Definitions about software applications and development including operating system vocabulary, programming terminology, words about Internet applications and terms used in app/dev.
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Definitions about computer science including computing fundamentals vocabulary, protocol and standards terminology, words about microprocessors and terms used in electronics.
- Artificial intelligence - machine learning
- Computing fundamentals
- Fast references
- IT standards and organizations
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Definitions about consumer technology including Internet acronyms, tech lingo, multimedia definitions, words about personal computing and peripherals as well as terms used in wireless and mobile computing.
Definitions used in data center management, including hardware, virtualization and cloud computing.
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- Business software
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- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
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Definitions about networking including routing and switching vocabulary, telecom terminology and words about email, messaging and mobile.
- Circuit switched services equipment and providers
- Data transmission
- Email and messaging
- High-speed networks
- Internet of Things
- Local area networks (LAN, campus LAN)
- Network hardware
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This cyber security glossary explains the meaning of terms about different types of computer security threats as well as words about application security, access control, network intrusion detection, security awareness training and computer forensics.
Definitions about storage and data management including backup/recovery vocabulary, business intelligence terminology, storage area networks and database management.
- Business intelligence - business analytics
- Customer data management
- Data and data management
- Data backup - disaster recovery
- Data deduplication