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

April, 2017


April 14, 2017  2:32 PM

source code

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Source code

Source code is the fundamental component of a computer program that is created by a programmer. Continued... Quote of the Day

"With the presence of Web applications across virtually every facet of the...

April 13, 2017  5:49 PM

infrastructure

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Cloud infrastructure, Converged infrastructure, IT Infrastructure

Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. Continued… Quote of the Day

"The future of IT infrastructure is to create and support resource...


April 12, 2017  5:30 PM

ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
DevOps, ITIL

ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a framework designed to standardize how information technology (IT) services are selected, planned, delivered and supported. Continued… Quote of the...


April 11, 2017  7:56 PM

Web application firewall (WAF)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
firewall, PCI DSS, WAF

A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks data packets as they travel to and from a Web application. Continued… Quote of the...


April 10, 2017  9:00 PM

non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Intellectual property, NCA, NDA

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement, is a legally binding contract in which one party agrees to give a second party confidential information about its business or products and the second party agrees not to share this information with anyone else for a...


April 7, 2017  9:22 PM

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
SIP, SIP trunking, Unified Communications, VoIP

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol used for initiating, maintaining, modifying and terminating real-time sessions that involve video, voice, messaging and other communications applications and services between two or more endpoints on IP networks.


April 6, 2017  6:43 PM

graph database

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Graph database, NoSQL database

A graph database, also called a graph-oriented database, is a type of NoSQL database that uses graph theory to store, map and query relationships. Continued… Quote of the Day

"The fraud investigation...


April 5, 2017  7:58 PM

firmware

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Firmware, Hardware

Firmware is programming that's written to the non-volatile memory of a hardware device. Continued… Quote of the Day

"With firmware maintenance being considered an operations function rather than a...


April 4, 2017  3:59 PM

cloud bursting

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application normally runs in a private cloud or local data center but can also run in a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes.


April 3, 2017  2:10 AM

Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
CISO, CSO, Physical security

A Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the employee responsible for the physical security of a company, including its communication and business systems. Continued… Quote of the Day

"If...


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