CIO Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing CIO strategy and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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  • V

    value-sensitive design (VSD)

    Value-sensitive design (VSD) is a concept that advocates the consideration of human principles and standards when planning technology.

  • vendor management office (VMO)

    A vendor management office (VMO) is an internal unit within an enterprise that is charged with evaluating third-party providers of goods and services, supervising day-to-day interactions and managing longer-term relationships.

  • Vertical SaaS (Software as a Service)

    Vertical SaaS describes a type of Software as a Service cloud computing solution created for a specific industry.

  • Vine (Vine app)

    Vine is a free mobile application that enables users to record and share an unlimited number of short, looping video clips with a maximum length of six seconds.

  • W

    Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government organization.

  • Wizard of Oz prototyping

    Wizard of Oz prototyping is a tactic used by developers to give the appearance that an application or program has been completely automated when, in fact, it hasn't.

  • workflow

    Workflow is the series of activities that are necessary to complete a task.

  • X

    XACML (Extensible Access Control Markup Language)

    XACML (Extensible Access Control Markup Language) is an attribute-based access control policy language (ABAC) or XML-based language, designed to express security policies and access requests to information.

  • Y

    Yammer

    Yammer is a private microblogging and collaboration platform for enterprise social networking. Unlike public social media platforms such as Twitter,Yammer only allows members to connect with other members who belong to the same email domain.

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