Overheard: Word of the Day


December 10, 2012  3:36 PM

Word of the Day – scatter plot

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“Understanding how to abstract and represent abstraction is probably the biggest challenge in big data visualization.” — Irene Greif

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is scatter plot. Scatter plots are important in statistics because they can show the extent of correlation, if any, between variables. If no correlation exists between the variables, the points appear randomly scattered. If a small amount of correlation exists, the points tend to fall near a line or curve. If a large correlation exists, the points concentrate near a straight line.

December 7, 2012  8:37 PM

Word of the Day: application sandboxing

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“There is no magical wand to tap over your IT department, or magic crypto fairy dust that will solve the problem of security. Sandboxing is another weapon in our security arsenal, and IT will take all the weapons it can get.”Gary McGraw

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is application sandboxing, an approach to software development and mobile application management (MAM) that limits the environments in which certain code can execute.


December 6, 2012  5:12 PM

Word of the Day – VPN Reconnect

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“VPN Reconnect is easy to set up, with most of the configuration happening on the Windows 7 client side.”Greg Shields

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is VPN Reconnect, a feature of Windows 7 that allows a VPN connection to remain open during a brief Internet outage. When the Internet connection is restored, the VPN connection is also restored without any action required on the part of the end user. I predict a lot less swearing the next time I take the train to New York City!


December 5, 2012  4:08 PM

Word of the Day – Apache Hive

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“Hive provides a mechanism to project structure and query data using a SQL-like language called HiveQL. At the same time this language also allows traditional map/reduce programmers to plug in their custom mappers and reducers when it is inconvenient or inefficient to express logic in HiveQL.”Roger Jennings

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Apache Hive, an open-source data warehouse system for querying and analyzing large datasets stored in Hadoop files.


December 3, 2012  4:28 PM

Word of the Day – Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) definition

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“Just 18 months ago, the networking industry was abuzz about the future of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for converged storage networking. That’s not the case anymore.”Rivka Gewirtz Little

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), a storage protocol that enable Fibre Channel communications to run directly over Ethernet.


December 3, 2012  3:34 PM

Word of the Day – Microsoft Lync Server

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“Microsoft isn’t the unified communications market leader yet, but with its Lync UC platform and the ability to integrate Skype into its portfolio, the war with Cisco is on.”
Kate Gerwig

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Microsoft Lync Server.


November 29, 2012  10:56 PM

Word of the Day – reshoring definition

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“Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan to remove outsourcing benefits in effort to stimulate the U.S. economy. Consequently, larger and smaller businesses are reshoring their production and IT workers.”Wendy Schuchart

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is reshoring, bringing outsourced personnel and services back to the location from which they were originally outsourced.


November 28, 2012  5:27 PM

Word of the Day – Internet Protocol address management (IPAM) definition

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“The basic function of an IPAM tool is to track IP addresses so that network administrators can know and report on such things as how many IP addresses are in use, how many are available and how volatile the changes are.”Tom Lancaster

Today’s Whatis.com Word of the Day is Internet Protocol address management (IPAM). Mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) require administrators to control and monitor which computers or users had leases for a particular IP address over a certain period of time are inspiring organizations to include the cost of automating IPAM when addressing compliance burdens.


November 27, 2012  4:04 PM

Word of the Day – golden image definition

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“There is no single way to assemble and deploy images in a cloud environment. Golden masters work well in cases when image consistency is paramount; assembly on demand is a better option if you need to ensure machines are running the latest versions of software components.”Dan Sullivan

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is golden image, a template for provisioning a particular configuration of a new virtual machine (VM), virtual desktop, server or hard disk drive.  A golden image may also be referred to as a clone image, master image or stem-cell image.


November 18, 2012  10:51 PM

Word of the Day: social media analytics

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“Too much information can be the death knell for social media data analysis initiatives. You have to be able to focus on what matters to the business’ bottom line when using these tools and not look at every mention of your product or brand.”Seth Grimes

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is social media analytics.

Text analysis and sentiment analysis technologies are the basic components of all social media analytics.


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