S - Definitions

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    Safe Harbor

    Safe Harbor is the name of a policy agreement established between the United States Department of Commerce and the European Union in November 2000. The agreement, which regulated the way that U.S. companies could export and handle the personal data of European citizens, was ruled invalid in 2015.

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (often shortened to SOX) is legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices in the enterprise, as well as improve the accuracy of corporate disclosures.

  • SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70)

    SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70) was a widely recognized auditing standard that provided guidance on auditing a service organization's internal controls and reporting its customers' financial reporting processes. SSAE 16 replaced SAS 70 in 2011.

  • Section 508

    Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.

  • security audit

    A security audit is a systematic evaluation of the security of a company's information system by measuring how well it conforms to a set of established criteria.

  • selective outsourcing

    Selective outsourcing is a targeted sourcing strategy that relies upon sending very specific functions and work off-premises while keeping other functions on-premises.

  • 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)

  • self-directed work team (SDWT)

    A self-directed work team (SDWT) is a group of people, usually employees in a company, who combine different skills and talents to work without the usual managerial supervision toward a common purpose or goal.

  • servant leadership

    Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy that believes the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control . Others can include customers, partners, fellow employees and the community at large. 

  • shared services

    Shared services is the consolidation of business operations that are used by multiple parts of the same organization.  

  • sharing economy

    The sharing economy, also known as collaborative consumption, is a trending business concept that highlights the ability (and perhaps the preference) for individuals to rent or borrow goods rather than buy and own them.

  • shopping cart

    On a Web site that sells products or services online, the shopping cart is a common metaphor (from the original grocery store shopping cart) for the catalog or other pages where a user reads and makes selections.

  • Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's largest technology corporations and thousands of technology-related startup companies.

  • SIPOC diagram (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers)

    SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers) is a visual tool for documenting a business process from beginning to end.

  • situational leadership

    Situational leadership is based on the belief that there is no single way to direct people; successful leaders will adapt the way they lead to the needs and abilities of their employees.

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