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  Value stream management - Specific activities within a supply chain required to design order and provide a specific product or service. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/value-stream/ Vendor implemented security - Implementing a vendor risk management program requires defining the roles and responsibilities as they pertain to data risk between client and vendors—and then taking appropriate steps to periodically ensure that vendors are adhering to those requirements. Video/codec - Integrated circuits, or chips that perform data conversion. http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/codec Virtual reality (VR) - Provides a computer-generated 3D environment that surrounds a user and responds to that individual’s actions in a natural way, usually through immersive head-mounted displays and head tracking. Gloves providing hand tracking and haptic (touch sensitive) feedback may be used as well. Room-based systems provide a 3D experience for multiple participants; however, they are more limited in their interaction capabilities. http://www.gartner.com/itglossary/vr-virtual-reality/ Visually impaired - zooming in etc. – To manipulate a display (such as a computer screen) so as to make it larger and possibly more detailed. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/zoom_in VPN access - A system that delivers enterprise-focused communication services on a shared public network infrastructure and provides customized operating characteristics uniformly and universally across an enterprise. The term is used generically to refer to voice VPNs. To avoid confusion, IP-based data services are referred to as data VPNs. Service providers define a VPN as a WAN of permanent virtual circuits, generally using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) or frame relay to transport IP. Technology providers define a VPN as the use of encryption software or hardware to bring privacy to communications over a public or untrusted data network. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/vpn-virtual-private-network/ Wireless - A term used to describe telecommunications in which electromagnetic waves (rather than some form of wire) carry the signal over part or the entire communication path. http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/definition/wireless      ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 35