InfolificComputer Dictionary – Infolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:19:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wireless Mesh Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/wireless-mesh/ Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:21:20 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/wireless-mesh/ Wireless mesh technology was developed for the US Defense Department. Basically, it was a way for tanks on the battle field to communicate with one another and a central system. Each tank was an access point (AP). An AP would talk to its nearest AP [...]

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WiMAX Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/wimax/ Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:17:00 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/wimax/ Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a communications technology that uses radio spectrum to transmit tens of megabits per second in bandwidth between digital devices such as laptop computers. Similar to WiFi, WiMAX brings with it the ability to transmit over far greater distances [...]

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Virus Definitions http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/virus-definitions/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:08:28 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/virus-definitions/ Antivirus programs use a handful of techniques to identify viruses. The oldest and most common method is through the use of virus definitions. When a virus is discovered, antivirus vendors examine and look for all the changes it makes to a system. These changes can [...]

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Utility Computing Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/utility-computing/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:05:49 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/utility-computing/ Utility computing refers to the ability of companies to access computing services, business processes, and applications from a utility-like service over a network. The idea being that if a company has to pay only for what it is using then it will be able to [...]

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TQM Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/tqm/ Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:54:47 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/tqm/ Total Quality Management (TQM) is a management approach that aims for long-term success by focusing on customer satisfaction. TQM is based on the participation of all members of an organization in improving processes, products, services, and the culture in which they work. Other Definitions Biotechnology [...]

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Definition of Software http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/software/ Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:43:55 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/software/ Software refers to something intangible. Although often of great value, software can't be picked up or weighed. However, software is required to make hardware do anything. Likewise, software needs hardware to be of any value. Typical examples of software include the web browser you're using [...]

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SOA http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/soa/ Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:56:03 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/soa/ SOA (service oriented architecture) is not a product, although several vendors offer products which can form the basis of a SOA. Rather, SOA is an architecture for building software whose goal is to achieve loose coupling among interacting software agents. In less technical terms, your [...]

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Six Sigma Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/six-sigma/ Wed, 12 Jun 2013 01:51:15 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/six-sigma/ Six Sigma is a methodology developed by Motorola that describes how the management of product and service delivery should be implemented. The management processes emphasize setting extremely high objectives, collecting data, and analyzing results to a fine degree. Once you determine where the defects are [...]

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Definition of Supply Chain Management http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/scm/ Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:31:00 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/scm/ Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these flows both within and among companies. It is said [...]

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Definition of Sarbanes Oxley http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/sarbanes-oxley/ Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:24:33 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/sarbanes-oxley/ The Sarbanes Oxley Act is a set of rules put together by the US government in an effort to improve a company's audit. These rules came about primarily due to the many corporate scandals that plagued the US not too long ago including some very [...]

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Definition of ROM http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/rom/ Mon, 10 Jun 2013 01:15:05 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/rom/ Read-only memory (ROM) refers to a storage technology that allows you to write data only once. After the data has been written, you can read it an unlimited number of times. Contrast this with random-access memory (RAM) that allows you to read and write data [...]

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Radio Frequency ID (RFID) Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/rfid/ Sat, 08 Jun 2013 12:48:23 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/rfid/ Radio frequency ID also known more commonly as RFID is a relatively new technology that promises to change the way inventories are managed. An RFID device can vary in size depending on what it is being attached to. Small, individual products would have small devices [...]

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Definition of RAM http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/ram/ Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:15:40 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/ram/ Random-access memory (RAM) refers to a storage technology that allows you to read and write data as many times as needed. Contrast this to ROM which allows data to be written once after which it permits only reading. RAM is typically erased when a computer [...]

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Definition of Outsourcing http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/outsourcing/ Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:36:53 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/outsourcing/ Outsourcing is usually the term used when a company takes a part of its business and gives that part to another company. In recent times, the terms has been most commonly used for technology related initiatives such as handing over the IT help-desk to a [...]

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/optical-character-recognition/ Fri, 31 May 2013 22:22:29 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/optical-character-recognition/ Optical character recognition (OCR) refers to the software used to convert letters and numbers that are non-editable into a format that can be edited. For example, a magazine article is something that can't be edited. Using OCR software, you could convert this article into a [...]

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Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/oem/ Fri, 31 May 2013 10:08:13 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/oem/ The manufacturer of equipment that is used by another vendor as part of a larger product being marketed and sold by that vendor. Typical examples include hard drives, CD-ROMs, and RAM that are each manufactured by different companies, but are bundled together by a company [...]

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Definition of Modem http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/modem/ Thu, 30 May 2013 09:51:57 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/modem/ Modem is actually an odd acronym for Modulator-Demodulator. A modem takes a digital signal from your computer and converts to an analog signal so that it can be transferred through a phone line. This conversion is necessary because modems make use of regular phone lines [...]

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JPEG Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/jpeg/ Tue, 28 May 2013 21:22:08 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/jpeg/ JPEG (pronounced jay-peg) is a commonly used method of compressing photographic images. The compression algorithm is “lossy” in that information is removed from the image to assist with decreasing the file size. The greater the compression, the more information is discarded. Files that have undergone [...]

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iPod Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/ipod/ Mon, 27 May 2013 20:54:11 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/ipod/ An iPod is a palm-sized, electronic device primarily created to play music. Unlike a traditional Walkman or portable CD-player, the iPod is capable of storing a large number of tracks and playing for many, many hours on a single battery charge. The iPod owes much [...]

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Definition of Information Technology http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/information-technology/ Sun, 26 May 2013 08:35:49 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/information-technology/ In the broadest sense, information technology refers to both the hardware and software that are used to store, retrieve, and manipulate information. At the lowest level you have the servers with an operating system. Installed on these servers are things like database and web serving [...]

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Definition of Hardware http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/hardware/ Sat, 25 May 2013 07:56:54 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/hardware/ Hardware refers to a physical piece of a computer. This could be a hard drive, monitor, memory chip, or CPU. The key idea is that the item is something you can touch. This compares to software which is not tangible in any way. You can't [...]

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GIF Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/gif/ Tue, 21 May 2013 07:42:04 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/gif/ GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a bitmap image format for pictures with up to 256 distinct colors. The format was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web. GIFs are compressed files, and were adopted to [...]

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Ethernet Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/ethernet/ Sat, 11 May 2013 06:52:32 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/ethernet/ Ethernet is a network standard for data transmission using either coaxial or twisted pair cable. In the LAN (local area network) world, Ethernet is the most widely used standard. Until recently, Ethernet ran at 10 megabits per second, but it is just as common now [...]

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Definition of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/erp/ Thu, 09 May 2013 06:47:50 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/erp/ Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the industry term used to describe a broad set of activities supported by multi-module application software that helps a manufacturer or other business manage the important parts of its business. These parts can include product planning, parts purchasing, maintaining inventories, [...]

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CRM Definition http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/crm/ Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:45:55 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/definitions/computer-dictionary/crm/ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is an information industry term for methodologies, software, and usually Internet capabilities that help an enterprise manage customer relationships in an organized and efficient manner. In many cases, an enterprise builds a database about its customers. This database describes relationships in [...]

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