General Terms

RIS

A standardized file format that enables citation programs to exchange data. It is supported by a number of reference manager applications. A RIS file looks like a typical text file, but with references. The references consist of fields and tags.

R&D

Short for Research and Development. A business or government activity that with the right approach and incentive can lead to invention and innovation. R&D also works on improving existing products and projects. There are internal (in-house) and external R&D facilities.

Regular expression

A sequence of characters that define a search pattern, string of text that allows to create patterns that help match, locate, and manage text, can also be used in text editors to find text within a file. Regular expressions can be coded in Java, Perl, .NET, PHP and other languages.

Rendering Engine

An engine that is used by a web browser to render text and images, for example, HTML pages. It is primarily a part of a web browser, as it cannot be a standalone program. A rendering engine uses values to fill out the onscreen area with graphics.

RIA

Short for Rich Internet Application. An app that uses the web browser to run embedded scripts within web pages. Such apps have similarities with a desktop application, but are run via a browser plug-in, virtual machine or using JavaScript.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

A form of business process automation technology that consists in automating routine tasks, such as standalone (bottom-up) processes and complex well-established tasks, using a computer-generated character to engage with employees. It saves time and reduces the risk of human error.

Sales enablement

Sales enablement is the process of providing the sales organization with the information, content, and tools that help sales people sell more effectively.

Scientific computing

Scientific computing is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. It is an area of science which spans many disciplines, but at its core it involves the development of models and simulations to understand natural systems.

SDD

Stands for Software Design Description. A description written by a software designer to give software developers overall guidance to the architecture of the software project. It contains the information required to write code.

SDK

Short for Software Development Kit. A set of software development tools that enables a programmer to develop apps for a specific platform, software for robots, video chats, etc. Development is facilitated by libraries, visual editors, debuggers.

SEM

Search engine marketing is the practice of marketing a business using paid advertisements that appear on search engine results pages.

SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.

Set-top box

A set-top box (STB), also colloquially known as a cable box is an information appliance device that generally contains a TV-tuner input and displays output to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source signal into content in a form that can then be displayed on the television screen or other display device.

Signal processing

Signal processing is an electrical engineering subfield that focuses on analysing, modifying and synthesizing signals such as sound, images and biological measurements.

SME

Stands for Subject Matter Expert. A person with special in-depth knowledge of the subject. For example, in technical domains (accounting, software), in web design (client based projects), etc. SMEs come into play, when there is need in developing a book, manual, examination and such.

Social media

Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

Social media campaign

A social media campaign is a coordinated marketing effort to reinforce or assist with a business goal using one or more social media platforms.

Social media marketing

Social media marketing is the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service. 

Social networking

Social networking is the use of Internet-based social media sites to stay connected with friends, family, colleagues, customers, or clients. Social networking can have a social purpose, a business purpose, or both, through sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, among others.

SPA

Short for Single-Page Applications. Web apps that load a single HTML page and dynamically update that page as the user interacts with the app. SPAs are made in various advanced JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, Knockout, Meteor.

Subscription Model

A business model where a customer must pay a price to have an access to the product/service once in a certain period of time (bi weekly, monthly, annually). Subscription model is usually applied to cloud and online services or software, as well as various online publications or communication providers.

Trading system

A trading system is a set of rules or instructions that controls when to buy, and when to sell.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is the process of diagnosing the source of a problem.

Unix-like

Also known as UN*X or *nix. An operating system that is similar in many characteristics to a Unix system, its application behaves like an equate Unix command or shell. Aside from the obvious Unix features, they also have direct source code and the documentation officially states that they are Unix-like.

User scenario

A user scenario is the fictitious story of a user's accomplishing an action or goal via a product. It focuses on a user's motivations, and documents the process by which the user might use a design.

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