Short for Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud, Amazon EC2 is a commercial Web service from Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) that lets customers “rent” computing resources from the EC2 cloud. EC2 provides storage, processing, and Web services to customers. EC2 is a virtual computing environment, that enables customers to use Web service interfaces to launch instances with a variety of operating systems, load them with your custom applications, manage your network’s access permissions, and run your image using as many or few systems as you need.
The name given to a malicious botnet that is used to collect log-in credentials to online financial systems, social networking sites and e-mail systems to break into accounts and steal corporate and government data. By February 2010, the Kneber botnet was believed to consist of nearly 75,000 computers and to have infiltrated 2,500 different companies.
HTML5 is a W3C specification that defines the fifth major revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). One of the major changes in HTML5 is in respect to how HTML addresses Web applications. Other new features in HTML5 include specific functions for embedding graphics, audio, video, and interactive documents. New elements also allow you to […]
A motherboard form factor that is smaller than the standard ATX size of 300mm x 240mm. The Mini-ITX is 170mm x 170mm (slightly smaller than the micro-ATX) and reduces the size of standard desktops and computer towers. Mini-ITX was developed by VIA Technologies. See What You Need to Know About Motherboards in the Quick Reference […]
- network automation
The phrase used to describe the methodologies, processes, and technologies needed to help large organizations and enterprises automate the configuration and management of network devices, including hubs, routers and switches. Network automation helps an organization improve network service availability.
- brand advocate
In electronic commerce and online advertising, a brand advocate is a person, or customer who talks favorably about a brand or product, and then passes on positive word-of-mouth (WOM) messages about the brand to other people.