Terminology For Enterprise

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Term Description Alias, Acronyms and Abbreviations
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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be commonly asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. The format is commonly used on email mailing lists and other online forums, where certain common questions tend to recur.
KPI Key Performance Indicator Whatever Key Performance Indicators are selected, they must reflect the organization's goals, they must be key to its success,and they must be quantifiable (measurable). Key Performance Indicators usually are long-term considerations. The definition of what they are and how they are measured do not change often.

•A business may have as one of its Key Performance Indicators the percentage of its income that comes from return customers.

SaaS Software as a Service ... is a model for the distribution of software where customers access software over the Internet. In SaaS, a service provider hosts the application at its data center and a customer accesses it via a standard Web browser.
PaaS Platform as a Service ... offerings facilitate the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities.
HaaS Hardware as a Service ... refers to managed services or grid computing, where computing power is leased from a central provider. In each case, the HaaS model is similar to other service-based models, where users rent, rather than purchase, a provider's tech assets.
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service Characteristics and components of IaaS include:
  • Utility computing service and billing model.
  • Automation of administrative tasks.
  • Dynamic scaling.
  • Desktop virtualization.
  • Policy-based services.
  • Internet connectivity.
Cloud Computing [1]
Building Clouds (Azure) ...building hybrid clouds that can support any device from anywhere. Sample Portal Code based on Windows Azure Pack, Service Provider Foundation and Virtual Machine Manager [2]
POC Proof-of-Concept
Node A single, conceptual computing device connected to the network Logical setup
Host The actuel physical computing device involved in a node Physical setup
Link A connection between two hosts