Abbreviated as NIS, Network Information Service is a client-server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a computer network. NIS allows a group of machines within an NIS domain to share a common set of configuration files. This permits a system administrator to set up NIS client systems with only minimal configuration data and add, remove or modify configuration data from a single location. NIS was first developed by Sun Microsystems to centralize administration of SunOS systems. Now, NIS is supported by all major Unix-based systems including Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and others.
- Novell eDIRECTORY
Also called Netware Directory Services, Novell eDIRECTORY is directory service software that is used to centrally managing access to resources on multiple servers and computers within a network. The eDirectory software is not available as a standalone product, instead it is part of the Novell Compliance Management Platform. The Novell Compliance Management Platform delivers business […]
The name of a popular Web-based PHP auction software package. Users can purchase and install phpAuction to create an online auction site in a PHP, MySQL for Unix/Linux environment. The phpAuction software can be deployed on a Web server for online auctions or as stand-alone software for live auctions. The software handles all aspects of […]
- predictive merchandising
Also called automated merchandising or personalized product recommendations, in electronic commerce it is a search technology that integrates data and predictive analytics to generate site merchandising. While exact features of predictive merchandising services differ from vendor to vendor, there all have some common functions. Usually tracking tags are used in a merchant’s e-mail and on-site […]
Also called order fulfillment, in electronic commerce terminology, it is the term used to describe the complete process used by a company from the point of sale onward to the delivery of a product to a customer.
- automated merchandising
See under predictive merchandising.