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  • Marketo - Marketo is a platform for the automation of marketing activities; the platform is designed for medium-sized businesses.
  • Marketo Certified Associate - A Marketo Certified Associate (MCA) is a person certified by Marketo to have the necessary skills to set up basic email marketing initiatives and report on program success.
  • Markov model - A Markov model is a stochastic method for randomly changing systems where it is assumed that future states do not depend on past states.
  • markup - Markup refers to the sequence of characters or other symbols that you insert at certain places in a text or word processing file to indicate how the file should look when it is printed or displayed or to describe the document's logical structure.
  • marshalling - Originally, to marshall was to tend horses or to arrange things in preparation for a feast.
  • martech (marketing technology) - Martech is the area of customer relationship management (CRM) concerned with creating, managing and using digital tools that make it possible for marketers to automate tasks and make data-driven decisions.
  • Martian address (Martian packet) - A Martian address is a source or destination IP address that apparently does not exist on Planet Earth and is, thus, invalid and/or non-routable.
  • mash-up - A mash-up is a Web page or application that integrates complementary elements from two or more sources.
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs - Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a charted set of human requirements that are important for an individual to achieve complete development and self-actualization.
  • mass (m) - Mass (symbolized m) is a dimensionless quantity representing the amount of matter in a particle or object.
  • mass notification system (MNS) - A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.
  • Massachusetts data protection law - What is the Massachusetts data protection law?The Massachusetts data protection law is legislation that stipulates security requirements for organizations that handle the private data of residents.
  • massive open online course (MOOC) - A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free web-based distance learning program that is designed for large numbers of geographically dispersed students.
  • Master Boot Record (MBR) - The Master Boot Record (MBR) is the information in the first sector of a hard disk or a removable drive.
  • master data - Master data is the core data that is essential to operations in a specific business or business unit.
  • master data management (MDM) - Master data management (MDM) is a process that creates a uniform set of data on customers, products, suppliers and other business entities from different IT systems.
  • master/minion (formerly master/slave) - In computer networking, master/slave is a model for a communication protocol in which one device or process (known as the master) controls one or more other devices or processes (known as slaves).
  • material density - Material density, more often referred to simply as density, is a quantitative expression of the amount of mass contained per unit volume.
  • material requirements planning (MRP) - Material requirements planning (MRP) is a system for calculating the materials and components needed to manufacture a product.
  • Mathematical symbols - This table contains mathematical symbols and links to definitions of what they represent and how they are used.
  • MATLAB - MATLAB is a fourth-generation programming language and numerical analysis environment used for matrix calculations, developing and running algorithms, creating user interfaces (UI) and data visualization as well as other functions.
  • matrix - Apart from information technology, matrix (pronounced MAY-triks) has a number of special meanings.
  • matter - Matter is a substance that has inertia and occupies physical space.
  • maturity grid (maturity model) - A maturity model is a matrix for evaluating an organization's level of progress towards a goal.
  • Maven - Maven is an Apache Software Foundation build tool for project management that automates Java projects.
  • maximizer - A maximizer is an individual who consistently seeks the optimal outcome for any endeavor.
  • maximum segment size (MSS) - The maximum segment size (MSS) is the largest amount of data, specified in bytes, that a computer or communications device can handle in a single, unfragmented piece.
  • maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD) - Maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPOD) is the time following a disaster after which an organization’s viability will be irreversibly impacted if production isn't resumed.
  • maximum transmission unit (MTU) - The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the largest size frame or packet -- in bytes or octets (eight-bit bytes) -- that can be transmitted across a data link.
  • Maxta MxSP (Maxta Storage Platform) - The Maxta Storage Platform is a hyper-converged infrastructure product that is sold as software or a reference architecture and used for virtual machine storage.
  • Maya - Maya is an animation and modeling program used to create three-dimensional (3-D), full-motion effects.
  • MBean (managed bean) - In the Java programming language, an MBean (managed bean) is a Java object that represents a manageable resource, such as an application, a service, a component, or a device.
  • MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) - An MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) is a credential that proves that an individual has a complete set of skills required to perform a particular IT job role, such as enterprise or virtualization administrator.
  • McKesson Corp. - McKesson Corp.
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) - MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is a certification program intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in an information technology (IT) environment.
  • MD5 - The MD5 (message-digest algorithm) hashing algorithm is a one-way cryptographic function that accepts a message of any length as input and returns as output a fixed-length digest value to be used for authenticating the original message.
  • MDI/MDIX (medium-dependent interface/MDI crossover) - MDI/MDIX is a type of Ethernet port connection that uses twisted-pair cabling to link two networked devices.
  • mean time to detect (MTTD) - Mean time to detect or discover (MTTD), also referred to as mean time to identify (MTTI), is a measure of how long problems exist in an IT deployment before the appropriate parties become aware of them.
  • Meaningful Use - In the context of health IT, meaningful use is a term used to define minimum U.
  • meaningful use attestation - Meaningful use attestation, in a health information technology (HIT) context, is a process that documents that an organization or individual has successfully demonstrated meaningful use and is successfully fulfilling the requirements for electronic health records (EHR) and related technology.
  • meaningful use stage 1 - Meaningful use stage 1 is the first phase of the United States federal government's meaningful use incentive program, which details the requirements for the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems by hospitals and eligible health care professionals.
  • meaningful use stage 2 - Meaningful use stage 2 is the second phase of the meaningful use incentive program that details the second phase of requirements for the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems by hospitals and eligible health care providers.
  • meaningful use stage 3 - Meaningful use stage 3 is the third phase of the federal incentive program that details requirements for the use of electronic health record systems by hospitals and eligible healthcare professionals.
  • mebibyte (MiB) - A mebibyte (MiB) is a unit of measurement used in computer data storage.
  • mechanical refrigeration - Mechanical refrigeration, often referred to simply as refrigeration or air conditioning, is a process by which heat is removed from a location using a human-made heat exchange system.
  • Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics (MDA) - Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics (MDA) is a design framework that helps video game designers (and the software developers who work with them) understand what effect a game's rules, player capabilities and setting have on the success of a game.
  • mechatronics - Mechatronics is a branch of engineering that focuses on designing, manufacturing and maintaining products that have both mechanical and electronic components.
  • media access management - In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communication reference model, media access management is performed by the Media Access Control (MAC) sublayer of the Data-Link Layer.
  • media center PC - A media center PC is a dedicated computer connected to the user's digital TV.
  • media gateway - A media gateway is any device, such as a circuit switch, IP gateway, or channel bank that converts data from the format required for one type of network to the format required for another.
  • media multitasking - Media multitasking is the simultaneous access to different types of content, such as listening to music on a smartphone while watching a ball game on television or browsing the web on a computer and talking on your phone while scrolling through a social media newsfeed.
  • Media Rating Council (MRC) - The Media Rating Council (MRC) is an industry-funded organization whose purpose is to review and accredit audience rating services within the media industry and secure a measurement service that is valid, reliable and effective.
  • media type (content type) - On the Internet and as defined by Request for Comments (Request for Comments) 1521, a media type (also referred to as a content type) is a general category of data content, such as: application (executable program), audio content, an image, a text message, a video stream, and so forth.
  • medical 3-D printing - Medical 3-D printing is a growing field dedicated to creating medical implants, devices, prosthetics and even human tissue using 3-D printing technology.
  • medical body area network (MBAN) - An MBAN (medical body area network) is composed of low-power wearable or implanted wireless medical devices.
  • medical device class (MDC) - Medical device class (MDC) is a category that defines the amount of risk involved with a medical device in the United States and the proper procedures that must be followed when manufacturing and using the device.
  • medical imaging (radiology) - Medical imaging, also known as radiology, is the field of medicine in which medical professionals recreate various images of parts of the body for diagnostic or treatment purposes.
  • medical practice management (MPM) software - Medical practice management (MPM) software is a collection of computerized services used by healthcare professionals and administration to streamline day-to-day tasks within a medical practice and improve the efficiency of operations and quality of patient care.
  • medical scribe - A medical scribe is a healthcare employee that assists medical professionals with documenting patients' medical histories.
  • medical transcription (MT) - Medical transcription (MT) is the manual processing of voice reports dictated by physicians and other healthcare professionals into text format.
  • medical transcription software (MTS) - Medical transcription software (MTS) is a specialized speech recognition program that includes a database of medical terminology.
  • Meditech (Medical Information Technology Inc.) - Meditech (Medical Information Technology Inc.
  • medium - A medium is a third-party or element through which a message is communicated.
  • meet-in-the-middle attack - Meet-in-the-middle is a known plaintext attack that can greatly reduce the number of brute-force permutations required to decrypt text that has been encrypted by more than one key.
  • megabits per second (Mbps) - Megabits per second (Mbps) are units of measurement for network bandwidth and throughput.
  • megabyte (MB) - As a measure of computer processor storage and real and virtual memory, a megabyte (abbreviated MB) is 2 to the 20th power bytes, or 1,048,576 bytes in decimal notation.
  • megabytes per second (MBps) - Megabytes per second (MBps) is a unit of measurement for data transfer speed to and from a computer storage device.
  • megahertz (MHz) - The megahertz, abbreviated MHz, is a unit of alternating current (AC) or electromagnetic (EM) wave frequency equal to one million hertz (1,000,000 Hz).
  • Melissa virus - Melissa was a type of email virus that initially become an issue in early 1999.
  • Meltdown and Spectre flaws - Meltdown and Spectre flaws are variations on vulnerabilities to most computer chips manufactured in the past 20 years that can gain access to data and information stored on the device.
  • Memcached - Memcached is an open source, distributed memory object caching system that alleviates database load to speed up dynamic Web applications.
  • memorandum of understanding (MOU or MoU) - A memorandum of understanding (MOU or MoU) is a formal agreement between two or more parties.
  • memory - Memory is the electronic holding place for the instructions and data a computer needs to reach quickly.
  • memory coherence - Memory coherence is a desirable condition in which corresponding memory locations for each processing element in a multi-core processor always contain the same cached data.
  • memory dump - A memory dump is the process of taking all information content in RAM and writing it to a storage drive.
  • memory dump attack - A memory dump attack is the capture and use of RAM content that was written to a storage drive during an unrecoverable error, which was typically triggered by the attacker.
  • memory management - Memory management is the process of controlling and coordinating computer memory, assigning portions called blocks to various running programs to optimize overall system performance.
  • memory management unit (MMU) - A memory management unit (MMU) is a computer hardware component that handles all memory and caching operations associated with the processor.
  • memory map - A memory map is a massive table, in effect a database, that comprises complete information about how the memory is structured in a computer system.
  • memory mirroring - Memory mirroring is the division of memory on a server into two channels.
  • memory overcommit (or overcommitment) - Memory overcommit (or overcommitment) is a hypervisor feature that allows a virtual machine (VM) to use more memory space than the physical host has available.
  • memory paging - Memory paging is a memory management technique for controlling how a computer's memory resources are shared.
  • memory read error - A memory read error is a malfunction that occurs when data is being accessed from memory for use by a program, or when a value read from RAM fails to match an expected value.
  • memory-scraping malware - Memory-scraping malware is a type of malware that helps hackers to find personal data.
  • memristor - A memristor is a type of resistor in which the flow of electrical current in an electronic circuit is determined by the amount of charge that has previously flowed through it.
  • MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) - A MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) is a miniature machine that has both mechanical and electronic components.
  • Mendix - Mendix is a low-code collaborative development platform for mobile and web-based applications.
  • menu - A menu is a set of options presented to the user of a computer application to help the user find information or execute a program function.
  • menu bar - The menu bar is the part of a browser or application window, typically at the top left side, that houses drop-down menus that allow the user to interact with the content or application in various ways.
  • Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) CurrentC - Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) CurrentC is a mobile payments application backed by some of the nation's largest retailers including Target, Walmart, CVS, Best Buy and Rite Aid, as well as banks like Capital One.
  • mergers and acquisitions (M&A) - Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is the area of corporate finances, management and strategy dealing with purchasing and/or joining with other companies.
  • Merkle tree - A Merkle tree is a data structure in blockchain and cryptography that labels leaf nodes with the cryptographic hash of a data block and non-leaf nodes with the hash of their child nodes.
  • mesh network topology (mesh network) - A mesh network is a network in which devices -- or nodes -- are linked together, branching off other devices or nodes.
  • message authentication code (MAC) - A message authentication code (MAC) is a cryptographic checksum on data that uses a session key to detect both accidental and intentional modifications of the data.
  • message passing interface (MPI) - The message passing interface (MPI) is a standardized means of exchanging messages between multiple computers running a parallel program across distributed memory.
  • message queueing - In programming, message queueing is a method by which process (or program instances) can exchange or pass data using an interface to a system-managed queue of messages.
  • Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) - Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) is a protocol for exchanging a series of related instant messages across an IP network in the context of a session.
  • message-driven processing - Message-driven processing is an approach used within the client/server computing model in which a client (for example, your Web browser) sends a service request in the form of a specially-formatted message to a program that acts as a request broker, handling messages from many clients intended for many different server applications.
  • messaging - In general, messaging (also called electronic messaging) is the creation, storage, exchange, and management of text, images, voice, telex, fax, e-mail, paging, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) over a communications network.
  • messaging security - Messaging security is a subcategory of unified threat management (UTM) focused on securing and protecting an organization’s communication infrastructure.
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