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  • Managing BYOD endpoint security

    This newly updated Security School lesson breaks down BYOD challenges and help you develop a strategy that cuts across the myriad threats and platforms inside your organization.

  • Windows XP end of life and Windows 7 / Windows 8 migration

    More than 12 years after its release, Windows XP is at the end of its life, at least in terms of support. Microsoft has released a few operating systems since then but many organizations have stuck with XP. For one thing, Vista was as unpopular as XP was popular. Also, most older computers just don’t have the guts, hardware-wise, to run the newer Microsoft systems. Whatever the reasons, though, support is ending and if you’re running XP, you’re going to have to move, accommodate or pay the price. To the rescue: Our guide to XP end of life and Windows 7 / Windows 8 migration.

  • Endpoint security controls: Moving beyond antivirus

    Mike Rothman discusses enterprise endpoint security controls for threat protection and explains how to determine which are best for your enterprise environment.

  • Managing data with an object storage system

    Use this guide to understand everything you need to know about object storage systems as they gain popularity in big data and cloud environments.

  • Next-generation firewalls: Must-have NGFW features

    Gain insight to help you decide whether a next-generation firewall is right for you and how to make its deployment and management smooth and successful.

  • Agile glossary: Words-2-Go

    This Agile glossary provides brief definitions of important terms and concepts in Agile and Scrum software development and project management.

  • Fast Guide to Microsoft's RemoteFX

    This guide covers how Microsoft RemoteFX works, limitations only found in the fine print, and how it compares to remote desktop protocols from VMware, Citrix and Quest Software.

  • SQL Server tutorials

    Our SQL Server experts address areas you need to know about, including performance, migration strategies and business intelligence.

  • SQL Server tutorials

    SearchSQLServer.com's tutorials provide the in-depth information SQL Server database administrators and developers are seeking on Microsoft's flagship database enterprise server, SQL Server and its latest release SQL Server 2008. Our SQL Server tutorials address areas you need to know about, including performance, migration strategies and business intelligence.

  • Learn IT: systems management

    Systems management is the supervision of the information technology systems in an enterprise.

  • Multimedia and Graphics Learning Guides

    We've gathered a our learning resources about multimedia and graphics. You'll find information about DTV, DVD and more. Then see below, our larger collection of resources. Need more basic information before you get started? See our definitions for multimedia, digital multimedia broadcasting, IPTV�and streaming media.

  • Messaging and Email Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on messaging and email-related topics. You'll find administration tips, and information about application integration, backup and recovery, and dealing with spam -- among other topics. Then see below, our messaging and email-related quizzes and our larger collection of resources. Need more basic information before you get started? See our definitions for email, instant messaging, malware and spam.

  • VoIP Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on VoIP-related topics. You'll find learning guides about VoIP deployment and administration, security, performance, ROI and more. Then see, below, our VoIP quizzes and cheat sheets and our larger collection of learning resources.

  • SAP Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on SAP-related topics. You'll find learning guides about ERP, SCM, BI, Business Warehouse, Basis and more. Then see, below, our SAP quizzes and cheat sheets and our larger collection of learning resources.

  • Learn IT: The Power of the Database

    An introduction to the power of the database

  • Compliance Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials about compliance. You'll find in depth information about legislation, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, and standards, such as PCI and FFIEC.

  • Internet Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on Internet-related topics. You'll find learning guides for spam, security, SEO and more.

  • Linux Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on Linux topics. You'll find learning guides for desktop Linux, Linux and virtualization, Linux distributions and more.

  • Learn IT: Software development

    Learn an IT concept in 10 easy steps.

  • Learn IT: Unleashing the Power of the Database .

    Learn an IT concept in 10 easy steps.

  • Data Center Learning Guides

    We've gathered a collection of our learning guides and tutorials on data centers. You'll find in depth information about data center planning and design, data center management, green data centers and more. Then, read on for more resources.

  • Computing Fundamentals Learning Guides

    We've gathered all our learning guides and tutorials about computing fundamentals. You'll find resources about hardware and software, memory, processing and peripherals.

  • Fast guide to writing resumes and cover letters

    Quick look-up for how to write resumes and cover letters.

  • Call Center Terms: Glossary

    This is a WhatIs.com glossary for some basic vocabulary about call centers.

  • VMware tutorials and tips

    SearchVMware.com brings you a fast guide to our virtualization experts' VMware tips. Keep checking back, as we'll be updating this guide regularly.

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  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

SearchCloudProvider

  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

SearchSecurity

  • Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

    In security, Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is a comprehensive framework of all the relevant subjects a security professional ...

  • rootkit

    A rootkit is a program or, more often, a collection of software tools that gives a threat actor remote access to and control over...

  • Metamorphic virus

    A metamorphic virus is a type of malware that is capable of changing its code and signature patterns with each iteration.

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  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...

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  • storage medium (storage media)

    In computers, a storage medium is any technology -- including devices and materials -- used to place, keep and retrieve ...

  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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