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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.

  • virtual private cloud

    A virtual private cloud (VPC) is the logical division of a service provider's public cloud multi-tenant architecture to support private cloud computing in a public cloud environment.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • service-oriented architecture (SOA)

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a software development model for distributed application components that incorporates discovery, access control, data mapping and security features.

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.

  • 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.

  • software development life cycle (SDLC)

    The software development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model, used in project management, to describe the stages and tasks involved in each step of a project to write and deploy software.

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.

  • JavaScript

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

  • Java assert

    The Java assert is a mechanism used primarily in nonproduction environments to test for extraordinary conditions that will never be encountered unless a bug exists somewhere in the code.

  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)

    The Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is a collection of Java APIs owned by Oracle that software developers can use to write server-side applications. It was formerly known as Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, or J2EE.

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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 quality

    Data quality is a perception or an assessment of data's fitness to serve its purpose in a given context.

  • 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.

  • RDBMS (relational database management system)

    A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a collection of programs and capabilities that enable IT teams and others to create, update, administer and otherwise interact with a relational database.

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.

  • virtual private cloud

    A virtual private cloud (VPC) is the logical division of a service provider's public cloud multi-tenant architecture to support private cloud computing in a public cloud environment.

  • 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.

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.

  • supplier relationship management (SRM)

    Supplier relationship management (SRM) is the systematic approach of assessing suppliers' contributions and influence on success, determining tactics to maximize suppliers' performance and developing the strategic approach for executing on these determinations.

  • GS1

    GS1 is a global, not-for-profit association that maintains standards for barcodes and RFID tags and for supply chain messaging such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

  • bill of materials (BOM)

    A bill of materials (BOM) is a comprehensive inventory of the raw materials, assemblies, subassemblies, parts and components, as well as the quantities of each, needed to manufacture a product.

SearchHRSoftware

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

  • benefits administration

    Benefits administration is the process of assembling and managing the benefits an organization provides to employees.

  • talent pool

    A talent pool is a database of potential job candidates. It can include specific individuals or sources of talent.

  • employee retention

    Employee retention is the organizational goal of keeping talented employees and reducing turnover by fostering a positive work atmosphere to promote engagement, showing appreciation to employees, and providing competitive pay and benefits and healthy work-life balance.

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 BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface)

    SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface) is a standard interface to the business object models in SAP products.

  • SAP Data Hub

    SAP Data Hub is software that enables organizations to manage and govern the flow of data from a variety of sources across the enterprise.

  • SAP SuccessFactors

    SAP SuccessFactors is a major vendor of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software and talent management software.

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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.

  • SkunkWorks project (Skunk Works)

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

  • omnichannel

    Omnichannel -- also spelled omni-channel -- is a multichannel approach to sales that seeks to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience, whether they're shopping online from a desktop or mobile device, by telephone, or in a brick-and-mortar store.

  • artificial neuron

    An artificial neuron is a connection point in an artificial neural network. Artificial neural networks, like the human body's biological neural network, have a layered architecture and each network node (connection point) has the capability to process input and forward output to other nodes in the network.

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.

  • 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.

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine how well it conforms to a set of specific criteria.

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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.

  • HP Partner First Program (formerly HP PartnerOne program)

    HP Partner First is a channel partner program that provides resources and benefits for value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), service providers, hosting providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), distributors and other businesses that want to collaborate with HP Inc.

  • channel partner portal

    A channel partner portal is a web-based application that provides a vendor's established partners (usually distributors, resellers, service providers or other strategic partners) with access to deal registration, marketing resources, pricing and sales information for products and services, as well as technical details and support that are unavailable to other end users.

  • monthly recurring revenue (MRR)

    Monthly recurring revenue (MRR) is income a company can reliably anticipate every 30 days and one of the key metrics for channel partner companies.

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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.

  • AWS Auto Scaling

    AWS Auto Scaling is a service that automatically monitors and adjusts compute resources to maintain performance for applications hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • AWS Migration Hub

    AWS Migration Hub is a service that monitors the progress of application migrations to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • AWS AppSync

    AWS AppSync is an application development service hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud that synchronizes data for mobile and web apps in real time.

SearchCloudComputing

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

  • vertical cloud

    A vertical cloud is a set of cloud computing services optimized for use in a particular industry, or for a specific business model.

  • cloud management platform

    A cloud management platform is a suite of integrated tools that an enterprise can use to monitor and control cloud computing resources.

  • Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn

    Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn is a software as a service (SaaS) cost management and monitoring tool for multi-cloud environments.

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.

  • 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.

  • AWS CloudTrail

    AWS CloudTrail is an application program interface (API) call-recording and log-monitoring Web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • cloud access security broker (CASB)

    Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) are tools or services that enforce an organization's security policies in a public cloud environment.

SearchServerVirtualization

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

  • 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.

  • service virtualization

    Service virtualization is the process of creating replicas of systems that new applications depend on to test how well the application and systems integrate.

  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) is an enterprise-class virtualization platform produced by Red Hat.

SearchVirtualDesktop

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

  • 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.

  • ControlUp

    ControlUp is a monitoring software company that sells tools IT professionals can use to manage, monitor and analyze virtual desktop and application performance.

  • Citrix XenDesktop

    Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization product from software vendor Citrix Systems.

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.

  • HPE OneView (formerly HP OneView)

    HPE OneView, formerly known as HP OneView, is a converged infrastructure management platform that provides a unified interface for the administration of software-defined systems in a data center.

  • FlexPod

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

  • Hitachi Vantara (formerly Hitachi Data Systems or HDS)

    Hitachi Vantara is a data storage systems provider, previously known as Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

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.

  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization)

    ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a Linux-based server operating system created and maintained by the German-based organization, SUSE.

  • Unix

    Unix -- often spelled UNIX, especially as an official trademark -- is a multi-user operating system designed for flexibility and adaptability.

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.

  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a free utility IT can use to determine whether or not its infrastructure is prepared for a migration to a new operating system, server version or cloud-based deployment.

  • Microsoft Windows System Image Manager (SIM)

    Microsoft Windows System Image Manager (SIM) is a tool in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit IT professionals can use to create and manage unattended setup answer files for Windows before installing the operating system.

  • Windows as a service

    Windows as a service is the approach Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 to deploy, update and service the operating system.

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. 

  • Zabbix

    Zabbix is an open source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines (VMs) and cloud services.

  • GitHub

    GitHub is a web-based revision control hosting service for software development and code sharing. GitHub was started in 2008 and was founded on Git, an open source code management system built created by Linus Torvalds to make software builds faster.

  • Zenoss

    Zenoss is a company that develops hybrid IT monitoring analytics software for visibility in cloud, virtual and physical IT environments.

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.

  • 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.

  • Windows event log

    The Windows event log is a detailed record of system, security and application notifications stored by the Windows operating system that is used by administrators to diagnose system problems and predict future issues.

  • command line interface (CLI)

    A command line interface (CLI) is a text-based user interface (UI) used to view and manage computer files.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Oracle

    Oracle is one of the largest vendors in the enterprise IT market and the shorthand name of its flagship product, a relational database management system (RDBMS) that's formally called Oracle 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.

  • 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.

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine how well it conforms to a set of specific criteria.

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.

  • Acronis

    Acronis is a data protection software vendor that split from SWsoft Inc. and became an independent company in 2003.

  • cloud-to-cloud backup (C2C backup)

    Cloud-to-cloud backup, or C2C backup, is the practice of copying data stored on one cloud backup service -- commonly referred to as software as a service (SaaS) -- to another cloud.

  • disk backup or disk-based backup

    Disk backup, or disk-based backup, is a data backup and recovery method that backs data up to hard disk storage.

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.

  • incident management plan (IMP)

    An incident management plan (IMP), sometimes called an incident response plan or emergency management plan, is a document that helps an organization return to normal as quickly as possible following an unplanned event.

  • crisis communication

    Crisis communication is a method of corresponding with people and organizations during a disruptive event to provide them with the information they need to respond to the situation.

  • Zerto

    Zerto is a storage software vendor that specializes in enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery in virtual and cloud environments.

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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.

  • 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.

  • IoT devices (internet of things devices)

    IoT devices, or any of the many things in the internet of things, are nonstandard computing devices that connect wirelessly to a network and have the ability to transmit data.

  • MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport)

    MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight messaging protocol that provides resource-constrained network clients with a simple way to distribute telemetry information.

SearchSDN

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

  • 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.

  • Virtual network functions (VNF)

    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

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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.

  • biomedical informatics

    Biomedical informatics is the branch of health informatics that uses data to help clinicians, researchers and scientists improve human health and provide healthcare.

  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)

    Health information exchange (HIE) is the electronic transmission of healthcare-related data among medical facilities, health information organizations -- companies that oversee and govern the exchange of this data -- and government agencies according to national standards.

  • protected health information (PHI) or personal health information

    Protected health information (PHI), also referred to as personal health information, generally refers to demographic information, medical histories, test and laboratory results, mental health conditions, insurance information, and other data that a healthcare professional collects to identify an individual and determine appropriate care.

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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.

  • 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.

  • IoT devices (internet of things devices)

    IoT devices, or any of the many things in the internet of things, are nonstandard computing devices that connect wirelessly to a network and have the ability to transmit data.

  • MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport)

    MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight messaging protocol that provides resource-constrained network clients with a simple way to distribute telemetry information.

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.

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    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.

  • cross-platform mobile development

    Cross-platform mobile development is the creation of software applications that are compatible with multiple mobile operating systems.

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security standard for users of computing devices equipped with wireless internet connections, or Wi-Fi.

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  • UDP (User Datagram Protocol)

    UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is an alternative communications protocol to Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used primarily for establishing low-latency and loss-tolerating connections between applications on the internet.

  • Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source.

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

    Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a protocol-agnostic routing technique designed to speed up and shape traffic flows across enterprise wide area and service provider networks.

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  • 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.

  • Virtual network functions (VNF)

    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • SIP trunking (Session Initiation Protocol trunking)

    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking is a service offered by a communications service provider that uses the protocol to provision voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity between an on-premises phone system and the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

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

  • 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.

  • AWS CloudTrail

    AWS CloudTrail is an application program interface (API) call-recording and log-monitoring Web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • cloud access security broker (CASB)

    Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) are tools or services that enforce an organization's security policies in a public cloud environment.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • risk analysis

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  • clean desk policy (CDP)

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

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  • honeypot (honey pot)

    A honeypot is a computer system that is set up to act as a decoy to lure cyberattacks and to detect, deflect, or study attempts to gain unauthorized access to information systems.

  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

    IPsec, also known as the Internet Protocol Security or IP Security protocol, defines the architecture for security services for IP network traffic.

  • SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network)

    An SSL VPN is a type of virtual private network that uses the Secure Sockets Layer protocol -- or, more often, its successor, the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol -- in standard web browsers to provide secure, remote-access VPN capability.

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  • HPE OneView (formerly HP OneView)

    HPE OneView, formerly known as HP OneView, is a converged infrastructure management platform that provides a unified interface for the administration of software-defined systems in a data center.

  • FlexPod

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

  • Hitachi Vantara (formerly Hitachi Data Systems or HDS)

    Hitachi Vantara is a data storage systems provider, previously known as Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

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  • Acronis

    Acronis is a data protection software vendor that split from SWsoft Inc. and became an independent company in 2003.

  • cloud-to-cloud backup (C2C backup)

    Cloud-to-cloud backup, or C2C backup, is the practice of copying data stored on one cloud backup service -- commonly referred to as software as a service (SaaS) -- to another cloud.

  • disk backup or disk-based backup

    Disk backup, or disk-based backup, is a data backup and recovery method that backs data up to hard disk storage.

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  • 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.

  • SSD write cycle

    An SSD write cycle is the process of programming data to a NAND flash memory chip in a solid-state storage device.

  • data storage

    Data storage is the collective methods and technologies that capture and retain digital information on electromagnetic, optical or silicon-based storage media.

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Virtualization

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  • 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.

  • service virtualization

    Service virtualization is the process of creating replicas of systems that new applications depend on to test how well the application and systems integrate.

  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) is an enterprise-class virtualization platform produced by Red Hat.

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  • 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.

  • ControlUp

    ControlUp is a monitoring software company that sells tools IT professionals can use to manage, monitor and analyze virtual desktop and application performance.

  • Citrix XenDesktop

    Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization product from software vendor Citrix Systems.

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  • 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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  • smart contract

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  • incident management plan (IMP)

    An incident management plan (IMP), sometimes called an incident response plan or emergency management plan, is a document that ...

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