Swivel chair is a slang term for a common interface work-around that involves manually entering data into one system and then entering the same data into another system. The term is derived from the practice of the user turning from one system to another using a swivel chair. The swivel chair interface can be eliminated with better network management and unified interfaces and data integration.
- Symmetric Encryption
A type of encryption where the same key is used to encrypt and decrypt the message. This differs from asymmetric (or public-key) encryption, which uses one key to encrypt a message and another to decrypt the message.
- Symmetric-Key Cryptography
An encryption system in which the sender and receiver of a message share a single, common key that is used to encrypt and decrypt the message. Contrast this with public-key cryptology, which utilizes two keys – a public key to encrypt messages and a private key to decrypt them. Symmetric-key systems are simpler and faster, […]
Derived from the words synchronize, synchronous, and electricity, the term synchicity is a slang term used to describe a seamless playback of parallel multimedia streams without jittering or interruption. The term is often used in film-making and multimedia circles to describe the degree of synchronization between separate multimedia sources : voice, music, video, or animation.
)Occurring at regular intervals. The opposite of synchronous is asynchronous. Most communication between computers and devices is asynchronous — it can occur at any time and at irregular intervals. Communication within a computer, however, is usually synchronous and is governed by the microprocessor clock. Signals along the bus, for example, can occur only at specific […]
- synchronous groupware
Groupware that works in real-time allowing multiple participants to collaborate in groups at the same time. Examples of synchronous groupware include whiteboarding, text-based chat systems or videoconferencing. Contrast with asynchronous groupware.