Margaret Rouse writes for and manages WhatIs.com, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning
center. She is responsible for building content that helps IT professionals learn to speak each
other’s highly specialized languages.
WhatIs.com has won many awards over the years and has been cited as an authority in major
publications such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Times, the Miami
Herald, ZDNet, PC Magazine and Discovery Magazine. Before joining TechTarget in 2000
when they acquired WhatIs.com, Margaret worked for New York State Model Schools, teaching computer
science and technology integration.
A note from the author:
I speak fluent Geek, Biz-speak, Cloud, SAPanese, VAR, BI/BA,
Storage, Security, Agile, Networking, SEO and marketing. I spend my days translating these highly
specialized languages into plain English.
I try hard to make my definitions simple and straightforward so
that anyone can understand them. It's not always easy and some days I do better than others. If you
have a suggestion for how to improve a definition, please contact me and let me know! I'll be happy to list your name
as a contributor.