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We have compiled terms and their definitions from different digital technologies. You will find that some terms are linked with others which will be highlighted in the text or end with a “See” link. If you see a terminology that we have not covered please let us know — contact us. We also review, update and add new terms on a quarterly basis. We hope this helps you in getting more digital savvy.

EC2 — Elastic Computer Cloud (in AWS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2’s provide complete control of your computing resources and reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use.
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Edge Computing

A method of optimizing cloud computing systems by performing data processing at the edge of the network, near the source of the data. This reduces the communications bandwidth needed between sensors and the central datacenter by performing analytics and knowledge generation at or near the source of the data.

EMV

Europay, Mastercard and Visa: A Global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and technology to authenticate chip card transactions.

Ether

A cryptocurrency that is the value token of the Ethereum blockchain. It is listed under the code ETH and traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. It is also used to pay for transaction fees and computational services on the Ethereum network.
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Ethereum

An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. Ethereum also provides a cryptocurrency token called "ether", which can be transferred between accounts and used to compensate participant nodes for computations performed.
See Blockchain >
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ERP — Enterprise Resource Planning

A business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources. ERP software typically integrates all facets of an operation — including product planning, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing — in a single database, application and user interface.

Evergreen Content

Evergreen web content has (virtually) no expiration date and ideally will retain its value over the long-term. Anything written about an election, for example, is not evergreen content because it will become obsolete.

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