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DEFINITION: A bulletin board system (BBS) is a computer or an application dedicated to the sharing or exchange of messages or other files on a network. Originally an electronic version of the type of bulletin board found on the wall in many kitchens and work places, the BBS was used to post simple messages between users. The BBS became the primary kind of online community through the 1980s and early 1990s, before  … 
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The shift from servers to services: Charting your future in the cloud era
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: The cloud is not only changing how IT organizations source and deliver technology – it's also leading IT organizations to be more service centric. This webcast explores what it means to be "service-centric" at both the organizational level and for IT professionals.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 26, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Three ways service management can connect the business with IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: It's no secret that many organizations suffer from a huge gap between business and IT departments. If yours is one of them, don't lose hope -- IT service management can help bridge that gap. Watch this comprehensive webcast to explore how to improve quality of IT services and gain competitive advantage.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 5, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

TOPS-HP Video Case Study: IT Infrastructure Migration
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: In this on-demand video case study, learn how the right technology partner enabled grocery store retailer TOPS Markets to seamlessly migrate its IT infrastructure during the busy retail season. Tune in to learn more now.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2010

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Protecting the Efficient Enterprise with Dell EqualLogic SANs and VMware vSphere 4.0
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn how to both protect and enhance your storage and virtualization infrastructure with Dell EqualLogic SANs and VMware vSphere 4.0.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Premiered: May 20, 2010

Dell, Inc.

Trusted Computing: Establishing Device Authentication
sponsored by Wave Systems Corp.
VIDEOCAST: View this video to learn the secret to better IT security may be at your fingertips. More likely than not, your PC contains a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), security chip on its motherboard.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 24, 2010

Wave Systems Corp.

Try Microsoft Office 365 Trial Download
sponsored by Microsoft
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Download this free trial of Microsoft Office 365 to see the familiar software features of next-generation communications delivered as a cloud service.
Posted: 01 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2012

Microsoft
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INTERNET BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): …  the World Wide Web arrived. A BBS may be accessible from a dial-up modem, Telnet, or the Internet. Because it originated before the graphical user interface (GUI) became prevalent, the BBS interface was text-based. Although recent Web-based versions have a graphical, interactive user interface, the text-only interface preferred by BBS purists can often be accessed by Telnet. According to Justin Scott, co-founder of Sceiron Interactive and a former sysop, a Web-based BBS is essentially a Web site that is powered by BBS software rather than a Web server. Most BBSes are devoted to a particular … 
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