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

August, 2017


August 31, 2017  7:38 PM

DSC pull server

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
DSC, Powershell

A DSC pull server (desired state configuration pull server) is an automation server that allows configurations to be maintained on many servers, computer workstations and devices across a network. Continued… Quote of the...

August 30, 2017  9:03 PM

Capex (capital expenditure)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Capex, Opex, ROI

A capital expenditure (Capex) is money invested by a company to acquire or upgrade fixed, physical, non-consumable assets, such as a building, a computer or a new business. Continued… Quote of the...


August 29, 2017  4:17 PM

Melbourne shuffle algorithm

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Cloud storage, Storage array

The Melbourne shuffle algorithm is a sequence of actions intended to obscure the patterns by which cloud-based data is accessed. Continued… Quote of the Day

"The Melbourne Shuffle is...


August 28, 2017  3:44 PM

blue/green deployment

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Rolling deployment

A blue/green deployment is a change management strategy for releasing software code. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Application rollout planning requires IT operations teams to...


August 25, 2017  5:24 PM

cloud orchestrator

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Cloud Computing, Cloud management, Cloud orchestration

A cloud orchestrator is programming that manages the interconnections and interactions among cloud-based and on-premises business units. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Cloud...


August 24, 2017  6:34 PM

Inbox Zero

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Email management, inbox

Inbox Zero is a rigorous approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox empty -- or almost empty -- at all times. Continued… Quote of the Day

"IT professionals seem to have changed their...


August 23, 2017  6:25 PM

H-1B

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
H-1B visas

H-1B is a United States Immigration Service visa classification that permits employers to hire highly skilled foreign workers who possess theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge.


August 22, 2017  8:04 PM

industrial control system (ICS)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Operational technology, SCADA, Targeted Attacks

Industrial control system (ICS) is a general term used to describe the integration of hardware and software with network connectivity in order to support critical infrastructure. Continued… Quote of the...


August 21, 2017  7:49 PM

Eclipse

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Eclipse, Java, Open source

Eclipse is a free, Java-based development platform known for its plug-ins that allow developers to develop and test code written in other programming languages. Eclipse is released under terms of the Eclipse Public License.


August 18, 2017  6:24 PM

Microsoft Windows Defender

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Antimalware, Windows Defender

Windows Defender is Microsoft's antimalware software. Defender works with Windows Update to automatically install new virus definition files as they are published and provide computers using the Microsoft operating system (OS) with both real-time and anytime scanning options.


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