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  • V-Model (Vee-Model) - The V-Model, also called the Vee-Model, is a product-development process originally developed in Germany for government defense projects.
  • validated learning - Validated learning is an approach to demonstrating progress against business goals when traditional key performance indicators (KPIs) are not very useful.
  • validation set - A validation set is a set of data used to train artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of finding and optimizing the best model to solve a given problem.
  • value chain - A value chain is a concept describing the full chain of a business's activities in the creation of a product or service -- from the initial reception of materials all the way through its delivery to market, and everything in between.
  • value driver - A value driver is an activity or capability that adds worth to a product, service or brand.
  • value innovation - Value innovation is the implementation of upgrades or new technologies designed to help a company differentiate its products or services while lowering costs.
  • value proposition - A value proposition is a statement that clearly identifies the benefits a company's products and services will deliver to its customers.
  • value stream mapping - Value stream mapping is a Toyota lean manufacturing visualization tool for documenting all the processes that are required to bring a product to market.
  • value-added reseller (VAR) - A value-added reseller (VAR) is a company that resells software, hardware, and other products and services that provide value beyond the original order fulfillment.
  • value-based healthcare - Value-based healthcare, also known as value-based care, is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing quality care to patients.
  • value-sensitive design (VSD) - Value-sensitive design (VSD) is a concept that advocates the consideration of human principles and standards when planning technology.
  • vanity URL (vanity uniform resource locator) - A vanity uniform resource locator is a truncated URL that extends an organization's brand.
  • VAR agreement (value-added reseller agreement) - A VAR agreement is a legal contract between a manufacturer and a value-added reseller that specifies details of the rights and obligations of both parties.
  • variable - In programming, a variable is a value that can change, depending on conditions or on information passed to the program.
  • Variable Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) - Variable Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) is a subnet -- a segmented piece of a larger network -- design strategy where all subnet masks can have varying sizes.
  • variable speed limit (VSL) - A variable speed limit is a flexible restriction on the rates at which motorists can drive on a given stretch of road.
  • Vblock (VCE Vblock) - Vblock is VCE’s hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) product family.
  • VBScript - VBScript is an interpreted script language from Microsoft that is a subset of its Visual Basic programming language designed for interpretation by Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.
  • VCAP (VMware Certified Advanced Professional) - VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) is VMware's third highest certification level out of four levels.
  • vCard - A vCard is an electronic business (or personal) card and also the name of an industry specification for the kind of communication exchange that is done on business or personal cards.
  • vCIO (virtual CIO) - A vCIO, or virtual CIO, is a contractor or company that serves as an organization's chief information officer.
  • VCR (videocassette recorder) - A VCR (videocassette recorder) is an electromechanical device for recording and playing back full-motion audio-visual programming on cassettes containing magnetic tape.
  • VDA (Virtual Desktop Access) - Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is an authorization strategy that requires each device seeking access to a virtual desktop in a Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to be licensed.
  • VDT (video display terminal, visual display terminal) - VDT (video display terminal, or sometimes visual display terminal) is a term used, especially in ergonomic studies, for the computer display.
  • vector - A vector is a quantity or phenomenon that has two independent properties: magnitude and direction.
  • vector graphics - Vector graphics are computer images created through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional space.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication - Veeam Backup & Replication is a software product developed by Veeam Software to back up, restore and replicate data on virtual machines (VMs).
  • vehicle to infrastructure (V2I or v2i) - Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I or V2X) is a communication model that allows vehicles to share information with the components that support a country's highway system.
  • vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication) - Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication) is the wireless transmission of data between motor vehicles.
  • velocity - Velocity is a vector expression of the displacement that an object or particle undergoes with respect to time.
  • vendor - A vendor is an individual or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic production chain.
  • vendor lock-in - Vendor lock-in is a situation in which a customer using a product or service cannot easily transition to a competitor’s product or service.
  • 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.
  • vendor management system (VMS) - A vendor management system (VMS) is an enterprise software platform that allows companies to control the process of procuring and managing a flexible workforce, including temporary employees, statement-of-work (SOW) employees, and freelance or contract employees.
  • vendor neutral archive (VNA) - A vendor neutral archive (VNA) is a technology that stores medical images in a standard format and interface, making them accessible to healthcare professionals regardless of what proprietary system created the images.
  • vendor-managed inventory (VMI) - Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is an inventory management technique in which a supplier of goods, usually the manufacturer, is responsible for optimizing the inventory held by a distributor.
  • Venmo - Venmo is a smartphone app that designed to transfer payments from one user to another through connected bank accounts.
  • VeriChip - VeriChip is an injectable identification chip that can be inserted under the skin of a human being to provide biometric verification.
  • Veritas Backup Exec (Symantec Backup Exec) - Veritas Backup Exec is a data protection software product that supports virtual, physical and cloud platforms.
  • Veritas NetBackup (Symantec NetBackup) - Veritas NetBackup -- known as Symantec NetBackup from 2005 to 2016 -- is a backup and recovery software suite designed for enterprise users.
  • Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) - The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is an annual publication that provides data from and analysis of information security incidents, with a specific focus on data breaches.
  • version control - Version control (also known as revision control or source control) is a category of processes and tools designed to keep track of multiple different versions of software, content, documents, websites and other information in development.
  • versioning - Versioning is the creation and management of multiple releases of a product, all of which have the same general function, but are improved, upgraded or customized.
  • vertical bar - The vertical bar ( | ) is a symbol used in mathematics, computing and other areas to represent a specific type of logic or operation, depending on its context.
  • vertical cloud - A vertical cloud is a set of cloud computing services optimized for use in a particular industry, or for a specific business model.
  • vertical farming - Vertical farming is the practice of growing vegetables and fruit in vertically stacked layers.
  • vertical market - A vertical market is made up of companies that offer goods and services to meet the needs of customers in a specific industry or niche market.
  • Vertical SaaS (Software as a Service) - Vertical SaaS describes a type of Software as a Service cloud computing solution created for a specific industry.
  • vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft - A vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft is a vehicle that can depart, hover and land vertically.
  • VHDX (Hyper-V virtual hard disk) - VHDX is a Hyper-V virtual hard disk (VHD) format found in Windows Server 2012.
  • VHS (Video Home System) - VHS (Video Home System) is a widely-adopted videocassette recording (VCR) technology that was developed by Japan Victor Company (JVC) and put on the market in 1976.
  • Viber - Viber is a VoIP and instant messaging application with cross-platform capabilities that allows users to exchange audio and video calls, stickers, group chats, and instant voice and video messages.
  • video conferencing - Video conferencing is live, visual connection between two or more remote parties over the internet that simulates a face-to-face meeting.
  • video interview - A video interview is a job interview that takes place remotely and uses video technology as the communication medium.
  • video streaming - Video streaming is a continuous transmission of video files from a server to a client.
  • video streaming service - A video streaming service is an on demand online entertainment source for TV shows, movies and other streaming media.
  • Vimeo - Vimeo is a U.
  • 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.
  • VIPER (View, Interactor, Presenter, Entity and Router) - VIPER (View, Interactor, Presenter, Entity and Router) is a design pattern for software development that develops modular code based on clean design architecture.
  • virtual - In computing, the term virtual refers to a digitally replicated version of something real, whether it's a machine, a switch, memory or even reality.
  • virtual address - A virtual address is a binary number in virtual memory that enables a process to use a location in primary storage (also called main memory) independently of other processes, and to use more space than actually exists in primary storage.
  • virtual agent - A virtual agent (sometimes called an intelligent virtual agent, virtual rep or chatbot) is a software program that uses scripted rules and, increasingly, artificial intelligence applications to provide automated service or guidance to humans.
  • virtual appliance - Considered a software equivalent of a hardware device, a virtual appliance (VA) is a preconfigured software solution.
  • virtual asset - A virtual asset is a digital representation of an item that has value in a specific environment.
  • virtual assistant (AI assistant) - A virtual assistant is an application program that can understand natural human language, speak natural language and complete electronic tasks for the end user.
  • virtual call center - A virtual call center -- or virtual contact center (VCC) -- is a call center in which the organization's representatives are geographically dispersed, rather than situated at workstations in one location.
  • virtual classroom - A virtual classroom is an online learning environment.
  • virtual CPU (vCPU) - A virtual CPU (vCPU) also known as a virtual processor, is a physical central processing unit (CPU) that is assigned to a virtual machine (VM).
  • virtual desktop - A virtual desktop is a computer operating system that does not run directly on the endpoint hardware from which a user accesses it.
  • virtual desktop pool - A virtual desktop pool is a group of virtual desktops that are hosted on identically configured virtual machines.
  • virtual disaster recovery - Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized workloads.
  • virtual file system (VFS) - A virtual file system (VFS) is programming that forms an interface between an operating system's kernel and a more concrete file system.
  • virtual firewall - A virtual firewall is a firewall device or service that provides network traffic filtering and monitoring for virtual machines (VMs) in a virtualized environment.
  • virtual GPU (vGPU) - A virtual GPU is a computer processor that renders graphics on a server rather than on a physical endpoint device.
  • virtual hard disk (VHD) - A virtual hard disk (VHD) is a disk image file format for storing the entire contents of a computer's hard drive.
  • virtual hard drive - A virtual hard drive file is a container file that acts similar to a physical hard drive.
  • Virtual Instrument file (vi or .vi) - Virtual Instrument file is used by National Instruments' LabVIEW development software.
  • virtual learning environment (VLE) or managed learning environment (MLE) - A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a set of teaching and learning tools designed to enhance a student's learning experience by including computers and the Internet in the learning process.
  • virtual local area network hopping (VLAN hopping) - Virtual local area network hopping (VLAN hopping) is a method of attacking the network resources of a VLAN by sending packets to a port not usually accessible from an end system.
  • virtual LUN (virtual logical unit number) - A virtual LUN (virtual logical unit number) is a representation of a storage area that is not tied to any physical storage allocation.
  • virtual machine (VM) - A virtual machine (VM) is an operating system (OS) or application environment that is installed on software, which imitates dedicated hardware.
  • virtual machine configuration - Virtual machine configuration is the arrangement of resources assigned to a virtual machine.
  • virtual machine escape - Virtual machine escape is an exploit in which the attacker runs code on a VM that allows an operating system running within it to break out and interact directly with the hypervisor.
  • Virtual Machine Management Service - Virtual Machine Management Service, also known as VMMS or vmms.
  • virtual machine replication - Virtual machine replication is a process used by information technology (IT) professionals to create backup versions of virtual machines (VMs) The backup can be kept and used to restore the machine in the event that its data is corrupted or lost.
  • virtual meeting room - A virtual meeting room is a cloud-based collaboration space that allows people in disparate geographical locations to meet in real time.
  • virtual memory - Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory.
  • virtual memory ballooning - Virtual memory ballooning allows a physical host to recapture unused memory on its guest virtual machines and allocate the resource where needed.
  • virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) - Virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is a delivery platform which does not require an application or operating system (OS) to run locally on a mobile device.
  • virtual network adapter - A virtual network adapter is software that operates like a physical network adapter within the host operating system (OS) or through an application installed on the endpoint or server.
  • virtual network computing (VNC) - Virtual network computing (VNC) is a type of remote-control software that makes it possible to control another computer over a network connection.
  • virtual network functions (VNFs) - Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.
  • virtual networking - Virtual networking is the abstraction of network resources from the underlying physical network infrastructure.
  • virtual phone number - A virtual phone number is a telephone number is used to route calls to the user's actual phone number or numbers.
  • virtual presence - Virtual presence is the ability of a user to feel that they are actually in a virtual location such as a web site or an immersive simulation using technologies like virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR).
  • virtual printer - A virtual printer is an application that replicates the software interface for a physical printer to facilitate various tasks without actually printing anything.
  • virtual private cloud (VPC) - A virtual private cloud (VPC) is the logical division of a service provider's public cloud multi-tenant architecture to support private cloud computing.
  • virtual private server (VPS) or virtual dedicated server (VDS) - A virtual private server (VPS), also called a virtual dedicated server (VDS), is a virtual server that appears to the user as a dedicated server, but that is actually installed on a computer serving multiple websites.
  • virtual reality - Virtual reality is a simulated 3D environment that enables users to explore and interact with a virtual surrounding in a way that approximates reality, as it is perceived through the users' senses.
  • virtual reality cloud (VR cloud) - Virtual reality cloud is the application of cloud computing to create VR environments and experiences.
Networking
Security
  • quantum key distribution (QKD)

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

  • Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

    In security, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is a comprehensive framework of all the relevant subjects a security professional...

  • buffer underflow

    A buffer underflow, also known as a buffer underrun or a buffer underwrite, is when the buffer -- the temporary holding space ...

CIO
  • 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.

  • organizational goals

    Organizational goals are strategic objectives that a company's management establishes to outline expected outcomes and guide ...

SearchHRSoftware
  • 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 ...

  • hybrid work model

    A hybrid work model is a workforce structure that includes employees who work remotely and those who work on site, in a company's...

Customer Experience
  • database marketing

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

  • cost per engagement (CPE)

    Cost per engagement (CPE) is an advertising pricing model in which digital marketing teams and advertisers only pay for ads when ...

  • B2C (Business2Consumer or Business-to-Consumer)

    B2C -- short for business-to-consumer -- is a retail model where products move directly from a business to the end user who has ...

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