|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|“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.
|“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.
|“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.
|“IT security and data protection company, Sophos, has called on computer users around the world to participate in “Kill-A-Zombie Day” on Saturday 31st October, also known as Halloween. Billions of spam messages are sent every day, with over 99% determined to be relayed from innocent users’ computers that have been hijacked and turned into a zombie.”
Kansas City InfoZine, International Kill-a-Zombie Day Will be a Thriller for Halloween
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is pulsing zombie. Happy Halloween!
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|Mobile marketing isn’t just mobile Web sites. It also includes banners, short codes (like the codes you send text messages to when voting on American Idol), ads in phones’ video programming and even little two-dimensional codes (like bar codes) that when photographed, send mobile customers to Web sites.
Josh Bernoff, Don’t Screw Up Your Mobile Marketing Opportunity
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is mobile marketing.
|I suspect that a sizable percentage of small botnets are those developed by people who understand or are operating inside a business as employees who want to gain remote access to corporate systems, or by criminal entities that have dug deep and gotten insider information on the environment…We’ve seen a growth in the number of sites that offer the sale of corporate documents that were extracted from the bots.
Gunter Ollmann, as quoted in Up To 9 Percent Of Machines In An Enterprise Are Bot-Infected
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is micro-botnet, also known as baby botnet.