In groupware terminology, latecomer is the word used to mean any person who joins a group session, after the session was initiated. In some older groupware system latecomers may not be supported after the system is set-up. In these types of systems all participants must be accounted for before the moderator initiates the session.
(1) In general, the period of time that one component in a system is spinning its wheels waiting for another component. Latency, therefore, is wasted time. For example, in accessing data on a disk, latency is defined as the time it takes to position the proper sector under the read/write head. (2) In networking, the […]
- latency setting
(n.) A memory setting in a computer system’s BIOS that specifies the speed at which memory receives and sends data. The lower the latency number, the better the system performance and the more stress the system is put under, which can lead to system instability, particularly in overclocking scenarios. Latency settings typically are expressed as […]
(v.) (1)To start a program. (2) To make a new or redesigned Web site live.
- layered defense
In computer and network security terminology, a layered defense is used to describe a security system that is build using multiple tools and policies to safeguard multiple areas of the network against multiple threats including worms, theft, unauthorized access, insider attacks and other security considerations. A layered defense ultimately should be able to provide adequate […]
(1) In word processing and desktop publishing, layout refers to the arrangement of text and graphics. The layout of a document can determine which points are emphasized, and whether the document is aesthetically pleasing. While no computer program can substitute for a professional layout artist, a powerful desktop publishing system can make it easier to […]