|“If our kitchens were organized the same way as our factories, offices and clinics, then the refrigerator would be in basement, the toaster would be in the attic and the bread would be stored anywhere there was an open space.” —Bruce Hamilton|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is value stream mapping.
|“From an enterprise perspective, personal cloud storage services ensure that users are always working on the most up-to-date version of a document, and they offer support for a variety of platforms.” — Robert Sheldon|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iCloud.
|“If there is a single element, component, system, device, or person that your company cannot live without, you have a single point of failure.” — James Michael Stewart|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is single point of failure (SPOF).
|“Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to cut U.S. lighting energy usage by one-quarter and contribute significantly to our nation’s climate change solutions.” — U.S. Department of Energy|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is solid-state lighting (SSL).
|“It’s gotten to be the most important thing in the data center. I did a seminar recently, and they did a show of hands as to how many people had cooling problems in their data center; 60% to 70% of their hands went up.” — Robert McFarlane|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is hot spot/cold spot.
” If Agile is the teachings of Jesus, Scrum is every abuse ever perpetrated in his name.”
James Turner, The Best and the Worst Tech of the Decade
“Well, the design of the system is pretty smart,” said Ritchie. “If something were to happen, there’d be time to round people up. There’s unlikely to be the sort of emergency where everything’s wiped out at one moment.”
And if there was such an emergency?
“Then we probably have bigger things to worry about than the Internet.”
Norm Ritchie as quoted in The Canadian who holds the key to the Internet
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is keys to the Internet
“The appellation Business Rule Management System (BRMS), after all, is merely a rebranding of the lesser named Business Rule Engine (BRE); in most cases the vendor simply made the change to reflect the fashion of the times rather than provide a specific set of tools that reflect the grander moniker. Now, it is quite true that the modern BRMS sports some niftier capabilities than the BRE of yore; but these are mainly extensions to the capabilities of the BRE in the field of rule execution.”
Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg, A BRMS is not a BDMS: Ten Ways in Which Dealing Business Rules Vendors can be Frustrating for Business Analysts
“Chargeback is based on the premise that if CIOs make the cost of IT visible to people, they will buy less. They will naturally control their own demand. What we have seen out of chargeback is that all people do is wind up arguing about the price.”
Mark McDonald, as quoted in Supply demand IT vs. IT chargeback