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OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan is version 10.11 of Apple Computer’s Mac OS X operating system for Macintosh desktop, laptop and server computers, and serves as the successor to OS X Yosemite. OS X El Capitan was introduced at Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June 2015 along with iOS 9, with official availability […]

OpenStack Liberty

The successor to the Kilo release of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, OpenStack Liberty made its debut on October 15, 2015 as the twelfth major release of OpenStack. Liberty arrived as the second major update in 2015 for OpenStack, following Kilo’s release on April 30. As with previous OpenStack releases, Liberty takes its […]

ODC

Short for on-demand computing, a typically enterprise-level computing model in which the technology and computing resources are allocated to the organization and its individual users on an as-needed basis. For example, computing resources such as CPU cycles, bandwidth availability, storage and applications can be channeled to users based on the tasks they are performing at […]

Osborne Effect

The term used to describe a negative outcome from a company prematurely releasing information about future products and impacting sales of their current products. The Osborne Effect is normally seen when the company misjudges the timing for announcing the future products. The phrase “Osborne Effect” is derived from the late 80’s when a company called […]

Online Data Storage

Online data storage refers to the practice of storing electronic data with a third party service accessed via the Internet. It is an alternative to traditional local storage (such as disk or tape drives) and portable storage (such as optical media or flash drives). It can also be called “hosted storage,” “Internet storage” or “cloud […]

Open Transport

A protocol that enables Macintosh computers to use AppleTalk devices and software to connect with other types of computers and networks, especially networks such as the Internet that are based on the TCP/IP protocols.

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 […]

one-to-one

In biometrics it is a type of fingerprint identification and verification process where the biometrics sample is matched to the user, showing the user is who he or she claims to be. Compare with one-to-many. See “How Fingerprint Scanners Work” in the “”Did You Know…” section of

Organic SEO

Organic SEO (search engine optimization) is the phrase used to describe processes to obtain a natural placement on organic search engine results pages (SERPs). Some examples of techniques used for organic SEO include using keywords and keyword analysis, backlinking, link building to improve link popularity, and writing content relevant for human readers. See White hat […]

outbound call center

A type of call center that is designed to send a large volume of requests — or outbound calls — to customers by telephone. Outbound call centers typically handle telephone communications for sales, account upgrades, subscription offers, telephone marketing and debt collection. See