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Algorithm

A mathematical formula placed in software that performs an analysis on a set of data.

July 10, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Analytics

Using software-based algorithms and statistics to derive meaning from data.

July 3, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Inbox zero

Inbox Zero is a rigorous approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox empty — or almost empty — at all times.

June 26, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data.

 

June 26, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Ransomware

Ransomware is malware for data kidnapping, an exploit in which the attacker encrypts the victim’s data and demands payment for the decryption key.

June 19, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Data

A quantitative or qualitative value. Common types of data include sales figures, marketing research results, readings from monitoring equipment, user actions on a website, market growth projections, demographic information, and customer lists.

June 12, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Dashboard

A graphical reporting of static or real-time data on a desktop or mobile device. Dashboards often contain numerous charts, graphs, maps and trend data.

June 5, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Data analytics

The application of software to derive information or meaning from data. The end result might be a report, an indication of status, or an action taken automatically based on the information received.

May 29, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Biometrics

The use of technology to identify people by one or more of their physical traits, such as fingerprints, iris or facial recognition, voice recognition, etc.

 

May 22, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|

Anonymization

The severing of links between people in a database and their records to prevent the discovery of the source of the records.

 

May 15, 17|Categories: Word of the Day|
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