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Information Kit: Grid Computing

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Grid computing (or the use of a computational grid) is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time

podslurping (slurping)

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

Podslurping (sometimes just called slurping) is the unauthorized download of data from a computer to a small device with storage capacity, such as a ...

Generic Access Network (GAN)

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The Generic Access Network (GAN) is an evolving wireless communications system in which mobile phone sets function seamlessly between local area ...

chucking

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

In computer and telephone use, chucking is the process of discarding a small piece of hardware by violent means, such as hurling it out a window, ...

NoSQL (Not Only SQL database)

Definition | SearchDataManagement

NoSQL is an approach to database design that can accomodate a wide variety of data models, including key-value, document, columnar and graph formats....

short message service center (SMSC)

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A short message service center (SMSC) is the portion of a wireless network that handles SMS operations, such as routing, forwarding and storing ...

Cisco Borderless Networks

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

Cisco Borderless Networks is the brand name for a set of hardware and software technologies which allow "anyone, anywhere, anytime, and on any device...

Apache Hive

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Apache Hive is an open source data warehouse system for querying and analyzing large data sets that are principally stored in Hadoop files.

keitai

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

Keitai (pronounced k-tie) is a Japanese word meaning "portable.

wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS)

Definition | SearchMobileComputing

Wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS) is the use of wireless devices in retail establishments to facilitate payment for products or services....

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  • 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. 

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  • RAID 6 (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID 6, also known as double-parity RAID, uses two parity stripes on each disk. It allows for two disk failures within the RAID ...

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    A computer hard disk drive (HDD) is a non-volatile memory hardware device that controls the positioning, reading and writing of ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

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