Vagator, Goa: The new era of Intent-based networking, signposted by Cisco, is throwing up some bizarre new buzzwords.
Here a cheat sheet to the new jargon that was bandied about by analysts and company execs in Goa last week at the annual Cisco summit. Cram up for that next job interview!
Context -aware computing: A class of (mostly) mobile systems that can sense their physical environment and behave accordingly: for example, a tablet computer switching the screen from portrait to landscape, with the user’s current orientation or switching on the back-light of the phone when used in the dark.
Chaos monkey: Intentionally disabling computers to test how remaining systems respond to the outage. Chaos Monkey is now part of a larger suite of tools called the Simian Army designed to simulate and test responses to various system failures. It was first used by Netflix in 2011.
Artificial stupidity: It is a derogatory reference to the inability of an Artificial Intelligence program to adequately perform basic tasks. Alternately it refers to a technique of deliberately dumbing down computer programmes in order to introduce errors in their responses.
Dynamic tiering: The old hierarchical power structures in many tech companies are giving way to a number of collaborative groups, interacting with each other -- ie you now work for multiple bosses, and even these may change all the time!
Identity commerce: Blame this on the increasing availability of tools like Aadhaar! Adding ID verification to e-commerce sites helps to protect them against fraudulent transactions. ANAND PARTHASARATHY, July 1, 2018