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  • Windows Server Blue

    The codename for the follow-up to Windows Server 2012, Microsoft’s server operating system. Windows Server Blue is expected to launch in late 2013 with the official name of Windows Server 2012 R2, and preview releases of the cloud-enabled server OS have already been made available for download. The complete Windows Server Blue lineup will include […]

  • Internet protocol television

    Internet protocol television, or IPTV, uses a two-way digital broadcast signal that is sent through a switched telephone or cable network by way of a broadband connection, along with a set top box programmed with software that can handle viewer requests to access media sources. A television is connected to the set top box that […]

  • multiplexor

    A communications device that multiplexes (combines) several signals for transmission over a single medium. A demultiplexor completes the process by separating multiplexed signals from a transmission line. Frequently a multiplexor and demultiplexor are combined into a single device capable of processing both outgoing and incoming signals. A multiplexor is sometimes called a mux and also […]

  • workflow

    The defined series of tasks within an organization to produce a final outcome. Sophisticated workgroup computing applications allow you to define different workflows for different types of jobs. So, for example, in a publishing setting, a document might be automatically routed from writer to editor to proofreader to production. At each stage in the workflow, […]

  • Bridge

    A device that connects two local-area networks (LANs), or two segments of the same LAN that use the same protocol, such as Ethernet or Token-Ring.

  • Rich Snippets

    In Google search engine technology a snippet is the small sample of content shown to users on the Google search results page. In May 2009, Google introduced Rich Snippets, which according to Google is “a new presentation of snippets that applies Google’s algorithms to highlight structured data embedded in Web pages”. Rich Snippets are used […]

  • graphics monitor

    A monitor capable of displaying graphics. That is, any monitor that supports a graphics mode in addition to text modes. Nearly all modern monitors are graphics monitors.

  • gigaPOP

    Short for gigabit Point of Presence, a network access point that supports data transfer rates of at least 1 Gbps. Currently, only a few gigaPOPs exist, and they’re used primarily for accessing the I2 network. Each university that connects to I2 must do so through a gigaPOP, which connects the university’s LANs and WANs to […]

  • proof-of-concept virus

    A proof of concept virus is written by an individual with advanced programming skills, usually to ‘show off’ their programming talents or to point out a vulnerability in a specific software. Usually authors of proof-of-concept viruses will send these programs to an anti-virus software developer, and the programmer would be more apt to produce a […]

  • iOS 8

    iOS 8 is the eighth major update for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system that runs on portable Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple iOS 8 was introduced at the company’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June 2014 along with OS X Yosemite, with official availability expected in the fall. […]