WhatIs.com Word of the Day Archive


January 11, 2010  3:04 PM

Overheard – knowledge process outsourcing (KPO)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
While BPO places an emphasis on low level processes, KPO places an emphasis on high level processes such as patent filing, investment research and legal issues.

Steve, The basic elements that differentiate BPO from KPO

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is knowledge process outsourcing (KPO).  By 2010,  the KPO industry is projected to generate $17 billion globally.  About 70% of the business will go to knowledge workers in India.

January 8, 2010  3:45 PM

Overheard – cloud backup

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
The marketing minds can put a positive twist on anything. Online data backup offers a lot of value, however, there are downsides you absolutely need to be aware of. There’s too high a price to pay to bury your head in the sand over something so important.

Kevin Beaver, Data security concerns with online and cloud backup technology

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cloud backup.


January 7, 2010  3:13 PM

Overheard – data archiving

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
“Technically, archiving applications used for compliance should apply policies to files, move files based on those policies and keep audit information on files.  Also, the file content should be indexed to make it searchable and be written to specific media depending on regulatory specifics.”

Shane O’Neill, Choosing a compliance archiving tool

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is data archiving.


January 6, 2010  7:55 PM

Overheard – Appreciative Inquiry

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
On the surface, Appreciative Inquiry can sound too “touchy feely” for hard-nosed business people. We like to vent and to gripe. But is venting the best use of time at an organization’s planning meeting?

Jane Logan Appreciative Inquiry

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Appreciative Inquiry.


January 5, 2010  7:40 PM

Overheard – near CDP

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Near CDP is a marketing invention of people who don’t offer continuous data protection but are trying to repackage non-continuous technologies as ‘kind of being the same thing.’

Mark Twomey, Non-CDP

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is near-continuous data protection.


January 4, 2010  6:23 PM

Overheard – hot desking

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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.


December 23, 2009  2:42 PM

Overheard – Google Chrome OS

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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.


December 22, 2009  6:20 PM

Overheard – chatty protocol

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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.


December 21, 2009  1:01 PM

Overheard – WAN accelerator

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
It might take one or two hundred round trips to do a transaction. If that’s over a LAN and you have a delay or one or two milliseconds, nobody notices. Take that application and run it over a WAN … you get a delay of 10 to 20 seconds. That’s not acceptable.

Jim Metzler, Collaborate with programmers to deliver WAN application acceleration

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is WAN accelerator.


December 18, 2009  2:12 PM

Overheard – Active man in the middle attacks

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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


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