IT Glossary



Big Data

Big data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making. View FREE research offer: Information 2020 – Beyond Big Data

Data Scientist

The data scientist role is critical for organizations looking to extract insight from information assets for “big data” initiatives and requires a broad combination of skills that may be fulfilled better as a team, for example: Collaboration and team work is required for working with business stakeholders to understand business issues. Analytical and decision modeling skills are required for discovering relationships within data and…

Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics describes any approach to data mining with four attributes: 1. An emphasis on prediction (rather than description, classification or clustering) 2. Rapid analysis measured in hours or days (rather than the stereotypical months of traditional data mining) 3. An emphasis on the business relevance of the resulting insights (no ivory tower analyses) 4….

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is defined as the ability to deliver an integrated suite of business applications. ERP tools share a common process and data model, covering broad and deep operational end-to-end processes, such as those found in finance, HR, distribution, manufacturing, service and the supply chain. ERP applications automate and support a range of administrative and operational business processes across multiple industries, in…

IT Outsourcing

IT outsourcing (as a part of an outsourcing definition) is the use of external service providers to effectively deliver IT-enabled business process, application service and infrastructure solutions for business outcomes. Outsourcing, which also includes utility services, software as a service and cloud-enabled outsourcing, helps clients to develop the right sourcing strategies and vision, select the right IT service providers, structure the be…

Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

  Enterprise content management (ECM) is used to create, store, distribute, discover, archive and manage unstructured content (such as scanned documents, email, reports, medical images and office documents), and ultimately analyze usage to enable organizations to deliver relevant content to users where and when they need it.   ECM for Digital Business in 2014 &…

Rotary Heat Exchanger (Kyoto Wheel)

…stead of introducing exterior air directly into the server room, the heat wheel transfers heat between separated data center ducts and outside air ducts. The heat wheel is bisected by two parallel ducts. Outside air flows across the top half of the wheel, while inside air flows across the bottom half. The wheel itself is a big honeycomb. A cold honeycomb cell enters the hot duct at 0 degrees of angle. The inside air warms the cell (and the wheel)…

IT consulting services

Consulting services are advisory services that help clients assess different technology and methodology strategies and, in doing so, align their network strategies with their business or process strategies. These services support customers’ IT initiatives by providing strategic, architectural, and operational and implementation planning related to their networks. Strategic planning includes advisory services that help clients assess their…

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