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Machine Learning

Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning […]


A mainframe is a high-capacity computer that often serves as the central data repository in an organization’s IT infrastructure. It is linked to users through less powerful devices such as […]

Minimal Operating System

A minimal operating system is one that has been stripped of all unnecessary components and provides only the functionality needed for a specific purpose. This is particularly useful for mobile […]

Mission-Critical Computing

Mission-critical computing, also known as a mission-critical system, is any IT component (software, hardware, database, process, application, etc.) that performs a function essential to business operations. Failure or disruption of […]

Mode 1 IT Operations

Mode 1 IT operations are focused on legacy applications and systems that are typically found in an organization’s on-premise data center. Applications, databases, and systems that are core to the […]

Mode 2 IT Operations

Mode 2 IT Operations are focused on applications that are cloud-native by design. Developers in a Mode 2 environment use agile development methodologies to design and build modular applications with […]

Modular Data Center

A modular data center is a portable collection of all the components needed to supply data center capacity, such as servers, storage, and networking equipment. The most common type is […]

Modular Operating System

A modular operating system is built with its various functions broken up into distinct processes, each with its own interface. By contrast, a traditional monolithic operating system uses one static-compiled […]


Multi-tenancy is a software architecture that allows a single instance of software to serve more than one group of users by giving them each a dedicated share of the software. […]

Multimodal Operating System

A multimodal operating system is one that is able to support systems and services that operate within a company’s physical data center, as well as those that work within a […]