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Corporate culture - The beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. Cost & Funding knowledge - Estimating the range of likely costs and reflects the associated levels of risk, uncertainty, and ability of financing or other forms of payment. Cost of research - Any expenses associated with the research and development of a company's goods or services. Counseling - Professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes Critical thinking - The intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. Cross discipline - Of, relating to, or involving two or more disciplines Cultural diversity - The cultural variety and cultural differences that exist in the world, a society, or an institution; the inclusion of diverse people in a group or organization. Cultural understanding - Cross-cultural communication is a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavor to communicate across cultures. Customer service - The assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services. Data - Distinct pieces of information usually formatted in a special way. All software is divided into two general categories: data and programs. Programs are collections of instructions for manipulating data. Data can exist in a variety of forms -- as numbers or text on pieces of paper, as bits and bytes stored in electronic memory, or as facts stored in a person's mind. Data management - Comprises all the disciplines related to managing data as a valuable resource. Data mining – Searching through gigabytes of information for unanticipated information Data Scientists - A job title for an employee or business intelligence (BI) consultant who excels at analyzing data, particularly large amounts of data, to help a business gain a competitive edge. Data storage (storage technology) - The place where data is held in an electromagnetic or optical form for access by a computer processor. http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/storage Database (DB) optimization - All database information is stored in files. When a query to delete a post, thread, member, or any other piece of data is executed, it removes the data from the file. When this happens, it leaves empty space in the file which takes up a few bytes. After time, this space adds up and can impact performance. Optimizing the database reclaims this space, and more often than not reduces your database size. Database and Storage technology - A usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval DaVinci Robot - Designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, and is controlled by a surgeon from a console. The system is commonly used for prostatectomies, and increasingly for cardiac valve repair and gynecologic surgical procedures. Decision theory - The study of principles and algorithms for making correct decisions—that is, decisions that allow an agent to achieve better outcomes with respect to its goals. Decreased cost - Pertaining to the reduction or decrease in a price or value. Decreased re-hospitalization and institutionalization - Avoiding preventable hospitalizations. Demographics - Of or relating to demography; relating to the dynamic balance of a population especially with regard to density and capacity for expansion or decline Diagnostics - The act of identifying a disease, illness, or problem by examining someone or something; a statement or conclusion that describes the reason for a disease, illness, or problem. Source: Merriam-Webster ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 31