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Key compression

Some of the values that form the primary key are included in an index or indexed table. This prevents ‘overhead’ from duplicate values. Leads to performance improvements.

Key performance indicator (KPI)

Indicators that show the score for one action or activity and are directly linked to the strategic objectives. An improvement on this can dramatically improve overall performance in multiple performance areas. Mainly used in balanced scorecarding.

Knowledge management (KM)

The process of collecting, managing and especially sharing knowledge, skills and experience.