|“Historically, if you were the network administrator, the network was yours. You controlled everything. The network was your domain. In this new world, you may have to become an ‘influencer,’ which means you’re going to have to be able to advise your organization about what’s good and what’s bad to put in the cloud … and a lot of network administrators are short on those soft skills.”
James Staten, as quoted in IT job security fears over cloud computing? Network jobs still vital
|Smaller teams seem to gravitate towards short sprints, around two to three weeks. Planning’s are pretty simple and quick. The short sprint allows for the team to turn around things really quickly, and I personally like it a lot as product owner.
Brian Hartsock, Scrum Tip: Sprint length is a variable
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Scrum sprint.
|The Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced that less than 10% of the remaining IPv4 addresses are unallocated, and that puts IPv4 on the endangered species list. What’s NRO? The group that officially represents the five Regional Internet Registries that oversee Internet number resources.Kate Gerwig, Move away from IPv4…This is not a test|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Regional Internet Registry (RIR).
|If Google’s vice president of engineering is right, it means that many developers might be wasting time trying to port their application to various mobile platforms out there. Build for the mobile browser; it might not look like a very good idea now, but it could pay off in the future.
Stan Schroeder, Google: Browser is the Platform of the Future, Even on Mobiles
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is mobile browser.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wireless Distribution System.
|There will be many flavors of cloud computing with many subsets. Already we have a plethora of “X as a service” (XaaS) offerings, including swapping the X with software, infrastructure, platform, data, integration, etc. I expect to see clouds as a service (CaaS) any day now.
Dana Gardner The distinction between grid and cloud computing
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is XaaS.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is wireless medical telemetry services.
|While U.S. GAAP could conceivably become the de facto global standard, it seems more likely that IFRS will hold that distinction. More countries and markets use IFRS, it has been developed with an international view from the start, and it has the structures in place to obtain global input and acceptance.
Scott Taub IFRS & U.S. GAAP: Where Do We Stand?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the day is International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
|People who are not committed to the project and are not accountable for deliverables at the meeting do not get to talk. They are excess overhead for the meeting. They might be called eavesdroppers if you don’t like chickens. Whatever we call them it should have a negative connotation because they tend to sap productivity.
Jeff Sutherland, SCRUM: Pigs and Chickens
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is pigs and chickens.
|As a pilot, I like to think of a burn down chart as being like the glide path of an airplane on final approach…If you are stabilized on the glide path you will hit the runway at the designated touchdown point. If you are too high, you will not make it to the runway…If you are too low, watch out for the trees!
Peter Stevens, Towards a better burn down chart
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is burn down chart.