Accounting software describes a type of application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable,journal, general ledger, payroll, and trial balance.
Acqui-hiring or Acq-hiring (a portmanteau of "acquisition" and "hiring") or talent acquisition, is the process of acquiring a company to recruit its employees, without necessarily showing an interest in its current products and services—or their continued operation.
Agile software development describes an approach to software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customer(s)/end user(s).
Andrew Hoppin (born July 12, 1971) is a civic technology entrepreneur, investor and advocate for OpenSaaS software.
In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.
An application service provider (ASP) is a business providing computer-based services to customers over a network; such as access to a particular software application (such as customer relationship management) using a standard protocol (such as HTTP).
*aaS is an acronym for as a service (e.g., X as a service), and refers to something being made available to a customer as a service.
Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay debts to creditors.
Boston Review is a quarterly American political and literary magazine.
A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.
Business analytics (BA) refers to the skills, technologies, practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language like HTML.
Centralized computing is computing done at a central location, using terminals that are attached to a central computer.
The client–server model is a distributed application structure that partitions tasks or workloads between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients.
Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.
Cloud-based integration is a form of systems integration business delivered as a cloud computing service that addresses data, process, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application integration.
Co-branding, is a marketing strategy that involves strategic alliance of multiple brand names jointly used on single product or service.
Collaboration occurs when two or more people or organizations work together--> to realize or achieve a goal.
Collaborative software or groupware is application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve their goals.
In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.
In communications or computer systems, a configuration is an arrangement of functional units according to their nature, number, and chief characteristics.
Computer hardware includes the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, monitor, keyboard, computer data storage, graphic card, sound card and motherboard.
A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.
Cybersecurity, computer security or IT security is the protection of computer systems from theft of or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.
Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computers.
Content management (CM) is a set of processes and technologies that supports the collection, managing, and publishing of information in any form or medium.
A content management system (CMS)Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy.
Customer relationship management (CRM) is an approach to manage a company's interaction with current and potential customers.
A data center (American English) or data centre (Commonwealth English) is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
Data governance is the capability that enables an organization to ensure that high data quality exists throughout the complete lifecycle of the data.
Data loss is an error condition in information systems in which information is destroyed by failures or neglect in storage, transmission, or processing.
A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.
Desktop virtualization is software technology that separates the desktop environment and associated application software from the physical client device that is used to access it.
Drupal is a free and open source content-management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.
In microeconomics, economies of scale are the cost advantages that enterprises obtain due to their scale of operation (typically measured by amount of output produced), with cost per unit of output decreasing with increasing scale.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the integrated management of core business processes, often in real-time and mediated by software and technology.
Enterprise software, also known as enterprise application software (EAS), is computer software used to satisfy the needs of an organization rather than individual users.
A fat client (also called heavy, rich or thick client) is a computer (client), in client–server architecture or networks, that typically provides rich functionality independent of the central server.
In computing, a firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.
Forrester is an American market research company that provides advice on existing and potential impact of technology, to its clients and the public.
Free software or libre software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 to support the free software movement, which promotes the universal freedom to study, distribute, create, and modify computer software, with the organization's preference for software being distributed under copyleft ("share alike") terms, such as with its own GNU General Public License.
Freemium is a pricing strategy by which a product or service (typically a digital offering or an application such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but money (premium) is charged for additional features, services, or virtual goods.
Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.
Gartner, Inc. is a global research and advisory firm providing insights, advice, and tools for leaders in IT, Finance, HR, Customer Service and Support, Legal and Compliance, Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain functions across the world.
Gloucester is a city and district in Gloucestershire, England, of which it is the county town.
GNU is an operating system and an extensive collection of computer software.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.
HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.
Human resource management (HRM or HR) is the strategic approach to the effective management of organization workers so that they help the business gain a competitive advantage, Commonly referred to as the HR Department, it is designed to maximize employee performance in service of an employer's strategic objectives.
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
An independent software vendor (ISV) is an organization specializing in making and selling software, as opposed to hardware, designed for mass or niche markets.
Information exchange or information sharing are informal terms that can either refer to bidirectional information transmission/information transfer in telecommunications and computer science or communication seen from a system-theoretic or information-theoretic point of view.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) refers to online services that provide high-level APIs used to dereference various low-level details of underlying network infrastructure like physical computing resources, location, data partitioning, scaling, security, backup etc.
Instant messaging (IM) technology is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet.
Internet access is the ability of individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using computer terminals, computers, and other devices; and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web.
An Internet hosting service is a service that runs Internet servers, allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet.
Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States.
Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern and based on Symfony.
A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs.
In software design, look and feel is a term used in respect of a graphical user interface and comprises aspects of its design, including elements such as colors, shapes, layout, and typefaces (the "look"), as well as the behavior of dynamic elements such as buttons, boxes, and menus (the "feel").
Mainframe computers (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications; bulk data processing, such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning; and transaction processing.
Management information system or management information systems (MIS) refers to the complementary networks of hardware and software cooperating to collect, process, store, and disseminate information in order to support the managerial role of leveraging information technology to increase business value and profits.
A mashup (computer industry jargon), in web development, is a web page or web application that uses content from more than one source to create a single new service displayed in a single graphical interface.
MediaWiki is a free and open-source wiki software.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS), also known as "backend as a service" (BaaS), is a model for providing web app and mobile app developers with a way to link their applications to backend cloud storage and APIs exposed by back end applications while also providing features such as user management, push notifications, and integration with social networking services.
The term "software multitenancy" refers to a software architecture in which a single instance of software runs on a server and serves multiple tenants.
The New York State Senate is the upper house of the New York State Legislature, the New York State Assembly being the lower house.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
OpenSaaS refers to software as a service (SaaS) based on open source code.
An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Page layout is the part of graphic design that deals in the arrangement of visual elements on a page.
In computer programming, a parameter (often called formal parameter or formal argument) is a special kind of variable, used in a subroutine to refer to one of the pieces of data provided as input to the subroutine.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (or simply PHP) is a server-side scripting language designed for Web development, but also used as a general-purpose programming language.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) or application platform as a Service (aPaaS) or platform base service is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.
Product-service systems (PSS) are business models that provide for cohesive delivery of products and services.
Productivity software (sometimes called personal productivity software or office productivity software) is application software dedicated to producing information, such as documents, presentations, worksheets, databases, charts, graphs, digital paintings, electronic music and digital video.
A programming tool or software development tool is a computer program that software developers use to create, debug, maintain, or otherwise support other programs and applications.
Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time.
RainStor was a software company that developed a database management system of the same name designed to manage and analyze big data for large enterprises.
Regression testing is a type of software testing that ensures that previously developed and tested software still performs the same way after it is changed or interfaced with other software.
Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that defines a set of constraints and properties based on HTTP.
Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms—is an American free software movement activist and programmer.
RT (formerly Russia Today) is a Russian international television network funded by the Russian government.
Ruby on Rails, or Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License.
Scalability is the capability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.
Self-service is the practice of serving oneself, usually when purchasing items.
A service bureau is a company that provides business services for a fee.
SOAP (originally Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks.
A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.
Software architecture refers to the high level structures of a software system, the discipline of creating such structures, and the documentation of these structures.
Software deployment is all of the activities that make a software system available for use.
Software design is the process by which an agent creates a specification of a software artifact, intended to accomplish goals, using a set of primitive components and subject to constraints.
A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software.
A software release life cycle is the sum of the stages of development and maturity for a piece of computer software: ranging from its initial development to its eventual release, and including updated versions of the released version to help improve software or fix software bugs still present in the software.
Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software product or service under test.
Software versioning is the process of assigning either unique version names or unique version numbers to unique states of computer software.
In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.
Source code escrow is the deposit of the source code of software with a third party escrow agent.
The subscription business model is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to a product or service.
The Subscription Computing model was developed by IBM research.
System integration is defined in engineering as the process of bringing together the component sub-systems into one system (an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality) and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system, and in information technology as the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, to act as a coordinated whole.
A thin client is a lightweight computer that has been optimized for remoting into a server-based computing environment.
In computing, time-sharing is the sharing of a computing resource among many users by means of multiprogramming and multi-tasking at the same time.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.
User Experience (UX) refers to a person's emotions and attitudes about using a particular product, system or service.
The user interface (UI), in the industrial design field of human–computer interaction, is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur.
Utility computing, or The Computer Utility, is a service provisioning model in which a service provider makes computing resources and infrastructure management available to the customer as needed, and charges them for specific usage rather than a flat rate.
In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Web 2.0 refers to World Wide Web websites that emphasize user-generated content, usability (ease of use, even by non-experts), and interoperability (this means that a website can work well with other products, systems, and devices) for end users.
Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of web data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage.
In computing, a web application or web app is a client–server computer program which the client (including the user interface and client-side logic) runs in a web browser.
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web.
Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites.
Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network).
A web framework (WF) or web application framework (WAF) is a software framework that is designed to support the development of web applications including web services, web resources, and web APIs.
A wide area network (WAN) is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance/place.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.
The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.
ZDNet is a business technology news website published by CBS Interactive, along with TechRepublic.
Ziff Davis, LLC is an American publisher and Internet company.
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