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Information Kit: Grid Computing

Grid computing (or the use of a computational grid) is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time Read Full Definition

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podslurping (slurping)

Podslurping (sometimes just called slurping) is the unauthorized download of data from a computer to a small device with storage capacity, such as a flash drive or an iPod or other MP3 player... (Continued) Read Full Definition

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Generic Access Network (GAN)

The Generic Access Network (GAN) is an evolving wireless communications system in which mobile phone sets function seamlessly between local area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs)... (Continued) Read Full Definition

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In computer and telephone use, chucking is the process of discarding a small piece of hardware by violent means, such as hurling it out a window, against a wall, or into a body of water. Read Full Definition

NoSQL (Not Only SQL database)

NoSQL is an approach to database design that can accomodate a wide variety of data models, including key-value, document, columnar and graph formats. NoSQL, which stand for "not only SQL," is an alternative to ... Read Full Definition

short message service center (SMSC)

A short message service center (SMSC) is the portion of a wireless network that handles SMS operations, such as routing, forwarding and storing incoming text messages on their way to desired endpoints...(Continued) Read Full Definition

Cisco Borderless Networks

Cisco Borderless Networks is the brand name for a set of hardware and software technologies which allow "anyone, anywhere, anytime, and on any device" to connect to an organization's network. Read Full Definition

Apache Hive

Apache Hive is an open source data warehouse system for querying and analyzing large data sets that are principally stored in Hadoop files. Read Full Definition


Keitai (pronounced k-tie) is a Japanese word meaning "portable. Read Full Definition

wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS)

Wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS) is the use of wireless devices in retail establishments to facilitate payment for products or services... (Continued) Read Full Definition

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