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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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10 Tips to Manage Requirements for the Internet of Things
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To navigate complexity and achieve a new approach to managing requirements, this white paper offers 10 tips to help you adapt to the changes brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution. Learn key facts about traceability, strategic reuse, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016


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 Key Business and Technology Needs Being Met by SDN and NFV
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: As the business landscape transforms, IT departments need to understand how emerging technologies like software defined networking and network function virtualization can meet business needs. Access this white paper to discover 5 key business and technology challenges that are being met by SDN and NFV.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016


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 Principles for Selecting an Assessment Tool
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A quality assessment technology will reduce turnover and improve productivity while creating a reservoir of objective performance data designed to identify best fit candidates. Read on to discover the top 5 principles to base your assessment tool decisions on.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016


6 Things to Consider While Choosing an ERP Software
sponsored by Deskera
WHITE PAPER: The enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is in flux, so it's more important than ever to understand exactly which business needs a software is going to meet before you commit. Read on to uncover the top 6 considerations before you dive into the choppy waters of the ERP software market.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016


7 Steps for Building a Digital Strategy in Distribution
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: The wholesale distribution industry is facing massive disruption due to technological growth, and most companies are taking a reactionary approach. You need to rethink your digital strategy now, because a reactionary "strategy" means you will be left behind. Read on to learn 7 steps to building your best digital distribution strategy.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


A 10 Minute Guide to Software Harvesting
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Securing the funding to get started in Software Asset Management (SAM) or Software License Optimization can sometimes be difficult. One way to get the attention of senior business managers is to provide quick wins that point to greater cost savings over time.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Snow Software

A Platform for Modernizing Java Applications: Designing Workloads for the Cloud and Modern Ecosystems
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Java-based applications can enable modern development in a cloud-friendly environment. Learn how cloud-based application deployment allows you to take advantage of existing resources while moving toward newer (read: digital) application models.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Red Hat

A Structured Design Approach to Business Process Automation & Custom Software Development
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize business automation by capitalizing on advances in software development infrastructure, and incorporate them into a new structured, 6-step design approach that eliminates additional risk.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Red Hat

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


3 Strategies to Rapidly Deliver User-Friendly Multi-Channel Apps
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: As competitors continue to release more user-friendly applications on the market, it's becoming harder to maintain customer loyalty. This white paper reveals 3 critical strategies that can help you satisfy users with your applications. Discover how to quickly deploy apps to deliver immediate business impact and ROI.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


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 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 Tour of HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

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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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