The DOCSIS-required encryption standard used to protect users and their data. BPI uses a public/private key exchange system to encrypt data that is transmitted between the cable modem and the CMTS. Also: Bits Per Inch A measurement of the recording density of a disk or tape.
See Bytes Per Inch.
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Bits per inch, as on a magnetic stripe card..
Buying Power Index. Average of income, retail revenue and population of a locality as a percentage of the entire United States, which reflects the economic status of that region.
Behavior Problems Index.
Buying Power Index. a measurement of the relative buying power of cities, counties, states, and metropolitan areas; based on population, effective buying income, and total retail sales. A statistic reported in the annual Survey of Buying Power, compiled by Sales and Marketing Management magazine.
Beef (Cattle) Price Index.
See Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Business Process Improvement. Business process improvement focuses on incrementally improving existing processes. There are many approaches, including Six Sigma. BPI is focused and repeated during the life of a process.
Business Performance Intelligence. A subset of the BI market and involves planning and budgeting, Balanced Scorecard performance management and activity-based costing.
Business Process Integration. The use of technology to integrate systems in a way that enables end-to-end business process to flow across applications. This is very similar to BPM, except without the business level management capabilities. If the tool does not include a business level dashboard, process analytics, the ability to define and track business metrics across a process, impact analysis, simulation, or other management level capabilities, it's BPI tool and not a BPM tool.
The British Phonographic Industry. See the RIAA below, although the BPI has been far less ruthless and thus garnered far less bad press than their cousins over the pond. So much so that there isn't even a Wikipedia article on them yet. Official link: www.bpi.co.uk
Trade body for the UK record industry
Association of the German Pharmaceutical Industry