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

January, 2017


January 16, 2017  9:44 PM

predictive analytics

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Deep learning, Predictive Analytics, predictive modeling

Predictive analytics is a form of advanced analytics that uses both new and historical data to forecast future activity, behavior and trends. Continued... Quote of the...

January 12, 2017  9:23 PM

snackable content

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Content Management, Enterprise content management

Snackable content is website content that is designed to be easy for readers to consume and to share.  Continue… Quote of the Day

"Snackable content is bite-sized,...


January 11, 2017  8:06 PM

exploit kit

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
malware, Threat actor

An exploit kit is a programming tool that allows someone who does not have any experience writing software code to create, customize and distribute malware. Continued… Quote of the...


January 10, 2017  10:32 PM

mechatronics

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Artificial intelligence, Deep learning, Machine learning

Mechatronics is a branch of engineering that focuses on designing, manufacturing and maintaining products that have both mechanical and electronic components. Continued… Quote of the Day

"In the...


January 9, 2017  9:21 PM

unit testing

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Automated Testing, Continuous delivery, Unit testing

Unit testing is a software development process in which the smallest testable parts of an application, called units, are individually and independently scrutinized for proper operation. Unit testing can be done manually but is often automated.


January 6, 2017  11:16 PM

two-factor authentication (2FA)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
2FA, Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security process in which the user provides two authentication factors to verify they are who they say they are. 2FA can be contrasted with single-factor authentication (SFA), a security process in which the user provides only one factor -- typically a password....


January 5, 2017  6:26 PM

Puppet (Puppet Labs)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Configuration management, Puppet, Puppet Labs

Puppet is an open source systems management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management. Configuration management is the detailed recording and updating of information that describes an enterprise's hardware and software.


January 4, 2017  8:44 PM

channel partner

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Channel partners, OEM, VARs

A channel partner is a person or organization that provides services or sells products on behalf of a software or hardware vendor. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Looking ahead, partners...


January 3, 2017  9:12 PM

key performance indicator (KPI)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
key performance indicators, Metrics

A key performance indicator (KPI) is a business metric for evaluating factors that are crucial to the success of an organization. The purpose of using KPIs is to focus attention on the tasks and processes that management has determined are most important for making progress towards declared goals...


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