) governance and management best practices.
  • control plane (CP) - The control plane is the part of a network that carries signaling traffic and is responsible for routing.
  • control system - A control system is a set of mechanical or electronic devices that regulates other devices or systems by way of control loops.
  • Control-Alt-Delete - In a personal computer with the Windows operating system, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is the combination of keyboard keys that the computer user can press at the same time to terminate an application task or to reboot the operating system (have it shut down and restart itself).
  • controller - A controller, in a computing context, is a hardware device or a software program that manages or directs the flow of data between two entities.
  • ControlUp - ControlUp is a monitoring software company that sells tools IT professionals can use to manage, monitor and analyze virtual desktop and application performance.
  • CONUS - Refers to the continental United States.
  • CONUS (continental United States) - Refers to the continental United States.
  • conventional memory - DOS memory, sometimes referred to as conventional memory, refers to the memory -addressing scheme used in the original IBM and compatible PCs.
  • converged data center - A converged data center pre-integrates server, storage and networking hardware with management, hypervisor and operating system platforms, as well as applications and services.
  • converged infrastructure - Converged infrastructure is an approach to data center management that packages compute, networking, servers, storage and virtualization tools on a prequalified turnkey appliance.
  • converged infrastructure reference architecture - A converged infrastructure reference architecture is a document that stipulates the components, design and configuration a CI appliance, which includes storage, compute and networking resources within a single-box system.
  • converged network adapter - A converged network adapter (CNA) is a single network interface card (NIC) that contains both a Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapter (HBA) and a TCP/IP Ethernet NIC.
  • converged network adapter (CNA) - A converged network adapter (CNA) is a single network interface card (NIC) that contains both a Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapter (HBA) and a TCP/IP Ethernet NIC.
  • converged secondary storage - Converged secondary storage is a combination of common data protection elements and non-primary storage tasks into one platform.
  • converged storage - Converged storage is the combination of storage and computing hardware and processes to speed delivery time, optimize application performance, and minimize power, cooling, and physical space requirements in virtualized and cloud-based environments.
  • conversational commerce (voice commerce) - Conversational commerce is the process of interacting with a brand or making a purchase through a voice assistant or chat application.
  • Conversational Monitor System - CMS (Conversational Monitor System) is a product that comes with IBM's VM/ESA operating system and allows each of many simultaneous interactive users to appear to have an entire mainframe computer at their personal disposal.
  • Conversational Monitor System (CMS) - CMS (Conversational Monitor System) is a product that comes with IBM's VM/ESA operating system and allows each of many simultaneous interactive users to appear to have an entire mainframe computer at their personal disposal.
  • conversational user interface - A conversational user interface is the ability of artificial intelligence-supported chatbots to have verbal and written interactions with human users.
  • conversion rate - The conversion rate is the rate at which website visitors or potential customers take a specific desirable action.
  • conversion rate optimization - In online marketing, conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a strategic approach to increasing the percentage of website visitors who follow a desired call to action.
  • convertible tablet - A convertible tablet is a computer that can function as either a standalone touch screen device or as a notebook with a physical keyboard.
  • convolutional neural network - A convolutional neural network (CNN) is a type of artificial neural network used in image recognition and processing that is specifically designed to process pixel data.
  • Conway's law - Conway’s law is an observation that the design of any system is significantly affected by the communications structure of the organization that develops it.
  • COO - Cell of Origin (COO) is a mobile positioning technique for finding a caller's cell (the basic geographical coverage unit of a cellular telephone system) location.
  • cook-off test - A cook-off test is a controlled experiment conducted to determine if or how soon a component, device or system will malfunction because of internally generated heat.
  • cooked data - Cooked data is raw data after it has been processed - that is, extracted, organized, and perhaps analyzed and presented - for further use.
  • cookie - A cookie is information that a website puts on a user's computer.
  • cookie poisoning - On the Web, cookie poisoning is the modification of a cookie (personal information in a Web user's computer) by an attacker to gain unauthorized information about the user for purposes such as identity theft.
  • cooperative (co-op) - A cooperative, often shortened to “co-op,” is a business that is owned and operated by and for the benefit of its members.
  • cooperative games - Cooperative games are games where players work with one and other in order to achieve a common objective.
  • coopetition (co-opetition) - Coopetition is a business strategy that uses insights gained from game theory to understand when it is better for competitors to work together.
  • Coordinated Universal Time - Coordinated Universal Time (abbreviated as UTC, and therefore often spelled out as Universal Time Coordinated and sometimes as Universal Coordinated Time) is the standard time common to every place in the world.
  • Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, GMT, CUT) - Coordinated Universal Time (abbreviated as UTC, and therefore often spelled out as Universal Time Coordinated and sometimes as Universal Coordinated Time) is the standard time common to every place in the world.
  • coordinates - Coordinates are distances or angles, represented by numbers, that uniquely identify points on surfaces of two dimensions (2D) or in space of three dimensions (3D).
  • COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) - COPE (corporate-owned personally-enabled) is a business model in which an organization provides its employees with mobile computing devices and allows the employees to use them as if they were personally-owned notebook computers, tablets or smartphones.
  • COPPA - The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law passed by the U.
  • COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ) - The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law passed by the U.
  • Copper Distributed Data Interface - For a local area network (LAN), CDDI (Copper Distributed Data Interface) is a standard for data transmission based on FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) that uses shielded twisted-pair (STP) or unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper wire instead of fiber optic lines.
  • coprocessor - A coprocessor is a special set of circuits in a microprocessor chip that is designed to manipulate numbers or perform some other specialized function more quickly than the basic microprocessor circuits could perform the same task.
  • COPS - COPS (Common Open Policy Service Protocol) is a proposed standard protocol for exchanging network policy information between a policy decision point (PDP) in a network and policy enforcement points (PEPs) as part of overall Quality of Service (QoS) - the allocation of network traffic resources according to desired priorities of service.
  • copy board - A whiteboard is a non-electronic variation of the traditional "rewriteable" schoolroom blackboard, but is white instead of black and of a material that can be written on with colored markers (known as dry erase markers).
  • copy data - Copy data is the electronic data that is created as a result of data protection functions like backups, snapshots and disaster recovery.
  • copy data management (CDM) - Copy data management (CDM) is an approach to reducing storage consumption that involves eliminating the unnecessary duplication of production data.
  • copy-on-write snapshot - A storage snapshot is a set of reference markers for data at a particular point in time.
  • copyleft - Copyleft is the idea and the specific stipulation when distributing software that the user will be able to copy it freely, examine and modify the source code, and redistribute the software to others (free or priced) as long as the redistributed software is also passed along with the copyleft stipulation.
  • copypasta - Copypasta is a chunk of text that is repeatedly copied and pasted until it proliferates across the Web, gaining meme status.
  • copyright - Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative expression, including books, video, movies, music and computer programs.
  • CORBA - Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) is an architecture and specification for creating, distributing, and managing distributed program objects in a network.
  • CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) - Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) is an architecture and specification for creating, distributing, and managing distributed program objects in a network.
  • cord cutting - Cord cutting, in a telecommunications context, is the practice of stopping a cable or  satellite television service in favor of less expensive options, or getting rid of your landline phone and relying solely on cellular or VoIP (voice over IP) service.
  • core banking system - A core banking system is the software used to support a bank’s most common transactions.
  • core competency (core competencies) - For any organization, its core competency refers to the capabilities, knowledge, skills and resources that constitute its 'defining strength.
  • core dump - A core dump is the printing or the copying to a more permanent medium (such as a hard disk) the contents of random access memory (RAM) at one moment in time.
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    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

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    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

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    Secondary storage is persistent storage for noncritical data that doesn't need to be accessed as frequently as data in primary ...

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    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser.

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    JBOD, which stands for 'just a bunch of disks,' is a type of multilevel configuration for disks.

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