The IT discipline you work in likely informs your understanding of particular terms. But a term used in security may have a different interpretation when used in storage. Complicating matters even more, vendors often twist the meaning of words to suit their own ends. Are we in a post-truth era of IT?
Today’s Day Two Cloud podcast aims to bring clarity to the language IT pros use. Our guest and guide is Karen Lopez, Data Evangelist at InfoAdvisors.
- How various disciplines use the same terms differently
- Why precision in language matters in IT
- Vendors playing loose with terms
- The Data Management Body Of Knowledge
- Structured vs. unstructured data
- Confusion around data management
- It’s really hard, risky, and costly to collaborate when we have wildly different definitions for terms.
- It’s not just semantics, but it’s not rocket surgery, either.
- We as a profession should be pushing back when vendors overly-market tech terms and there’s nothing behind them.
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@datachick – Karen Lopez on Twitter
Datamodel.com – Karen’s blog