|If Google’s vice president of engineering is right, it means that many developers might be wasting time trying to port their application to various mobile platforms out there. Build for the mobile browser; it might not look like a very good idea now, but it could pay off in the future.
Stan Schroeder, Google: Browser is the Platform of the Future, Even on Mobiles
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is mobile browser.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wireless Distribution System.
|There will be many flavors of cloud computing with many subsets. Already we have a plethora of “X as a service” (XaaS) offerings, including swapping the X with software, infrastructure, platform, data, integration, etc. I expect to see clouds as a service (CaaS) any day now.
Dana Gardner The distinction between grid and cloud computing
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is XaaS.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is wireless medical telemetry services.
|While U.S. GAAP could conceivably become the de facto global standard, it seems more likely that IFRS will hold that distinction. More countries and markets use IFRS, it has been developed with an international view from the start, and it has the structures in place to obtain global input and acceptance.
Scott Taub IFRS & U.S. GAAP: Where Do We Stand?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the day is International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
|People who are not committed to the project and are not accountable for deliverables at the meeting do not get to talk. They are excess overhead for the meeting. They might be called eavesdroppers if you don’t like chickens. Whatever we call them it should have a negative connotation because they tend to sap productivity.
Jeff Sutherland, SCRUM: Pigs and Chickens
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is pigs and chickens.
|As a pilot, I like to think of a burn down chart as being like the glide path of an airplane on final approach…If you are stabilized on the glide path you will hit the runway at the designated touchdown point. If you are too high, you will not make it to the runway…If you are too low, watch out for the trees!
Peter Stevens, Towards a better burn down chart
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is burn down chart.
|I was accompanied by a Senior Director, who attempting to find a machine with which to demo a new product, chanced upon a staff member’s desk where some documents had been left in full view. He picked them up and said he would lock them in his own office, so that the staffer wasn’t fined. Apparently, company policy at the time was to enforce the clean desk policy through an automatic payroll deduction. :-O
David J. Anderson, Clean Desk Policies
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is clean desk policy.
|What’s the most common password among the 32 million people who’s accounts were hacked at RockYou late last year? According to a study by Imperva , it’s “123456,” followed by “12345,” “123456789¿ and “Password,” in that order. “iloveyou” came in at no. 5.
Jack McKenna, Depressing Analysis Of RockYou Hacked Passwords
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is SQL injection. Last December the social site RockYou was notified that there was an SQL injection vulnerability in their database and although they were quick to fix it, someone had already gotten in and claimed access to sensitive data on over 1 million accounts. I don’t know what’s worse — that there was a vulnerability, that the user passwords were so lame or (gasp) that RockYou had stored the passwords in PLAIN TEXT. It’s still the Wild Wild West out there. Be careful.