Overheard: Word of the Day


April 6, 2012  1:56 PM

Overheard talking about the Kahn Academy

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quotes and quotations “Innovation never comes from the established institutions. It’s always a graduate student or a crazy person or somebody with a great vision. Sal is that person in education in my view. He built a platform. If that platform works, that platform could completely change education in America.” – Eric Schmidt

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is the Kahn Academy, a non-profit educational organization that provides free video tutorials and interactive exercises. It’s going to be the next Wikipedia so keep an eye on it.

March 14, 2012  10:54 PM

Overheard talking about Agile

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When people talk about agile practices, they can sometimes become very religious. –Jurgen Appelo

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Agile, an approach to software development that anticipates the need for flexibility and applies a level of pragmatism into the delivery of the finished product.

Here’s our newest Word-2-Go glossary — it’s got a lot of our Agile vocabulary all in one handy printable page. Take a quiz and see how many you already know!.


March 7, 2012  3:41 PM

Overheard talking about shared services

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quotes and quotations “Experts agree that the goal of a services-oriented IT environment is to make services readily and easily accessible to end users. That in itself is what will really revolutionize IT.” – Scot Petersen

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is shared servicesthe consolidation of back-end business operations such as finance, HR and IT that are used by multiple divisions within the same organization.


March 6, 2012  4:43 PM

Overheard talking about Hyper-V 3.0

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quotes and quotations

“Installing Hyper-V 3.0 with a PowerShell script is faster than using the GUI. It also allows you to maintain role/feature consistency across multiple host installations.” – Rob McShinsky

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Hyper-V 3.0, the virtualization feature created for the client version of Windows 8 and Windows Server 8.


March 5, 2012  8:16 PM

Overheard talking about iris recognition

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quotes and quotations “Iris recognition was found to have an error rate of 1 in a million, according to a January study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.” – Julia Angwin

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iris recognition, the identification of an individual based on the unique patterns within the ring-shaped region surrounding the pupil of the eye.


February 29, 2012  5:12 PM

Overheard talking about value stream mapping

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quotes and quotations “If our kitchens were organized the same way as our factories, offices and clinics, then the refrigerator would be in basement, the toaster would be in the attic and the bread would be stored anywhere there was an open space.” –Bruce Hamilton

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is value stream mapping.


February 28, 2012  3:51 PM

Overheard talking about personal cloud storage

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quotes and quotations “From an enterprise perspective, personal cloud storage services ensure that users are always working on the most up-to-date version of a document, and they offer support for a variety of platforms.” – Robert Sheldon

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iCloud.


February 27, 2012  7:10 PM

Overheard talking about single point of failure (SPOF)

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quotes and quotations “If there is a single element, component, system, device, or person that your company cannot live without, you have a single point of failure.” – James Michael Stewart

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is single point of failure (SPOF).


February 24, 2012  6:04 PM

Overheard – solid state lighting (SSL)

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quotes and quotations “Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to cut U.S. lighting energy usage by one-quarter and contribute significantly to our nation’s climate change solutions.” – U.S. Department of Energy

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is solid-state lighting (SSL).


February 23, 2012  7:08 PM

Overheard – hot spot / cold spot

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quotes and quotations “It’s gotten to be the most important thing in the data center. I did a seminar recently, and they did a show of hands as to how many people had cooling problems in their data center; 60% to 70% of their hands went up.” – Robert McFarlane

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is hot spot/cold spot.


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