Data storage management Definitions

  • B

    B2G (Business2Government or Business-to-Government)

    On the Internet, B2G is business-to-government (a variation of the term B2B or business-to-business), the concept that businesses and government agencies can use central Web sites to exchange information and do business with each other more efficiently than they usually can off the Web.

  • bricks and mortar

    Bricks and mortar refers to businesses that have physical (rather than virtual or online) presences - in other words, stores (built of physical material such as bricks and mortar) that you can drive to and enter physically to see, touch, and purchase merchandise.

  • business process management (BPM)

    Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to making an organization's workflow more effective, more efficient and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.

  • business process outsourcing (BPO)

    Business process outsourcing (BPO) makes use of third-party service providers by transferring nonessential business functions outside of the organization. Companies use BPO for tasks like payroll, human resources and accounting.

  • business process reengineering (BPR)

    Business process reengineering (BPR) is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises.

  • C

    CCO (Corporate or Chief Compliance Officer)

    A Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) is a corporate official in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues within an organization, ensuring, for example, that a company is complying with regulatory requirements and that the company and its employees are complying with internal policies and procedures. 

  • conformance

    In information technology, a state or acts of adherence to a certain specification, standard, or guideline.

  • coopetition (co-opetition)

    Coopetition is a business strategy that uses insights gained from game theory to understand when it is better for competitors to work together. 

  • CVO (chief visionary officer)

    Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) is a new title being used in corporations to differentiate the holder from other corporate executives including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

  • D

    data collection

    Data collection is a process for gathering information from different sources. In business, data collection helps organizations answer relevant questions and evaluate possible business outcomes.

  • data latency

    Data latency is the time it takes for data packets to be stored or retrieved

  • E

    e-procurement (supplier exchange)

    E-procurement is the business-to-business purchase and sale of supplies and services over the Internet.

  • e-services (electronic services)

    E-services, a business concept developed by Hewlett Packard (HP), is the idea that the World Wide Web is moving beyond e-business and e-commerce (that is, completing sales on the Web) into a new phase where many business services can be provided for a business or consumer using the Web.

  • e-speak

    E-speak is an open software platform designed by HP to facilitate the delivery of e-services (electronic services) over the Internet.

  • e-tailing (electronic retailing)

    E-tailing (less frequently: etailing) is the selling of retail goods on the Internet.

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