Overheard: Word of the Day

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November 9, 2009  6:52 PM

Overheard – Organizational change management

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
change management, enterprise risk management, OCM, organizational change management
The foremost principle of risk communication is that ‘perception equals reality.’  In other words, what is perceived as real is real in its consequences. Employees react to perceived threats, rather than to ‘reality.’ Their level of stress during times of change is proportional to their perception of threat.

Joseph G. Wojtecki, Jr., and Richard G. Peters, Communication Organizational Change: Information Technology Meets the Carbon-Based Employee Unit

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is organizational change management.

November 6, 2009  5:43 PM

Overheard – SAP

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
The convergence happening between social media, mobility and real time is leading to a new set of paradigms, a new set of business activities that SAP needs to go after next. There are entire economies going mobile, and we need to connect to them in real time with social media, analytics and search technologies.

SAP’s CTO, Vishal Sikka as quoted in SAP’s innovation gets overlooked

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

November 5, 2009  9:37 PM

Overheard – paradox

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
More access to information doesn’t bring people together, often it isolates us.

Joshua-Michéle Ross, Three Paradoxes of the Internet Age – Part One

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

November 4, 2009  6:33 PM

Overheard – USB 3.0

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0
“If you are downloading a 27 gigabyte HD movie today from your desktop to your note book to take on a plane — with HighSpeed USB, that would take 15 minutes.  With SuperSpeed USB end-to-end, you can make that same transition in 60-70 seconds.”

Jeff Cravencraft, CES 2009

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is USB 3.0 — also known as SuperSpeed USB.

November 3, 2009  6:48 PM

Overheard – Amazon PayPhrase

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Amazon, PayPhrase, POS
“PayPhrase is less fun than it might be due to Amazon’s content restrictions. PayPhrases can’t use trademarked terms. Nor can they use language that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.”

Thomas Claburn, Amazon Introduces PayPhrase Payment Shortcut

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Amazon PayPhrase.

November 2, 2009  2:48 PM

Overheard – Operation Phish Phry

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Operation Phish Phry, phishing, Security
“Criminally savvy groups recruit here and abroad to pool tactics and skills necessary to commit organized theft facilitated by the computer, including hacking, fraud and identity theft, with a common greed and shared willingness to victimize Americans.”

FBI Los Angeles acting assistant director Keith Bolcar,  Operation Phish Phry: FBI Arrests 33 for Internet Scam

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Operation Phish Phry.

October 30, 2009  12:51 PM

Overheard – Kill a Zombie Day

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
pulsing zombie, Security, Spam, zombie
“IT security and data protection company, Sophos, has called on computer users around the world to participate in “Kill-A-Zombie Day” on Saturday 31st October, also known as Halloween. Billions of spam messages are sent every day, with over 99% determined to be relayed from innocent users’ computers that have been hijacked and turned into a zombie.”

Kansas City InfoZine, International Kill-a-Zombie Day Will be a Thriller for Halloween

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is pulsing zombie.  Happy Halloween!

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October 26, 2009  3:03 PM

Overheard – Mobile marketing

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CRM, mobile marketing
Mobile marketing isn’t just mobile Web sites. It also includes banners, short codes (like the codes you send text messages to when voting on American Idol), ads in phones’ video programming and even little two-dimensional codes (like bar codes) that when photographed, send mobile customers to Web sites.

Josh Bernoff, Don’t Screw Up Your Mobile Marketing Opportunity

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is mobile marketing.

October 23, 2009  4:42 PM

Overheard – Baby botnet

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnet, micro-botnet, phishing, Security, social engineering
I suspect that a sizable percentage of small botnets are those developed by people who understand or are operating inside a business as employees who want to gain remote access to corporate systems, or by criminal entities that have dug deep and gotten insider information on the environment…We’ve seen a growth in the number of sites that offer the sale of corporate documents that were extracted from the bots.

Gunter Ollmann, as quoted in Up To 9 Percent Of Machines In An Enterprise Are Bot-Infected

Today’s WhatIs.com  Word of the Day is micro-botnet, also known as baby botnet.

October 22, 2009  1:33 PM

Overheard – Hot aisle / cold aisle containment

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cooling, Data Center, Green computing, green datacenter, hot aisle - cold aisle
In any push air-conditioning arrangement, two components need the most amount of power: the compressor and the fan. In a hot aisle – cold aisle arrangement, the need for cold air is reduced drastically because it’s needed only for the servers and not the entire room.

Smrutiranjan Das, Hot aisle – cold aisle design best practices for data centers

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is hot aisle – cold aisle contaiment.

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