Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing & Business Glossary
Net Present Value (NPV)
NPV is a standard method in the planning of long-term investments. Using the NPV method a potential investment project should be undertaken if the present value of all cash inflows minus the present value of all cash outflows (which equals the net present value) is greater than zero. A key input into this process is the interest rate, or “discount rate” which is used to discount future cash flows to their present values.
Restructuring a company's workforce by moving jobs to a nearby foreign country.
Net neutrality is the principle requiring Internet providers to act as common carriers and not discriminate among content or users. for example, by providing degraded service to rich-media sites, by throttling file-sharing services, by penalizing customers who watch or download a lot of videos or by blocking Internet applications and content from competitors.
A news reader (sometimes called a feed reader, RSS reader or news aggregator) gathers the news from multiple blogs or news sites via RSS feeds selected by the user, allowing her to access all her news from a single site or program. Popular examples include Google Reader, Netvibes and Bloglines (all accessed through a Web browser) and FeedDemon or NetNewsWire (applications that runs on one machine).
NGO stands for nongovernmental organization, an entity apart from the business and government sectors.
Nptech is shorthand for nonprofit technology. nptech encompasses a wide range of technologies that support the goals of nonprofit, NGO, grassroots and other cause organizations.