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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 sourcing

    Cloud sourcing is an arrangement in which a company pays a third-party cloud hosting provider to deliver and support IT services that could be provided in-house.

  • Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift is a multifaceted, open source container application platform from Red Hat Inc. for the development, deployment and management of applications.

  • cloud application

    A cloud application, or cloud app, is a software program where cloud-based and local components work together.

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.

  • API economy

    API economy (application programming interface economy) is a general term that describes the way application programming interfaces (APIs) can positively affect an organization's profitability.

  • software stack

    A software stack is a collection of independent components that work together to support the execution of an application. The components, which may include an operating system, architectural layers, protocols, run-time environments, databases and function calls, are stacked one on top of each other in a hierarchy. Typically, the lower level components in the hierarchy interact with hardware, while the higher level components in the hierarchy perform specific tasks for the end user.

  • microservices

    Microservices, or microservice architecture, is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of modular components or services.

SearchSoftwareQuality

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

  • model-driven development (MDD)

    Model-driven development (MDD) is a format to write and implement software quickly, effectively and at minimum cost.

  • rapid mobile app development (RMAD)

    Rapid mobile application development (RMAD) uses low-code/no-code programming tools to speed the process of application creation for mobile platforms.

  • alpha testing

    Alpha testing is the initial phase of validating whether a new product will perform as expected. Alpha tests are carried out early in the development process by internal staff and are followed up with beta tests, in which a sampling of the intended audience actually tries the product out.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • domain name

    A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name "www.totalbaseball.com" locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point 199.0.0.2 and a particular host server named "www."

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.

  • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

    HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a text-based approach to describing how content contained within an HTML file is structured.

  • CSS (cascading style sheets)

    This definition explains the meaning of CSS (cascading style sheets) and how using them with HTML pages is a user interface (UI) development best practice that complies with the separation of concerns design pattern.

  • JavaScript

    JavaScript is a programming language that started off simply as a mechanism to add logic and interactivity to an otherwise static Netscape browser.

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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.

  • text mining (text analytics)

    Text mining is the process of exploring and analyzing large amounts of unstructured text data aided by software that can identify concepts, patterns, topics, keywords and other attributes in the data.

  • decision-making process

    The decision-making process, in a business context, is a set of steps taken by managers in an enterprise to determine the planned path for business initiatives and to set specific actions in motion.

  • unstructured data

    Unstructured data is information, in many different forms, that doesn't hew to conventional data models and thus typically isn't a good fit for a mainstream relational database.

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.

  • e-signature

    An e-signature (electronic signature) is a digital version of a traditional pen and ink signature.

  • SharePoint farm

    A SharePoint farm is a collection of servers that work in concert to provide a set of basic SharePoint services to support a single site.

  • enterprise content management (ECM)

    Enterprise content management (ECM) is a set of defined processes, strategies and tools that allow a business to effectively obtain, organize, store and deliver critical information to its employees, business stakeholders and customers.

SearchCRM

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

  • emotions analytics (EA)

    Emotions analytics (EA) software collects data on how a person communicates verbally and nonverbally to understand the person's mood or attitude.

  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is an automated telephony system that interacts with callers, gathers information and routes calls to the appropriate recipients.

  • customer experience management (CEM or CXM)

    Customer experience management (CEM or CXM) is the collection of processes a company uses to track, oversee and organize every interaction between a customer and the organization.

SearchDataManagement

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

  • data warehouse

    A data warehouse is a federated repository for all the data collected by an enterprise's various operational systems, be they physical or logical.

  • Apache Hive

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

  • database replication

    Database replication is the frequent electronic copying of data from a database in one computer or server to a database in another so that all users share the same level of information.

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.

  • U-SQL

    U-SQL is a Microsoft query language that combines a declarative SQL-like syntax with C# programming, enabling it to be used to process both structured and unstructured data in big data environments.

  • Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

    Azure Cosmos DB is a Microsoft cloud database that supports multiple ways of storing and processing data. As such, it is classified as a multimodel database.

  • Microsoft SQL Server

    Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system, or RDBMS, that supports a wide variety of transaction processing, business intelligence and analytics applications in corporate IT environments

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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 sourcing

    Cloud sourcing is an arrangement in which a company pays a third-party cloud hosting provider to deliver and support IT services that could be provided in-house.

  • Red Hat OpenShift

    Red Hat OpenShift is a multifaceted, open source container application platform from Red Hat Inc. for the development, deployment and management of applications.

  • cloud application

    A cloud application, or cloud app, is a software program where cloud-based and local components work together.

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.

  • 3PL (third-party logistics)

    A 3PL (third-party logistics) provider offers outsourced logistics services, which encompass anything that involves management of one or more facets of procurement and fulfillment activities.

  • Kaizen (continuous improvement)

    Kaizen is an approach to creating continuous improvement based on the idea that small, ongoing positive changes can reap major improvements.

  • right to repair (electronics)

    Right to repair is the legal concept that allows consumers to repair the products they buy, or choose their own service providers instead of going through the manufacturer.

SearchHRSoftware

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

  • employee poaching (talent poaching)

    Employee poaching (talent poaching) or job poaching is the recruiting of employees who work at competing companies.

  • employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS)

    The employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is a metric used by employers to assess employee loyalty.

  • HR service delivery

    HR service delivery is a term used to explain how an organization's human resources department offers services to and interacts with 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.

  • marketing automation

    Marketing automation is a type of software that allows companies to effectively target customers with automated marketing messages across channels including email, websites, social media and text messages to generate sales leads.

  • partner relationship management (PRM)

    Partner relationship management (PRM) is a combination of the software, processes and strategies companies use to streamline business processes with partners who sell their products.

  • Salesforce Solution Architect

    A Salesforce Solution Architect is someone who has been certified for demonstrating the capabilities to build and design solutions across Salesforce platforms.

SearchSAP

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

  • SAP

    SAP SE, a global software company, is one of the largest vendors of ERP and other enterprise applications. The company is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.

  • SAP Fiori

    SAP Fiori is a design language and user experience approach developed by SAP for use by SAP, its customers and its partners in business applications.

  • SAP HEC (HANA Enterprise Cloud)

    SAP HEC (HANA Enterprise Cloud) is a managed, private cloud hosting service for SAP HANA and its related applications.

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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.

  • e-business (electronic business)

    E-business (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the internet.

  • sharing economy

    The sharing economy, also known as collaborative consumption or peer-to-peer-based sharing, is a concept that highlights the ability -- and perhaps the preference -- of individuals to rent or borrow goods rather than buy and own them.

  • thought leader (thought leadership)

    A thought leader is a person who or organization that is widely recognized as an expert in a given field and whose opinions are in high demand. Thought leaders use their influence to change their fields, to make money and to add value to the people and organizations that seek their expertise.

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.

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government organization.

  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies or assets between parties under certain conditions.

  • 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 risk map helps companies identify and prioritize the risks associated with their business.

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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.

  • value-added reseller (VAR)

    A value-added reseller (VAR) is a company that resells software, hardware and networking products and provides value beyond order fulfillment.

  • OEM (original equipment manufacturer)

    OEM, or original equipment manufacturer, is a broad term that describes a web of relationships among IT hardware vendors, hardware component makers, software vendors and channel partners such as resellers and distributors.

  • partner program

    A partner program, which may also be referred to as channel partner program or alliance program, is a business strategy that vendors develop to encourage others to work with the vendor and sell its products or services.

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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 S3 bucket

    An Amazon S3 bucket is a public cloud storage resource available in Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), an object storage offering.

  • Amazon Neptune

    Amazon Neptune is a managed service that enables a user to create and manage a graph database in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • Amazon SageMaker

    Amazon SageMaker is a service that enables a developer to build and train machine learning models for predictive or analytical applications in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

SearchCloudComputing

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

  • Microsoft Azure (Windows Azure)

    Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform.

  • MuleSoft

    MuleSoft is an integration platform provider that connects SaaS and legacy applications both on-premises and in the cloud with its Anypoint Platform.

  • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

    Microsoft Azure Machine Learning is a collection of services and tools intended to help developers train and deploy machine learning models.

SearchCloudProvider

At SearchCloudProvider.com you'll find news and resources on building cloud services with robust data center, network, storage and security elements; enabling service delivery and management; delivering specific cloud applications; and evaluating and selecting cloud technology, solutions and platforms.

SearchCloudSecurity

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

  • virtual firewall

    A virtual firewall is a firewall device or service that provides network traffic filtering and monitoring for virtual machines (VMs) in a virtualized environment.

  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes research into best practices for securing cloud computing and the use of cloud technologies to secure other forms of computing.

  • Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS)

    Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) is a cloud service for managing encryption keys for other Google cloud services that enterprises can use to implement cryptographic functions.

SearchServerVirtualization

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

  • hardware virtualization

    Hardware virtualization, which is also known as server virtualization or simply virtualization, is the abstraction of computing resources from the software that uses those resources.

  • physical to virtual (P2V)

    Physical to virtual (P2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a computer's main hard disk to a virtual machine.

  • hardware-assisted virtualization

    Hardware-assisted virtualization is the use of a computer's physical components to support the mechanism that abstracts and manages the computer's underlying resources from its operating system and the applications that run on it.

SearchVirtualDesktop

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

  • eG Innovations

    eG Innovations is an end-user experience and infrastructure monitoring software vendor best known for its eG Enterprise product.

  • Lakeside Software

    Lakeside Software is a desktop monitoring software company known for its SysTrack product, which provides performance data and analytics for physical and virtual desktops.

  • Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization)

    Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization) is a tool that enables users to move from one Windows device to another and maintain the same operating system (OS) and applications settings.

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 vRealize Log Insight (formerly vCenter Log Insight)

    VRealize Log Insight is a log collection and analytics virtual appliance that enables administrators to collect, view, manage and analyze syslog data.

  • VMware Cloud on AWS

    VMware Cloud on AWS is a hybrid cloud service that runs the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) stack in the AWS public cloud.

  • VMware vSphere Client

    The VMware vSphere Client is a web-based application that connects to the vCenter Server so IT administrators can manage installations and handle inventory objects in a vSphere deployment.

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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...)

SearchCloudProvider

At SearchCloudProvider.com you'll find news and resources on building cloud services with robust data center, network, storage and security elements; enabling service delivery and management; delivering specific cloud applications; and evaluating and selecting cloud technology, solutions and platforms.

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.

  • hyperconvergence

    Hyperconvergence -- also spelled hyper-convergence -- is a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system that usually consists of x86 hardware.

  • NetApp FlexPod

    NetApp FlexPod is a reference architecture for server, storage and networking components that are pretested and validated to work together as an integrated infrastructure stack.

  • technological convergence

    Technological convergence is a term that describes the layers of abstraction that enable different technologies to interoperate efficiently as a converged system.

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.

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.

  • PC as a service (PCaaS)

    PC as a service (PCaaS) is a device lifecycle management model in which an organization pays a monthly subscription fee to lease endpoint hardware and management services from a vendor.

  • application performance monitoring (APM)

    Application performance monitoring (APM) is software designed to help IT administrators ensure that the applications users work with meet performance standards and provide a quality user experience.

  • configuration service provider (CSP)

    A configuration service provider (CSP) is a component of the Windows client operating system that shows IT professionals potential device configuration choices and allows them to apply the settings across multiple Windows OSes.

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. 

  • Application Performance Index (Apdex)

    Application Performance Index, also known as Apdex, is an open standard intended to simplify measurement and reports of application performance.

  • 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.

  • container (containerization or container-based virtualization)

    Containers are packages that rely on virtual isolation to deploy and run applications that access a shared operating system (OS) kernel without the need for virtual machines (VMs).

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 Windows

    Windows is a personal computer operating system from Microsoft that, together with some commonly used business applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, has become a de facto 'standard' for individual users in most corporations as well as in most homes.

  • Active Directory

    Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft product that consists of several services that run on Windows Server to manage permissions and access to networked resources.

  • Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu)

    Windows Admin Center, formerly Microsoft Project Honolulu, is a browser-based utility that manages Windows Server and client operating systems, hyper-converged clusters, and failover clusters.

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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.

  • MySQL

    MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on SQL (Structured Query Language).

  • Oracle Autonomous Database

    Oracle Autonomous Database is a cloud-based technology designed to automate many of the routine tasks required to manage Oracle databases, which Oracle says can free up database administrators (DBAs) to do higher-level and more strategic work.

  • Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

    Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is an open standard application programming interface (API) for accessing a database.

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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.

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government organization.

  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies or assets between parties under certain conditions.

  • 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 risk map helps companies identify and prioritize the risks associated with their business.

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.

  • e-signature

    An e-signature (electronic signature) is a digital version of a traditional pen and ink signature.

  • SharePoint farm

    A SharePoint farm is a collection of servers that work in concert to provide a set of basic SharePoint services to support a single site.

  • enterprise content management (ECM)

    Enterprise content management (ECM) is a set of defined processes, strategies and tools that allow a business to effectively obtain, organize, store and deliver critical information to its employees, business stakeholders and customers.

SearchDataBackup

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

  • Druva

    Druva is a cloud data protection and management software company based in Sunnyvale, Calif.

  • LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape

    LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape is an open-format tape storage technology created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM) and Seagate Technology.

  • LTO-9 (Linear Tape-Open 9)

    LTO-9 (Linear Tape-Open 9) is a future tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium.

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.

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a simulated disaster scenario.

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

  • ransomware recovery

    Ransomware recovery is the process of resuming options following a cyberattack that demands payment in exchange for unlocking encrypted data.

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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 home hub (home automation hub)

    A smart home hub is hardware or software that connects devices on a home automation network and controls communications among them.

  • smart home or building (home automation or domotics)

    A smart home is a residence that uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating.

  • internet of things (IoT)

    The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

SearchSDN

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

  • software-defined networking (SDN)

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is a network architecture that aims to make data center networks agile and flexible.

  • Network as a Service (NaaS)

    Network as a service (NaaS) is a business model for delivering enterprise-wide area network services virtually on a subscription basis.

  • network orchestration

    Network orchestration is a policy-driven approach to network automation that coordinates the hardware and software components a software application or service requires to run.

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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.

  • Cerner Corp.

    Cerner Corp. is a public company in North Kansas City, Mo., that provides various health information technologies, ranging from medical devices to electronic health records (EHR) to hardware.

  • clinical decision support system (CDSS)

    A clinical decision support system (CDSS) is an application that analyzes data to help healthcare providers make decisions and improve patient care.

  • Health IT (health information technology)

    Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of information systems for the healthcare industry.

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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 home hub (home automation hub)

    A smart home hub is hardware or software that connects devices on a home automation network and controls communications among them.

  • smart home or building (home automation or domotics)

    A smart home is a residence that uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating.

  • internet of things (IoT)

    The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

SearchEnterpriseWAN

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

  • WAN (wide area network)

    A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically distributed telecommunications network that interconnects multiple local area networks (LANs).

  • ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

    ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire, as well as over other media.

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a client-server standard used to transfer files between computers over the Internet using control and data channels.

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.

  • push notification

    Push notification, also called server push notification, is the delivery of information from a software application to a computing device without a specific request from the client.

  • LTE (Long Term Evolution)

    Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for 4G wireless broadband technology that offers increased network capacity and speed to mobile device users.

  • smartphone

    A smartphone is a cellular telephone with an integrated computer and other features not originally associated with telephones, such as an operating system, web browsing and the ability to run software applications.

SearchNetworking

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

  • VLAN (virtual LAN)

    A VLAN (virtual LAN) abstracts the idea of the local area network (LAN) by providing data link connectivity for a subnet.

  • subnet (subnetwork)

    A subnet is a logical partition of an IP network into multiple, smaller network segments.

  • Networking (computer)

    Networking, also known as computer networking, is the practice of transporting and exchanging data between nodes over a shared medium in an information system.

SearchSDN

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

  • software-defined networking (SDN)

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is a network architecture that aims to make data center networks agile and flexible.

  • Network as a Service (NaaS)

    Network as a service (NaaS) is a business model for delivering enterprise-wide area network services virtually on a subscription basis.

  • network orchestration

    Network orchestration is a policy-driven approach to network automation that coordinates the hardware and software components a software application or service requires to run.

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.

  • over-the-top (OTT)

    Over-the-top (OTT) is networking lingo that describes the delivery of content, services or applications over the internet. OTT edge providers typically deliver their content and services to customers on top of network infrastructure that is owned and maintained by internet service providers (ISPs), like Verizon and AT&T.

  • fiber optics (optical fiber)

    Fiber optics, or optical fiber, refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber.

  • IPTV (Internet Protocol television)

    IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a service that provides television programming and other video content using the TCP/IP protocol suite as opposed to traditional cable or satellite signals.

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.

  • 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.

  • QoS (quality of service)

    Quality of service (QoS) refers to any technology that manages data traffic to reduce packet loss, latency and jitter on the network.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is cloud-based team collaboration software that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications.

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Security

SearchCloudSecurity

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

  • virtual firewall

    A virtual firewall is a firewall device or service that provides network traffic filtering and monitoring for virtual machines (VMs) in a virtualized environment.

  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes research into best practices for securing cloud computing and the use of cloud technologies to secure other forms of computing.

  • Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS)

    Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) is a cloud service for managing encryption keys for other Google cloud services that enterprises can use to implement cryptographic functions.

SearchFinancialSecurity

IT professionals turn to SearchFinancialSecurity.com for the information they require to keep their corporate data and assets secure.

  • 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.

  • Shared Assessments Program

    Shared Assessments is a third party risk membership program that provides organizations with a way to obtain a detailed report about a service provider's controls (people, process and procedures) and a procedure for verifying that the information in the report is accurate.

  • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

    Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) provides unique identifiers for publicly known security threats.

SearchMidmarketSecurity

SearchMidmarketSecurity.com is the only security-specific information resource geared toward midsize companies that provides immediate access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, webcasts, white papers, a selection of highly focused security e-newsletters and more - all at no cost.

  • 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.

  • zombie computer (zombie bot)

    A zombie (also known as a bot) is a computer that a remote attacker has accessed and set up to forward transmissions (including spam and viruses) to other computers on the Internet. (Continued)

SearchSecurity

IT security pros turn to SearchSecurity.com and Information Security Magazine Online for the information they require to keep their corporate data, systems and assets secure.

  • certificate authority (CA)

    A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues digital certificates, which are data files used to cryptographically link an entity with a public key.

  • hacktivism

    Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.

  • advanced persistent threat (APT)

    An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a prolonged and targeted cyberattack in which an intruder gains access to a network and remains undetected for an extended period of time.

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Social Media

ITKnowledgeExchange

Find technology questions and answers in this community of information technology (IT) experts and professionals.

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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.

  • hyperconvergence

    Hyperconvergence -- also spelled hyper-convergence -- is a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system that usually consists of x86 hardware.

  • NetApp FlexPod

    NetApp FlexPod is a reference architecture for server, storage and networking components that are pretested and validated to work together as an integrated infrastructure stack.

  • technological convergence

    Technological convergence is a term that describes the layers of abstraction that enable different technologies to interoperate efficiently as a converged system.

SearchDataBackup

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

  • Druva

    Druva is a cloud data protection and management software company based in Sunnyvale, Calif.

  • LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape

    LTO (Linear Tape-Open) tape is an open-format tape storage technology created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM) and Seagate Technology.

  • LTO-9 (Linear Tape-Open 9)

    LTO-9 (Linear Tape-Open 9) is a future tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium.

SearchStorage

The TechTarget Storage Media Group has built a community of the largest and most audience of storage decision-makers on the web.

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • file system

    In a computer, a file system -- sometimes written filesystem -- is the way in which files are named and where they are placed logically for storage and retrieval.

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device -- or pool of available storage capacity -- that is managed from a central console.

SearchVirtualStorage

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

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Vendor Research

KnowledgeStorm

Browse the database of business technology software products and services.

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Virtualization

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.

SearchServerVirtualization

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

  • hardware virtualization

    Hardware virtualization, which is also known as server virtualization or simply virtualization, is the abstraction of computing resources from the software that uses those resources.

  • physical to virtual (P2V)

    Physical to virtual (P2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a computer's main hard disk to a virtual machine.

  • hardware-assisted virtualization

    Hardware-assisted virtualization is the use of a computer's physical components to support the mechanism that abstracts and manages the computer's underlying resources from its operating system and the applications that run on it.

SearchVirtualDesktop

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

  • eG Innovations

    eG Innovations is an end-user experience and infrastructure monitoring software vendor best known for its eG Enterprise product.

  • Lakeside Software

    Lakeside Software is a desktop monitoring software company known for its SysTrack product, which provides performance data and analytics for physical and virtual desktops.

  • Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization)

    Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization) is a tool that enables users to move from one Windows device to another and maintain the same operating system (OS) and applications settings.

SearchVirtualStorage

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

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 vRealize Log Insight (formerly vCenter Log Insight)

    VRealize Log Insight is a log collection and analytics virtual appliance that enables administrators to collect, view, manage and analyze syslog data.

  • VMware Cloud on AWS

    VMware Cloud on AWS is a hybrid cloud service that runs the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) stack in the AWS public cloud.

  • VMware vSphere Client

    The VMware vSphere Client is a web-based application that connects to the vCenter Server so IT administrators can manage installations and handle inventory objects in a vSphere deployment.

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White Papers and Webcasts

BitPipe

A free library of IT white papers, webcasts and product information to help with your IT purchase decisions. Research the latest tools, technologies and techniques and compare offerings from thousands to technology companies.

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SearchCompliance

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

  • 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...

SearchSecurity

  • certificate authority (CA)

    A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues digital certificates, which are data files used to cryptographically...

  • hacktivism

    Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.

  • advanced persistent threat (APT)

    An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a prolonged and targeted cyberattack in which an intruder gains access to a network and ...

SearchHealthIT

  • Cerner Corp.

    Cerner Corp. is a public company in North Kansas City, Mo., that provides various health information technologies, ranging from ...

  • clinical decision support system (CDSS)

    A clinical decision support system (CDSS) is an application that analyzes data to help healthcare providers make decisions and ...

  • Health IT (health information technology)

    Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

  • ransomware recovery

    Ransomware recovery is the process of resuming options following a cyberattack that demands payment in exchange for unlocking ...

SearchStorage

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • file system

    In a computer, a file system -- sometimes written filesystem -- is the way in which files are named and where they are placed ...

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage ...

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