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

March, 2017


March 16, 2017  5:30 PM

critical thinking

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Bias, innovation

Critical thinking is the capacity to be objective, rational and analytical about subjects, situations and cognitive problems. As a process, critical thinking is the ongoing effort to improve our cognitive abilities in that capacity.

March 15, 2017  4:33 PM

rogue employee

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Rogue IT, Shadow IT

A rogue employee is a worker who undermines the organization that employs him by failing to comply with its business rules and policies. Continued… Quote of the Day

"The ultimate threat remains...


March 14, 2017  4:24 PM

six degrees of separation

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Six degrees of separation is the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.


March 13, 2017  7:50 PM

demand-side platform (DSP)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
"Marketing and Advertising", advertising, Real-time data

A demand-side platform (DSP) is software that allows an advertiser to buy inventory from ad exchanges and manage advertising campaigns. Continued… Quote of the Day

"Advertising has...


March 10, 2017  8:05 PM

Snapchat

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Ephemeral messaging, Snapchat

Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send and receive "self-destructing" photos and videos. Photos and videos taken with the app are called snaps. Continued… Quote of the...


March 9, 2017  3:02 PM

vulnerability management

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
vulnerabilities, vulnerability management

Vulnerability management is a pro-active approach to managing network security by reducing the likelihood that flaws in code or design could compromise the security of an endpoint or network.


March 7, 2017  5:19 PM

virtual

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Desktop virtualization, Digital assistant, virtual, Virtualization

In computing, virtual is a digitally replicated version of something real. The replication, which is created with software, may not be an exact copy of the actual item, but it is similar enough, in essence, to be described as a digital rendition.


March 6, 2017  5:59 PM

broker

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Cloud broker, middleware, Service Broker

A broker is someone or something that acts as an intermediary third party, managing transactions between two other entities. Continued… Quote of the Day

"As you go into the cloud, you no longer need to...


March 3, 2017  8:33 PM

fake news

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
fake news, social media

Fake news is an inaccurate, sometimes sensationalistic report that is created to gain attention, mislead, deceive or damage a reputation. Unlike misinformation, which is inaccurate because a reporter has confused facts, fake news is created with the intent to manipulate someone or something.


March 2, 2017  7:55 PM

network engineer

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Cisco certifications, Network Engineer, Software defined networks

A network engineer is a technology professional who has the necessary skills to plan, implement and support the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services.


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