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

May, 2017


May 24, 2017  7:37 PM

churn rate

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Churn, Customer churning

Churn rate is a measure of the number of customers or employees who leave a company during a given period. It can also refer to the amount of revenue lost as a result of the departures. Continued… Quote of the...

May 23, 2017  7:28 PM

R programming language

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Open source, Predictive Analytics, R language

The R programming language is an open source scripting language for predictive analytics and data visualization. Continued... Quote of the Day

"In addition to being...


May 22, 2017  5:25 PM

seven wastes

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
DevOps, Kaizen, Lean processes

The seven wastes are categories of unproductive manufacturing practices. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Lean methodologies are centered around learning: from your customers, your data and from every...


May 19, 2017  7:55 PM

Net Neutrality (open internet)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Continued… Quote of the Day

"The...


May 17, 2017  6:41 PM

bill of materials (BoM)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Bill of Materials, Manufacturing

A bill of materials (BoM) is a list of the parts or components that are required to build a product. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Engineering and manufacturing must work...


May 16, 2017  4:18 PM

infosec

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Infosec

Infosec (information security) is a set of strategies for managing the processes, tools and policies necessary to prevent, detect, document and counter threats to digital and non-digital information.


May 15, 2017  6:26 PM

ransomware

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Encryption, malware, Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious code that is used by cybercriminals to launch data kidnapping and lockscreen attacks. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Ransomware attacks...


May 12, 2017  6:20 PM

privilege creep

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Identity & Access Management

Privilege creep is the gradual accumulation of access rights beyond what an individual needs to do his job. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Manually trying to manage a large number of...


May 10, 2017  4:17 PM

one-time password token (OTP token)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
multifactor authentication, OTP, Password authentication

A one-time password token (OTP token) is a security hardware device or software program that is capable of producing a single-use password or PIN passcode. Continued… Quote of the...


May 9, 2017  6:46 PM

OpenShift

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
OpenShift, Red Hat

OpenShift is RedHat’s cloud development Platform as a Service (PaaS). The free and open source cloud-based platform allows developers to create, test and run their applications and deploy them to the cloud.


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