CIO Definitions

  • E

    enterprise data hub

    An enterprise data hub, also referred to as a data lake, is a new big data management model for big data that utilizes Hadoop as the central data repository.

  • enterprise IT (enterprise-class IT)

    Enterprise IT, also known as enterprise-class IT, is hardware and software designed to meet the demands of a large organization. In comparison to consumers and small companies, an enterprise has greater requirements for availability, reliability, scalability, performance and security, among other things.

  • enterprise relationship management (ERM)

    Enterprise relationship management (ERM) is software that analyzes data it has about its customers to develop a better understanding of the customer and how the customer is using its products and services.

  • enterprise risk management (ERM)

    Enterprise risk management (ERM) is the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the activities of an organization in order to minimize the effects of risk on an organization's capital and earnings.

  • enterprise social media

    Enterprise social media is a category of online communications channels dedicated to corporated-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.

  • enterprise social networking

    Enterprise social networking is an organization's use of social media, internally and externally, to connect individuals who share similar business interests or activities.

  • enterprise social software

    Enterprise social software is a general term that describes social networking and collaboration tools used in large organizations.

  • entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur, translated from its French roots, means "one who undertakes.

  • 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.

  • executive dashboard

    An executive dashboard is a computer interface that displays the vital information corporate officers need to help them effectively run an enterprise... (Continued)

  • executive leadership

    Executive leadership is the ability of an organization's management to guide and motivate employees while meeting organizational goals.

  • extended enterprise

    Extended enterprise is the concept that a company does not operate in isolation because its success is dependent upon a network of partner relationships.

  • F

    feature creep

    Feature creep (sometimes known as requirements creep or scope creep) is a tendency for product or project requirements to increase during development beyond those originally foreseen, leading to features that weren't originally planned and resulting risk to product quality or schedule.

  • field-level encryption

    Field-level encryption is the ability to encrypt data based on entire fields.

  • first mover

    In the business world, a first mover is a company that aims to gain an advantageous and perhaps insurmountable market position by being the first to establish itself in a given market.

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