Short for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment eSATA is an extension to the Serial ATA standard that enables SATA drives to be attached externally. Prior to eSATA, external hard drives were connected via USB 2.0 or FireWire. While eSATA can provide faster transfer ratesthan USB or FireWire, it requires its own power connector.
- e-commerce trustmark
A badge, image or logo found on an electronic commerce Web site that indicates the Web site is a member of a professional organization or that the Web site has passed security tests. The trustmark shows approval branding of a well-known third company. Some common e-commerce trustmarks include those for SSL security, Better Business Bureau, […]
A term used to describe the practice of recycling computers, computer components and other electronics through reusing or donating them until the end of their lifecycle. E-cycling encourages people to reduce, reuse and recycle rather than dispose of these items prematurely when upgrading to newer products. At the end of the electronics’ life, people are […]
Short for electronic discovery, e-discovery is a term used to describe the compiling, storing and securing of digital information, such as e-mail, files and other data. Growth in this market is fueled by the need for corporations to comply with amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) covering the discovery of digital information. […]
(ē-guv´&rn-ment) (n.) A generic term that refers to any government functions or processes that are carried out in digital form over the Internet. Local, state and federal governments essentially set up central Web sites from which the public (both private citizens and businesses) can find public information, download government forms and contact government representatives. For […]
Education via the Internet, network, or standalone computer. e-learning is essentially the network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. e-learning refers to using electronic applications and processes to learn. e-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, […]