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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Do you find it frustrating to deal with vendors? Why do we use acronyms for things that don't actually mean anything? Is there any tangible human benefit to having "a secure mobile transport for valuables such as currency, identification and automotive control elements with privacy features"? Can't you just call them pants? I suppose it's good news for guys (like me) who make their living translating vendor babble, but even I'm starting to lose my mind with all the senseless misdirection in business. So my New Year's resolution is to start translating erroneous and/or misleading "acronym-filled horse*&^%" (AFHS) into plain, simple English. (And there's no disrespect intended to my non-English-speaking friends because I can barely speak my own language.) Let's begin with virtualization, potentially the mother of all meaningless storage terms. Simply put, virtualization is the abstraction of the physical storage device(s) from the application or operating system layers. In the most-used example, it's a volume manager, whereby the operating system and ... Access >>>

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