Re: "Granularity"?

Subject: Re: "Granularity"?
From: "Lee Tesdell" <ltesdell -at- eai -dot- com>
To: "Robert Heath" <rheath -at- eGain -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 14:04:54 -0600

Granularity means hierarchy in the software company that I work for.

Example: What level of granularity are you talking about? = What level of
hierarchy are you talking about?

Lee



----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Heath" <rheath -at- eGain -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 2:00 PM
Subject: "Granularity"?


> The engineer who wrote the feature specs for an application I'm
documenting
> used the word "granularity" in a sense I'm not familiar with. The
> application uses queues to keep track of customers needing help from
> customer service reps. Here's the table he wrote:
>
> Queues No Granularity Medium Granularity High Granularity
> A A A A
> B B B B
> C C C C
> D D D D
> Voice over IP Voice over IP Voice over IP
> for A, B, C, D for A for A
> Voice over IP Voice over IP
> for C for B
> Voice over
> IP
> for C
> Voice over
> IP
> for D
>
> In a nutshell, I suppose he means to say that one can add a special Voice
> over IP queue for any of the existing queues in the application.
However,I'm
> not sure he has used the correct word. When I searched on "granularity" at
> britannica.com, among the references to rocks and photography I found an
> article from InfoWorld magazine in which this sentence appeared:
>
> "Network management vendors have heard the cries of administrators who
want
> more granularity in their traffic monitoring and analysis solutions"
>
> Is this term accepted in computer science or elsewhere in the technology
> industry, or is it just jargon that is being used in place of a more
precise
> term?
>
> Baffled,
> Robert

>





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