(1). The number of things you need to do to accomplish a task on your company’s computer system. The term is usually used when proposing system upgrades that will never be approved.
“Megan, if we spend a few dollars now on this upgrade, it will significantly reduce keystrokes for the entire team, meaning we should be able to keep headcount static for at least another year. Bangalore? No, I wasn’t aware we were moving Operations to Bangalore…”
(1). In finance, to invest newly-received client assets in products offered by the firm. The term is usually uttered by anxious stockbrokers (many of whom have already put down money on a pool or new car) when discussing, internally, clients who are reluctant to approve their investment recommendations.