Overheard: Word of the Day


September 24, 2009  2:15 PM

Overheard – Unified computing system

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“A unified computing system brings certain service benefits.  What it really comes down to is one throat to choke.”

Marc Staimer, Defining ‘unified computing systems’

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is unified computing system.

September 22, 2009  2:23 PM

Overheard – FISMA and ICE

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“The new FISMA requirements call for government agencies and DoD contractors to comply with a set of prioritized controls that reflect their ability to detect and stop cyberattacks.”

Alexander B. Howard, ICE Act would restructure cybersecurity rule, create White House post

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


September 21, 2009  6:31 PM

Overheard – Security information management (SIM)

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“I thought I would find bad guys, but in the end I found good guys doing bad things.”

Denny Dean, SIEM: Not for small business, nor the faint of heart

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is security information management (SIM).


September 18, 2009  2:26 PM

Overheard – Augmented reality

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augmented reality “Imagine if everything you pointed your phone at – from people to pets, shops to mountains – had its own ‘bubble’ of information. It sounds like science fiction, but augmented reality is already here.”

Anna Leach, Augmented reality: Even better than the real thing?

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is augmented reality.


September 17, 2009  12:51 PM

Overheard – Soft skills

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“Soft skills are usually identified by phrases such as ‘must be able to work well under pressure’ or ‘must work well in a team environment.’ While many applicants consider such statements to be nothing more than an indication of the work environment, it is in fact a statement of the soft skills being sought.”

Will Smith, Skills employers seek in job candidates

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is soft skills.


September 16, 2009  2:45 PM

Overheard – Application security

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Those who are new to application security may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of assessment options, each with its own aficionados touting the merits of their favorite assessment type.

Rohit Sethi and Nish Bhalla, Vulnerability test methods for application security assessments

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is application security.


September 15, 2009  6:36 PM

Overheard – Standardizing mobile device management

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“In the world of mobile device management, standards are relatively new, just like the technology…The first wave of real standardization was from the Open Mobile Alliance in the form of OMA-CP, Client Provisioning protocol.”

Jason Lackaye, Standards: Conformity at Any Cost?

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


September 14, 2009  5:32 PM

Overheard – PCI compliance

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“In our view, if you peel off all the layers around the PCI Data Security Standards, you will see it for what it is in significant part, a tool to shift risk off the banks’ and credit card companies’ balance sheets and place it on others.”

Dave Hogan, as quoted in Cybersecurity hearing highlights inadequacy of PCI DSS

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is PCI compliance.


September 11, 2009  3:20 PM

Overheard – IT chargeback

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“Provisioning a virtual machine (VM) takes considerably less time than provisioning a physical server, for instance, but it can also throw a monkey wrench into how companies are used to charging business departments for services rendered.”

Christina Torode, Virtual server management vs. physical servers: What’s the difference?

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is IT chargeback.


September 10, 2009  1:00 PM

Overheard – Web self-service

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“More and more organizations are finding that, while a dedicated customer service staff is still an integral part of any company, customers can do a fine job answering questions and service issues for themselves and for one another.”

Barney Beal, SaaS CRM vendors get serious about Web self-service features

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Web self-service.


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