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

    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

    A whistleblower is a person who voluntarily provides information to the general public, or someone in a position of authority, about dishonest or illegal business activities occurring at an organization.

  • 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.

  • winner's curse

    In negotiation, winner's curse is an offer that is immediately accepted by the other party.

  • 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

    X-engineering (cross-engineering)

    X-engineering (sometimes called cross-engineering) is a collaborative and process-oriented approach to change management in the business world.

  • 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.

  • YouTube

    YouTube is a free video-hosting website that allows members to store and serve video content.

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