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ALSO CALLED: Web Utilities, Utilities, System Utilities, Utility Programs, Software Utilities, Internet Utilities
DEFINITION: In computers, a utility is a small program that provides an addition to the capabilities provided by the operating system. In some usages, a utility is a special and nonessential part of the operating system. The print "utility" that comes with the operating system is an example. It's not absolutely required to run programs and, if it didn't come with the operating system, you could perhaps add  … 
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Workforce Management Tool Designed for Utility Companies
sponsored by Workforce Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this concise resource that highlights a tool that offers timekeeping, scheduling, leave management, labor analytics, and a way to prevent employee fatigue for utility companies.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Workforce Software

Is Utility Hosting Right For Your Business?
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Compared to dedicated hosting, utility hosting is easily scalable and standardized as a turnkey package. Its chief advantage is that you pay only for the computing capacity that you use. A good time to adopt this solution is when change is taking place.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

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UTILITY SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … In computers, a utility is a small program that provides an addition to the capabilities provided by the operating system. In some usages, a utility is a special and nonessential part of the operating system. The print "utility" that comes with the operating system is an example. It's not absolutely required to run programs and, if it didn't come with the operating system, you could perhaps add it. In other usages, a utility is an application that is very specialized and relatively limited in capability. A good example is a search-and-replace utility. Some operating systems provide a limited capability to do a search-and-replace for given character strings. You can add a much more capable search-and-replace utility that runs as an application program. However, compared to a word processor, a search-and-replace utility has limited capability.
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