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platform

The underlying hardware or software for a system.

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platform security

A security model that is used to protect an entire platform and secures the entire span of software or devices on that platform, removing the need to incorporate individual or multiple security measures for different programs on the system. Security at the platform level makes the security process simplified for IT and developers.

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Android platform

The Android platform is Google Inc.'s open and free software stack that includes an operating system, middleware and also key applications for use on mobile devices, including smartphones. Android is an Open Handset Alliance Project.

See "Technology Terms to Know for 2009" in the Did You Know...? section of Webopedia.

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web as a platform

Traditionally, software was developed for specific platforms, such as Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. Today, developers build Web-based applications that run on the Web, that are completely independent of the user's actual computer operating system.

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TPM - Trusted Platform Module

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a hardware device that is basically a secure micro-controller with added cryptographic functionality.

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Intelligent Platform Management Interface

Abbreviated as IPMI, the Intelligent Platform Management Interface is a remote hardware health monitoring and management system that defines interfaces for use in monitoring the physical health of servers, such as temperature, voltage, fans, power supplies and chassis. It was developed by Dell, HP, Intel and NEC, but has many more industry promoters, adopters and contributors.

The IPMI Initiative derives its name from the main specification (IPMI), which defines the messages and system interface to platform management hardware.

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cross-platform

Refers to the capability of software or hardware to run identically on different platforms.

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PaaS

Short for Platform as a Service, PaaS is defined as a computing platform being delivered as a service. Here the platform is outsourced  in place of a company or data center purchasing and managing their own hardware and software layers.

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cloudware

A slang term, coined by Wired.com, that is used to describe a type of software that enables an organization to build, deploy, or manage its applications and systems in a cloud.

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