Lexicon

Slack

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EN Are you sick and tired of those endless e-mail threads where people click 'reply all' just to say that they will be attending the next team meeting or to let you know they'll have a brie sandwich with honey and walnuts for lunch? Well, then you might want to consider using Slack. Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool and brings your entire organisation's internal communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and 'a quick search' for modern teams that actually want to get things done. Just create a team, sign in and you're good to go. Fun trivia: the name slack is actually an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge". But it also just means 'to be loose', or even 'inactive' or 'that you enjoy avoiding work'. Hmm…


NL Heb jij het ook stilaan gehad met eindeloze e-mailgroepen waarbij mensen standaard op ‘allen beantwoorden’ klikken om gewoon te zeggen dat ze bij de vergadering zullen zijn, of om iedereen toch even te laten weten dat je een boke met brie en honing bij hebt voor deze middag? Misschien is Slack dan iets voor jou. Slack is een cloud-based samenwerkingstool voor teams. Het brengt de gehele interne communicatie van een organisatie samen op één plek. Verwacht je aan realtime berichten, archivering en een snelzoekfunctie voor moderne teams die dingen gedaan willen krijgen. Maak een team aan, meld je aan en je bent er helemaal klaar voor. Leuk weetje: de naam ‘Slack’ is eigenlijk een afkorting voor “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge”, een doorzoekbaar logboek van alle gesprekken en kennis zogezegd. Maar ‘slack’ betekent ook gewoon ‘losjes’, ‘laks’ of ‘niet te veel moeite doen’. Hmmm...

What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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