Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

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

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Greenwashing

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Frankenbuild

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Smishing

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

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Twitter

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - DWT

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

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - DWT

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.)

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Wikiality

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.'

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Performant

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Craplets

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Photo Lurking

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

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Photo Lurking

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - TiNo

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Webtops

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Murfing

Mobile Web surfing on phones or other mobile devices.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Murfing

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Vision Statement

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.

Mr. Cs Top 15 Current IT Buzzwords - Firewall Account

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

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

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

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