Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Word for the day: Disintermediation

From Wikipedia: the removal of intermediaries in a supply chain: "cutting out the middleman"

I've been working as a JIRA specialist for some larger consulting businesses recently and this matter has come up in discussion a few times. I'm glad to see there's a nice long word for such a nasty practice. It's a sensitive matter for everyone but I naturally err on the side of caution, even if I've had existing business with the same customer that is now using the other consulting business.

I wonder if I can get my 14-year old to use it correctly in class. I reckon it would make her English teacher's day.

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