WhatIs.com Word of the Day Archive


November 13, 2009  3:43 PM

Overheard – Enterprise document management

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
Compliance is a hamster wheel of pain. Are we in compliance? -> Hire Consultant -> The Consultant Says No -> Scurry and spend -> Repeat.

Alex Hutton, The Cult Of Compliance

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is enterprise document management.

November 12, 2009  7:18 PM

Overheard – Closed loop MRP

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
“Because the closed-loop assesses capacity at every level, it shortens the timeframe in which any shortfalls may be detected and rectified.”

Pat Kennedy, Vivek Bapat, Paul Kurchina, Manufacturing plant information management

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is closed loop MRP.


November 11, 2009  2:59 PM

Overheard – Bank Secrecy Act

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
FinCEN is now seeking to engage smaller to moderate size depository institutions who are working to implement the four pillars of theBank Secrecy Act regulatory regime: (1) policies, procedures and internal controls; (2) designation of a compliance officer; (3) ongoing training; and (4) independent testing.

Bryan Cave Law Firm, October 2009 Client Alerts

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Bank Secrecy Act.


November 10, 2009  5:26 PM

Overheard – ZenServer physical block device

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
In cloud computing and virtualization, choosing between open source and commercial offerings means trading off between speed to market, features, support and development costs on the one hand and up-front licensing fees on the other. In a fast-moving market like cloud computing, many organizations will choose to jump-start their efforts by going with a commercial offering.

Sam Charrington, as quoted in Cloud computing provider chooses XenServer over Xen

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is physical block device.


November 9, 2009  6:52 PM

Overheard – Organizational change management

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: 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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: 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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
“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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
“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

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse
“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.


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