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WRI - ZEN

  • write once, run anywhere (WORA) - Write once, run anywhere (WORA) is a term that refers to a particular program's supposed ability to run on all common OSs (operating systems).
  • WS-AtomicTransaction (WS-AT) - WS-AtomicTransaction, also called Web Services Atomic Transaction or WS-AT, is a specification that defines how single transactions are carried out based on WS-Coordination and WS-Transaction, companion specifications for information exchange in business processes.
  • WS-Policy (Web Services Policy Framework specifications) - WS-Policy is an abbreviation for the Web Services Policy specifications, members of the core Web Services architecture specifications.
  • WSTx (Web Services Transactions) - WSTx (Web Services Transaction) is a set of XML markup specifications designed to permit the use of open, standard protocols for secure, reliable transactions across the Web.
  • XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) - XAML, Extensible Application Markup Language, is Microsoft's XML-based language for creating a rich GUI, or graphical user interface.
  • XML pipeline - An XML pipeline is a formalized, logical expression of the method by which an XML (Extensible Markup Language) document is handled.
  • XMLHttpRequest - XMLHttpRequest, also called XHR, is an application program interface (API) that was first used by Microsoft in version 5.
  • XNA Game Studio - XNA Game Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that includes tools and code development libraries that hobbyists, students and other nonprofessionals can use to create computer games for Microsoft Windows and X-Box 360.
  • yacc (yet another compiler compiler) - Yacc (for 'yet another compiler compiler' ) is the standard parser generator for the Unix operating system.
  • YAGNI principle ("You Aren't Gonna Need It") - YAGNI principle ("You Aren't Gonna Need It") is a practice in software development which states that features should only be added when required.
  • Yoda conditions (Yoda notation) - Yoda conditions, also known as Yoda notation, is a programming variation that reverses the standard order of a conditional statement.
  • zenware - Zenware refers to application programs that function with a minimum of superfluous user intervention.

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SearchCompliance

  • risk management

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

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...

SearchSecurity

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...

  • botnet

    A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices, which may include PCs, servers, mobile devices and internet of things ...

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

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