Heard, and overheard


April 28, 2011  5:22 AM

Overheard talking about registered health information technicians



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
health care IT

overheard 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).

April 25, 2011  10:26 AM

Overheard talking about PMO



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
project management
overheard 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)


April 15, 2011  8:10 AM

Overheard talking about cow power



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
alternative energy, power and cooling
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).


April 14, 2011  8:50 AM

Overheard talking about application lifecycle management



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
software development
overheard 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).


April 13, 2011  11:16 AM

Overheard talking about Web self-service



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
self-service
overheard 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.


April 12, 2011  8:02 AM

Overheard – database activity monitoring (DAM)



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
compliance, data management
overheard 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.


April 8, 2011  2:40 PM

Overheard talking about cloud drive



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
cloud backup, cloud computing
overheard 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.


April 2, 2011  5:45 AM

Overheard talking about the Singularity



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
”overheard” “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.


March 10, 2011  11:58 AM

Overheard talking about Compliance Officers



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
C-level, compliance
”overheard” “…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.


March 10, 2011  10:01 AM

Overheard talking about gesture recognition



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
biometrics, gaming, gesture recognition
”overheard” “”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.


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