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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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Deliver Better Oracle Application Performance
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Now, you don't have to wait for an app to be fully deployed to find out how your code will perform. Learn how you can put your applications through the paces by testing at scale, deploying production data quickly and inexpensively in your test environment.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Pure Storage

Drive Toward Better Decisions with Dashboards
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: Dashboards help convey a lot of information in a consolidated, consumable format. Creating dashboards to report on business goals and maintaining them with relevant metrics is the foundation for setting up effective conversations. Access this white paper to learn how to set up the best dashboard for your organization.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016


Driving Innovation with Platform-As-A-Service: Enabling developers, operations, and businesses
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how cloud infrastructure, DevOps, microservices, and containers can all be brought together using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology. See how a PaaS can provide benefits that include developer agility, operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015

Red Hat

Dashboard Software Buyers Guide
sponsored by LogiXML
WHITE PAPER: This paper will guide you through the process of understanding organizational requirements, which will dictate which software is the best fit to meet your needs and accomplish your goals. Based on these organizational requirements, we provide an evaluation checklist to evaluate various solutions.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011


Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for IBM System z
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you will read about how IBM offers not only a flexible, scalable, cost-effective mainframe platform - the IBM System z™ - but also delivers a portfolio of innovative business intelligence and data warehousing solutions for the mainframe.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011


Database Middleware: Struggling with Performance?
sponsored by Progress DataDirect
WHITE PAPER: Drivers are an important component of database middleware, but they don’t work in isolation. They’re part of a multi-layered architecture that handles the communication between a database application and the database management software. Learn how these layers influence performance and how to optimize efficiency for data requests and responses.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011 | Published: 03 Feb 2011

Progress DataDirect

Defend Against Injection-based Attacks
sponsored by Klocwork
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a detailed description of injection vulnerabilities, discusses how they present themselves to both end users and software developers, and explains mitigation strategies to help resolve the various types of injection attacks.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 27 Dec 2013


Defending Data on iOS
sponsored by WatchDox
WHITE PAPER: Learn why – despite the relatively secure nature of the system – it is vital to include iOS in your data security policies. Uncover best practices for securing data on these consumer-owned smartphones and tablets as well as a variety of options to help you achieve this.
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012


Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Dell PowerVault MD3000 3000 Mailbox Single Copy Cluster Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a tested and validated storage solution for a 3000 mailbox Exchange 2007 environment with Single Copy Cluster in a high availability clustering mechanism based on the Microsoft Cluster Service shared storage.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000i 5000 Mailbox Single Copy Cluster Microsoft® Exchange 2007 Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document provides information on Dell's PowerVault MD3000i Plus MD1000 storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, based on Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) Storage program.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

Deploy Real-time Operational Detection and Prevention to Combat Various Threats and Fraud.
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: When you understand people and their names in context and in real time, you have an increased capability to preempt threats and fraud. Find out what you can do to help protect your business.
Posted: 13 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

IBM Software Group

Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an architectural overview and configuration guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 SP2 with Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 x64 Enterprise or Standard Edition on Dell PowerEdge servers with Dell PowerVault.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

Deploying Operating System Images on Dell Business Client Systems using Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 provides unified processes and tools for desktop and server OS deployment using a common deployment console and a collection of best practices. The toolkit provides a single mechanism for image creation and an automated installation process to reduce deployment time.
Posted: 19 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deploying Windows 8 on Intel Architecture-based Tablets
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: As more employees look to access enterprise applications and systems via mobile devices, savvy organizations are deploying Windows 8 on tablets. In this white paper, you'll find an overview and a set of best practices for deploying Windows 8 on Intel architecture-based tablets.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


Designing an Enterprise XenDesktop Solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Designing an enterprise-level desktop delivery solution must take into account users, applications, desktops and the underlying infrastructure design. This document creates a recommended solution for an organization based on their unique requirements and workforce characteristics, although generalized to remove any confidential information.
Posted: 06 Oct 2009 | Published: 06 Oct 2009


Desktop Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop - 3 Easy Steps to a Better Desktop
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The complexity and cost of running and maintaining the desktop has reached new heights in today's progressively mobile and global business environment. In this paper, we'll take a look at the factors that are changing the world of the desktop and rendering traditional desktop lifecycle management obsolete.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008


Determining the Most Effective Endpont Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the need for a centralized endpoint management system that helps maximize business performance through quicker software deployment and maintaining compliance.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Disaster Preparedness: Is there a hole in your disaster recovery plan?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how software escrow agreements can be a critical tool to help ensure application continuity within your business continuity plan.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Iron Mountain

Document Management with Office SharePoint Server 2007
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The Office SharePoint Server 2007 document management solution is uniquely positioned to help your organization succeed with its document management goals. With Sharepoint you can extend document management capabilities to all employees, improving compliance with enterprise standards and delivering value to the business.
Posted: 17 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2007


DreamWorks Animation Utilizes the Red Hat Portfolio to Build a Private Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how one leading animation studio uses Linux to enable rapid and cost-efficient scalability of computing and resources for high-performance compute (HPC) workloads. Learn how your organization can reduce your data center footprint and enhance reliability by using this Linux platform.
Posted: 16 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Jul 2012

Red Hat and HP

Driving Business Success with Software Reuse
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Software Reuse and its underlying fundamentals have evolved dramatically. It also discusses the benefits of constructing critical enterprise software applications through reusable parts.
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008


Dynamic Business - From Aspiration to Reality
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how you can make your organization a dynamic business with the right set of innovative and proactive applications and tools.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Mar 2013

Microsoft India

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

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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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