Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing & Business Glossary
A professional advisor or intermediary operating in the private equity market on behalf of clients, such as institutional investors
Gearing, Debt/equity Ratio Or Leverage
The total borrowings of a company expressed as a percentage of shareholders’ funds
A government-owned private equity fund, usually organized through a national or state agency.
An advertising service which places relevant advertisements on search results pages and other content. When a user searches for keywords using Google, AdWords advertisements related to those keywords are displayed on the right, top and/or bottom of the search results pages alongside the organic search results.
Geotagging is the process of adding location-based metadata to media such as photos, video or online maps. Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of businesses and services based on location.
Government 2.0 is the term for attempts to apply the social networking and integration advantages of Web 2.0 to the practice of government.
GPL is short for GNU General Public License, often used with the release of open source software. An example of a copyleft license, it requires derived works to be made available under the same license.
GPS is shorthand for Global Positioning System, a global navigation satellite system. GPS-enabled devices — most commonly mobile handhelds or a car’s navigation system — enable precise pinpointing of the location of people, buildings and objects.