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.

  • D

    digital transformation (DX)

    Digital transformation (DX) is the reworking of the products, processes and strategies within an organization by leveraging current technologies.

  • disruptive innovation

    Disruptive innovation is the introduction of a product or service into an established industry that performs better and, generally, at a lower cost than existing offerings, thereby displacing the market leaders in that particular market space and transforming the industry.

  • distributed ledger technology (DLT)

    Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a digital system for recording the transaction of assets in which the transactions and their details are recorded in multiple places at the same time.

  • dot-com bubble

    The dot-com bubble, also referred to as the Internet bubble, refers to the period between 1995 and 2000 when investors pumped money into Internet-based startups in the hopes that these fledgling companies would soon turn a profit.

  • E

    e-brokerage

    An e-brokerage is a brokerage house that allows you to buy and sell stocks and obtain investment information from its Web site.

  • e-business (electronic business)

    E-business (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the internet.

  • e-commerce (electronic commerce or EC)

    E-commerce (EC), an abbreviation for electronic commerce, is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet.

  • e-form (electronic form)

    An e-form (electronic form) is a computer program version of a paper form.

  • e-procurement (supplier exchange)

    E-procurement is the business-to-business purchase and sale of supplies and services over the Internet.

  • e-services (electronic services)

    E-services, a business concept developed by Hewlett Packard (HP), is the idea that the World Wide Web is moving beyond e-business and e-commerce (that is, completing sales on the Web) into a new phase where many business services can be provided for a business or consumer using the Web.

  • e-speak

    E-speak is an open software platform designed by HP to facilitate the delivery of e-services (electronic services) over the Internet.

  • e-tailing (electronic retailing)

    E-tailing (less frequently: etailing) is the selling of retail goods on the Internet.

  • E2E (exchange-to-exchange)

    On the Internet, E2E has been used to mean exchange-to-exchange - that is, the exchange of information or transactions between Web sites that themselves serve as exchanges or brokers for goods and services between businesses.

  • EBITDA ( earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization)

    EBITDA stands for 'earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.'

  • EBPP (electronic bill presentment and payment)

    On the Internet, electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) is a process that enables bills to be created, delivered, and paid over the Internet.

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