Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords

Here are 15 terms that will make you grin, cringe or run for the nearest thesaurus.Written and Illustrated by Paul Connolly

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Greenwashing

When a corporation sends out the vibe that it is more environmentally friendly than it actually is.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Frankenbuild

A term coined at Microsoft to describe people's attempts to combine beta versions of Vista with the final code to create a pirated version of the software that would circumvent activation checks.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Smishing

A mobile version of phishing in which crooks send fake SMS (Short Message Service) messages that attempt to lure users into downloading a Trojan horse that will take over their mobile device.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Twitter

A way to social network or micro-blog by sending short posts (up to 140 characters) called Tweets using SMS, IM, the Twitter Web site, or applications such as Twitterific and Twitterlicious. Hard-core Twitterers annoyingly announce every mundane moment of

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - DWT

Driving while texting-arguably as debilitating as operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Wikiality

Something accepted as reality or truth according to a general consensus or majority rule, like the way Wikipedia entries are formed. The term is attributed to comedian Stephen Colbert (at least that's who everyone says coined it.)

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Performant

A faux word that has entered the IT vernacular over the last few years, its used to describe the speed, general performance and cost-efficiency of a product. Example: 'We've made the system more performant.'

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Craplets

Unwanted, OEM-installed, third-party programs (also called crapware or bloatware) loaded onto your computer before purchase.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Photo Lurking

Stumbling upon or intentionally seeking out and browsing the online photo albums of complete strangers.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - TiNo

A TV program that you've recorded on your Tivo but never got around to (and probably never will get around to) watching.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Webtops

Although the idea of running desktop apps on the Web has been kicked around since the mid-90s, the word Webtop (or Web OS) seems to be a hot term again due to the recent explosion of hosted services and APIs.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Murfing

Mobile Web surfing on phones or other mobile devices.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Vision Statement

Forget your mission statement, today a company is expected to have a vision statement for the future as well-preferably written in ambiguous Nostradamus-like quatrains, so your business prophecies can easily be reinterpreted when they don't come to pass.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Firewall Account

A small bank account for online spending only, which won't cause a devastating blow to your wallet if hacked or compromised by thieves.

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Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Carbon-based Error

A mistake caused by humans, not attributable to machines or technology.

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