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  • A

    AT&T Toggle

    Toggle is an AT&T service that allows a smartphone owner to create separate personal and business environments on the same mobile device.

  • B

    breathalyzer cell phone (sobriety cell phone)

    A breathalyzer cell phone, also known as a sobriety cell phone, is a cellular telephone handset equipped with a built-in device for detecting the presence of ethyl alcohol vapor in the breath. ..(Continued)

  • BYOD policy

    A BYOD policy, or bring-your-own-device policy, is a set of rules governing a corporate IT department’s level of support for employee-owned PCs, smartphones and tablets.

  • BYOT (bring your own technology)

    Bring your own technology (BYOT) is a policy that allows employees or students to use their own personal electronic devices at work or scho

  • C

    churn (agitation or turnover)

    In a general context, churn is a synonym for agitation or turnover.

  • cloud drive

    A cloud drive is an umbrella term used to describe any Web-based service that provides storage space on a remote server.

  • consumerization of IT

    IT consumerization is the blending of personal and business use of technology devices and applications. Gartner traced the trend to the dot-com collapse, when enterprise IT budgets shrank and many IT vendors shifted focus to the potentially bigger consumer IT markets. The result has been a change in the way technology enters the marketplace.

  • consumerization policy

    A consumerization policy is a documented set of practices for managing the use of consumer devices and technologies within a given organization. A consumerization policy defines acceptable use.

  • COPE (corporate-owned, personally-enabled)

    COPE (corporate-owned personally-enabled) is a business model in which an organization provides its employees with mobile computing devices and allows the employees to use them as if they were personally-owned notebook computers, tablets or smartphones.

  • corporate mobility policy

    A corporate mobility policy is a set of guidelines, established by a corporation, that govern the use and security of mobile devices such as smartphones, PDAs and tablets within the corporate network.

  • CYOD (choose your own device)

    CYOD (choose your own device) is an alternative model to BYOD (bring your own device) that involves allowing employees to select the device they want from among a limited number of options. CYOD is an example of the COPE (corporate-owned, personally-enabled) model.

  • D

    dual persona (mobile device management)

    Dual persona, in a mobile management context, is the provisioning and maintenance of two separate and independent end user environments on a single mobile device. Dual persona technology addresses one of the challenges of the bring your own device trend: how to exercise IT control over employees' personal devices without infringing on their right to privacy.

  • E

    end user policy

    An end user policy is a set of directives that describes what actions employees must take -- or avoid -- in order to protect corporate assets

  • enterprise mobility

    Enterprise mobility is an approach to work in which employees can do their jobs from anywhere using a variety of devices and applications.

  • enterprise mobility management (EMM)

    Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is software that allows organizations to securely enable employee use of mobile devices and applications.

  • enterprise-mobile integration (EMI)

    Enterprise-mobile integration (EMI) is a form of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) that provides integration between communications carriers and enterprise networks... (Continued)

  • H

    handheld

    A handheld computer is a computer that can conveniently be stored in a pocket (of sufficient size) and used while you're holding it.

  • hot spot

    For users of portable computers equipped for wireless, a hot spot (or hotspot) is a wireless LAN (local area network) node that provides Internet connection and virtual private network (VPN) access from a given location.

  • hot zone

    A hot zone is a wireless access area created by multiple hot spots located in close proximity to each other.

  • HTML5 mobile app

    HTML5 mobile apps are developed through that version of the Web content standard. They enable cross-platform access without recoding.

  • K

    keitai

    Keitai (pronounced k-tie) is a Japanese word meaning "portable.

  • M

    managed mobility services (MMS)

    Managed mobility services (MMS) is the procurement, deployment and management of mobile devices and apps, PC software and services connecting out-of-office workers to the enterprise environment.

  • micro-virtualization

    Micro-virtualization is technology that abstracts applications and sub-processes from hardware and runs them in isolated environments.

  • microblogging

    Microblogging is a web service that allows the subscriber to broadcast short messages to other subscribers of the service. (Continued)

  • Microsoft OneDrive

    OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is an online cloud storage service from Microsoft.

  • mobile computing (nomadic computing)

    Mobile computing is the use of portable computing devices in conjunction with mobile technology that enables users to access the internet and data on mobile devices anytime, anywhere.

  • mobile content management

    Mobile content management (MCM) is set of technologies that provide secure access to corporate data on smartphones, tablets and other endpoint devices.

  • mobile first

    Mobile first is an approach to business process and technology that assumes smartphones, tablets and task-specific apps are employees' primary tools for getting work done.

  • mobile-to-mobile convergence (MMC)

    Mobile-to-mobile convergence (MMC) is a technology that facilitates the interoperability of mobile communications devices without the need for any fixed capabilities or proprietary service provider... (Continued)

  • N

    narrowband

    Generally, narrowband describes telecommunication that carries voice information in a narrow band of frequencies.

  • nomadicity

    Nomadicity is the tendency of a person, or group of people, to move with relative frequency.

  • O

    OTA update (over-the-air update)

    An over-the-air update is the wireless delivery of new software or data to mobile devices.

  • P

    Personal Response System (PRS)

    In education, the Personal Response System (PRS) is an instructional technology tool composed of a proprietary software application that is installed on the facilitator's computer, a wireless receiver, and hand-held infrared transmitters that have been assigned to students to record their responses to multiple choice or yes/no questions.

  • policy

    In policy-based networking, a policy is a formal set of statements that define how the network's resources are to be allocated among its clients.

  • pull notification

    Pull notifications are communications that are sent as a response to a client request. The client sends a request to a server and the server responds with the update.

  • R

    remote wipe

    Remote wipe is a security feature that allows a network administrator or device owner to send a command that deletes data to a computing device.

  • S

    Small Office Home Office (SOHO)

    In information technology, SOHO is a term for the small office or home office environment and business culture.

  • social collaboration

    Social collaboration is work that is carried out by more than one person. The term is also used to describe communication tools that help employees to work together.

  • SoLoMo (social, local and mobile)

    SoLoMo (social, local and mobile) is a term representing the convergence of collaborative, location-based and on-the-go technologies, primarily used for marketing and discovery purposes.

  • SoMoClo (social, mobile and cloud)

    SoMoClo (social, mobile and cloud) is the convergence of collaborative, on-the-go technologies that allow users to access data and applications from anywhere at any time.

  • Splashtop

    Splashtop is a vendor that sells remote connection software which lets users access their PCs or Macs from other computing devices.

  • T

    turnkey

    Turnkey is a product or service that is designed, supplied, built, or installed fully complete and ready to operate.

  • U

    unified network management

    Unified network management is the administration of both wired and wireless networks through a single interface.

  • unzipping

    Unzipping is the act of extracting the files from a zipped single file or similar file archive.

  • upgrade

    In computers, an upgrade is a new version of or addition to a hardware or, more often, software product that is already installed or in use.

  • V

    VMware Horizon Suite

    VMware Horizon Suite is a collection of products and technologies designed to help information technology (IT) administrators deliver desktops and applications and secure data on a variety of endpoint devices.

  • VMware Unity Touch

    VMware Unity Touch is software that offers a touch-based interface for navigating folders and launching applications when running Windows in a virtual machine on a smartphone or tablet.

  • W

    wireless service provider (WSP)

    A wireless service provider (WSP) is a company that offers transmission services to users of wireless devices (handheld computers and telephones) through radio frequency (RF) signals rather than through end-to-end wire communication.

  • Z

    Zip drive

    A Zip drive is a small, portable disk drive used primarily for backing up and archiving personal computer files.

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