|When people talk about agile practices, they can sometimes become very religious. —Jurgen Appelo|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Agile, an approach to software development that anticipates the need for flexibility and applies a level of pragmatism into the delivery of the finished product.
|“Experts agree that the goal of a services-oriented IT environment is to make services readily and easily accessible to end users. That in itself is what will really revolutionize IT.” — Scot Petersen|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is shared services, the consolidation of back-end business operations such as finance, HR and IT that are used by multiple divisions within the same organization.
“Installing Hyper-V 3.0 with a PowerShell script is faster than using the GUI. It also allows you to maintain role/feature consistency across multiple host installations.” — Rob McShinsky
|“Iris recognition was found to have an error rate of 1 in a million, according to a January study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.” — Julia Angwin|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iris recognition, the identification of an individual based on the unique patterns within the ring-shaped region surrounding the pupil of the eye.
|“If our kitchens were organized the same way as our factories, offices and clinics, then the refrigerator would be in basement, the toaster would be in the attic and the bread would be stored anywhere there was an open space.” —Bruce Hamilton|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is value stream mapping.
|“From an enterprise perspective, personal cloud storage services ensure that users are always working on the most up-to-date version of a document, and they offer support for a variety of platforms.” — Robert Sheldon|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iCloud.
|“If there is a single element, component, system, device, or person that your company cannot live without, you have a single point of failure.” — James Michael Stewart|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is single point of failure (SPOF).
|“Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to cut U.S. lighting energy usage by one-quarter and contribute significantly to our nation’s climate change solutions.” — U.S. Department of Energy|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is solid-state lighting (SSL).
|“It’s gotten to be the most important thing in the data center. I did a seminar recently, and they did a show of hands as to how many people had cooling problems in their data center; 60% to 70% of their hands went up.” — Robert McFarlane|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is hot spot/cold spot.
” If Agile is the teachings of Jesus, Scrum is every abuse ever perpetrated in his name.”
James Turner, The Best and the Worst Tech of the Decade