Buzzwords IT Pros Love to Hate

May 9, 2016 | Kate Brew
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I asked the Spiceworks community to tell me the worst "vendor words". I figured it would be good to know what ticks them off. As usual the IT community has definite opinions.

I think "Cloud" was the most popular word of all.

This was my personal favorite:

Here's a pretty comprehensive list:

Our own Javvad Malik chimed in with "disruptive" - he must have heard that word too many times when he was an industry analyst 😊

Here's the composite view from the Spiceworks results:

Conclusion

So, vendors out there take note! The IT community prefers straight talk to a bunch of superlative, over-used buzzwords. They also like to do their own research and make their own decisions about what's the "best".

Kate Brew

About the Author: Kate Brew
Kate has over 15 years experience in product management and marketing, primarily in information security.
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