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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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Top 5 SQL Server Cluster Setup Mistakes
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 5 SQL Server cluster setup mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Idera

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

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

Authentication Devices - User-friendly authenticators for every use case
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, access over 10 different authentication devices from a reliable provider to achieve the strength and security you strive for.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

HID

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.

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

Sharpening Your Competitive Edge with B2B Managed Services
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find out what an effective B2B managed services solution should provide so you can improve the capabilities of your business, and the efficiency of your supply-and-demand chain.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

OpenText GXS

Success On An International Scale: What An ERP System Can Offer
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover guidelines for mid-sized organizations looking to expand internationally, and find out why a solid ERP system is critical to success.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Sage Software

The Value of Upgrading ERP: Maintaining Modern Technology
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many organizations are choosing to upgrade their ERP systems, and get insights into the enhanced capabilities and benefits they gain from implementation.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Sage Software

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

Roadmap to an Omni-Channel-Aware POS Update
sponsored by Toshiba
WHITE PAPER: Today's multi-channel retail environment demands tools that will help support customer interactions across a variety of platforms. This comprehensive e-book provides an in-depth look at the three essential components of converting to an omni-channel aware POS.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

Toshiba

9 Steps to Migrating to a Modern Store POS Infrastructure
sponsored by Toshiba
WHITE PAPER: Legacy point of sale (POS) systems were designed to handleone type of customer interaction at a time -- they're not built for today's world of cross-channel communication. As you adapt to mobile, social, and online transactions, it's time for you to upgrade your POS system as well.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

Toshiba

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

SQL Server HA and DR: A Simple Strategy for Realizing Dramatic Cost Savings
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive white paper to find out how you can tackle SQL Server downtime without busting your disaster recovery protection and high availability budget.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

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

Five Easy Steps to Smarter Systems Imaging
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes you through 5 steps for developing a smarter approach to systems imaging that layers a unique set of drivers, updates, applications, configurations and user personality on top of the core configuration images.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Dell and Microsoft

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

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

Dynamic Infrastructures for VMware vCloud
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to discover how a VMware-based infrastructure solution can accelerate cloud infrastructure implementation, while reducing maintenance costs and effort.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Fujitsu

Reduce data center complexity when you 'go virtual'
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, in-depth resource to find out how HP's latest solution for virtual environments can benefit your organization.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

Ideas International: Staging the Deployment of Private Clouds with IBM SmartCloud Foundation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, expert whitepaper to uncover the ins-and-outs of IBM SmartCloud – and how you can benefit from adopting this cloud deployment solution.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

5 PC Hardware Innovations that Pay Off for Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines 5 PC hardware innovations that are actually paying off for the business that use them correctly.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

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

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

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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