A business buzzword that describes a set of defined methods, processes, systems or practices used by a company or organization to meet performance and efficiency standards within their industry or organization. Best practices are guidelines which are used to obtain the most efficient and effective way of completing a task using repeatable and proven procedures.
- Beta Test
A test for a computer product prior to commercial release. Beta testing is the last stage of testing, and normally can involve sending the product to beta test sites outside the company for real-world exposure or offering the product for a free trial download over the Internet. Beta testing is often preceded by a round […]
A slang term used to describe any non-standard type of Web advertisement. This type of ad is not a banner ad, streaming video or text ad, which are common online, but rather it goes beyond that. An example of this type of ad would be a rich-media ad where users can interact with the ad […]
The outside frame around a computer tower or monitor. On a computer case the bezel is the front area of the case where devices protrude through the case. On a CRT computer monitor, the bezel is the outside frame area around the monitor glass.
- biaxial cable
Abbreviated as biax, a biaxial cable is a type of coaxial cable that uses two 50 ohm coaxial cables in a figure-eight configuration. Contrast with twinaxial cable.
- bidirectional prediction
Bidirectional prediction is a form of compression in which the codec uses information from frames that have already been decompressed as well as from frames yet to come. The codec looks in two directions — forward and as back, making it bidirectional.