Systems management Definitions

  • D

    data latency

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

  • E

    ephemeral messaging

    Ephemeral messaging is the mobile-to-mobile transmission of multimedia messages that automatically disappear from the recipient's screen after the message has been viewed.

  • G

    green IT (green information technology)

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

  • H

    horizontal scalability (scaling out)

    Horizontal scalability is the ability to connect multiple hardware or software entities so that they work as a single logical unit. When servers are clustered, the original server is being scaled out horizontally.

  • I

    Intelligent workload management (IWM)

    Intelligent workload management (IWM) is an approach to running IT systems in a way that rationally optimizes and maximizes use of computing resources and directing them toward better processing, workflow and delivery of services.

  • K

    key risk indicator (KRI)

    A key risk indicator (KRI) is a metric for measuring the likelihood that the combined probability of an event and its consequence will exceed the organization's risk appetite and have a profoundly negative impact on an organization's ability to be successful. 

  • M

    migration

    In information technology (IT), migration is the process of moving from the use of one operating environment to another operating environment that is, in most cases, thought to be a better one.

  • P

    pretexting

    Pretexting is a form of social engineering in which one individual lies to obtain privileged data about another individual in order to engage in identity theft or corporate espionage. A pretext is a false motive.

  • R

    resource allocation

    Resource allocation is the process of assigning and managing assets in a manner that supports an organization's strategic goals.

  • S

    self-destructing email

    Self-destructing email is electronic mail that vanishes or becomes unreadable after a certain length of time or upon the request of the sender... (Continued)

  • systems of engagement

    Systems of engagement are decentralized IT components that incorporate communication technologies such as social media to encourage and enable peer interaction.

  • V

    vendor risk management (VRM)

    Vendor risk management (VRM) is a comprehensive plan for identifying and decreasing potential business uncertainties and legal liabilities regarding the hiring of 3rd party vendors for IT products and services.

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