Browse Definitions :

Find Technology-Specific Sites

TechTarget gives technology professionals and executives the information they need to perform their jobs – from developing strategy, to making cost-effective purchase decisions and managing their organizations' technology projects. Bookmark this page for easy access to the TechTarget network of technology-specific websites.

Browse TechTarget Sites by Topic

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.

  • Clojure programming language

    The Clojure programming language, used in the Lisp programming language, is a high-level, dynamic functional programming language.

  • web service orchestration

    Service orchestration is the coordination or integration of several services and exposing them as a single service. The mix of services supports the automation of business processes.

  • business capability

    Business capabilities are one way of representing the highest conceptual-level view of an enterprise architecture.

SearchSoftwareQuality

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

  • spiral model

    The spiral model is a systems development lifecycle (SDLC) method used for risk management that combines the iterative development process model with elements of the waterfall model.

  • happy path testing

    Happy-path testing is a type of software testing that uses known input and produces an expected output. Also referred to as golden-path or sunny-day testing, the happy-path approach is tightly scripted. The happy path does not duplicate real-world conditions and verifies only that the required functionality is in place and functions correctly.

  • user story

    A user story is a tool used in Agile development to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective.

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.

  • .NET Framework

    .NET Framework is a managed execution environment for Windows that allows software developers to create a software application in one programming language and be assured the app can work with code written in other languages. 

  • 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).

  • Visual Basic (VB)

    Visual Basic (VB) is an event-driven programming language and environment from Microsoft that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) which allows programmers to modify code by simply dragging and dropping objects and defining their behavior and appearance.

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.

  • JAVA_HOME

    JAVA_HOME is an operating system (OS) environment variable which can optionally be set after either the Java Development Kit (JDK) or the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed.

  • prettyprint

    Prettyprint is the process of converting and presenting source code or other objects in a legible and attractive way.

Back to Top

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.

  • BABOK Guide (Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge)

    The guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, or the BABOK Guide, is a book from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) that provides essential support and direction to business analysts (BAs) by presenting a collection of the activities that comprise business analysis.

  • business analytics (BA)

    Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organization's data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Business analytics is used by companies that are committed to making data-driven decisions.

  • blue ocean strategy

    Blue ocean strategy is a business plan of action developed by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne and detailed in their 2005 book, Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant.

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.

  • content management system (CMS)

    A content management system (CMS) is an application program for creating and managing digital content in a collaborative environment.

  • content automation

    Content automation is a digital marketing strategy that focuses on removing the need for human intervention in the content lifecycle.

  • Adobe Sign

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

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.

  • audio content

    Audio content is any type of published material or information that is consumed through listening.

  • customer loyalty

    Customer loyalty is an adherence between a customer and a brand that causes the customer to make repeat purchases.

  • call center

    A call center is a centralized department to which phone calls from current and potential customers are directed.

SearchDataManagement

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

  • data

    In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is efficient for movement or processing.

  • Hadoop

    Hadoop is an open source distributed processing framework that manages data processing and storage for big data applications running in clustered systems.

  • relational database

    A relational database is a set of formally described tables from which data can be accessed or reassembled in many different ways without having to reorganize the database tables.

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.

  • pivot table

    A pivot table is a statistics tool that summarizes and reorganizes selected columns and rows of data in a spreadsheet or database table to obtain a desired report.

  • database (DB)

    A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated.

  • 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

Back to Top

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.

  • 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.

  • supply chain management (SCM)

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product's flow, from acquiring raw materials and production through distribution to the final customer, in the most streamlined and cost-effective way possible.

  • integrated accounting system

    An integrated accounting system is a type of software that combines major financial accounting functions into one application.

SearchHRSoftware

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

  • people analytics (HR analytics)

    People analytics, also known as human resource (HR) analytics and talent analytics, is a form of big data that applies math, statistics and modeling to worker-related data to see and predict patterns.

  • workforce management (WFM)

    Workforce management (WFM) is an integrated set of processes that a company uses to optimize the productivity of its employees.

  • human capital management (HCM)

    Human capital management (HCM) is the comprehensive set of practices for recruiting, managing, developing and optimizing the human resources of an organization.

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

    SAP SE is a multinational software corporation that is currently the market leader in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) field.

  • 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).

Back to Top

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.

  • customer experience (CX)

    Customer experience (CX) is the sum total of customers’ perceptions and feelings resulting from interactions with a brand’s products and services.

  • C-Level (C-Suite)

    C-level is a term used to describe senior business leaders with high-ranking executive titles.

  • digital disruption

    Digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services.

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.

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, procedures or technologies affect individuals’ privacy and eliminate any risks that might violate compliance.

  • 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.

Back to Top

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.

  • hardware-as-a-service (in managed services)

    Hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) is a procurement model that is similar to leasing or licensing in which hardware that belongs to a managed service provider (MSP) is installed at a customer's site and a service level agreement (SLA) defines the responsibilities of both parties.

  • 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.

Back to Top

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.

  • AWS Outposts

    AWS Outposts is an on-premises IT as a service (ITaaS) platform provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web-based service that allows businesses to run application programs in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • 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.

SearchCloudComputing

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

  • Google Cloud Composer

    Cloud Composer is a managed workflow automation tool that is built on Apache Airflow. Developers use Cloud Composer to author, schedule and monitor software development pipelines across clouds and on-premise data centers. 

  • public cloud

    A public cloud is a platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage, available to users remotely.

  • Cloudify

    Cloudify is an open source cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestration 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.

  • Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)

    Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool for managing multiple remote desktop sessions. It creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections.

  • device as a service

    Device as a service is the offering of PCs, smart phones and other mobile compute devices as a paid service.

  • 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).

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.

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

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.

  • OLTP (online transaction processing)

    OLTP (online transaction processing) is a class of software programs capable of supporting transaction-oriented applications on the Internet.

  • free cooling

    Free cooling is an approach to lowering the air temperature in a building or data center by using naturally cool air or water instead of mechanical refrigeration.

  • 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.

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.

  • digital workspace

    A digital workspace is an integrated technology framework that centralizes the management of applications, data and endpoints and provides users with self-service, out-of-the-box experiences that scale across platforms, locations and device ownership models.

  • 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.

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. 

  • container management software

    Container management software is programming that automates the creation, destruction, deployment and scaling of software containers. Containerization is an approach to software development which isolates processes that share an operating system (OS) and binds application or microservices libraries and dependencies into one deployable unit.

  • DevOps

    In its most broad meaning, DevOps is an operational philosophy that promotes better communication between development and operations as more elements of operations become programmable. In its most narrow interpretation, DevOps describes the part of an organization’s information technology (IT) team that creates and maintains infrastructure.

  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is an open source software foundation that promotes the adoption of cloud-native computing.

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.

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

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.

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, procedures or technologies affect individuals’ privacy and eliminate any risks that might violate compliance.

  • 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.

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.

  • content management system (CMS)

    A content management system (CMS) is an application program for creating and managing digital content in a collaborative environment.

  • content automation

    Content automation is a digital marketing strategy that focuses on removing the need for human intervention in the content lifecycle.

  • Adobe Sign

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

SearchDataBackup

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

  • Incremental Backup

    An incremental backup is a type of backup that only copies data that has been changed or created since the previous backup activity was conducted.

  • 3-2-1 Backup Strategy

    The 3-2-1 backup is a reliable recovery methodology for ensuring that data is protected adequately and backup copies of the data are available when needed.

  • Full Backup

    A full backup is the process of making at least one additional copy of all data files that an organization wishes to protect in a single backup operation.

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.

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue operating during an unplanned event.

  • 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. 

Back to Top

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.

  • RFID (radio frequency identification)

    RFID (radio frequency identification) is a form of wireless communication that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object, animal or person.

  • Google Glass

    Google Glass is a wearable, voice- and motion-controlled Android device that resembles a pair of eyeglasses and displays information directly in the user's field of vision.

  • machine-to-machine (M2M)

    Machine-to-machine, or M2M, is a broad label that can be used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans.

SearchSDN

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

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

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.

  • RFID (radio frequency identification)

    RFID (radio frequency identification) is a form of wireless communication that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object, animal or person.

  • Google Glass

    Google Glass is a wearable, voice- and motion-controlled Android device that resembles a pair of eyeglasses and displays information directly in the user's field of vision.

  • machine-to-machine (M2M)

    Machine-to-machine, or M2M, is a broad label that can be used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans.

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.

  • Alpha TransForm (Alpha Software)

    Alpha TransForm is a mobile app development and deployment platform that allows developers and individuals to build and deploy mobile apps that can be integrated into enterprise workflows.

  • SIM card

    A SIM card, also known as a subscriber identity module, is a smart card that stores identification information that pinpoints a smartphone to a specific mobile network.

  • Apple Business Manager

    Apple Business Manager (ABM) is an online portal for IT administrators who deploy Mac OS, iOS and tvOS devices in an enterprise or educational setting.

SearchNetworking

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

  • network switch

    A network switch is a hardware device that channels incoming data from multiple input ports to a specific output port that will take it toward its intended destination.

  • dynamic and static

    In general, dynamic means energetic, capable of action and/or change, or forceful, while static means stationary or fixed.

  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

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

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.

  • video conferencing (video conference)

    A video conference is a live, visual connection between two or more people residing in separate locations for the purpose of communication.

  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol used for initiating, maintaining, modifying and terminating real-time sessions that involve video, voice, messaging and other communications applications and services between two or more endpoints on IP networks.

  • gatekeeper

    A gatekeeper is a management tool for H.323 multimedia networks.

Back to Top

Security

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.

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.

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government that preserves public confidence in the banking system by insuring deposits... (Continued)

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks.

  • asymmetric cryptography (public key cryptography)

    Asymmetric cryptography, also called public key cryptography, uses a pair of numerical keys that are mathematically related to encrypt and decrypt data.

  • digital signature

    A digital signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital document.

Back to Top

Social Media

ITKnowledgeExchange

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

Back to Top

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.

SearchDataBackup

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

  • Incremental Backup

    An incremental backup is a type of backup that only copies data that has been changed or created since the previous backup activity was conducted.

  • 3-2-1 Backup Strategy

    The 3-2-1 backup is a reliable recovery methodology for ensuring that data is protected adequately and backup copies of the data are available when needed.

  • Full Backup

    A full backup is the process of making at least one additional copy of all data files that an organization wishes to protect in a single backup operation.

SearchStorage

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

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

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

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a character such as a letter, number or typographic symbol.

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve data from centralized disk capacity.

SearchVirtualStorage

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

Back to Top

Vendor Research

KnowledgeStorm

Browse the database of business technology software products and services.

Back to Top

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.

  • 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.

  • Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)

    Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a tool for managing multiple remote desktop sessions. It creates a single location for IT administrators to organize, group and manage connections.

  • device as a service

    Device as a service is the offering of PCs, smart phones and other mobile compute devices as a paid service.

  • 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).

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 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.

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks.

  • asymmetric cryptography (public key cryptography)

    Asymmetric cryptography, also called public key cryptography, uses a pair of numerical keys that are mathematically related to ...

  • digital signature

    A digital signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

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

SearchStorage

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

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

  • byte

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

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve...

Close