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 Software development - Project management, specifications, design, programming, testing, installation and training associated with a specific application development project of any size. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/softwaredevelopment/ Speech recognition - Interprets human speech and translates it into text or commands. Primary applications are selfservice and call routing for contact center applications; converting speech to text for desktop text entry, form filling or voice mail transcription; and user interface control and content navigation for use on mobile devices, PCs and in-car systems. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/speech-recognition/ Speech/facial recognition - The ability of a machine or program to identify words and phrases in spoken language and convert them to a machine-readable format. http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/definition/speech-recognition Statistics - A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data Statistics and probability - The ratio of the number of outcomes in an exhaustive set of equally likely outcomes that produce a given event to the total number of possible outcomes Statistics/demographic analysis - Examines every single data sample in a population (the set of items from which samples can be drawn), rather than a cross sectional representation of samples as less sophisticated methods do. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/statistical-analysis Storage - The place where data is held in an electromagnetic or optical form for access by a computer processor. http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/storage Story boarding -planning board is used to track the progress of a project. http://searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com/definition/planning-board Strategic planning - Is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. Supply chain - The network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation and sale of a product, from the delivery of source materials from the supplier to the manufacturer, through to its eventual delivery to the end user. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/supply-chain Supply chain management (distribution) - A holistic perspective of supply chain processes and technologies that go beyond the focus of delivery, inventory and traditional views of cost. http://searchmanufacturingerp.techtarget.com/definition/supply-chain-sustainability Surveying - To query (someone) in order to collect data for the analysis of some aspect of a group or area or to examine as a conditi on, situation, or value. Surveillance - A digitized and networked version of closed-circuit television (CCTV). http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/IP-surveillance Sustainability - Of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. Sustainability management - Managing data as it relates to the company's sustainability goals and providing automated auditing and reporting capabilities. http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/sustainability-risk-management-SRM Text to speech (speech recognition) - The translation of spoken words into text. Thermal sensing - A device that detects temperature. Thermal sensors are found in many laptops and desktop PCs in order to sound an alarm when a certain temperature has been exceeded. Threat modeling –A procedure for optimizing network security by identifying objectives and vulnerabilities, and then defining countermeasures to prevent, or mitigate the effects of, threats to the system. http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/threat-modeling Traffic - The amount of data sent and received by users on networks and web based systems. User Experience, User Center Design - An integrated set of technologies used to provide interaction between a user and a set of applications, processes, content, services or other users. A UXP has several components, including portals, mashup tools, content management, search, rich Internet application (RIA) tools, analytics, collaboration, social and mobile tools. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/user-experience-platforms-uxp/ User interface - The set of dials, knobs, operating system commands, graphical display formats, and other devices provided by a computer or a program to allow the user to communicate and use the computer or program. http://searchciomidmarket.techtarget.com/definition/interface Using foresight and insight - Research to discover potential future challenges and opportunities. Value – A numerical quantity that is assigned or is determined by calculation or measurement.                       ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 34