CIO Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing CIO strategy and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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    121 (one-to-one)

    In Internet e-commerce, 121 is short for one-to-one, the philosophy that treating each customer as a special individual is a more successful approach than treating customers as a group of similar individuals.

  • 99.999 (Five nines or Five 9s)

    In computers, 99.999 (often called "five 9s") refers to a desired percentage of availability of a given computer system.

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    academic analytics

    Academic analytic's is the application of business intelligence (BI) tools and strategies to guide decision-making practices in educational institutions.

  • adaptive enterprise (or adaptive organization)

    An adaptive enterprise (or adaptive organization) is a corporation, institution, or agency in which the business demand and the IT (information technology) supply are matched and synchronized at all times.

  • Adobe Flash Player

    Adobe Flash Player is software used to stream and view video, audio and multimedia and Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on a computer or supported mobile device.

  • Agile business intelligence (BI)

    Agile business intelligence (BI) is a fast and flexible process that uses agile software development (ASD) methodologies to enable rapid development and allow users to efficiently adapt intelligence-based strategy to business needs.

  • Agile Manifesto

    The Agile Manifesto, also called the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, is a formal proclamation of four key values and 12  principles to guide an iterative and people-centric approach to software development. 

  • Agile Project Management

    Agile Project Management (APM) is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes.

  • AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt)

    AIBO (pronounced eye-bow) is an entertainment robot designed by Sony.

  • Apple iMessage (Apple instant message)

    Apple iMessage (Apple instant message) is an instant messenger service developed by Apple Inc. that allows users to send texts, documents, photos, videos, locations, contact information and group messages over Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE networks to other iOS or OS X users.

  • application modernization

    Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing or consolidation of legacy software programming to align it more closely with current business needs. The goal of an application modernization project is to create new business value from existing applications.

  • application transformation

    Application transformation is a process that aims to assess, modernize and manage applications in an enterprise organization.

  • artificial neuron

    An artificial neuron is a connection point in an artificial neural network. Artificial neural networks, like the human body's biological neural network, have a layered architecture and each network node (connection point) has the capability to process input and forward output to other nodes in the network.

  • atom

    An atom is a particle of matter that uniquely defines achemical element.

  • audit trail

    In accounting, an audit trail is the sequence of paperwork that validates or invalidates accounting entries.

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