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DEFINITION: Also see DOS.PC-DOS (Personal Computer - Disk Operating System) was the first widely-installed operating system used in personal computers. It was developed for IBM by Bill Gates and his fledgling Microsoft Corporation for installation in IBM's first lines of PCs. Gates marketed an almost identical version of the operating system called MS-DOS (Microsoft - Disk Operating System). Most users of either  … 
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Cloud Control Plane
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper looks at software-driven control, which provides the intelligence to bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the potential of a software-defined data center.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover 8 ways SIOS software can help you tackle your IT challenges in cloud, virtual or high-performance IT environments – and protect your SAP, SQL Server and Oracle databases.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Configuration Cheat Sheet for the New vSphere Web Client
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Check out this detailed cheat sheet which will guide you as you dive into the new vSphere Web Client, and will help you to perform tasks that are not possible on the Windows-based client.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

Choosing Linux as a Strategic Platform
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Technology Spotlight discusses the growth of Linux as a strategic platform for enterprises as well as the evolving uses of Linux and its benefits. The paper also looks at the role of Symantec in this important market.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Citrix XenApp 5.0: Preparing for a Successful Migration
sponsored by visionapp
WHITE PAPER: Citrix XenApp 5.0 offers new functionality: with preferential load balancing, preset values can now be applied to both specific users and particular applications.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

visionapp

Clabby: Business analytics buying criteria: The Three Maxims
sponsored by IBM.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about what contributes to an effective business analytics buying criteria. It examines the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure and its relationship to business analytics.
Posted: 22 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

IBM.

Client Management Best Practices for Managing Mac Systems
sponsored by CDW
WHITE PAPER: One of the greatest challenges facing any institution is the maintenance of a large number of computer systems. When properly performed, lifecycle management—from the loading dock to the recycler—maximizes your return on investment, keeps your users more productive, and protects the security of your computer systems and your enterprise data.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

CDW

Client Virtualization in a Cloud Environment
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Client virtualization is a complex beast. This white paper highlights some of the general issues and concerns surrounding this initiative.
Posted: 10 Jun 2011 | Published: 10 Jun 2011

Intel

Clinical Approach to Technical Upgrade
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover the reasons why you should be considering an SAP upgrade to improve enterprise resource planning (ERP) and how to get started. Learn about new features of the latest SAP release as well as the technical advances and new technologies available to you.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

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

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

iViZ

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

NetSuite

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

IBM

CommVault banks on Simpana 10 to keep chipping away at Symantec, IBM, EMC
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this research paper, learn about a data protection and archiving software designed to give CommVault leverage over its traditional competitors.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Feb 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

CommVault counts on snapshot management for data protection
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research paper examines CommVault's progress in snapshot management – launching its latest data recovery management software for application-aware snapshot management of heterogeneous disk arrays to take advantage of end user trends.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Compare Windows 8 and Windows® XP Security Problems
sponsored by Lenovo and Windows 8 Pro
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 Windows 8 Pro

Composite applications - Break the delivery logjam with HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

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

nCircle

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

IBM

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
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PC-DOS DEFINITION (continued): …  DOS system have usually referred to their system as just DOS. Like MS-DOS, PC-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 … 
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