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


July 13, 2018  5:07 PM

data scientist

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

A data scientist is a professional responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting large amounts of data to identify ways to help a business improve operations and gain a competitive edge over rivals.

July 12, 2018  4:58 PM

decision tree

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

A decision tree is a graph that uses a branching method to illustrate every possible outcome of a decision. Continued… Quote of the Day

"As the business world continues to embrace analytics to...


July 11, 2018  2:10 AM

self-service business intelligence (BI)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Self-service business intelligence (SSBI) is an approach to data analytics that enables business users to access and work with corporate data even though they do not have a background in statistical analysis, business intelligence (BI) or data mining.


July 10, 2018  2:15 AM

alternative data

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Alternative data is information gathered from non-traditional information sources. Analysis of alternative data can provide insights beyond that which an industry’s regular data sources are capable of providing.


July 9, 2018  1:31 AM

slice and dice

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

To slice and dice is to break a body of information down into smaller parts or to examine it from different viewpoints so that you can understand it better. Continued… Quote of the...


July 3, 2018  1:23 AM

threat hunter (cybersecurity threat analyst)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

A threat hunter, also called a cybersecurity threat analyst, is a security professional or managed service provider (MSP) that proactively uses manual or machine-assisted techniques to detect security incidents that may elude the grasp of automated systems.


July 2, 2018  3:57 AM

CISO (chief information security officer)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets from both internal and external threats.


June 29, 2018  3:44 AM

private PaaS (private platform as a service)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Private PaaS (private platform as a service) is software that facilitates development, deployment and operations for IT on a private infrastructure or behind a firewall.


June 28, 2018  3:48 AM

cloud integration

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Cloud integration is the process of configuring multiple application programs to share data in the cloud. Continued… Quote of the Day

"As middleware is subsumed into cloud...


June 27, 2018  3:32 AM

native cloud application (NCA)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

A native cloud application (NCA) is a program that is designed specifically for a cloud computing architecture and to take advantage of loosely-coupled cloud services. Continued… Quote of...


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