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Application Development

Ajaxian

Ajaxian is a resource for software developers who work with Ajax, PHP, ASP.net, jQuery, Javascript, NodeJS, noSQL, FP and Visualization.

SearchCloudApplications

SearchCloudApplications.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of organizations which have, or are planning to add, business applications in the cloud.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of informational content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

  • cloud integration platform

    A cloud integration platform is a product that facilitates the integration of an organization’s onsite (non-cloud-based) business resources with cloud-based resources.

SearchMicroservices

SearchMicroservices.com provides readers with industry news, expert advice and peer-to-peer learning opportunities around managing microservices and service-oriented architecture (SOA), application modernization and digital transformation, business process management (BPM), application integration and APIs, software containers, microservices and DevOps.

  • class diagram

    A class diagram is an illustration of the relationships and source code dependencies among classes in the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

  • application program interface (API)

    An application program interface (API) is code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other.

  • Web services

    Web services are a type of internet software that use standardized messaging protocols and are made available from an application service provider’s web server for use by a client or other web-based programs.

SearchSoftwareQuality

SearchSoftwareQuality.com is the online community for developers, architects and executives interested in building secure and quality software.

  • functional testing

    Functional testing is a process used to evaluate software during development to ensure that it meets the application’s intended requirements.

  • shift-right testing

    Shift-right testing is a method of continuously testing software while it is in a post-production environment.

  • rapid application development (RAD)

    Rapid application development (RAD) is a model based on the concept that higher-quality products can be developed faster through more expedient processes, such as early prototyping, reusing software components and less formality in team communications.

SearchWinDevelopment

SearchWinDevelopment.com is a unique online resource for developers, architects and development managers tasked with building and maintaining enterprise applications using Visual Basic, C# and the Microsoft .NET platform.

  • intranet

    An intranet is a private network that is contained within an enterprise. It may consist of many interlinked local area networks and also use leased lines in the wide area network. Typically, an intranet includes connections through one or more gateway computers to the outside Internet. The main purpose of an intranet is to share company information and computing resources among employees. An intranet can also be used to facilitate working in groups and for teleconferences.

  • Internet

    The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).

  • scripting language

    A scripting language is a form of programming language that is usually interpreted rather than compiled. Scripting languages are typically converted into machine code on the fly during runtime by a program called an interpreter.

TheServerSide

TheServerSide.com is the world’s largest online community for enterprise Java architects and developers, providing daily news, tech talk interviews with key industry figures, design patterns, discussion forums, tutorials and more.

  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)

    Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is an API packaged with the Java SE edition that makes it possible to connect from a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to external, relational database systems.

  • Java virtual machine (JVM)

    A Java virtual machine (JVM), an implementation of the Java Virtual Machine Specification, interprets compiled Java binary code (called bytecode) for a computer's processor (or "hardware platform") so that it can perform a Java program's instructions.

  • full-stack developer

    A full-stack developer is a type of programmer that has a functional knowledge of all techniques, languages and systems engineering concepts required in software development.

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Business Intelligence / Analytics

BeyeNETWORK

BeyeNETWORK.com is the primary site of the BeyeNETWORK, providing viewers with access to the thought leaders in business intelligence, performance management, business integration, information quality, data warehousing and more.

SearchBusinessAnalytics

SearchBusinessAnalytics.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of business and IT professionals.

  • citizen data scientist

    A citizen data scientist is any individual who contributes to the research of a complex data initiative but who does not have a formal educational background in data analytics (DA) or business intelligence (BI).

  • natural language processing (NLP)

    Natural language processing (NLP) is the ability of a computer program to understand human language as it is spoken.

  • logistic regression

    Logistic regression is a statistical analysis method used to predict a data value based on prior observations of a data set.

SearchContentManagement

SearchContentManagement.com provides IT and business professionals with a wide range of content management and collaboration resources to help organizations more effectively manage and leverage unstructured data as a corporate asset.

  • Adobe Sign

    Adobe Sign is a cloud-based service that lets an individual or organization send, secure, track and manage e-signature processes.

  • OCR (optical character recognition)

    OCR (optical character recognition) is the use of technology to distinguish printed or handwritten text characters inside digital images of physical documents, such as a scanned paper document.

  • digital workplace

    The digital workplace is the concept that businesses should use digital transformation (DX) to align technology, employees and business processes to improve operational efficiency and meet organizational goals.

SearchCRM

SearchCRM.com is a free resource dedicated to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) decision makers.

SearchCustomerExperience

SearchCustomerExperience keeps our readers up-to-speed on emerging trends in customer data analytics, customer self-service, omnichannel customer service, artificial intelligence (AI), contact center technology, marketing software, sales technology, digital experience management, sales force automation and web content management.

  • Salesforce.org

    Salesforce.org is a social enterprise from American based cloud computing company Salesforce.com that delivers technology, grants and volunteering programs to nonprofit and educational organizations.

  • marketing stack

    A marketing stack, also called a marketing technology stack, is a collection of technologies used by marketers to perform, analyze and improve their services.

  • identity resolution

    Identity resolution is a data management process that links a customer's online behavior to their unique identity by gathering different datasets and identifying non-obvious relationships.

SearchDataManagement

SearchDataManagement.com is a guide for data management professionals and business leaders.

  • Data as a Service (DaaS)

    Data as a Service (DaaS) is an information provision and distribution model in which data files (including text, images, sounds, and videos) are made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.

  • DataOps (data operations)

    DataOps (data operations) is an Agile approach to designing, implementing and maintaining a distributed data architecture that will support a wide range of open source tools and frameworks in production.

  • data virtualization

    Data virtualization is an umbrella term used to describe any approach to data management that allows an application to retrieve and manipulate data without needing to know any technical details about the data such as how it is formatted or where it is physically located. 

SearchSQLServer

SearchSQLServer.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of database developers and administrators working with Microsoft's flagship database enterprise server, SQL Server.

  • data structure

    A data structure is a specialized format for organizing, processing, retrieving and storing data.

  • database management system (DBMS)

    If the database is a file of information, then the DBMS is the file folders, the file labels and the file cabinet.

  • data mining

    Data mining is the process of sorting through large data sets to identify patterns and establish relationships to solve problems through data analysis.

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Business Software

SearchCloudApplications

SearchCloudApplications.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of organizations which have, or are planning to add, business applications in the cloud.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of informational content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

  • cloud integration platform

    A cloud integration platform is a product that facilitates the integration of an organization’s onsite (non-cloud-based) business resources with cloud-based resources.

SearchDomino

SearchDomino.com is a leading source for Lotus Notes and Domino-specific information for enterprise IT professionals.

  • knowledge management (KM)

    Knowledge management is a concept in which an enterprise consciously and comprehensively gathers, organizes, shares and analyzes its knowledge in terms of resources, documents, and people skills.

  • Instant Messaging: Glossary

    This glossary provides short definitions of terms related to instant messaging (IM) and other presence technologies.

  • iNotes (iNotes Web Access)

    iNotes (short for iNotes Web Access) allows Lotus Domino users to access their Domino-based mail, calendar, schedule, to-do lists, contact lists, and notebooks from any computer, at any location, as long as they have an Internet connection.

SearchERP

SearchERP was built to help startups, small and mid-sized businesses, and large corporations better leverage ERP technologies and strategies to eliminate legacy platforms that cause data silos, improve business processes, boost profitability, improve financial reporting and gain more visibility.

  • order management

    Order management is the administration of business processes related to orders for goods or services.

  • supply chain security

    Supply chain security is the part of supply chain management (SCM) that focuses on minimizing risk for supply chain, logistics and transportation management systems (TMS).

  • Bullwhip Effect

    The bullwhip effect is a supply chain phenomenon describing how small fluctuations in demand at the retail level can cause progressively larger fluctuations in demand at the wholesale, distributor, manufacturer and raw material supplier levels.

SearchHRSoftware

Find unbiased news, analysis, resources and the latest strategies to better manage HR and HCM functions at your organization.

  • employee vetting

    Employee vetting is a screening process conducted by employers for checking the background and verifying the information of a new hire or applicant.

  • employee experience

    Employee experience is the depth and breadth of how a worker perceives his job and the company for which he works, across the entire employee life cycle.

  • human resource management (HRM)

    Human resource management (HRM) is the practice of recruiting, hiring, deploying and managing an organization's employees.

SearchSalesforce

SearchSalesforce.com is a resource for Salesforce news, expert advice, technical tips and career guidance as well as a forum for community interaction. The site focuses on the Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) platform as well as its ecosystem of partners.

SearchSAP

SearchSAP.com is the SAP community's resource for news, expert advice, technical tips and career guidance.

  • SAP Leonardo

    SAP Leonardo is an umbrella brand for SAP’s collection of software and services that organizations can use to develop digital transformation projects.

  • SAP Business One

    SAP Business One is an ERP software platform specifically intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

  • ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming)

    ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is the primary programming language supported on the SAP NetWeaver ABAP application server platform and applications that run on it, such as SAP ERP (formerly R/3), S/4HANA and CRM.

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CIO Strategies

ComputerWeekly

ComputerWeekly.com is the leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community. The site serves as an advocate for UK IT professionals and the role of technology in improving organisations in all sectors of business and public life.

ebizQ

ebizQ is the insider’s guide to next-generation business process management. The site offers a growing collection of independent editorial articles on BPM trends, issues, challenges and solutions, all targeted to business and IT BPM professionals.

SearchCIO

SearchCIO.com provides technology management strategies designed exclusively for the enterprise CIO. Our award-winning team of editors and industry luminaries offer strategic advice and technology best practices to help streamline global IT operations.

  • soft skills

    A soft skill is a personal attribute that supports situational awareness and enhances an individual's ability to get a job done. The term soft skills is often used as a synonym for people skills or emotional intelligence.

  • product development (new product development - NPD)

    Product development, also called new product management, is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, development and marketing of newly created or newly rebranded goods or services.

  • emotional intelligence (EI)

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the area of cognitive ability that facilitates interpersonal behavior. The term was popularized in 1995 by psychologist and behavioral scientist Dr. Daniel Goleman. According to Goleman, emotional intelligence is the largest single predictor of success in the workplace.

SearchCompliance

SearchCompliance.com is a free online resource for IT professionals seeking cost-saving strategies and information on how to create a manageable compliance infrastructure.

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is legislation in the state of California that supports an individual's right to control their own personally identifiable information (PII).

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business processes.

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Channel Resources

MicroScope

Stay ahead with IT Business management and technology news and articles on UK laws, regulations, credit and finance, selling, sales management, marketing and supplier relationships.

SearchITChannel

If you're a value-added reseller (VAR), information technology reseller or a systems integrator, all of your research needs are met at SearchITChannel.com.

  • managed service provider (MSP)

    A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.

  • distribution channel

    A distribution channel is the network of individuals and organizations involved in getting a product or service from the producer to the customer. Distribution channels are also known as marketing channels or marketing distribution channels.

  • statement of work (SOW)

    A statement of work (SOW), in project management, is a document in which a contracting officer or chief procurement officer (CPO) specifies the objectives and deliverables for a particular project or service contract.

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Cloud

BrianMadden

Brian Madden's blog receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian has written several books and over 2,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization.

SearchAWS

From cloud infrastructure to applications, development, security, big data, storage and more, SearchAWS.com provides meaningful insight from award-winning editors, research analysts and industry experts on one of the fastest-growing cloud services providers, Amazon Web Services.

  • Amazon Translate

    Amazon Translate is a cloud service for changing large amounts of text written in one language to another language. Amazon Translate supports 25 languages, with the official documentation detailing which languages can be paired up for translation.

  • Amazon QLDB

    Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) is a non-relational database as a service (DBaaS) designed for AWS customers who want to maintain a verifiable history of data changes in an application they own.

  • AWS Cost Explorer

    AWS Cost Explorer is a tool provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows users to visualize their AWS usage and bills by service.

SearchCloudComputing

SearchCloudComputing.com is the Web's most comprehensive resource for cloud computing news, analysis and case studies.

  • multi-tenant cloud

    A multi-tenant cloud is a cloud computing architecture that allows customers to share computing resources in a public or private cloud. Each tenant's data is isolated and remains invisible to other tenants.

  • cloud integration

    Cloud integration is the act of combining different cloud-based systems into an integral whole. The term may also refer to joining cloud-based systems with on-premises systems.

  • cloud database

    A cloud database is a collection of informational content, either structured or unstructured, that resides on a private, public or hybrid cloud computing infrastructure platform.

SearchCloudSecurity

SearchCloudSecurity.com provides IT professionals with real-world examples of current trends and applications in cloud security.

  • software-defined perimeter (SDP)

    Software-defined perimeter (SDP) is a security framework developed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) that controls access to resources based on identity.

  • hypervisor security

    Hypervisor security is the process of ensuring the hypervisor, the software that enables virtualization, is secure throughout its life cycle, including during development, implementation, provisioning, management and de-provisioning.

  • clickwrap agreement (clickthrough agreement)

    A clickwrap agreement, also known as a clickthrough agreement, is an online contract that confirms a user's consent to a company's terms and conditions.

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchServerVirtualization.com is the best server virtualization resource for system architects and IT managers.

  • network virtualization

    Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network to consolidate multiple physical networks, divide a network into segments or create software networks between virtual machines (VMs).

  • service discovery

    Service discovery is the automatic detection of devices and offered services over a network that is used to minimize configuration efforts for administrators.

  • oVirt

    OVirt is an open source data center virtualization platform developed and promoted by Red Hat.

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop.com is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and VDI.

  • terminal server

    A terminal server, also sometimes called a communication server, is a hardware device or server that provides terminals, such as PCs, printers, and other devices, with a common connection point to a local or wide area network (WAN).

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is an umbrella term for several specific features of Microsoft Windows Server that allow users to remotely access graphical desktops and Windows applications.

  • Parallels

    Parallels is an application and desktop virtualization software vendor that offers management and delivery platforms for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows desktop deployments.

SearchVMware

SearchVMware.com is the best online resource for data center decision-makers. Our editors, resident experts and news writers are dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments.

  • VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)

    VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3.

  • virtual machine replication

    Virtual machine replication is a process used by information technology (IT) professionals to create backup versions of virtual machines (VMs) The backup can be kept and used to restore the machine in the event that its data is corrupted or lost.

  • Storage vMotion

    Storage vMotion is a component of VMware vSphere that allows the live migration of a running virtual machine's (VM) file system from one storage system to another, with no downtime for the VM or service disruption for end users.

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Consumer Product Review

Brighthand

Brighthand.com offers SmartPhone, handheld computer, and cell phone reviews and news. Our active forum community is a great source of information on SmartPhones and related devices.

DigitalCameraReview

DigitalCameraReview.com offers digital camera reviews and news, a forum community, digital camera price comparisons, deals and coupons on digital cameras and accessories.

NotebookReview

NotebookReview.com offers the latest notebook and laptop reviews, as well as price comparisons, support forums and news."

TabletPCReview

TabletPCReview.com offers Tablet PC reviews and ratings, price comparisons, as well as support forums and news.

TechnologyGuide

TechnologyGuide.com is a family of product review and evaluation websites that are the leading source for information on the latest desktop and notebook computers, software and printers, wireless smartphones, digital cameras, and other devices for both the consumer and business markets.

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Data Center Management

Search400

Search400.com is an online information resource for the latest news, tech tips and expert advice for the iSeries professional.

  • Quiz: iSeries (AS/400) History

    2003 marks the 15th anniversary of the AS/400 (now called the iSeries), so we thought we'd take a look back and see how it's changed over the years.

  • Quiz: iSeries (AS/400) Commands

    The iSeries (AS/400) is one of IBM's greatest success stories.

  • OS/400

    OS/400 is IBM's operating system for its AS/400 and AS/400e line of business computers. (Continued...)

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

SearchConvergedInfrastructure.com is the best online information resource for the latest news, tech tips and expert advice for IT managers responsible for the complex environment of the data center.

  • network convergence

    Network convergence is the efficient coexistence of telephone, video and data communication within a single network.

  • single pane of glass

    A single pane of glass is a management console that presents data from multiple sources in a unified display. The glass, in this case, is a computer monitor or mobile device screen.

  • DataCore

    DataCore is a software-defined storage (SDS) company, as well as an early storage virtualization software vendor, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataCenter.com is the best online information resource for the latest news, tech tips and expert advice for IT managers responsible for the complex environment of the data center.

  • uninterruptible power supply (UPS)

    An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost.

  • data center as a service (DCaaS)

    A data center as a service (DCaaS) provider will supply turnkey physical data center facilities and computing infrastructure (e.g., servers, networking, storage, and so on) to clients in the form of a service.

  • Uptime Institute’s data center tier standards

    The Uptime Institute’s data center tier standards are a standardized methodology used to determine availability in a facility.

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com is the leading source for tactical expert advice and best practices on desktop management and security. The site provides essential resources including the latest tips, tutorials, webcasts, white papers and more.

  • Network File System (NFS)

    The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. The NFS protocol is one of several distributed file system standards for network-attached storage (NAS).

  • device driver

    A device driver is a software program that controls a particular type of hardware device that is attached to a computer.

  • Microsoft Windows Explorer

    Microsoft Windows Explorer is a graphical file management utility included with Microsoft Windows 95 and later; finally renamed File Explorer with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

SearchITOperations

As hybrid cloud deployments, containers, microservices and DevOps continue to become part of a data center's infrastructure, IT operations pros are facing a new set of responsibilities. Because they must be agile and able to manage next-gen apps in blended environments, the roles and responsibilities of development and operation teams are blending. 

  • IT monitoring

    IT monitoring is the process to gather metrics about the operations of an IT environment's hardware and software to ensure everything functions as expected to support applications and services.

  • Datadog

    Datadog is a monitoring and analytics tool for IT and DevOps teams that can be used to determine performance metrics as well as event monitoring for infrastructure and cloud services.

  • COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)

    COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a high-level programming language for business applications.

SearchWindowsServer

SearchWindowsServer.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of Windows server professionals. The site provides targeted news, expert advice, tips, tutorials, learning guides, webcasts, white papers and more.

  • Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

    Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is a service that provides a private connection between an organization's on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft Azure data centers.

  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

    Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a Windows product that enables administrators to manage the deployment and security of devices and applications across an enterprise.

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

    Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a system of transferring money from one bank account directly to another without any paper money changing hands.

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Database

SearchOracle

Visit SearchOracle.com for information and tips for the Oracle community. The site provides comprehensive coverage of all Oracle-specific news, trends and developments in the database industry.

  • NetSuite

    NetSuite is a business technology vendor based in San Mateo, California.

  • stored procedure

    A stored procedure is a group of statements with a specific name, which are stored inside a database, such as MySQL or Oracle.

  • object-oriented database management system (OODBMS)

    An object-oriented database management system (OODBMS), sometimes shortened to ODBMS for object database management system, is a database management system (DBMS) that supports the modelling and creation of data as objects.

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Disaster Recovery / Compliance

SearchCompliance

SearchCompliance.com is a free online resource for IT professionals seeking cost-saving strategies and information on how to create a manageable compliance infrastructure.

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is legislation in the state of California that supports an individual's right to control their own personally identifiable information (PII).

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business processes.

SearchContentManagement

SearchContentManagement.com provides IT and business professionals with a wide range of content management and collaboration resources to help organizations more effectively manage and leverage unstructured data as a corporate asset.

  • Adobe Sign

    Adobe Sign is a cloud-based service that lets an individual or organization send, secure, track and manage e-signature processes.

  • OCR (optical character recognition)

    OCR (optical character recognition) is the use of technology to distinguish printed or handwritten text characters inside digital images of physical documents, such as a scanned paper document.

  • digital workplace

    The digital workplace is the concept that businesses should use digital transformation (DX) to align technology, employees and business processes to improve operational efficiency and meet organizational goals.

SearchDataBackup

SearchDataBackup.com is the definitive information resource for IT professionals charged with building and managing efficient backup and restore policies and processes.

  • flat backup

    Flat backup uses snapshots to protect data without traditional backup software. Storage snapshots are replicated to another location, where they are a backup to the originals. Flat backup can be cheaper than a traditional backup, but not all storage vendors support the process.

  • data retention policy

    A data retention policy dictates the types of data to be retained and the duration for which that data must be stored in accordance with operational or regulatory requirements.

  • data reduction

    Data reduction is the process of reducing the amount of capacity required to store data.

SearchDisasterRecovery

Natural disasters, internal threats, user error and terrorist acts are realities that IT must take into consideration in their efforts to effectively protect their digital assets. Fortunately, SearchDisasterRecovery.com is the premier online resource for IT professionals responsible for disaster recovery planning.

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an organization’s procedures for business continuity (BC) and recovery.

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity management (BCP/BCM) processes, metrics and compliance more efficient and accurate.

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Emerging Technologies

IoT Agenda

Use this site to build your knowledge base about IoT privacy and security issues, the software that's used to run and control IoT products, embedded systems and sensors, IoT analytics and strategies for deploying IoT technology.

  • smart farming

    Smart farming is a management concept focused on providing the agricultural industry with the infrastructure to leverage advanced technology – including big data, the cloud and the internet of things (IoT) – for tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations.

  • gateway

    A gateway is a network node used in telecommunications that connects two networks with different transmission protocols together.

  • MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems)

    A MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) is a miniature machine that has both mechanical and electronic components.

SearchSDN

SearchSDN.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of organizations which have implemented, or are planning to transition to, software-defined networking.

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Healthcare IT

SearchHealthIT

SearchHealthIT.com is the health care technology professional’s how-to guide to building and managing an electronic health care infrastructure.

  • Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)

    A Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) is a group of organizations within a specific area that share healthcare-related information electronically according to accepted healthcare information technology (HIT) standards.

  • remote patient monitoring (RPM)

    Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a subcategory of homecare telehealth that allows patients to use mobile medical devices or technology to gather patient-generated health data (PGHD) and send it to healthcare professionals.

  • telestroke (telestroke services)

    Telestroke is a web-based approach to treating stroke victims who have not been admitted to a hospital. In its most basic form, a telestroke system requires a neurologist and attending nurse to have a high-speed Internet connection and videoconferencing capabilities through a phone, laptop, tablet or desktop computer.

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Networking

IoT Agenda

Use this site to build your knowledge base about IoT privacy and security issues, the software that's used to run and control IoT products, embedded systems and sensors, IoT analytics and strategies for deploying IoT technology.

  • smart farming

    Smart farming is a management concept focused on providing the agricultural industry with the infrastructure to leverage advanced technology – including big data, the cloud and the internet of things (IoT) – for tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations.

  • gateway

    A gateway is a network node used in telecommunications that connects two networks with different transmission protocols together.

  • MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems)

    A MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) is a miniature machine that has both mechanical and electronic components.

SearchEnterpriseWAN

SearchEnterpriseWAN.com is one of the largest and most active online communities dedicated to the enterprise wide area network.

SearchMobileComputing

SearchMobileComputing.com provides comprehensive coverage of all major mobile and wireless news and trends that are of interest to IT management and the enterprise.

  • Apple Pay

    Apple Pay is a contactless mobile financial transactions service developed for Apple devices.

  • Google Firebase

    Google Firebase is a Google-backed application development software that enables developers to develop iOS, Android and Web apps.

  • m-commerce (mobile commerce)

    M-commerce (mobile commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services through wireless handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets.

SearchNetworking

SearchNetworking.com is one of the largest and most active online communities dedicated to the enterprise network.

  • HTTP/2 protocol

    HTTP/2 protocol is the second version of HTTP, a network protocol used to define the format and transmission of data.

  • big-endian and little-endian

    Endianness is a term that describes the order in which a sequence of bytes are stored in computer memory. Endianness can be either big or small, with the adjectives referring to which value is stored first.

  • single-user MIMO

    Single-user MIMO (SU-MIMO) is a multi-transmitter and receiver technology for wireless communication that allocates the bandwidth of a wireless access point to a single device.

SearchSDN

SearchSDN.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of organizations which have implemented, or are planning to transition to, software-defined networking.

SearchTelecom

Whether you're an IT Pro looking for advice on building-out an infrastructure to support new customer demands or a product manager seeking new tech insights to boost ARPU, SearchTelecom.com is a critical online resource for IT and business professionals.

SearchUnifiedCommunications

SearchUnifiedCommunications.com provides a reliable source of how-to tips and best practices for implementing, managing and securing VoIP and advanced IP applications, enabling IT professionals to take advantage of the cost savings and new features and benefits associated with converged enterprise network.

  • leased line

    A leased line is a bidirectional telephone line that has been rented for private voice, data exchange or telecommunication use.

  • VoIP (voice over IP)

    VoIP (voice over IP) is the transmission of voice and multimedia content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. VoIP historically referred to using IP to connect private branch exchanges (PBXs), but the term is now used interchangeably with IP telephony.

  • communications platform as a service (CPaaS)

    Communications platform as a service (CPaaS) is a cloud-based delivery model that allows organizations to add real-time communication capabilities, such as voice, video and messaging, to business applications by deploying application program interfaces (APIs). 

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Security

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SearchCloudSecurity.com provides IT professionals with real-world examples of current trends and applications in cloud security.

  • software-defined perimeter (SDP)

    Software-defined perimeter (SDP) is a security framework developed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) that controls access to resources based on identity.

  • hypervisor security

    Hypervisor security is the process of ensuring the hypervisor, the software that enables virtualization, is secure throughout its life cycle, including during development, implementation, provisioning, management and de-provisioning.

  • clickwrap agreement (clickthrough agreement)

    A clickwrap agreement, also known as a clickthrough agreement, is an online contract that confirms a user's consent to a company's terms and conditions.

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  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

    Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is a combined area of focus developed to cover an organization's strategy to handle any interdependencies between the three components.

  • corporate governance

    Corporate governance is the combination of rules, processes or laws by which businesses are operated, regulated or controlled.

  • Dodd-Frank Act

    The Dodd-Frank Act (fully known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) is a United States federal law that places regulation of the financial industry in the hands of the government.

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  • network scanning

    Network scanning is a procedure for identifying active devices on a network by employing a feature or features in the network protocol to signal devices and await a response.

  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

  • clean desk policy (CDP)

    A clean desk policy (CDP) is a corporate directive that specifies how employees should leave their working space when they leave the office. Most CDPs require employees to clear their desks of all papers at the end of the day.

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  • endpoint detection and response (EDR)

    Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a category of tools and technology used for protecting computer hardware devices–called endpoints—from potential threats.

  • ransomware

    Ransomware is a subset of malware in which the data on a victim's computer is locked, typically by encryption, and payment is demanded before the ransomed data is decrypted and access is returned to the victim.

  • single sign-on (SSO)

    Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits an end user to enter one set of login credentials (such as a name and password) and be able to access multiple applications. Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook offer popular SSO services that allow an end user to log into third-party applications with their social media authentication credentials.

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Social Media

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Storage

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

SearchConvergedInfrastructure.com is the best online information resource for the latest news, tech tips and expert advice for IT managers responsible for the complex environment of the data center.

  • network convergence

    Network convergence is the efficient coexistence of telephone, video and data communication within a single network.

  • single pane of glass

    A single pane of glass is a management console that presents data from multiple sources in a unified display. The glass, in this case, is a computer monitor or mobile device screen.

  • DataCore

    DataCore is a software-defined storage (SDS) company, as well as an early storage virtualization software vendor, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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SearchDataBackup.com is the definitive information resource for IT professionals charged with building and managing efficient backup and restore policies and processes.

  • flat backup

    Flat backup uses snapshots to protect data without traditional backup software. Storage snapshots are replicated to another location, where they are a backup to the originals. Flat backup can be cheaper than a traditional backup, but not all storage vendors support the process.

  • data retention policy

    A data retention policy dictates the types of data to be retained and the duration for which that data must be stored in accordance with operational or regulatory requirements.

  • data reduction

    Data reduction is the process of reducing the amount of capacity required to store data.

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  • blockchain storage

    Blockchain storage is a way of saving data in a decentralized network which utilizes the unused hard disk space of users across the world to store files.

  • disk mirroring (RAID 1)

    RAID 1 is one of the most common RAID levels and the most reliable. Data is written to two places simultaneously, so if one disk fails, the other can be used to retrieve data.

  • RAID controller

    A RAID controller is a hardware device or software program used to manage hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) in a computer or storage array so they work as a logical unit.

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchVirtualStorage.com provides a comprehensive one-stop-shop for all things related to storage and virtualization.

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Vendor Research

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Browse the database of business technology software products and services.

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Virtualization

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Brian Madden's blog receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian has written several books and over 2,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization.

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchServerVirtualization.com is the best server virtualization resource for system architects and IT managers.

  • network virtualization

    Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network to consolidate multiple physical networks, divide a network into segments or create software networks between virtual machines (VMs).

  • service discovery

    Service discovery is the automatic detection of devices and offered services over a network that is used to minimize configuration efforts for administrators.

  • oVirt

    OVirt is an open source data center virtualization platform developed and promoted by Red Hat.

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SearchVirtualDesktop.com is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and VDI.

  • terminal server

    A terminal server, also sometimes called a communication server, is a hardware device or server that provides terminals, such as PCs, printers, and other devices, with a common connection point to a local or wide area network (WAN).

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is an umbrella term for several specific features of Microsoft Windows Server that allow users to remotely access graphical desktops and Windows applications.

  • Parallels

    Parallels is an application and desktop virtualization software vendor that offers management and delivery platforms for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows desktop deployments.

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SearchVMware.com is the best online resource for data center decision-makers. Our editors, resident experts and news writers are dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments.

  • VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)

    VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3.

  • virtual machine replication

    Virtual machine replication is a process used by information technology (IT) professionals to create backup versions of virtual machines (VMs) The backup can be kept and used to restore the machine in the event that its data is corrupted or lost.

  • Storage vMotion

    Storage vMotion is a component of VMware vSphere that allows the live migration of a running virtual machine's (VM) file system from one storage system to another, with no downtime for the VM or service disruption for end users.

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White Papers and Webcasts

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    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is legislation in the state of California that supports an individual's right to ...

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    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

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    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

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    Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits an end user to enter one set of login credentials ...

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    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. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

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  • blockchain storage

    Blockchain storage is a way of saving data in a decentralized network which utilizes the unused hard disk space of users across ...

  • disk mirroring (RAID 1)

    RAID 1 is one of the most common RAID levels and the most reliable. Data is written to two places simultaneously, so if one disk ...

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