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  • Quiz: Computer Nostalgia 2.0

    A computer history quiz: In 1982, young Richard Skrenta secured his place in computer history by creating a program called Elk Cloner. What made Skrenta's program noteworthy?

  • Quiz: Compliance

    A quiz about compliance: What's the job title of the corporate official in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues?

  • Quiz: Common Vulnerabilities

    A quiz about security vulnerabilities: An intruder might install this on a networked computer to collect user ids and passwords from other machines on the network.

  • Quiz: Business Intelligence

    A business intelligence tech quiz: What is an approach to selling goods and services in which a prospect explicitly agrees in advance to receive marketing information.

  • Quiz: Believe it or Not: Do you speak Geek?

    An April Fools tech quiz: The first computer ever designed, called the Difference Engine, was powered by a wind-up crank on the side. True or false?

  • Quiz: A taste for tech?

    A quiz about food-related tech terms: Does this prominent producer of hardware and software keep the doctor away?

  • Quiz: 10 hot green terms to keep you (and the planet) cool

    A quiz on green technology: This term describes surfing search engine results using an inverted palette, with white text on a black body, saving monitor wattage in the process. What is it?

  • Personality Test: What kind of geek are you?

    A WhatIs.com geek personality test. Test yourself - Are you more likely to hum Anchors Aweigh or My Way? Find out what famous geek you resemble.

  • Linux lore: Quiz

    A Linux quiz about Linux distributions and details. Test yourself. Tux is the familiar Linux penguin. Do the letters in Tux's name stand for anything?

  • Halloween: Do you speak geek?

    A tech trivia quiz with a Halloween theme: White words on a blue background: your system has crashed. Bill Gates encountered this dreaded display at the Comdex trade show when he was demonstrating Windows 98. What is it?

  • Do you speak geek? Down in the engine room

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about the PC engine room. Test yourself. What is the practice of resetting your computer to run faster than the manufacturer-specified speed.

  • Do you speak Geek? A Vital Video Quiz

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about video. In video, this is a reduction in data size to save disk space or transmission time.

  • Do You Speak Geek: Famous People in IT Quiz

    Test yourself. This is a quiz on famous people in IT. Although I invented CTRL-ALT-DELETE, I like to joke that Microsoft made it famous. Who am I?

  • Quiz: E-discovery and security in the enterprise

    Take this five-question quiz to evaluate your knowledge of the e-discovery material presented in this Data Protection Security School lesson.

  • Quiz: Workstations

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about workstations and their software.

  • Quiz: Wireless LANs

    Wireless LAN quiz testing key terms related to WLANs and wireless technologies, such as 802.11.

  • Quiz: Wireless

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about wireless technology teminology.

  • Quiz: Web Site Performance

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about web site performance teminology.

  • Quiz: Web Services

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about Web services teminology.

  • Quiz: Virtualization News

    Test yourself. This is a quiz focusing on virtualization news from 2006.

  • Quiz: Virtual virtuosity

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about virtualization teminology.

  • Quiz: Unleashing the Power of the Database

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about database teminology.

  • Quiz: Troubleshooting

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about troubleshooting teminology.

  • Quiz: Top tech picks for 2006

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about important terms in 2006.

  • Quiz: Storage Smarts

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about storage teminology.

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SearchCompliance

  • 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 ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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

  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the ...

SearchHealthIT

  • 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 ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchStorage

  • 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 ...

  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • 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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