Glossary of Terms


Assessing of a product or system that fulfills the defined user needs and specified requirements, under specified operating conditions.


The extent to which data measures what it purports to measure and the degree to which that data provides sufficient evidence for the conclusions made by an evaluation.


An attribute or characteristic in an individual, group, or system that can change or be expressed as more than one value or in more than one category.

Vendor-driven technology:

An approach to experimenting with emerging technologies with the help of core vendors.


The goal of what an organization would like to achieve or accomplish in the mid-term or long-term future. It is intended to serve as a clear guide for choosing current and future courses of action.