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  • Docker Hub - Docker Hub is a cloud-based repository in which Docker users and partners create, test, store and distribute container images.
  • Docker image - A Docker image is a file used to execute code in a Docker container.
  • Docker Swarm - Docker Swarm is a clustering and scheduling tool for Docker containers.
  • DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) - Now known as CableLabs Certified Cable Modems, DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) is a standard interface for cable modems, the devices that handle incoming and outgoing data signals between a cable TV operator and a personal or business computer or television set.
  • document - A document is a form of information that might be useful to a user or set of users.
  • document lifecycle - The document lifecycle is the sequence of stages that a document goes through from its creation to its eventual archival or destruction.
  • document metadata - Document metadata is information attached to a text-based file that may not be visible on the face of the document; documents may also contain supporting elements such as graphic images, photographs, tables and charts, each of which can have its own metadata.
  • document sanitization - In addition to making sure the document text doesn’t openly divulge anything it shouldn’t, document sanitization includes removing document metadata that could pose a privacy or security risk.
  • Document Type Definition (DTD) - A Document Type Definition (DTD) is a specific document defining and constraining definition or set of statements that follow the rules of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) or of the Extensible Markup Language (XML), a subset of SGML.
  • document-oriented database - A document-oriented database is a type of NoSQL database in which data is stored in binary document files.
  • Dodd-Frank Act - The Dodd-Frank Act (fully known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) is a United States federal law that places regulation of the financial industry in the hands of the government.
  • dogfood - Dogfood is an expression that means to use the product or service that you are trying to sell.
  • Dolby Digital - Dolby Digital, formerly known as AC-3, is a digital audio coding technique that reduces the amount of data needed to produce high quality sound.
  • domain - Specific to the internet, the term domain can refer to how the internet is structured, and domain also refers to how an organization's network resources are organized.
  • domain controller - A domain controller is a type of server that processes requests for authentication from users within a computer domain.
  • domain generation algorithm (DGA) - A domain generation algorithm (DGA) is a program that generates a large list of domain names.
  • domain name system (DNS) - The domain name system (DNS) is a naming database in which internet domain names are located and translated into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
  • Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) - The Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocol is one leg of the tripod of internet protocols that support email authentication methods.
  • domain-driven design (DDD) - Domain-driven design (DDD) is a software development philosophy centered around the domain, or sphere of knowledge, of those that use it.
  • DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a protocol for authenticating email messages using public key cryptography to protect against forged emails.
  • dopamine-driven feedback loop - A dopamine-driven feedback loop is a self-perpetuating circuit fueled by the way the neurotransmitter works with the brain’s reward system.
  • DOS (disk operating system) - A DOS, or disk operating system, is an operating system that runs from a disk drive.
  • dot product (scalar product) - The dot product, also called scalar product, is a measure of how closely two vectors align with each other, in terms of the directions they point.
  • dot-com bubble - The dot-com bubble, also referred to as the Internet bubble, refers to the period between 1995 and 2000 when investors pumped money into Internet-based startups in the hopes that these fledgling companies would soon turn a profit.
  • dots per inch (dpi) - In computers, dots per inch (dpi) is a measure of the sharpness (that is, the density of illuminated points) on a display screen.
  • double blind test - Double blind test is an experiment where both the subject and observer are unaware that the exercise in practice is a test.
  • double factorial - The double factorial, symbolized by two exclamation marks (!!), is a quantity defined for all integers greater than or equal to -1.
  • double-slit experiment - The double-slit experiment is a nineteenth-century investigation into the properties of light that has since been found to demonstrate both the duality of photons and the concepts of superposition and quantum interference.
  • downlink and uplink - These terms should not be confused with downstream and upstream.
  • downloading - Downloading is the transmission of a file or data from one computer to another over a network, usually from a larger server to a user device.
  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory) - Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed by a computer processor to function.
  • DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) - DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) is a Linux-based software component that facilitates the replacement of shared storage systems by networked mirroring.
  • Dridex malware - Dridex is a form of malware that targets its victim's banking information.
  • driver assistance - Driver assistance, also known as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), are technologies used to make motor vehicle travel safer by automating, improving or adapting some or all of the tasks involved in operating a vehicle.
  • Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) - The Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) is a United States federal law designed to protect the personal information of licensed drivers from improper use or disclosure.
  • drone (UAV) - A drone is an unmanned aircraft.
  • drone photography - Drone photography is the capture of still images and video by a remotely-operated or autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or, more commonly, as a drone.
  • drone services (UAV services) - Drone services, also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services, is the emerging market for services built around flying robots that can be remote-controlled or flown autonomously using software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems.
  • Dropbox - Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used as a file-sharing service.
  • dropout - Dropout refers to data, or noise, that's intentionally dropped from a neural network to improve processing and time to results.
  • dropper - A dropper is a small helper program that facilitates the delivery and installation of malware.
  • dropshipping - Dropshipping is an e-commerce retail model that allows stores to sell products without keeping any physical inventory.
  • Drupal - Drupal is free, open source software that can be used by individuals or groups of users -- even those lacking technical skills -- to easily create and manage many types of Web sites.
  • Druva - Druva is a cloud data protection and management software company based in Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • DRY principle - The DRY (don't repeat yourself) principle is a best practice in software development that recommends software engineers to do something once, and only once.
  • DTMF (dual tone multi-frequency) - Dual tone multi-frequency (DTMF) is the sounds or tones generated by a telephone when the numbers are pressed.
  • dual sourcing - Dual sourcing is the supply chain management practice of using two suppliers for a given component, raw material, product or service.
  • dual Wi-Fi antenna - A dual Wi-Fi antenna is a pair of identical antennas on a wireless router or Wi-Fi-equipped device, intended to eliminate signal fading and dead spots.
  • dual-SIM phone - A dual SIM phone is a mobile phone, typically a smart phone, with the capacity to use two subscriber identity module (SIM) cards.
  • Dublin Core - Dublin Core is an initiative to create a digital "library card catalog" for the Web.
  • DuckDuckGo - DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a general search engine designed to protect user privacy, while avoiding the skewing of search results that can happen because of personalized search (sometimes referred to as a filter bubble).
  • ducting (data center cooling) - Ducting is the use of a metal or plastic pipe to carry air from one place to another.
  • dumbphone (dumb phone) - A dumbphone (also seen as dumb phone) is a mobile telephone that, unlike a smartphone, has little-to-no computing or internet capacity.
  • dumpster diving - Dumpster diving is looking for treasure in someone else's trash.
  • Duo Security - Duo Security is a vendor of cloud-based two-factor authentication products.
  • duty cycle - Duty cycle is the proportion of time during which a component, device, or system is operated.
  • DVD-Audio (DVD-A) - DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format, developed by Panasonic, that is specifically designed to hold audio data, and particularly, high-quality music.
  • DWPD (device/drive writes per day) - DWPD tells the customer how many times he can expect to overwrite the entire capacity of a solid state drive before it becomes unreliable.
  • dynamic analysis - Dynamic analysis is the testing and evaluation of a program based on execution with selected data.
  • dynamic and static - In general, dynamic means 'energetic, capable of action and/or change, or forceful,' while static means 'stationary or fixed.
  • dynamic application security testing (DAST) - A dynamic application security test (DAST) is a program used by developers to analyze a web application (web app), while in runtime, and identify any security vulnerabilities or weaknesses.
  • dynamic HTML - Dynamic HTML is a collective term for a combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags and options that can make Web pages more animated and interactive than previous versions of HTML.
  • dynamic infrastructure - Dynamic infrastructure refers to a collection of data center resources, such as compute, networking and storage, that can automatically provision and adjust itself as workload demands change.
  • dynamic IP address - A dynamic IP address is a temporary address for devices connected to a network that will continually change over time.
  • dynamic link library (DLL) - A dynamic link library (DLL) is a collection of small programs that larger programs can load when needed to complete specific tasks.
  • dynamic multipoint VPN (DMVPN) - A dynamic multipoint virtual private network (DMVPN) is a secure network that exchanges data between sites/routers without passing traffic through an organization's virtual private network (VPN) server or router located at its headquarters.
  • dynamic port numbers - Dynamic port numbers, also known as private port numbers, are the port numbers that are available for use by any application to use in communicating with any other application, using the internet's Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP).
  • dynamic pricing - The goal of dynamic pricing is to allow a company that sells goods or services over the Internet to adjust prices on the fly in response to market demands.
  • Dynamic Quorum - Dynamic Quorum is the ability of a cluster to recalculate a quorum as it maintains a working cluster.
  • dynamic range - Dynamic range describes the ratio of the softest sound to the loudest sound in a musical instrument or piece of electronic equipment.
  • dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) - Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) is the adjustment of power and speed settings on a computing device’s various processors, controller chips and peripheral devices to optimize resource allotment for tasks and maximize power-saving when those resources are not needed.
  • software documentation - In the software development process, software documentation is the information that describes the product to the people who develop, deploy and use it.
  • What is data architecture? A data management blueprint - Data architecture is a discipline that documents an organization's data assets, maps how data flows through its systems and provides a blueprint for managing data.
  • What is data governance and why does it matter? - Data governance (DG) is the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity and security of the data in enterprise systems, based on internal data standards and policies that also control data usage.
  • What is data management and why is it important? - Data management is the process of ingesting, storing, organizing and maintaining the data created and collected by an organization, as explained in this in-depth look at the process.
  • What is data preparation? An in-depth guide to data prep - Data preparation is the process of gathering, combining, structuring and organizing data so it can be used in business intelligence (BI), analytics and data visualization applications.
  • What is data protection and why is it important? - Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.
  • What is data science? The ultimate guide - Data science is the process of using advanced analytics techniques and scientific principles to analyze data and extract valuable information for business decision-making, strategic planning and other uses.
  • What is DevOps? The ultimate guide - The word 'DevOps' is a combination of the terms 'development' and 'operations,' meant to represent a collaborative or shared approach to the tasks performed by a company's application development and IT operations teams.
  • What is digital transformation? - Digital transformation is the incorporation of computer-based technologies into an organization's products, processes and strategies.
Networking
  • network traffic

    Network traffic is the amount of data that moves across a network during any given time.

  • dynamic and static

    In general, dynamic means 'energetic, capable of action and/or change, or forceful,' while static means 'stationary or fixed.'

  • MAC address (media access control address)

    A MAC address (media access control address) is a 12-digit hexadecimal number assigned to each device connected to the network.

Security
  • Evil Corp

    Evil Corp is an international cybercrime network that uses malicious software to steal money from victims' bank accounts and to ...

  • Trojan horse

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program downloaded and installed on a computer that appears harmless, but is, in fact, ...

  • quantum key distribution (QKD)

    Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a secure communication method for exchanging encryption keys only known between shared parties.

CIO
  • green IT (green information technology)

    Green IT (green information technology) is the practice of creating and using environmentally sustainable computing.

  • benchmark

    A benchmark is a standard or point of reference people can use to measure something else.

  • spatial computing

    Spatial computing broadly characterizes the processes and tools used to capture, process and interact with 3D data.

HRSoftware
  • learning experience platform (LXP)

    A learning experience platform (LXP) is an AI-driven peer learning experience platform delivered using software as a service (...

  • talent acquisition

    Talent acquisition is the strategic process employers use to analyze their long-term talent needs in the context of business ...

  • employee retention

    Employee retention is the organizational goal of keeping productive and talented workers and reducing turnover by fostering a ...

Customer Experience
  • BOPIS (buy online, pick up in-store)

    BOPIS (buy online, pick up in-store) is a business model that allows consumers to shop and place orders online and then pick up ...

  • real-time analytics

    Real-time analytics is the use of data and related resources for analysis as soon as it enters the system.

  • database marketing

    Database marketing is a systematic approach to the gathering, consolidation and processing of consumer data.

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