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 Radio Frequency Information Device (RFID) - An automated data collection technology that uses radio frequency waves to transfer data between a reader and a tag to identify, track and locate the tagged item. http://www.gartner.com/itglossary/radio-frequency-identification-rfid/ Regeneration - The renewal, regrowth, or restoration of a body or a bodily part, tissue, or substance after injury or as a normal bodily process. Regulations - Laws that a business must obey, or risk legal sanctions, up to and including prison for its officers. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/regulatory-compliance/ Remote workers – Employees working from places, such as the home or at customer sites, other than the organizations structured office area. Retina Technology – Scanners with the ability to read the sensory membrane that lines the eye to confirm the identity of an individual. Risk analysis -The process of defining and analyzing the dangers to individuals, businesses and government agencies posed by potential natural and human-caused adverse events. http://searchmidmarketsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/risk-analysis Risk mitigation - The plan(s) for what to do about the risks identified by Risk Analysis. Routers - A device or, in some cases, software in a computer, that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/router Secure data - Protecting a database from destructive forces and the unwanted actions of unauthorized users. Security – The practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. Sensor /Sensors– A device that responds to a physical stimulus (as heat, light, sound, pressure, magnetism, or a particular motion) and transmits a resulting impulse (as for measurement or operating a control). Sensors/sensing - A converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an electronic instrument. Shadowing/Mimicking - An imitation of; simulate; resemble closely. Simulations - The use of a mathematical or computer representation of a physical system for the purpose of studying constraint effects. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/simulation/ Six sigma - A business management strategy aimed at improving the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability. “Six Sigma” refers to a six standard deviation distance between a process norm and its nearest specification limit. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/six-sigma/ Six Sigma training/Lean - Seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Smart computer interfacing with personalization - Computer interface reads its user's brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). SoC - System on chip verification. Social networking, User Experience - The practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/social-networking Social networks - Social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook or MySpace, provide open membership where people can congregate to share information. They are an example of a decentralized network that exhibits emergent. behavior. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/social-networking-sites/ Sociology - The science of society, social institutions, and social relationships; specifically : the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings. Software - A general term for the various kinds of program s used to operate computers and related devices. http://searchsoa.techtarget.com/definition/software Software and hardware Integration - The computer system integration of application and process. Software design - A process of problem-solving and planning for a software solution. After the purpose and specifications of software are determined, software developers will design or employ designers to develop a plan for a solution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Software_design                        ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 33