Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com:

October, 2016


October 27, 2016  9:10 PM

engine

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
ai, engine

In computer programming, an engine is a program that performs a core or essential function for other programs. Engines are used in operating systems, subsystems or application programs to coordinate the overall operation of other programs.  

October 26, 2016  8:13 PM

quantum computing

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Quantum

Quantum computing is an area of study that focuses on developing computer technology that is based on the principles of quantum theory. Following the laws of quantum physics, a computer would gain enormous processing power through the ability to be in multiple states and to perform tasks using all...


October 25, 2016  6:48 PM

Hofstadter’s law

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Project management, Time Management

Hofstadter’s law is the observation that “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.” In other words, time estimates for how long anything will take to accomplish always fall short of the actual time required -- even when the time allotment is...


October 24, 2016  8:04 PM

access governance

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Access control

Access governance (AG) is an aspect of information technology (IT) security management that seeks to reduce the risks associated with end users who have unnecessary access privileges. Continued… Quote of the...


October 21, 2016  5:33 PM

data center infrastructure management (DCIM)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Data center infrastructure

Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the convergence of IT and building facilities functions within an organization. The goal of a DCIM initiative is to provide administrators with a holistic view of a data center's performance so that energy, equipment and floor space are used as...


October 21, 2016  3:31 PM

sock puppet marketing

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Technology

Sock puppet marketing is the use of a false identity to artificially stimulate demand for a product, brand or service. Continued… Quote of the Day

"It sounds harmless, but don't be fooled....


October 19, 2016  8:06 PM

digital transformation

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Digital transformation

Digital transformation is the reinvention of an organization through the use of digital technology to improve the way it performs and serves its constituents. Digital refers to the use of technology that generates, stores and processes data.


October 18, 2016  8:49 PM

sales funnel

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
CRM, Customer analytics

A sales funnel, also called a purchase funnel, is the visual representation of a how a sale proceeds in a linear fashion from customer awareness to customer action. Continued… Quote of the...


October 17, 2016  7:56 PM

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Telecom, UCaaS

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is a delivery model in which a variety of communication and collaboration applications and services are outsourced to a third-party provider and delivered over an IP network, usually the public Internet.


October 14, 2016  8:21 PM

server hardware degradation

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Server, Virtualization

Server hardware degradation is the gradual breakdown of the physical parts of a server. There are several general areas where server degradation problems occur including power, temperature, management and memory. The electric components inside servers age over time, and heat sinks and fans get...


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