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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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Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Failover Strategies on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Cisco's popular and powerful Unified Computing Solution is driven by the flexibility and agility of the hardware failover options and Service Profiles.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Receive Top Notch Security Benefits With a Durable Laptop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the results of a survey that featured over 130 IT and business professionals who use a laptop in a harsher setting.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

Ensuring the Best Outcome for Your SQL Server 2014 Upgrade
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a checklist of everything you need for a smooth transition to the new SQL Server 2014.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

SolarWinds, Inc.

When 'Secure enough' isn't enough
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the reason why compliance alone may not be enough to provide the security you need, in order to prevent data breaches from occurring.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Imation Corp.

Improve Performance and Increase Value With A PC Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals three reasons to upgrade to new client systems in order to improve performance.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

Have Control Over Remote Access—It's Time to Deploy New Laptops
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals several helpful tips surrounding the secure deployment of new laptops.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

What to look for when evaluating NGFW
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes the results of three independent tests that can help you select a next-generation firewall, as well as links to public research that you can examine yourself.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Integrated OpenStack Cloud Solution with Service Assurance
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Find out which hardware and software solutions can enable the private cloud to run all workloads.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Intel

Eliminating Scaling Challenges with SIaaS
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how your IT team can effectively support growth and the ultimate success of your company by implementing SIaaS.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

SAP Applications Built on FlexPod
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth guide, learn about SAP apps built on FlexPod, a flexible, shared infrastructure that can scale easily or be configured for secure multi-tenancy and cloud environments. Have the flexibility for virtualized environments today, and grow at your own pace to a fully private cloud in the future.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Unleashing IT: Big Data Special Edition
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To truly take advantage of all big data has to offer, you need to invest in the right tools, processes, and people. In this special edition of Unleashing IT from Cisco, explore the ins and outs of big data and how it pertains to your business' software, hardware, and process changes.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Best Practices for successful IP Address Management (IPAM)
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses several ways to develop a successful IPAM strategy.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Infoblox

Accelerate Your Business: Performance Reporting Essentials
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore the 8 features you should look for in a reporting management package.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Implementing Global E-Invoicing with Guaranteed Legal Certainty
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business initiatives, and how leading global brands and governments are addressing this need.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

OpenText GXS

Bring Increased Agility & Availability to Business Applications
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative white paper now to uncover the key features of a virtualization tool which will help you expand the benefits of virtualization to business applications such as SQL Server.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NEC Corporation of America

The Philips ErgoSensor
sponsored by MMD
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the benefits of a uniquely interactive monitor that provides real-time insights to your employee's posture, alertness, head tilt, and more so they can correct unhealthy body positioning, ultimately increasing their well-being, happiness, and efficiency.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

MMD

Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to uncover a complete list of tips and tricks for virtual lab testing in a Hyper-V environment, so you can eliminate as many risks as possible.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

IDC: Enterprise Workloads on The IBM X6 Portfolio: Driving Business Advantages
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out how IBM's new systems meet business critical demands with virtualization, business analytics and ERP applications.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

IBM System x3650 M4 Servers Data Sheet
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this datasheet to learn about a scalable server package that can save your enterprise money without sacrificing speed or availability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Sep 2013

IBM and Intel.

Reduce Federal Infrastructure Risk with Compliance Management and Situational Awareness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features holistic information and network security tools that help federal agencies meet strict compliance mandates.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

3D printing: bringing better products to market faster
sponsored by Stratasys Singapore Pte Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Discover how 3D printing can help your organization bring better products to market faster.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Stratasys Singapore Pte Ltd

Desktop Virtualization for On-Demand Growth
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, informative resource to find out how one data center solution can provide you with the support you need for desktop virtualization.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix

Imaging a Latitude 10 on Windows 8 with System Center Configuration Manager
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper for directions on how to create a Windows 8 image for the Latitude 10, as well as the information you need to image a Latitude 10 in your enterprise environment.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Dell, Inc.
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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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