CIO Definitions

  • G

    green IT (green information technology)

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

  • group think

    Group think (also spelled groupthink) is a phenomenon that occurs when group's need for consensus supersedes the judgment of individual group members.

  • growth potential

    Growth potential is an organization's future ability to generate larger profits, expand its workforce and ramp up its production.

  • H

    H-1B

    H-1B is a United States Immigration Service visa classification that permits employers to hire highly skilled foreign workers who possess theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge.

  • hackathon

    A hackathon is a social coding event that lasts several hours or days and brings together computer programmers and others to improve upon or build new software programs.

  • hard skills

    Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities that may be required in a given context, such as a job or university application... (Continued)

  • holistic (holistic technology)

    Holistic (holistic technology) is a concept concerned with treatment of entire systems, rather than the analysis, treatment or segmentation of parts of those systems.

  • homologation

    Homologation is the certification of a product to indicate that it meets regulatory standards.

  • Honey Encryption

    Honey Encryption is a security tool that makes it difficult for an attacker who is carrying out a brute force attack to know if he has correctly guessed a password or encryption key.

  • 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.

  • hot site and cold site

    A hot site is a commercial disaster recovery service that allows a business to continue computer and network operations in the event of a computer or equipment disaster.

  • hoteling

    Hoteling (also called office hoteling) is the practice of providing office space to employees on an as-needed rather than on the traditional, constantly reserved basis. This reduces the amount of physical space that an enterprise needs, lowering overhead cost while (ideally) ensuring that every worker can access office resources when necessary. (Continued...)

  • human resource management (HRM)

    Human resource management (HRM) is the governance of an organization’s employees. HRM is sometimes referred to simply as human resources (HR).

  • human-centric BPM

    Human-centric business process management is an approach to BPM  that considers human skills and activities first and uses automated functions to support them. Most BPM suites include human-centric BPM features.

  • hurdle rate

    A hurdle rate is the required rate of return above which an investment makes sense and below which it does not.

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