Chapter 4 MIS - Chapter 4 MIS Key Terms chapter 4 Ajax -...

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Chapter 4 MIS Key Terms chapter 4 Ajax - Technology for creating interactive Web applications capable of updating the user interface without reloading the entire browser page. Application server - Software that handles all application operations between browser-based computers and a company's back-end business applications or databases. Application software - Programs written for a specific application to perform functions specified by end users. Autonomic computing - Effort to develop systems that can manage themselves without user intervention. Benchmarking - setting strict standards for products, services, or activities and measuring organizational performance against those standards. best practices - The most successful solutions or problem-solving methods that have been developed by a specific organization or industry. Business model - An abstraction of what an enterprise is and how the enterprise delivers a product or service, showing how the enterprise creates wealth. business process management - an approach to business which aims to continuously improve business processes business process reengineering - The radical redesign of business processes, combining steps to cut waste and eliminating repetitive, paper- intensive tasks in order to improve cost, quality, and service, and to maximize the benefits of information technology. business processes - The unique ways in which organizations coordinate and organize work activities, information, and knowledge to produce a product or service. C - A powerful programming language with tight control and efficiency of execution; is portable across different microprocessors and is used primarily with PCs. C++ - a newer version of C that has all the capabilities of C plus additional features for working with software objects Capacity planning - The process of predicting when a computer hardware system becomes saturated to ensure that adequate computing resources are available for work of different priorities and that the firm has enough computing power for its current and future needs. CD-ROM - Read-only optical disk storage used for imaging, reference, and database applications with massive amounts of unchanging data and for multimedia. Centralized processing - Processing that is accomplished by one large central computer. change management - Giving proper consideration to the impact of organizational change associated with a new system or alteration of an existing system. Client - The user point-of-entry for the required function in client/server computing. Normally a desktop computer, workstation, or laptop computer. Client/server computing - A model for computing that splits processing between clients and servers on a network, assigning functions to the machine most able to perform the function. Cloud computing - Web-based applications that are stored on remote servers and accessed via the "cloud" of the Internet using a standard Web
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