IT outsourcing is a phrase used to describe the practice of seeking resources — or subcontracting — outside of an organizational structure for all or part of an IT (Information Technology) function. An organization would use IT outsourcing for functions ranging from infrastructure to software development, maintenance and support. For example, an enterprise might outsource its IT management because it is cheaper to contract a third party to do so than it would be to build its own in-house IT management team. Or a company might outsource all of its data storage needs because it does not want to buy and maintain its own data storage devices. Most large organizations only outsource a portion of any given IT function.
- open source tools
Open source tools is a phrase used to mean a program — or tool — that performs a very specific task, in which the source code is openly published for use and/or modification from its original design, free of charge. Open source tools are typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon […]
- Cool Colors
The phrase used to describe any color that is calm or soothing in nature. Cool colors are not overpowering and tend to recede in space. Examples of cool colors include white, gray, blue and green (think calming blue waters). Contrast with warm colors. See “The Science of Color” in the Did You Know… section of
Short for Hue, Saturation, and Value it is a color model that is often used in place of the RGB color model in graphics and paint programs. In using this color model, a color is specified then white or black is added to easily make color adjustments. HSV may also be called HSB (short for […]
- accent mark
In desktop publishing and word processing, an accent mark, also called a diacritical, it is the term used to describe the accent marks used on some characters to denote a specific pronunciation. Accent marks, or diacriticals are most commonly used in French, German, Spanish, and other languages. Accent marks are not common in the English […]
- PCI modem
A modem that plugs into a PCI bus and is controlled by a device driver. Other types of modems may use the older ISA bus slot.