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Term Definition
Business Continuity

Task of identifying, developing, acquiring, documenting, and testing procedures and resources that will ensure continuity of a firm’s key operations in the event of an accident, disaster, emergency, and/or threat.


Bandwidth refers to the size of a data connection’s capacity. Bandwidth is usually measured in kilobits per second (Kbps), Megabits per second (Mbps) or Gigabits per second (Gbps).


The backbone of a Network refers to infrastructure that interconnects multiple Networks and provides a route for the high-speed exchange of data between different Networks. The backbone can interconnect different Networks of dispersed devices in offices for example. Local Area Networks can be interconnected over a backbone to provide a Wide Area Network.