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  • Computer engineering [r]: Discipline that deals with the design and production of computer hardware, the design and development of low-level computer software, and computer hardware-software integration. [e]
  • Computer network [r]: A collection of computers or digital devices ("nodes") connected by communication links. [e]
  • Content delivery and distributed file sharing networks [r]: Technologies, generally used on the public Internet, to improving the efficiency and convenience of distributing content of interest to multiple users [e]
  • Convergence (disambiguation) [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Cryptology [r]: The theory and practice of protecting the content of communications, and of defeating the protective measures [e]
  • Domain Name System security [r]: A set of extensions to the Domain Name System to protect it from security threats known at the time [e]
  • Electromagnetic spectrum [r]: The range of electromagnetic waves covering all frequencies and wavelengths. [e]
  • End office [r]: In conventional wired telephony, the service provider location at which the local loop wiring from customer premises physically terminates. [e]
  • Extranet [r]: A predefined set of networked computers, under the control of different enterprises, that can communicate with one another for well-defined, secure application processing. [e]
  • File transfer [r]: In computer networking, a means for copying an ordered set of records comprising a file, from at least one computer, to at least one computer [e]
  • History of computing [r]: How electronic computers were first invented; how the technology underlying them evolved. [e]
  • Hypertext [r]: A means of combining human-readable information with metadata about the information, with special reference to the ability to "link" or "jump" to subjects of interest; invented by Ted Nelson at Project Xanadu in the 1960s and first deployed as Apple Computer's product, Hypercard; ancestor of the Hypertext Markup Language and the World Wide Web [e]
  • Intelligent Voice Response [r]: A means of human-to-computer interfacing, most commonly implemented over a voice telephone call, in which the response to user input is in the form of either prerecorded or synthesized speech [e]
  • Intranet [r]: A set of networked computers, under one administration, which can only communicate with one another. [e]
  • Mashup [r]: An integrated application created by combining data and services of multiple applications. On the web, "mashup" typically refers to the combining of geographical location information with a service such as Google maps or Microsoft Virtual Earth. [e]
  • Online document services [r]: "Online document services" such as Google Docs provide all the functionality of "office" applications on the web, including word processor, spreadsheet, and presentations. Most of them also support internal formats for Microsoft Office and Open Office software. [e]
  • Private branch exchange [r]: A telephone switch intended to interconnect the internal users of an organization as well as providing them with access to the Public Switched Telephone Network [e]
  • Remote sensing [r]: The art and science of obtaining information about Earth (or, for that matter, other planets) features from measurements made at a distance, by instruments that detect reflected or transmitted energy in the electromagnetic spectrum [e]
  • Search engine [r]: An application which accepts a query in a specialized (e.g. MEDLINE) or general language (e.g., Google) and responds with bibliographic references (e.g., medical journals, the public Web). [e]
  • Telecommunications network [r]: A system of end user devices, transmission media, and intermediate relays, through which end users communicate using parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. [e]
  • Telemedicine [r]: The use of electronic communications to enable providers to diagnose, provide information, and deliver health services when they are not available for on-site service delivery [e]
  • Telemetry [r]: Electromagnetic transmission of the observations taken by remote sensors [e]
  • Telephone [r]: Telecommunications device that transmits and receives sound, most commonly the human voice, by converting the sound waves to pulses of electrical current, and then retranslating the current back to sound. [e]
  • Universal emergency telephone number system [r]: A single, short telephone number, such as 911 or 112, which will connect the caller to a dispatcher capable of determining the need for ambulance, police, fire or other emergency services, and arranging for the service(s) to get to the location where the problem exists [e]
  • Voice over Internet Protocol [r]: A family of standards that permits carrying voice telephony over Internet Protocol networks that handle both voice and data, instead of dedicated telephony networks. [e]