• September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Yankee Group: SOA everywhere by 2006

    A new survey by the Yankee Group reports that service-oriented architecture (SOA) will be everywhere by 2006. The firm promises SOA will simplify IT processes, but trying to define SOA doesn't seem to simplify anything.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    In service level agreements (SLAs) and other legal contracts such as end-user license agreements (EULAs), indemnification is the part of an agreement that provides for one party to bear the monetary costs, either directly or by reimbursement, for ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    mainframe (big iron)

    A mainframe (also known as 'big iron') is a high-performance computer used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security than a smaller-scale machine can offer... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Cygwin is an open source collection of tools that allows Unix or Linux applications to be compiled and run on a Windows operating system from within a Linux-like interface.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    data integrity

    Data integrity is the assurance that digital information is uncorrupted and can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness of data over its entire life ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    ISO 9000

    (For the business server line from Hewlett-Packard, see HP 9000.) ISO 9000 is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain an effective quality ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    twisted pair

    Twisted pair is the ordinary copper wire that connects home and many business computers to the telephone company. (Continued...)  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Multiprocessing is the coordinated processing of programs by more than one computer processor.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    DB2 is a family of relational database management system (RDBMS) products from IBM that serve a number of different operating system platforms.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Front-end and back-end are terms used to characterize program interfaces and services relative to the initial user of these interfaces and services.  Continue Reading