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SkunkWorks project (Skunk Works)

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A SkunkWorks project (also known as Skunk Works) is an innovative undertaking, involving a small group of people, that is outside the normal research...

IT innovation

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IT (information technology) innovation in an enterprise is about using technology in new ways, where the result is a more efficient organization and ...

moonshot

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A moonshot, in a metaphorical sense, is an ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project undertaken without any expectation of near-term ...

femtocell

Definition | SearchNetworking

A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless ...

gold plating

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Gold plating is the practice of making changes to a project that are outside of the original agreed-upon scope.

rogue employee

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A rogue employee is a worker who undermines the organization that employs him by failing to comply with its business rules and policies.

self-directed work team (SDWT)

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A self-directed work team (SDWT) is a group of people, usually employees in a company, who combine different skills and talents to work without the ...

unobtainium

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Unobtainium is a term used to refer to a material that cannot be accessed. Such a material may be rare, prohibitively expensive, controlled or simply...

synectics

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Synectics is a method of problem-solving that focuses on cultivating creative thinking, often among small groups of individuals with diverse ...

Agile glossary: Words-2-Go

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

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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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