The Techno-Babble Dictionary: Cold and Flu Season

November 20th, 2013
The Techno-Babble Dictionary: Cold and Flu Season

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

You come into work one day, sit down at your computer and go to a website you visit every single day, when wham! there's a giant FBI symbol on your screen telling you you've done something illegal and they are holding your computer hostage until you pay a fine.

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The Techno-Babble Dictionary: Introduction

November 15th, 2013
The Techno-Babble Dictionary:  Introduction

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

Do you sometimes feel like IT these days throws a bunch of catch phrases and acronyms at you? Do you feel entirely overwhelmed in a changing tech world where concepts like "the cloud" are bandied about with little explanation for how they work? Yep, I'm right there with you.

Why the Cloud is Like a Cloud

November 8th, 2013
Why the Cloud is Like a Cloud

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

I know I posted recently in Top 5 Secrets for Effective Cloud Computing that the cloud is not actually a cloud. In many ways however, cloud computing is very much like the meteorological phenomenon we witness in our skies. Wikipedia defines a cloud as:
In meteorology, a cloud is a visible mass of liquid droplets or frozen crystals made of water or various chemicals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body.