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April 7, 2008  10:28 AM

Video: Oversi presents its overcache technology for P2P and video delivery



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, data, demonstration, interactive media, Internet, IPTV, media, Networking, streaming, Technology, video, YouTube

Oversi's technology is designed to help companies deliver video over the Internet. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Js-m0RwLWhE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] From the

April 2, 2008  9:58 AM

Video: Phase Change Memory (PCM) animation



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, data, innovation, invention, memory, Storage, video, YouTube

This animation was presented at IEDM 2006 to show how phase change memory (PCM) devices switch between amorphous and crystalline states. [kml_flashembed...


March 26, 2008  1:52 PM

John Cleese uses interpretive dance to explain distributed data and offers friendly tech advice



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, data, fun, humor, new media, Storage, video, YouTube

Our sister site, Bitpipe.com, just sent me an email informing me that I could view a video of John Cleese offering advice on data distribution systems. (You'll need to register but, IMHO, it's worth it. Cleese in a...


March 5, 2008  9:27 AM

Video: Bob and Joe have fun with tape at EMC



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, data, e-waste, fun, geek, humor, multimedia, Storage, video, YouTube

Joe Tucci (Chairman of the Board at EMC) tells Bob and Joe to get rid of some tapes. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/n-kCkz5IJxg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Who knew storage guys were so much fun?


March 3, 2008  4:37 PM

What is due diligence?



Posted by: GuyPardon
backup, business, buzzword, compliance, data, entrepeneurship, law, marketplace, predictive, Silicon Valley, small business, startup, word meanings

Simply put, it's doing in your homework. Just look at this sample M&A due diligence checklist. In IT and the law, of course, the term "due diligence" has considerably more precise meanings. WhatIs.com's


August 27, 2007  12:26 PM

Facebook: A social network evolves into a social utility



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, college, community, creativity, culture, data, directory, discussion board, education, entrepeneurship, innovation, interesting, Internet, mashup, new media, portal, privacy, programming, public domain, recruiting, Security, Silicon Valley, social, social networking, social publishing, startup, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications

What can I say about Facebook that hasn't been said? Newsweek has placed Mort Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant


June 26, 2007  11:14 AM

Sneakernets, removable storage and hassle-free file transfer methods



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, backup, Bluetooth, collaboration, command line, cool, data, downloads, freeware, fundamentals, howto, Internet, lifehack, media, Mobile, MP3, music, network, open source, software, Storage, useful, wireless

One of WhatIs.com's faithful readers wrote in recently with a suggestion for a much-beloved IT sniglets...


June 20, 2007  12:11 PM

Cloud computing: The “next big thing?”



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, Apple, buzzword, cloud computing, data, Dell, Google, SaaS, software, the cloud, utility computing, Web applications

In this line of work, I can't help but encounter an awful lot of IT buzzwords. I even write a newsletter dedicated to picking the latest and greatest of 'em. Thankfully, one of the guiding principles of WhatIs.com has always been to decode the tech jargon and spin and explain what something is, who...


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