To distribute the administrative powers or functions of (a central authority) over a less concentrated area.
Unified communications (UC) is a business and marketing concept describing the integration of enterprise communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information voice (including IP telephony), mobility features (including fixed-mobile convergence, desk-top sharing (including web connected electronic interactive whiteboards), call control and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voice mail, e-mail, SMS/MMS and fax). UC is not necessarily a single product, but a set of products that provides a consistent unified user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types.
In its broadest sense, the UC can encompass all forms of communications that are exchanged via a network to include other forms of communications such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and digital signage Communications as they become an integrated part of the network communications deployment and may be directed as one-to-one communications or broadcast communications from one to many.
UC allows an individual to send a message on one medium and receive the same communication on another medium. For example, one can receive a voicemail message and choose to access it through e-mail or a cell phone. If the sender is online according to the presence information and currently accepts calls, the response can be sent immediately through text chat or a video call. Otherwise, it may be sent as a non-real-time message that can be accessed through a variety of media.
DApp is an abbreviated form for decentralized application. A DApp has its back end code running on a decentralized peer-to-peer network. Contrast this with an app where the back end code is running on centralized servers.
A DApp can have front end code and user interfaces written in any language (just like an app) that can make calls to its back end. Furthermore, its front end can be hosted on decentralized storage such as Swarm or IPFS.
Decentralized identity can replace identifiers, such as usernames, with IDs that are self-owned, independent, and use blockchain and distributed ledger technology to protect privacy and secure transactions.
A Centralized Service Provider uses a type of computing architecture where all or most of the processing / computing is performed on a central server. Centralized computing enables the deployment of all of a central server's computing resources, administration and management. The central server, in turn, is responsible for delivering application logic, processing and providing computing resources (both basic and complex) to the attached client machines. Having all of the information stored in one central location allows for attackers to pinpoint one location where the information exists and then execute there attack.
A system (as of telephones or computers) for transmitting or exchanging information.
Analytics is the systematic computational analysis of data or statistics. It is used for the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data. It also entails applying data patterns towards effective decision making. It can be valuable in areas rich with recorded information; analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance.
Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) refers to the combined use of communications and collaboration solutions. UCC aggregates the communication services that people often use into a single interface. These services include email, instant messaging, voice, click-to-dial, presence, videoconferencing and so on.
Software as a service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software", and was formerly referred to as "software plus services" by Microsoft
SaaS applications are also known as Web-based software, on-demand software and hosted software. The term "software as a service" (SaaS) is considered to be part of the nomenclature of cloud computing, along with infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), desk top as a service (DaaS), managed software as a service (MSaaS), mobile back-end as a service (MBaaS), data-center as a service (DCaaS), and information technology management as a service (ITMaaS). i
SaaS apps are typically accessed by users using a thin client, e.g. via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office software, messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, development software, gamification, virtualization, accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), talent acquisition, learning management systems, content management (CM), geographic information system (GIS), and service desktop management. SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of nearly all leading enterprise software companies.
In computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Leading AI textbooks define the field as the study of "intelligence agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is often used to describe machines (or computers) that mimic "cognitive" functions that humans associate with the human mind, such as "learning" and "problem solving".