The Cloud (Definitions)

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

A policy in which employees are encourged to simply use thier own devices for work rather than being provided with additional company-issued devices

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Cloud

A term that refers to elastic leasign of pooled computer resources over the Internet

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Collaboration

Occurs when two or more people work together to achieve a common goal, result, or product

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Communication Systems

Email, VPN’s, instant messaging, and more sophisticated communication systems, dependent on the network technology available in an organization

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Content Delivery Network (CDN)

An information system that serves content to Web pages over the Internet. To reduce wait time, data is typically stored and served from many geographic locations

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Elastic

In cloud computing, the situation that exists when the amount of resource leased can be dynamically increased or decreased, programmatically, in a short span of time, and organizations pay for just the resources that they use

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Global Positioning System (GPS)

A collection of dozens of satellites orbiting the earth that transmit precise microwave signals. A GPS reciever can calculate its position by measuring the distance between itself and several of the satellites

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Internet

Global network of networks using universal standards to connect millions of different networks

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Local Area Network (LAN)

A telecommunications network that requires its own dedicated channels and that encompasses a limited distance, usually one building or several buildings in close proximity

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M-Commerce (Mobile Commerce)

The use of wireless devices, such as smartphones or tablets to conduct both business-to-consumer and business-to-business e-commerce transactions over the Internet

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Network

The linking of two or more computers to share data or resources, such as a printer

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Network Externality

The larger the number of people using a network, the more valuable that network becomes

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Optical Fibre Cable

A type of caple used to connect th computers, printers, switches, and other devices on a LAN

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Pooled

The situation in which many different organizations use the same physical hardware

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Private Cloud

A proprietary network or a data center that ties together servers, storage, networks, data, and applications as a set of virtualized services that are shared by users inside a company

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Protocol

A set of rules and procedures that govern transmission between the components in a network

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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Software architecture of a firm built on a collection of software programs that communicate with each other to perform assigned tasks to create a working software application

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Transmission Media

Physical media, such as a copper cable and optical fibre cable, or wireless media transmitting light or radio frequencies which transmit electronic signals

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Tunnel

A virtual, provate pathway over a public or shared network from the VPN client to the VPN server

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Virtual Private Cloud

A subset of a public cloud that has highly restricted, secure access

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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A secure connection between two points across the Internet to transmit corporate data. Provides a low-cost alternative to a private network

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Web Service Standards

Worldwide standards that programs use to declare what they do, the structure of the data they process, and the ways they will communicate

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Web Services

Set of universal standards using Internet technology for integrating different applications from different sources without time-consuming custom coding. Used for linking systems of different organizations or for linking disparate systems within the same organization

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Wide Area Network (WAN)

Telecommunications network that spans a large geographical distance. May consist of a variety of cable, satellite, and microwave technologies

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Workflow

A process or procedure by which content is created, edited, used, and disposed

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