Bleeding Edge


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Bleeding Edge

The latest, flashiest graphic technology, especially on the Internet. The bleeding edge may be used in a pejorative sense to refer to advertisers that sacrifice quality for the perceived showiness of online ads.
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It states: "There is likely to be a 'bleeding edge' in getting it right, as both the customer and provider explore how to manage complex risks." The document concludes: "It will not be easy to implement and the radical changes required will present many risks and create a lot of turbulence."
Bleeding edge refers to technology so new that it hasn't been sufficiently tested, so using it involves significant risks.
Those who defined their IT organizations as "bleeding edge" tend to have the smallest number of branch locations, but the largest percentage of growth in their branch offices, and the largest number of virtual workers.
TWENTY YEARS AGO, in the good old days of 20 MHz clocks, interconnects were transparent and only the "bleeding edge" users insisted on controlled impedance boards.
Tyler (computer studies, Seneca College, Toronto) introduces the basics and advanced installation of this freely available operating system and Rawhide, a repository toward the software's next release--"truly the 'bleeding edge' of open source development." Like other Linux distributions, FD6 is not only an operating system but also a collection of many software packages for desktop and server configurations.
Turcotte admits paying down the DSPC's massive debt was a "big dragon to slay" after the previous management borrowed more than $400 million (US) at high interest rates for what he calls "bleeding edge "technology."
"I'd advise people to focus on cutting-edge systems, but not bleeding edge," says Allen, whose firm has designed dining areas and other student life spaces at such schools as MIT and Northeastern University (Mass.).
It is remarkable and encouraging that political appointees understand such bleeding edge technologies and are focused on gathering counterparty risk data at this level of detail and at this time.
With the technology now nearing its 10th anniversary, virtualization is no longer just for "bleeding edge" IT organizations.
"For three decades FOSE has been integral in helping the Federal government pioneer the implementation of technology on the bleeding edge. In fact, much of the technology we use in our offices and homes today was first utilized by the government.
It's the scourge of the early adopter - purchasing something so formidably bleeding edge that nothing works with it.
You know them: They're the ones who are out there on the bleeding edge of technology and the perpetual conference-and-workshop-speaking circuit.