KPIs, or key performance indicators help organizations achieve organizational goals through the definition and measurement of progress. The key indicators are agreed upon by an organization and are indicators which can be measured that will reflect success factors. The KPIs selected must reflect the organization’s goals, they must be key to its success, and they must be measurable. Key performance indicators usually are long-term considerations for an organization.
Short for the phrase knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Short for Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language. KQML is a language and protocol for exchanging information and knowledge. Programs use KQML to communicate attitudes about information, such as querying, stating, believing, requiring and subscribing. It is both a message format and a message-handling protocol that supports run-time knowledge sharing among agents. KQML can be used […]
Short for K Video Compression Dynamics, KVCD is a modification to the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 GOP structure that allows you to create over 120 minutes of ‘near DVD quality’ video on a single 80 minute CD-R/CD-RW. The official KVCD resolution is 528×480(576). This resolution standard is referred to as KVCDx3. An alternate resolution, 544×480(576) is […]
- KVM switch
Short for keyboard, video, mouse switch, a hardware device that enables a single keyboard, video monitor and mouse to control more than one computer one at a time. KVM switches are popular among users who have upgraded their home PC systems and want to still use their old computers but do not want to invest […]
Short for kilobits per second, a measure of data transfer speed. Modems, for example, are measured in Kbps. Note that one Kbps is 1,000 bits per second, whereas a KB (kilobyte) is 1,024 bytes. Data transfer rates are measured using the decimal meaning of K whereas data storage is measured using the powers-of-2 meaning of […]