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A TechTarget learning guide is an educational tool for a self-directed adult learner who works with information technology. Can't find a guide for the subject you need to learn more about? Let us know!

  • Collaboration and collaborative software: Glossary

    Collaboration is growing both within and beyond the enterprise. See our glossary of terms to learn more about the trends and technologies related to collaboration and collaborative software.

  • Complete guide to Windows 10 migration

    Everything you need to know about Windows 10 migration

  • Application integration software: A buyer's guide

    This buyer's guide can help you determine your business needs so you can find the right type of application integration software for your company.

  • Developer shortage survival guide

    This developer shortage survival guide discusses hiring and training strategies for software developers.

  • CIO guide to project management basics, DevOps and Agile

    In this Essential Guide, learn project management basics and get expert advice on how to get the most out of DevOps and i an Agile digital strategy.

  • Quick Start Glossary: Project Management

    You can print out this glossary for a fast reference to essential project management-related terms. Online, brief explanations are linked to our full definitions of the terms.

  • Game-changing enterprise authentication technologies and standards

    This Security School explores next-generation authentication technologies, standards and methods that may soon replace the personal-password system.

  • The rise of scale-out network-attached storage

    Scale-out NAS is being implemented across the storage landscape, with major vendors and startups releasing new and upgraded products. This guide discusses product offerings and how organizations use scale-out.

  • Security School Course Catalog from SearchSecurity.com

    Check out SearchSecurity's catalog of free online security courses led by information security experts on today's most popular security topics.

  • Flash options for the array or server

    Many shops are using flash to accelerate mission-critical apps today. Learn the available flash options for deployment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learn IT: systems management

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

  • Learn IT: The Power of the Database

    An introduction to the power of the database

  • Learn IT: Software development

    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.

  • Call Center Terms: Glossary

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

  • Fast guide to iSeries SQL

    Need SQL tips and advice? We've compiled some novice iSeries SQL tips and expert advice, as well as more advanced iSeries SQL information, in this Fast Guide to iSeries SQL. After you've spent some time with the material, test your knowledge with our quick quiz.

  • How to install VMware on Windows Server 2003 - Fast guide

    Installing new software can be difficult, especially with a new technology. Enter VMware expert Andrew Kutz. In this fast guide, he details every part of installing VMware Server on Windows in layman's terms.

  • Active Directory security school: Maintenance and testing

    This is lesson three of our Active Directory security school.

  • Fast Guide: Active Directory security

    Windows Active Directory has become one of the key components to enterprise management

  • Crash Course: Oracle basics

    This crash course will bring you up to speed on Oracle DBMS basics for versions 8.x through 9.x, and provide you with an overview of Oracle10g's new tools and features.

  • Fast Guide: Avoiding data integrity gotchas

    You may perform a number of tasks for data integrity's sake, assuring that data can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Yet improperly performing such tasks can harm your data. This fast guide offers tips and tricks to ensure and maintain data integrity, with a particular focus on avoiding the "gotchas" that can compromise your data.

  • RAID fast guide

    You need info about RAID. It's that simple. In the world of storage, RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a major topic. Whether you are a RAID rookie or you're trying to optimize performance of a huge array, you'll learn something here. This Fast Guide offers RAID news, expert technical advice and tips.

  • Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) fundamentals tutorial

    New to database administration or development? Here's a quick guide that can get you started by providing background on the relational model and practical advice for working with a relational database management system.

  • Fast Guide: Storage basics

    Storage covers a lot of territory and it can be overwhelming for the beginner. In our Fast Guide: Storage basics, we break it down into categories -- and keep it simple. We start out with basic storage terms, then go on to management, networking and primary storage. Keep this Guide handy and it will provide you with what you need to know for a good storage foundation.

  • SQL guide for Oracle users

    Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned expert looking to tweak query performance, this learning guide to the structured query language (SQL) has something for you. These seven chapters can help you figure out how to get the data you need by looking at solutions to real-world problems.

  • Bits & Bytes column library archive

    Bits & Bytes column library archive -- 2003 to 2004

  • Learning Guide: SAN management

    Managing your SANs has always been challenging. So, to help you along with the process we've assembled arguably the most comprehensive listing of the SAN management tools and resources on the Web -- the "Learning Guide to SAN management". Take a look here for advice, tips and articles on tools, techniques and concepts that will help you plan a SAN, increase utilization and keep your networks running 24/7.

  • Fast guide to RPG IV resources and Redbooks

    Need information fast on RPG IV? Take a look at these resources. We've found Redbooks, training and FAQs for everyone from novice users to experienced pros.

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  • 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.

  • compliance framework

    A compliance framework is a structured set of guidelines that details an organization's processes for maintaining accordance with...

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  • DNS over HTTPS (DoH)

    DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a relatively new protocol that encrypts domain name system traffic by passing DNS queries through a ...

  • integrated risk management (IRM)

    Integrated risk management (IRM) is an approach to risk management that uses a set of practices and processes to improve an ...

  • MITRE ATT&CK framework

    The MITRE ATT&CK (pronounced 'miter attack') framework is a free, globally accessible service that provides comprehensive and ...

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  • telemedicine (telehealth)

    Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the ...

  • Project Nightingale

    Project Nightingale is a controversial partnership between Google and Ascension, the second largest health system in the United ...

  • medical practice management (MPM) software

    Medical practice management (MPM) software is a collection of computerized services used by healthcare professionals and ...

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SearchStorage

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification and is used in internally mounted ...

  • kilobyte (KB or Kbyte)

    A kilobyte (KB or Kbyte) is a unit of measurement for computer memory or data storage used by mathematics and computer science ...

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an operating system (OS) that uses hardware and software to allow a computer ...

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