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ALSO CALLED: Hardware Devices, Physical Devices, Machines
DEFINITION: In information technology, hardware is the physical aspect of computers, telecommunications, and other devices. The term arose as a way to distinguish the "box" and the electronic circuitry and components of a computer from the program you put in it to make it do things. The program came to be known as the software.Hardware implies permanence and invariability. Software or programming can easily  … 
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Making the Case for Modern, Hybrid Laptops in the Legal Profession
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Modern work means using modern tools – and to find out how legal professionals utilize technology like laptops, desktops, and tablets, Microsoft commissioned a survey of 300 solicitors, barristers, clerks, and paralegals. Learn how intuitive, hybrid laptops modernize work, helps secure data, and more.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

Microsoft

Achieve Rapid Cold Start Success for SAP HANA
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today's business landscape requires speed and constant availability. Even if you run a tight operation, there are going to be times when a restart is unavoidable. Access this white paper to learn about a power system that can execute cold starts, leading you to a number of business benefits.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

IBM

Stimulate Growth with Transformational IT Solutions
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: The financial services industry can either view digital transformation as presenting amazing opportunities or monstrous challenges. A lot of what it comes down to is having the right tools in place. Access this guide to see what kind of technologies are being leveraged to deliver services and applications that meet customer demands.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Lenovo

Data Center High-Speed Migration: Infrastructure Issues, Trends, Drivers and Recommendations
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper covers the infrastructure issues, trends, and drivers that are propelling the next round of data center design and provides recommendations. Learn about the options available for migration and the different issues you'll have to weigh when making your decision.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

CommScope

Bring Mac To The Enterprise with A Modern Approach
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: Apple began aligning management profiles in Mac and iOS software years ago so that Macs could be managed alongside iOS devices with mobile device management (MDM). This whitepaper summarizes the key challenges of Mac management and outlines considerations and product features to help ensure a successful deployment.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

vmware airwatch

Exchange 2016: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize, That is the Question
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In the debate surrounding whether to virtualize Exchange, there's no clear answer for or against. This white paper discusses some of the reasons in favor of virtualizing Exchange to keep you informed on the debate, and empower you to make the best decision for your organization's needs.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Veeam Software

Professional Digital Printing: High-Quality Performance, Energy-Efficient Process
sponsored by TechData - HP
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to leverage the latest tools in digital printing to drive office productivity, enable fast, high-quality color printing, and implement strong security features without ratcheting up the costs. Discover an energy efficient way to facilitate high performance printing and maintain a low TCO without increasing the burden on IT.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

TechData - HP

Digital Printing: Deliver Speed and Quality Together
sponsored by TechData - HP
WHITE PAPER: Digital printing speed, quality, productivity, and cost – it shouldn't be a tradeoff where you have to sacrifice one for the other. This paper explores how to balance these key traits of printing hardware and apps. Discover how to implement a reliable, scalable printing strategy that delivers quality and speed together without driving up the costs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

TechData - HP

How Printing is Improving Student Performance in Unexpected Ways
sponsored by Xerox
WHITE PAPER: Printing is a major spending point for every budget, especially in schools. Fortunately, new printing technologies are keeping cost effectiveness in mind. Access this white paper to see how new, economical printing technologies are meeting student expectations while accommodating budget concerns.
Posted: 06 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Xerox

FlexPod Converged Infrastructure the Right Solution for an Array of Workloads
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief offers information about a pre-engineered, converged infrastructure solution that accelerates deployment, improves scalability, and offers almost unlimited flexibility and agility. Check out how some of the challenges in the departments of government, financial and healthcare can be conquered with the help of this solution.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Data Center Physical Realities in a Software-Defined And Virtualized World
sponsored by Raritan Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover five key aspects of IT that are inextricably tied to computing's physical realities, even as computing becomes more virtualized, software-defined, and cloud-based. You'll also learn three actions to take to address the physical realities of business in an increasingly tech-centric world.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Raritan Inc.

Performance and Load Testing
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper, analyses an integrated solution for your data center that will allow you to keep up with the most demanding applications. Also, see the results of multiple real world workload tests and how this platform was able to operate efficiently and overcome common data center challenges.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cost, Speed, and Reliability Tradeoffs between N+1 UPS Configurations
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Data center downtime isn't an option anymore; today's always-on economy simply demands too much. You need a fault tolerance strategy in place that lets you stay competitive at all times. Access this white paper to learn why many are turning to N+1 redundancy of physical infrastructure to improve availability rather than their data centers.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric

DCIG Buyer's Guide for Midmarket Enterprise Storage Arrays
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: The DCIG 2016-17 Midmarket Enterprise Storage Array Buyer's Guide serves the needs of the midmarket technology buyer, collecting data on 17 of the top products in the industry and presenting that data in easy-to-consume one-page summaries. The analyst firm focused its evaluation on storage arrays with a maximum raw storage capacity of 500TB.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Tegile

Protecting Your Data in the Digital Transformation Journey
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Application performance enables competitive advantage by increasing productivity, but could you be wasting time with servers that aren't secure? Discover a number of overarching rules and business attributes to help protect your organization's data.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

Side By Side Comparison: SSD Architectures
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are looking to upgrade to flash storage. However, there are a vast amount of flash storage arrays on the market. How can you choose the one that's right for you?Access this white paper for a side by side comparison of two all-flash arrays to help you decide on an array that's right for your business.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

NetApp SolidFire

Technical Support Services for SAP HANA on Power Systems
sponsored by IBM FD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to ensure your SAP HANA running on Power Systems Infrastructure is available and running optimally by using a support service offering an array of flexible support options for the full lifecycle of your SAP HANA on Power Systems infrastructure.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

IBM FD

Riverbed Hyper-converged Edge
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the architecture of traditional HCIs and how organizations are turning to stateless, rather than stateful, hyper-converged architectures to overcome common remote office dilemmas.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

HP

Comparing Solid-State Storage Architectures
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to compare two solid-state storage systems, and decide if one is right for your business.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

NetApp SolidFire

IBM FlashSystem 900: Value at the Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how flash storage can boost storage performance and speed up processing times. Read on to learn about the technology behind a new flash storage system.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

IBM

Real-time Compression Results In Storage Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a storage system that uses real-time compression and SSD technology to boost storage performance. Read on to learn more about how the benefits of this storage system provide a strong ROI, and how your organization could cut costs.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

ESG: Economics of Flash Compared to Hard Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to hard disks and decide for yourself if flash is worth the investment.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Seven Principles for Achieving High Performance and Scalability for Information Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for information integration success stories. Also, find critical success criteria for an architecture's scalability.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM
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HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  be varied. You can put an entirely new program in the hardware and make it create an entirely new experience for the user. You can, however, change the modular configurations that most computers come with by adding new adapters or cards that extend the computer's capabilities.Like software, hardware is a collective term. Hardware includes not only the computer proper but also the cables, connectors, power supply units, and peripheral devices such as the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.Hardware is sometimes used as a term collectively describing the physical aspects of telephony … 
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