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August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



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Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...

July 8, 2008  11:32 AM

A digital nursery rhyme for online gurus and clever children of the Internet



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Amit Agarwal posted the clever, useful graphic below over at his Digital Inspiration blog. The graphic has been making the rounds online; if anyone knows who originally created and uploaded it, please


June 18, 2008  12:21 PM

What is social computing?



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Brian Kellner, NewsGator's Vice President of Products, offers his take on "social computing."  [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/GdFs9UJMxm4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



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Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


June 10, 2008  12:16 PM

What is enterprise 2.0? Cloud computing proponents mix with social software vendors in Boston.



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The question of creating an agreed upon definition for enterprise 2.0 continues to come up here on the Boston waterfront, as hundreds of software executives, CIOs, software vendors, media and curious technologists mix and...


June 5, 2008  10:12 AM

Video: What is cloud computing?



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Sure, WhatIs.com has a definition for cloud computing. And our director has posted one of the best...

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March 7, 2008  10:16 AM

Video: How to log into websites using OpenID



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One of our newest definitions explains OpenID:

"OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on authentication system for the Internet. The goal of the OpenID initiative is to allow users to log in...


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



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CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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March 3, 2008  4:37 PM

What is due diligence?



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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


February 8, 2008  5:16 PM

What is the Latent Amusement-Muddlement Equation (LAME)? IT humor, for sure.



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Crack channel features writer Yuval Shavit doesn't just understand how to write an IT service-level agreement or


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