|Overheard: Don Fluckinger
“Hospitals also should have a game plan for mitigating damage if an attack occurs. To achieve this, the Center for Strategic & International Studies recommends that hospitals develop IT leadership that’s competent in incident response and understands data recovery techniques.”
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is registered health information technician (RHIT).
|Overheard: Stan Gibson
“Cloud-based services are well-suited to project management because they make it easy to get started, add users and avoid a long-term commitment…There’s no need to keep a project management server and software licenses around — not to mention a project management professional.”
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Project Management Office (PMO)
|Overheard: Chandrakant Patel
“We can build a micro-grid where one energy source is biogas from manure, another source is solar and a third source is wind. Many data farms are located where all these power sources are available.”
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cow power (biogas).
|Overheard: Mike Jones
“Application lifecycle management seems to have an identity crisis — or, at the very least, appears to take a cue from a ‘Scooby Doo’ villain. Once a common definition begins to gain acceptance, the technology pulls off its mask and shows itself to be something completely different.”
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is application lifecycle management (ALM).
|Overheard: Chris Maxcer
“Since the [Web self-service] update — which includes links to a company support blog and a YouTube channel for self-service videos — calls to VMware’s contact center have steadily decreased. The rate is now below 4%, saving VMware more than $10 million a year.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Web self-service.
|Overheard: Adrian Lane
“DAM is unique in that it analyzes database queries in near real time to differentiate between normal operations and attacks.”
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is database activity monitoring.
|Overheard: Curtis Preston
“You’ve heard the phrase, ‘On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog?’ I’d say the cloud backup world has a similar phrase, ‘On the Internet, no one knows you’re one guy with a PC and a DSL connection using rsync to back up other people’s data.’”
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cloud drive.
|“By 2029 we will have completed the reverse engineering of the human brain and that will provide us with software algorithmic methods to simulate all the brains’s capabilities, including our emotional intelligence.” — Ray Kurzweil|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is the Singularity.
|“…Some companies have begun forming compliance committees. Here, the IT manager, auditing executives and legal professionals find themselves grouped together as members of a central corporate compliance body.” — Paul Korzeniowski|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Chief Compliance Officer.
|“”The challenge with gesture control is that we don’t have any universal body language for a lot of the actions we’d want gesture control to accomplish. For example, there’s no widely shared gesture that means ‘turn it off,’ so programmers would need to invent one, and then hope users would be willing to learn it.”|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is gesture recognition.