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Enterprise Technology Dictionary -- Letter P

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Payroll

Definition:

The administration of employee compensation and benefits on a scheduled basis through a centralized payment system

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions

Penetration Test

Definition:

A deliberate probe of a network or system to discover security weaknesses. The test attempts to leverage identified weaknesses to penetrate into the organization. The test exploits the vulnerabilities uncovered during a vulnerability assessment to avoid false positives often reported by automated assessment tools.

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Information Security

Performance Audit

Definition:

A systematic process of objectively obtaining and evaluating evidence regarding the performance of an organization, program, function, or activity. Evaluation is made in terms of its economy and efficiency of operations and effectiveness in achieving desired goals. The performance audit function provides an independent review of management's performance and the degree to which actual performance meets pre-stated goals

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions

Performance Budgeting

Definition:

The act of considering and making funding choices based on desired outcomes. Performance budgeting focuses on the results to be gained through investment decisions.

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions

Physical Security

Definition:

Physical security describes measures that prevent or deter attackers from accessing a facility, resource, or information stored on physical media in an IT facility.

Theme(s):
Information Security, Enterprise Architecture

Planning

Definition:

Analysis and evaluation of the ways in which material requirements can be met using a life cycle management approach

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions

Policy

Definition:

A technology policy outlines what needs to be accomplished or achieved and the roles and responsibilities of the various entities.

Theme(s):
General IT, Governance

Portable

Definition:
Portable is a subscriber that is typically used as a handheld device.

Portfolio Management

Definition:

Defines the set of capabilities to support the administration of a group of investments held by an organization

Theme(s):
Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, General IT
Context:
IT Business Function

Practicable

Definition:
Practicable - to be done successfully without complications.

Process Tracking

Definition:

Defines the set of capabilities to manage business processes, including business process mapping, remapping, reengineering, and business process improvement efforts

Theme(s):
Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture
Context:
IT Business Function

Procurement

Definition:

The process of obtaining or buying goods and services consistent with RCW 39.26 with the intent to Purchase. Purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any supplies or services; includes all functions that pertain to the acquisition, including description of requirements, selection, and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration. The combined functions of purchasing, inventory control, traffic and transportation, receiving, inspection, storekeeping, salvage, and disposal operations

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions

Procurement Activities

Definition:
Procurement Activities are the processes to purchase/acquire RF System components to include infrastructure, subscribers, accessories, hardware and or services to support operations.

Program / Project Management

Definition:

Defines the set of capabilities to manage and control a particular effort of an organization. This includes intra-agency work.

Theme(s):
Technology Business Management, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management
Context:
IT Business Function

Project 25

Definition:
Project 25 (P25) is a suite of standards for digital mobile radio communications designed for use by public safety organizations in North America. P25 radios are a direct replacement for analog UHF (example FM) radios but add the ability to transfer data as well as voice.

Project Cost

Purchasing

Definition:

The acquisition of goods or services, including the leasing or renting of goods

Theme(s):
Enterprise Architecture, Administrative and Financial Systems
Context:
Business Functions