The state of a system that is free from any risk of self damage or injury to people and property.
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Controlling the accessibility of the resources of a computer systems files and data.
Process where a series of tests are performed on a system in order to explore its functionality and to identify any problems.
A methodical and repeatable procedure. Do not confuse with systemic meaning system wide.
The approach that is methodical, repeatable and able to be learned by a step-by-step procedure.
Setting up regular deposits of funds into set investments allowing an investor to buy shares at different prices and averaging the whole cost over time.
System wide effect of a group or system as a whole instead of individual member parts.
Error affecting all items comprising the group in a similar manner and magnitude. They are caused by a flaw in the system and occur in the same direction and don't cancel each other eat. Also known as constant error.
A toxic substance effecting not one but all parts of a body and systems to varying degrees. Also called systemic toxicant.
1. General. Probability of failure or loss common to all group members or the whole system. 2. Investing and trading. Probable loss common to all investment and business opportunities that are inherent in all market dealings.
A judgment allowing 2 possibilities that are 'either or' such as yes/no, right/wrong etc.
1. General methodology applying a 'holistic' or 'systems' perspective by taking every aspect into account. 2. Narrow sense, analysis of future and current roles of a proposed computer system for a business.
Standard methods, activities and procedures that are established to take care of day-to-day or frequent events that depend on relevance and usefulness.
The thinking in management emphasizing the interdependence and interactive nature associated with elements in and external to the organization.
A strategy in sales where interlocking goods and integrated services being offered in the place of independent and isolated items.
The utility programs and operating system that is needed to maintain and run a computer system.
Practice taking a holistic view of complex phenomenon or events caused by a myriad of independent, isolated and often unpredicted forces and factors. All events are viewed as 'wholes' that interact according to system principles in patterns called system archetypes.
In old English law. An umpire, or arbitrator. Ssepe constitutnm est, res inter alios judicatas aliis non prsejndicare. It has often been settled that matters adjudged be tween others ought not to prejudice those who were not parties. Dig. 42, 1, 03. Ssepe viatorem nova, non vetus, orbita fallit. 4 Inst. 34. A new road, not an old one, often deceives the traveler. Ssepenumero nbi proprietas verborum attenditnr, sensus veritatis amittitur. Oftentimes where the propriety of words is attended to, the true sense is lost Branch, Princ.; 7 Coke, 27.