WhatIs.com Word of the Day Archive


December 14, 2012  1:37 PM

Word of the Day – data loss prevention (DLP)

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“DLP is just a tool; it just tells you where your areas of risks are,” he said. “The real win, in my opinion, is the opportunity it creates to bring awareness and training to your users.”Charles Lee

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is data loss prevention. It’s describes a set of tools that will help monitor data transmissions and prevent end users from sending sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network.

December 14, 2012  1:35 PM

Word of the Day – virtual storage appliance (VSA)

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“A common use case for VSAs is in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) where shared storage hasn’t been implemented. In these scenarios, virtual storage appliances consolidate direct-attached capacity on each physical host and create a virtual storage pool that looks like networked storage.”Eric Slack

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is virtual storage appliance (VSA). A VSA can take the place of of a hardware-based SAN or NAS.


December 11, 2012  6:11 PM

Word of the Day – Windows Storage Server 2012

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“Microsoft’s Windows Storage Server 2012 packs in more enterprise-grade features than prior editions, but the recently released software likely will continue to find its sweetest spot with small- to mid-sized businesses and departments of large companies.” — Carol Sliwa

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Windows Storage Server 2012.

Windows Storage Server 2012 supports iSCSI and network-attached storage (NAS) for block and file storage. It has built-in storage management features such as data deduplication, thin provisioning and snapshots.


December 10, 2012  3:36 PM

Word of the Day – scatter plot

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“Understanding how to abstract and represent abstraction is probably the biggest challenge in big data visualization.” — Irene Greif

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is scatter plot. Scatter plots are important in statistics because they can show the extent of correlation, if any, between variables. If no correlation exists between the variables, the points appear randomly scattered. If a small amount of correlation exists, the points tend to fall near a line or curve. If a large correlation exists, the points concentrate near a straight line.


December 7, 2012  8:37 PM

Word of the Day: application sandboxing

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“There is no magical wand to tap over your IT department, or magic crypto fairy dust that will solve the problem of security. Sandboxing is another weapon in our security arsenal, and IT will take all the weapons it can get.”Gary McGraw

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is application sandboxing, an approach to software development and mobile application management (MAM) that limits the environments in which certain code can execute.


December 6, 2012  5:12 PM

Word of the Day – VPN Reconnect

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“VPN Reconnect is easy to set up, with most of the configuration happening on the Windows 7 client side.”Greg Shields

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is VPN Reconnect, a feature of Windows 7 that allows a VPN connection to remain open during a brief Internet outage. When the Internet connection is restored, the VPN connection is also restored without any action required on the part of the end user. I predict a lot less swearing the next time I take the train to New York City!


December 5, 2012  4:08 PM

Word of the Day – Apache Hive

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“Hive provides a mechanism to project structure and query data using a SQL-like language called HiveQL. At the same time this language also allows traditional map/reduce programmers to plug in their custom mappers and reducers when it is inconvenient or inefficient to express logic in HiveQL.”Roger Jennings

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Apache Hive, an open-source data warehouse system for querying and analyzing large datasets stored in Hadoop files.


December 3, 2012  4:28 PM

Word of the Day – Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) definition

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“Just 18 months ago, the networking industry was abuzz about the future of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for converged storage networking. That’s not the case anymore.”Rivka Gewirtz Little

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), a storage protocol that enable Fibre Channel communications to run directly over Ethernet.


December 3, 2012  3:34 PM

Word of the Day – Microsoft Lync Server

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“Microsoft isn’t the unified communications market leader yet, but with its Lync UC platform and the ability to integrate Skype into its portfolio, the war with Cisco is on.”
Kate Gerwig

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Microsoft Lync Server.


November 29, 2012  10:56 PM

Word of the Day – reshoring definition

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“Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan to remove outsourcing benefits in effort to stimulate the U.S. economy. Consequently, larger and smaller businesses are reshoring their production and IT workers.”Wendy Schuchart

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is reshoring, bringing outsourced personnel and services back to the location from which they were originally outsourced.


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