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  • network switch - A network switch connects devices in a network to each other, enabling them to talk by exchanging data packets.
  • network tap - A network tap is an external monitoring device that mirrors the traffic that passes between two network nodes.
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) - Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an internet protocol used to synchronize with computer clock time sources in a network.
  • network topology - A network topology is the physical and logical arrangement of nodes and connections in a network.
  • network traffic - Network traffic is the amount of data that moves across a network during any given time.
  • network visibility - Network visibility is an awareness of the components and data within an enterprise computer network.
  • network vulnerability scanning - A vulnerability scan detects and classifies system weaknesses in computers, networks and communications equipment and predicts the effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • Networking (computer) - Networking, also known as computer networking, is the practice of transporting and exchanging data between nodes over a shared medium in an information system.
  • neural net processor - A neural net processor is a CPU that takes the modeled workings of how a human brain operates onto a single chip.
  • neurofeedback - Neurofeedback is a therapeutic method based on presenting to clients a real-time display of their brain activity and training them, over time, to learn to control that activity.
  • neuromarketing - Neuromarketing is the study of how people's brains respond to advertising and other brand-related messages by scientifically monitoring brainwave activity, eye tracking and skin response.
  • neuromorphic computing - Neuromorphic computing is a method of computer engineering in which elements of a computer are modeled after systems in the human brain and nervous system.
  • neurosynaptic chip (cognitive chip) - A neurosynaptic chip, also known as a cognitive chip, is a computer processor that functions more like a biological brain than a typical CPU does.
  • neutron - A neutron is a subatomic particle found in the nucleus of every atom except that of simple hydrogen.
  • newsfeed - A news feed (newsfeed) is list of newly published content on a website.
  • newsgroup - A newsgroup is a discussion about a particular subject consisting of notes written to a central Internet site and redistributed through Usenet, a worldwide network of news discussion groups.
  • newton-second - The newton-second is the standard unit of impulse.
  • Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP) - Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP) is an automated configuration technology that routes data on a distributed network by discovering the best routing path between endpoints.
  • next-generation firewall (NGFW) - A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is part of the third generation of firewall technology that can be implemented in hardware or software.
  • Nexus - Nexus is a series of smartphones and tablets manufactured by Google and its hardware partners.
  • NFV MANO (network functions virtualization management and orchestration) - NFV MANO (network functions virtualization management and orchestration), also called MANO, is an architectural framework for managing and orchestrating virtualized network functions (VNFs) and other software components.
  • NFVi (network functions virtualization infrastructure) - NFVi (network functions virtualization infrastructure) encompasses all of the networking hardware and software needed to support and connect virtual network functions in carrier networks.
  • Nginx - Nginx (pronounced engine x) is open source webserver software that also performs reverse proxy, load balancing, email proxy and HTTP cache services.
  • nibble - In computing and digital technology, a nibble is four consecutive binary digits or half of an 8-bit byte.
  • nil - In general use, nil (a contraction of Latin "nihil") means "nothing" or the absence of something.
  • Nimda - First appearing on September 18, 2001, Nimda is a computer virus that caused traffic slowdowns as it rippled across the internet.
  • NIS (Network Information System) - NIS (Network Information System) is a network naming and administration system for smaller networks that was developed by Sun Microsystems.
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) - NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is a nonregulatory government agency located in Gaithersburg, Md.
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework - The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a policy framework surrounding IT infrastructure security.
  • no op (no operation) - A no op (or no-op), for no operation, is a computer instruction that takes up a small amount of space but specifies no operation.
  • no-code - No-code is a software development approach that requires few, if any, programming skills to quickly build an application.
  • no-fly zone - A no-fly zone is a restricted area of airspace over a landmark, event or geographic region in which aircraft are forbidden to fly, unless they have special authorization.
  • Node.js (Node) - Node.js (Node) is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment for executing JavaScript code.
  • noise - Noise is unwanted electrical or electromagnetic energy that degrades the quality of signals and data.
  • noisy data - Noisy data is meaningless data.
  • noisy neighbor (cloud computing performance) - Noisy neighbor is a phrase that describes a cloud computing infrastructure co-tenant that monopolizes bandwidth, disk I/O, CPU and other resources which can negatively affect other users' cloud performance.
  • noisy text - Noisy text is an electronically-stored communication that cannot be categorized properly by a text mining software program.
  • non-compete agreement (NCA) - A non-compete agreement (NCA) is a legally binding restrictive covenant designed to prevent the signee from exploiting competitive advantages gained through association with the other party in the agreement.
  • non-disclosure agreement (NDA) - A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement (CA), is a signed legally binding contract in which one party agrees to give a second party confidential information about its business or products and the second party agrees not to share this information with anyone else for a specified period of time.
  • non-interlaced display - A non-interlaced display is a screen display in which the lines are scanned progressively from the top to the bottom of the screen.
  • non-practicing entity (NPE) - A non-practicing entity (NPE) is someone who holds a patent for a product or process but has no intentions of developing it.
  • non-uniform memory access (NUMA) - Non-uniform memory access, or NUMA, is a method of configuring a cluster of microprocessors in a multiprocessing system so they can share memory locally.
  • non-volatile memory (NVM) - Non-volatile memory (NVMe) is a semiconductor technology that does not require a continuous power supply to retain the data or program code stored in a computing device.
  • non-volatile storage (NVS) - Non-volatile storage (NVS) is a broad collection of technologies and devices that do not require a continuous power supply to retain data or program code persistently on a short- or long-term basis.
  • nonfungible token (NFT) - A nonfungible token (NFT) is a type of cryptographic asset that is unique and used to create and authenticate ownership of digital assets.
  • nonprofit organization (NPO) - A nonprofit organization (NPO) is one that is not driven by profit but by dedication to a given cause that is the target of all income beyond what it takes to run the organization.
  • nonrepudiation - Nonrepudiation ensures that no party can deny that it sent or received a message via encryption and/or digital signatures or approved some information.
  • nonuniform rational B-spline (NURBS) - NURBS (nonuniform rational B-splines) are mathematical representations of 2- or 3-dimensional objects, which can be standard shapes (such as a cone) or free-form shapes (such as a car).
  • NoOps - NoOps (no operations) is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house.
  • NOR flash memory - NOR flash memory is one of two types of non-volatile storage technologies.
  • normal distribution - A normal distribution is a type of continuous probability distribution in which most data points cluster toward the middle of the range, while the rest taper off symmetrically toward either extreme.
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) - The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) plan is a set of standards aimed at regulating, enforcing, monitoring and managing the security of the Bulk Electric System (BES) in North America.
  • northbound interface/southbound interface - A northbound interface is an application programming interface (API) or protocol that allows a lower-level network component to communicate with a higher-level or more central component, while -- conversely -- a southbound interface allows a higher-level component to send commands to lower-level network components.
  • NoSQL (Not Only SQL database) - NoSQL is an approach to database management that can accommodate a wide variety of data models, including key-value, document, columnar and graph formats.
  • not for resale (NFR) - Not for resale (NFR) is a designation for products that vendors give to their channel partners for testing and educational purposes with the understanding that the channel partner will not resell those products to the end user.
  • not invented here (NIH) syndrome - Not invented here (NIH) syndrome is the name of the tendency for management to resist change by overlooking processes or solutions discovered outside of the company.
  • notebook computer - A notebook computer is a battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings.
  • NRZ (non-return-to-zero) - NRZ (non-return-to-zero) refers to a form of digital data transmission in which the binary low and high states, represented by numerals 0 and 1, are transmitted by specific and constant DC (direct-current) voltage s.
  • nslookup - nslookup is the name of a program that lets an Internet server administrator or any computer user enter a host name (for example, "whatis.
  • Ntdsutil - Ntdsutil.exe is a command-line tool for accessing and managing a Windows Active Directory database.
  • NTFS (NT File System) - NTFS, which stands for 'NT file system' and the 'New Technology File System,' is the file system that the Windows NT operating system (OS) uses for storing and retrieving files on hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs).
  • null set - In mathematical sets, a null set is a set that does not contain any values or elements.
  • Nutanix - Nutanix is a hyper-converged infrastructure pioneer that markets its technology as a building block for private clouds.
  • Nutanix Acropolis - Acropolis is a free server virtualization hypervisor developed by vendor Nutanix that is packaged on hyper-converged appliances, and can be used alongside competing hypervisors.
  • Nutanix Prism - Users manage Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure technology through Prism -- software that provides management of clusters, virtual machines and networking through a single interface.
  • NVDIMM (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module) - An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.
  • NVGRE (Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation) - NVGRE (Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation) is a network virtualization method that uses encapsulation to create large numbers of virtual LANs (VLANs) for subnets that can extend across dispersed data centers and Layers 2 and 3.
  • Nvidia - Nvidia Corporation is a technology company known for designing and manufacturing graphics processing units (GPUs).
  • NVMe (non-volatile memory express) - NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a host controller interface and storage protocol created to accelerate the transfer speed of data between enterprise and client systems and SSDs over a computer's high-speed PCIe bus.
  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) - NVMe over Fabrics, also known as NVMe-oF and non-volatile memory express over fabrics, is a protocol specification designed to connect hosts to storage across a network fabric using the NVMe protocol.
  • NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe over FC) or FC-NVMe standard - Nonvolatile memory express over Fibre Channel (NVMe over FC) -- which is implemented through the Fibre Channel-NVMe (FC-NVMe) standard -- is a technology specification designed to enable NVMe-based message commands to transfer data and status information between a host computer and a target storage subsystem over a Fibre Channel network fabric.
  • NVRAM (non-volatile random-access memory) - NVRAM (non-volatile random-access memory) refers to computer memory that can hold data even when power to the memory chips has been turned off.
  • Nyquist theorem - The Nyquist theorem is also known as the sampling theorem.
  • SAP NetWeaver - SAP NetWeaver is a technology platform that allows organizations to integrate data, business processes, elements and more from a variety of sources into unified SAP environments.
  • What is a neural network? Explanation and examples - In information technology, an artificial neural network is a system of hardware and/or software patterned after the operation of neurons in the human brain.
  • What is NetOps? Everything you need to know - NetOps, also referred to as NetOps 2.
  • What is network virtualization? Everything you need to know - Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network to consolidate multiple physical networks, divide a network into segments or create software networks between VMs.
  • What is network-attached storage (NAS)? A complete guide - Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve data from centralized disk capacity.
Networking
  • Network as a Service (NaaS)

    Network as a service, or NaaS, is a business model for delivering enterprise WAN services virtually on a subscription basis.

  • network configuration management (NCM)

    Network configuration management is the process of organizing and maintaining information about all of the components in a ...

  • presentation layer

    The presentation layer resides at Layer 6 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model and ensures that ...

Security
  • crypto wallet (cryptocurrency wallet)

    A crypto wallet (cryptocurrency wallet) is software or hardware that enables users to store and use cryptocurrency.

  • zero-day (computer)

    A zero-day is a security flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is unknown to the party or parties responsible for patching ...

  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor attack is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security ...

CIO
HRSoftware
  • team collaboration

    Team collaboration is a communication and project management approach that emphasizes teamwork, innovative thinking and equal ...

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related ...

  • learning experience platform (LXP)

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

Customer Experience
  • social media influence

    Social media influence is a marketing term that describes an individual's ability to affect other people's thinking in a social ...

  • headless commerce (headless e-commerce)

    Headless commerce, also called headless e-commerce, is a platform architecture that decouples the front end of an e-commerce ...

  • chief customer officer (CCO)

    A chief customer officer, or customer experience officer, is responsible for customer research, communicating with company ...

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