|Up until now, hot desking has been hard to sell — especially in the banks. But now it is pretty attractive compared to a cold desk in the street.
David Crosbie, Sell your CIO on helpful technologies
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is hot desking.
|Chrome OS is only shipping on specific hardware from manufacturers Google has partnered with. That means if you want Chrome OS, you’ll have to purchase a Chrome OS device.
Sundar Pichai, Google OS: the end of the hard drive?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Google Chrome OS.
|Even the most widely used protocol on the Internet — namely, HTTP — may be described as both chatty (involving frequent communications) and bursty (involving numerous periods during which tens to hundreds of resource requests may be in flight on the network at any given moment).
Ed Tittel, WAN optimization techniques
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is chatty protocol.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is WAN accelerator.
|We describe this type of attack as “active” rather than “passive” because of two essential differences in the nature of the attack:
• It is initiated by the attacker rather than the victim
• The target is entirely controlled by the attacker, rather than being limited by the extent of the victim’s browsing activity
Roi Saltzman and Adi Sharabani, Active Man in the Middle Attacks whitepaper
|CoCo consists of 92 detailed security questions, some of which deal with endpoint protection and encryption…”Some questions had to be answered by people with a mix of skills — the network guys, the server team, the installation guys. To be honest, we found it difficult to complete. I must have sent it back about five or six times to the project manager at Government Connect before we actually got accredited.”
Vernon Coles, as quoted in USB drive security project protects endpoints, aids CoCo compliance
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Code of Connection (CoCo)
|“It may be the single largest database in the world, and it’s all in a shipping container.”
Brewster Kahle, The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine gets a new data center
The Internet Archive has been taking a snapshot of the World Wide Web every two months since 1997, and the images are made available through the Wayback Machine, a Web site that gets about 200,000 visitors a day or about 500 hits per second on the 4.5 petabyte database. The machine fits in a 20-foot-long outdoor metal cargo container filled with 63 server clusters that offer 4.5 million gigabytes of data storage capacity and 1TB of memory.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wayback Machine.
|In India, the common man is not connected to the Internet and this is the major challenge facing e-governance projects in the country. SWAN will provide the basic network needed by e-government applications to establish their reach.
Tanmoy Chakrabarty, as quoted in Indian states take flight with SWANs
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the day is state wide area network (SWAN).
|The two common features of WAN acceleration are compression and data deduplication…WAN acceleration can also speed data transfers by reducing the number of handshakes involved in the exchange.
SearchStorage.com, Storage consolidation: WAN acceleration and WAFS technology overview
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is transparent addressing.
|Two thirds of the research and development (R&D) expenditure in India is happening in the government and public sector, which is exactly the opposite of the trends in United States.|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is public-private partnership (PPP).