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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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ADC-VX Whitepaper: The Agility of Virtual; The Predictability of Physical
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Read our white paper, to learn how ADC-VX is an ideal solution for large enterprises, hosting and service providers as well as cloud providers that aspire to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating multiple dedicated ADC devices into a single, cost-effective consolidated ADC device.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

Radware

Best Practices for Implementing a Data Warehouse on Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: By using the Oracle Exadata Database Machine as a data warehouse platform you have a balanced, high performance hardware configuration. This paper focuses on the other two corner stones, data modeling and data loading, providing a set of best practices and examples for deploying a data warehouse on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Oracle Corporation

Symantec NetBackup 5000 Appliance: Turnkey Deduplication Solution for the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Most IT organizations today are challenged with the problem of rapid data growth. Read this white paper to find the right data management solution for your organization.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Deduplication has been one of the hottest technologies in the storage industry for almost three years and has grown into a mainstream technology from the large enterprise down to the small business and remote office. Read this white paper to learn the important questions for SMB managers to ask.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Quantum Corporation

Mastering the Multicore Challenge: An Elegant and Efficient Approach to Exploiting the Power of Parallelism
sponsored by Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an examination of a new software development language and technology called SequenceL, as well as a description of how it works, why there is a need for it and how well it performs in parallel environments.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc.

ASG's metaCMDB™ Master or "Citizen" CMDB Containing Critical Enterprise Configuration Information
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The sound understanding and visibility of configuration information provided by ASG’s metaCMDB™ is critical for ITIL initiatives and business service management (BSM) implementations, service desk support, and the integration of disparate technologies. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Metalogix Content Migration and Upgrade for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
sponsored by Metalogix
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses both Microsoft's out-of-box migration approaches and Metalogix's SharePoint Site Migration Manager 2010. It describes common migration scenarios, and how those scenarios can be addressed using the different migration approaches.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Metalogix

Beyond the Hypervisor: Optimizing Virtualization Management
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise Management Associates believes that sophisticated, integrated, heterogeneous, virtual systems management is a critical business differentiator for enterprises as they deploy and expand their virtualization infrastructure. Read this paper for more information.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

ASG Software Solutions

PC-Disable Delivers Intelligent Client-Side Protection for Lost or Stolen Notebooks
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how new hardware-based technology, could help reduce the incidence of notebook theft. The result can be better protection of assets and sensitive data on notebooks, rapid reactivation when systems are returned, and reduced business risk.
Posted: 14 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

Absolute Software

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: An Intelligent Approach to IT Challenges
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As data centers reach the upper limits of their power and cooling capacity, efficiency has become the focus of extending the life of existing data centers and designing new ones. As part of these efforts, IT needs to refresh existing infrastructure with servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 08 Jul 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Improving the mobile experience through solid state drive
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT is evaluating solid-state drive (SSD) technology to better understand the benefits to users and the impacts on the enterprise. We have initiated a proof of concept (PoC) study that includes extensive benchmark testing as well as deployment of notebooks with SSDs to the Intel workforce.
Posted: 27 May 2009 | Published: 05 Jan 2009

Intel Corporation

First the Tick, Now the Tock: Next Generation Intel Microarchitecture - Nehalem
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper and get a look at how the next generation microarchitecture's dynamically scalable and design-scalable features directly contribute to power efficiency and performance.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Intel Corporation

Support PCI Security Compliance with Enhanced Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes PCI requirements, the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Small Business Firewall Software Vs. Hardware Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Small business firewall software and hardware firewalls are the methods used to protect computers against hacker attacks and other Internet threats.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key issues surrounding configuration management and compliance, such as the IT department's need to lower costs, increase management flexibility and control, and increase responsiveness to business needs and requirements.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Tripwire, Inc.

Integrating HP Data Protector Software with HP Data Deduplication Solutions
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss HP Data Protector Software which fully supports HP data deduplication technologies allowing you to recover files more quickly while reducing your data management and storage costs.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

HP

Virtualization Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains an approach to virtualization software that relies on the host operating system to provide the service to talk directly to the underlying hardware.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Unlocking the Full Power of Massive Parallelism: Solving the Network Bottleneck in MPP Databases
sponsored by Aster Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the technical limitations inherent in the architecture of traditional databases and other MPP (massive parallel processing) alternatives.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Aster Data Systems

How to Start a Windows Vista Pilot Deployment
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Thinking about deploying Windows Vista? This guide gives an overview of how to successfully manage a pilot program that provides the best experience for pilot users and helps to provide positive project justification to business decision makers.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Microsoft

Virtualizing the Client PC: A Proof of Concept
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper Intel IT explores a proof of concept study that examined the viability of abstracting the client operating system from the hardware platform using virtualization.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Reducing Server Total Cost of Ownership with VMware Virtualization Software
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Technology purchases are often quantified simply by hardware and software costs. But there's more to it. This TCO study takes a holistic view.
Posted: 13 Nov 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

VMware, Inc.

Application Virtualization and Desktop Virtualization Are Better Together
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This document is designed to help Citrix XenApp customers understand how and when Citrix XenDesktop can be used with Citrix XenApp to deliver virtual desktops to further reduce application and desktop computing costs.
Posted: 05 Nov 2008 | Published: 05 Nov 2008

Citrix

IT Takes Virtualization to Make an Agile Infrastructure
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how AMD's ecosystem partners are adapting their software to take advantage of new virtualization extensions. It also explores the future of virtual technology, and assesses its impact on the industry in years to come.
Posted: 04 Nov 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008

AMD

Multi-core Processors - The Next Evolution in Computing
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Multi-core processors offer performance and productivity benefits beyond the capabilities of today's single-core processors.
Posted: 04 Nov 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008

AMD

Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper encourages all businesses, regardless of size and complexities, to consider a more formal "green" strategy in regards to client computing and the technology refresh cycle.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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