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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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CW+: IDC Report - How to manage documents in the enterprise
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WHITE PAPER: In recent years C-level executives in many of the world's largest and most successful organizations have been forced to introduce a wide range of cost-cutting measures as macroeconomic forces continue to create a challenging and uncertain trading environment.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

CW+: Manage your work more effectively with The Power of Slow
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WHITE PAPER: Borrowed from the Japanese term for “chatter,” pecha kuchahas been praised as the new way to communicate in business.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Deliver Secure Enterprise Information on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Devices
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get an in-depth look at the major mobile OS platforms, the security issues and features unique to each, and the measures IT needs to take to maintain control while encouraging productivity and mobility.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Deliver Secure Enterprise Information on Android, Apple, and Microsoft Devices
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews an identity-based provisioning and control tool for all apps, data, and devices that will secure sensitive business information without hindering productivity. Learn how the security of mobile devices differs from the security of a legacy PC, and protect your information with any OS.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Cloud Based Application Penetration Testing Trial
sponsored by iViZ
WHITE PAPER: Inside this resource, unveil your access code for a 15-day trial of a cloud-based application penetration testing solution that combines automated testing with manual validation to provide optimum security monitoring.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013


Cloud Computing and SaaS: A Practical Guide for Financial Professionals
sponsored by Host Analytics, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at cloud-computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies and what you need to know about these emerging trends.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Sep 2010

Host Analytics, Inc

Cloud-Based ERP System for Whole Sale Distribution Companies
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes NetSuite's key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, with particular respect to ERP in the wholesale distribution industry.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011


Collaborative software delivery: improving software quality with better lifecycle management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn how an IBM Rational solution can help your company build better software faster, using an integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) solution designed to support collaboration across distributed agile development teams.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011


Compare Windows 8 and Windows® XP Security Problems
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the most critical security-related differences between Windows® XP and Windows 8, including each operating system’s ability to provision security patches, integrate with MDM and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

Composite applications - Break the delivery logjam with HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at service virtualization, and how it can speed application development by replicating unavailable components, and improve quality control with multiple scenario testing.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Concurrent Computing for SCA Applications: Achieving Scalability in a Service-oriented Application Environment
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: The SCA specifications define a programming model for assembling software services in a service-oriented architecture that offers great flexibility and agility.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Rogue Wave Software

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.

Configuration Auditing – The Next Critical Step in Compliance
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: In this paper learn what Configuration auditing entails verifying the configurations of all assets in the environment to make sure they have the correct settings. This includes auditing new assets, monitoring for changes and verifying that planned changes are carried out properly.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010


Consolidating Applications with Oracle Solaris Containers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this white paper is to provide information about consolidating applications onto a single server using Oracle Solaris Containers to isolate applications and efficiently manage system resources between them.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 May 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Consolidating Applications with Oracle Solaris Containers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle Solaris Containers implement OS virtualization using containers that are designed to provide a complete, isolated, secure runtime environment for applications—and in situations where resources can be managed with sub-CPU granularity.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 May 2010

Oracle Corporation

Customer Perspectives on the Benefits of a Collaborative Process to Deliver Software Quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Hurwitz and Associates whitepaper shares the successes, challenges and future plans of three companies - Sogeti Group, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and Scotiabank.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 11 Sep 2009


Customer Relationship Management - Integration for a Customer Centric View
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a valuable list of factors for executive management, IT decision makers and sales professionals to consider when planning a successful CRM integration project.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Sage (UK) Limited

Customers Achieve Extreme Performance at Lowest Cost with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains a sampling of real business results that organizations in a variety of industries worldwide have achieved by implementing Oracle Exadata. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

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 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 and Microsoft
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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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