Hype hazards: What can we learn from the history of technology hype?
Think back to December 31 1999. Where were you when the countdown to the New Year ended? One thing I can be certain of is that you weren’t stuck in a lift hurtling 12 storeys to the ground, in the midst of a massive traffic pile-up because all the lights stopped working at once or in a plane plummeting 30,000 feet from the sky as all the onboard systems died.
NoSQL: Another big data acronym or a strategic differentiator?
Cloud, SaaS, big data, fast data, NoSQL, PaaS...while this economy cannot produce jobs, it can definitely produce jargon at the speed of light. What I wanted to know was what, then, does NoSQL give me from a business perspective?
Will CPR significantly increase cloud survival rates?
IT is an acronym-crazed world. So crazy that sometimes - when running out of three letter ones - we simply recycle them or add sequence numbers. Remember MRP, which used to mean Material Requirements Planning, but the became Manufacturing Resource Planning (called MRP II to avoid confusion) to only a couple of years later resurface as ERP. Take a look at CPR (cloud process re-engineering) too...
Fingertip Cloud Glossary: Test yourself!
We live in a world of acronyms including SEO, CRM and SaaS. And in recent months (maybe years!) you have become becoming accustomed to phrases such as 'cloudbursting' and the 'elastic' nature of 'cloud computing'. How many of these acronyms or phrases are you familiar with?
Buzzword Bingo and Acronym Update V2.011
Buzzword Bingo and Acronym Update V2.011- Note: THis is in part fun! R U (e.g. Are you) JASSD about JACD or do you have a case of JAID and JACBUS? Will RAID RAIN on your cloud parade? For those who like to keep up on buzzwords and acronyms, here are some old and new, fun and real ones to ponder.
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