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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

This glossary contains definitions related to developing, deploying or selling applications and services on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used in the deployment of private and hybrid clouds. Other definitions are related to the software tools and strategies that IT departments use when partnering with Amazon and using AWS as a primary or secondary IT infrastructure.

  • Amazon S3

    Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable, high-speed, web-based cloud storage service.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon that includes a mixture of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings.

  • Amazon Transcribe Medical

    Amazon Transcribe Medical is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that converts physician dictated notes, consultations between physicians and patients and remote assessments and consultations into text.

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Google - Android

This glossary contains terms related to Google software products and cloud services, including Google Docs, Chrome and the Android operating system.

  • Android OS

    Android OS is a Linux-based mobile operating system that primarily runs on smartphones and tablets.

  • Kubernetes

    Kubernetes, also referred to as K8s, is an open source system used to manage Linux Containers across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

  • Google Pay (Android Pay)

    Google Pay is the search company’s electronic wallet and payment service offering.

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Microsoft - Windows

This glossary contains terms related to Microsoft software for operating systems, e-mail, collaboration, backup and recovery, server hardware, storage management, infrastructure security and server virtualization.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is cloud-based team collaboration software, that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications.

  • Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD)

    Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD or Azure AD) is a cloud service that provides administrators with the ability to manage end-user identities and access privileges.

  • Microsoft OneDrive

    OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is an online cloud storage service from Microsoft.

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Open Source

This glossary contains terms related to open source software and its administration and management.

  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

    LAMP is an open source Web development platform that uses Linux as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the relational database management system and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language.

  • Apache Hadoop YARN

    Apache Hadoop YARN is the resource management and job scheduling technology in the open source Hadoop distributed processing framework.

  • Docker

    Docker is an open source software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system (OS), with an ecosystem of allied tools.

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Oracle

This glossary contains terms related to Oracle software and cloud services.

  • GraalVM

    GraalVM is a tool for developers to write and execute Java code.

  • SAP Leonardo

    SAP Leonardo is an umbrella brand for SAP’s collection of software and services that organizations can use to develop digital transformation projects.

  • Oracle Cloud

    Oracle Cloud is the database company’s public cloud service offering. Oracle has positioned and tailored its cloud services as the best option to run Oracle databases.

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Salesforce

  • SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence)

    SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) is an SAP application for synchronizing manufacturing operations with back-office business processes and standardized data.

  • content personalization

    Content personalization is a strategy that tailors webpages and other forms of content to individual users' characteristics or preferences.

  • Salesforce Service Cloud

    Salesforce Service Cloud is a customer relationship management (CRM) platform for customer service and support, based on the company's CRM software for sales professionals.

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SAP

This glossary contains terms related to the SAP R/3 system and SAP cloud services. It also contains terms related to SAP software for finance and asset management, cost accounting, production and operations management, as well as business software for vertical industries that require applications to manage such things as supply chain, manufacturing workflows and personnel.

  • SAP

    SAP SE is a multinational software corporation that is currently the market leader in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) field.

  • SAP Business One

    SAP Business One is an ERP software platform specifically intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

  • ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming)

    ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is the primary programming language supported on the SAP NetWeaver ABAP application server platform and applications that run on it, such as SAP ERP (formerly R/3), S/4HANA and CRM.

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VMware

This glossary contains definitions related to VMware virtualization technologies. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used in VMware product and service documentation. Other definitions are related to the strategies that network engineers use when implementing server virtualization, virtual server consolidation and virtual desktop centralization.

  • VMware

    VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider based in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • VMware PKS (VMware Pivotal Container Service)

    VMware PKS (VMware Pivotal Container Service) is a managed container service that allows users to simplify, operate and manage Kubernetes clusters in multi-cloud environments.

  • VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)

    VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3.

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Writing for Business

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  • verb / predicate

    A verb is a word that indicates a physical or mental action or a state of being. Typically, a sentence has at least a subject (the actor) and a verb (the action). The verb tells us what the subject of the sentence is doing.

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SearchCompliance

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

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