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Data Warehouses

collections of data designed to support management decision making


(computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer


Collection of phases in system development


software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing


program or set of instructions in a program that allow users to bypass secyrity controls when accessing a program, comp., or network


process of starting or restarting a computer

Social Networking

online interaction in the community format where people share personal info., etc.


small text file that a Web server sores on a computer


standardized general-purpose modeling language in the field of object-oriented software engineering


software that helps groups of people work together on projects and share information over a network


unsolicited e-mail message or newsgroups posting sent to many recipients or newsgroups at once

Data Mining

the process of discovering patterns and relationships in large amounts of data


portion of a company's network that allows customers or suppliers of a company to access parts of an enterprise's intranet


network standard, specifically a protocol, that defines how two Bluetooth devices use short-range radio waves to transmit data

Digital Certificate

a notice that guarantees a user or a web site is legitimate


Request for Proposal-, A(n) ________ asks a computer systems vendor to provide information about its products or services.


application programming interface; collection of tools that programmers use to interact with an environment such as a web site or operating system

Web 2.0

term used to refer to web sites that provide a means for users to share personal information, allow users to modify web site content, and have application software built into the site for visitors to use


a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network


in reference to operating systems, enables two or more users to run programs simulataneously


(computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head


Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol; , a protocol for communication between individual computers and the Internet


Hyper Text Transfer Protocol; , hypertext transfer protocol are the rules computers use to transfer web pages across the Internet


bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level.


Virtual Private Network-network that provides a mobile user with a secure connection to a company network server, as if the user has a private line


metropolitan area network- high speed network that connects local area networks in a metropolitan area such as a city or town and handles the bulk of communications activity across that region


the smallest unit of data a computer can process. but is short for binary digit


communications device that connects multiple computer or other routers together and transmits data to its correct destination on a network


data base that stores in objects


term used by developers of relational databases for record


(sales force automation) software equips traveling salespeople with the tools they need


A family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts.


The duplication of data for purposes of backup or to distribute network traffic among several computers with identical data.

data validity checks

Process of comparing data with a set of rules or values to find out if the data is correct


terminal used by retail stores to record purchases, process credit or debit cards, and update inventory


information system that enables employees to perform tasks using computers and other electronic devices, instead of manually


software tools designed to support one or more activities of system development, typically including diagrams to support both process and object modeling


special type of DSS - supports the strategic information needs of executive management


most widely used coding scheme to represent data

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