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  • end of life (EOL)

    End of life (EOL), in the context of manufacturing and product lifecycles, is the final stages of a product’s existence. The particular concerns of end-of-life depend on the product in question and whether the perspective is that of the manufacturer ... 

  • IT organization (information technology organization)

    An IT organization (information technology organization) is the department within an organization charged with establishing, monitoring and maintaining information technology systems and services, and with strategic planning around current and future... 

  • business model

    A business model is the conceptual structure supporting the viability of a business, including its purpose, its goals and its plans for achieving them. Traditionally, financial goals have been the main focus of business models but business sustaina... 

  • insider trading

    Insider trading is the buying and selling of securities based on information that has not been made available to the general public. Because insider information gives an investor an advantage over others, it is illegal and punishable by law. 

  • earnings season

    Earnings season is the period following a fiscal quarter or fiscal year, when most publicly-traded companies report their financial results. The fiscal year of most corporations follows the calendar year so, for the common first quarter, which runs J... 

  • quiet period

    A quiet period is a measure of time during which corporate insiders are restricted from disclosing information relative to the performance or prospective performance of a company before that information is made public. Quiet periods are mandated in c... 

  • business sustainability

    Business sustainability is the management and coordination of environmental, social and financial demands and concerns to ensure responsible, ethical and ongoing success. In a broader context, social, environmental and economic demands are considered... 

  • superuser

    A superuser is a network account with privilege levels far beyond those of most user accounts. Such an account may belong to a network or system administrator, a database administrator (DBA), a CIO or a CEO. Often, a superuser account is shared by mu... 

  • World's Most Ethical (WME)

    The World’s Most Ethical Companies (WME) is an unranked list published annually by the Ethisphere Institute in New York. Nominees are evaluated on criteria including sustainability and transparency of business practices, details of any litigation, r... 

  • rolling forecast

    A rolling forecast is a business projection that adapts for the passage of time. If a forecast period is a year long, for example, when the first month, passes it is dropped from the forecast and the month following the final month in the forecast pe...