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DEFINITION: Also see Disk Operating System.MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) was the Microsoft-marketed version of the first widely-installed operating system in personal computers. It was essentially the same operating system that Bill Gates's young company developed for IBM as Personal Computer - Disk Operating System (PC-DOS). Most users of either DOS system simply referred to their system as Disk  … 
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3 Strategies to successful multi-channel app delivery
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces three app development strategies you need to follow to compete in today's app-dominated landscape.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into three questions to better prepare your business for a successful service management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014


5 Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the return on investment (ROI) of workstations versus standard PC platforms. Examine 5 ways that a workstation can financially benefit your organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

5 Ways to Prevent ECM Projects from Becoming Despised Legacy Apps
sponsored by OnBase by Hyland
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top five challenges that arise from organizations making the "easy choice" and how involving IT in the buying process allows organizations to select a solution that leads to success throughout the lifetime of an ECM solution.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

OnBase by Hyland

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A More Efficient and Flexible Approach to Storage in Virtual Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, which is a storage solution that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

A New Way to Get More Out of Your Software-Defined Network
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The VMware software-defined storage strategy focuses on a set of VMware initiatives regarding local storage, shared storage, and storage and data services.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

10 Best Practices for Reducing the Stress of IT Audits
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents 10 best practices that can greatly reduce or even eliminate the angst so commonly associated with IT audits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

10 Steps to Optimize SharePoint Performance
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Implementing basic performance enhancements as outlined in this paper can provide tremendous improvements to the operation and performance of SharePoint within the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 | Published: 12 Jul 2010


10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


3 Strategies to Protect Endpoints from Risky Applications
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Though most organizations have invested considerable time and effort in improving their endpoint risk management processes, many of them are ill-equipped to handle the myriad of third-party applications that are increasingly introducing the most risk into today’s IT environment. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010


5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
sponsored by Canvas Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Canvas Systems

9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015


A Brave New (Security) World: How Security is Changing to Support Virtualization and Cloud Computing
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the evolution of security challenges as enterprises adopt virtualization and then cloud computing. Learn about an approach that acts as a facilitator of mobility, virtualization, and cloud computing.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

A Closer Look at Windows Vista
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: One of the stated goals of the Microsoft Windows Vista release is to greatly improve the overall security of the Windows operating system and curb the impact of malware. To this end, Microsoft redesigned both the least user and administrative...
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 | Published: 19 Feb 2008

National Instruments

A Day in a Low Carbon Life: What Might It Be like to Lead a Business in 2012?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This entertaining paper describes a day in the life of a fictional Chief Executive Officer, preparing to face market analysts in 2012.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008


A Guide to Accelerating Business Value for Microsoft Environments
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this guide we'll learn how EMC can accelerate the business value of Microsoft environments of any size and scope.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

EMC Corporation

A Guide to Branching and Merging Patterns
sponsored by AccuRev
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, gain a better understanding of how branching and merging patterns work and how applying them to your projects can have a profound effect on how your development team handles change management and delivers software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012


A Tour of HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment Accelerator, a template of pre-defined information based on ITGI's COBIT, which is loaded into HP Quality Center to help your organization define and execute Sarbanes-Oxley testing, evaluate the results, and develop remediation plans.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Unified Approach to Workload Lifecycle Management
sponsored by PlateSpin
WHITE PAPER: New workload profiling and portability technologies are transforming data center operations. Find out why organizations should consider adopting a unified approach to managing workloads in the data center.
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007


A Whole Team Approach to Quality
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore this presentation to develop a new approach to quality. Agile projects help build software incrementally, using short iterations of 1-4 weeks to keep development aligned with business needs. Learn more about the benefits of agile development by reading this resource now.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

Rally Software

Accelerating the Benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how a Dell server solution can accelerate the benefits of Windows Server 2012. Discover how you can increase performance whether your servers are stand-alone, virtualized or used in a cloud environment.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Addressing Windows® 7 Application Compatibility
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: Understand the key elements of Application Compatibility, including, but not limited to Inventory & Assessment, Compatibility Testing and Remediation Options.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
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MS-DOS DEFINITION (continued): …  Operating System. Like PC-DOS, MS-DOS was (and still is) a non-graphical line-oriented command-driven operating system, with a relatively simple interface but not overly "friendly" user interface. Its prompt to enter a command looks like this:C:>The first Microsoft Windows operating system was really an application that ran on top of the MS-DOS operating system. Today, Windows operating systems continue to support DOS (or a DOS-like user interface) for special purposes by emulating the operating system. In the 1970s before the personal computer was invented, IBM had a different and unrelated … 
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