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

January, 2017


January 31, 2017  2:26 PM

building information modeling (BIM)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
3D model, computer aided engeneering

Building information modeling (BIM) is an approach to design engineering that combines traditional computer aided design (CAD) with 3D modeling. BIM software integrates visual information with data about specifications, materials, functionality and maintenance to provide all project participants...

January 30, 2017  5:03 PM

medical device class

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
FDA, HIPPA, medical device regulation, medical devices

Medical device class (MDC) is a regulatory category defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the United States, the FDA has the authority to regulate medical devices before and after they reach the marketplace.


January 27, 2017  5:10 PM

supply chain visibility (SCV)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Supply chain visibility (SCV) is the ability of parts, components or products in transit to be tracked from the manufacturer to their final destination. The goal of SCV is to improve and strengthen the supply chain by making data readily available to all stakeholders, including the customer.


January 26, 2017  6:46 PM

personally identifiable information (PII)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. Any information that can be used to distinguish one person from another and can be used for de-anonymizing anonymous data can be considered PII.


January 25, 2017  8:50 PM

MEMS

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Internet of Things, MEMS

A MEMS (microelectromechanical system) is a miniature machine that has both mechanical and electronic components. Continued... Quote of the Day

"IoT has...


January 24, 2017  10:17 PM

hybrid cloud storage

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Cloud storage, Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud storage is an approach to managing storage that uses both local and off-site resources. Continued... Quote of the Day

"By offering lower costs, higher performance and...


January 23, 2017  8:05 PM

Affordable Care Act

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Affordable Care Act, HIPAA

The Affordable Care Act (also known as ACA or Obamacare) is legislation passed in 2010 that changed how Americans enroll in and receive healthcare coverage. Continued… Quote of the...


January 20, 2017  6:21 PM

change control

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Change control management, Change management

Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system. The purpose is to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resources are used efficiently. Within information...


January 19, 2017  4:39 PM

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Cloud Security

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes research into best practices for securing cloud computing and the ability of cloud technologies to secure other forms of computing. The industry group also provides security education and guidance to companies implementing...


January 17, 2017  7:39 PM

Slack

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
ChatOps, Slack

Slack software is cloud-based collaboration software. Originally founded in 2009 as a chat tool for a now-defunct gaming technology, Slack has gained currency among enterprises and is broadening into a collaboration platform with capabilities beyond just messaging.


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