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DEFINITION: VMS (Virtual Memory System) is an operating system from the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that runs in its older mid-range computers. VMS originated in 1979 as a new operating system for DEC's new VAX computer, the successor to DEC's PDP-11. VMS is a 32-bit system that exploits the concept of virtual memory.VMS was renamed OpenVMS when it was redeveloped for the Alpha processor. (OpenVMS is  … 
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IDC MarketScape Report: Business Process Management Platforms
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Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

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Service-based software powers ahead
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WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to find out what's driving SaaS adoption.
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How can SMBs meet the Virtualization Challenge?
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WHITE PAPER: Access this infographic to find out how SMBs can ensure that their virtual storage investments support their business goals and budgets.
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Your IT Environment for Today and Tomorrow: What You Need to Know about the New Windows
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WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the major features and functions of Windows 8.1 in order to give you an idea of how implementation will affect your organization and IT operations. You’ll also find a side-by-side comparison of Windows XP, 7, and 8.1 features to see how these platforms differ.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

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SDN 101: An Introduction to Software Defined Networking
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the key opportunities that SDN can address for your business, as well as the relationship between SDN and NV.
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Meet Licensing and Security Challenges With Software Asset Management
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HR in the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the five big trends that are pushing adoption, examining each trend in-depth and explaining exactly why it is driving a need for SaaS.
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HR in the Cloud
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Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014
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WHITE PAPER: This guide reviews vulnerabilities for 2014 and discusses key figures and facts from a global IT security perspective.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

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IBM’s Mainframe50: The Future of the Mainframe
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WHITE PAPER: IDC takes an opportunity to reflect on the significance the mainframe has had on the IT industry, business and society; the degree to which this technology remains a core foundation of today's global infrastructure; and the extent to which companies are using it to find new ways to drive business innovation.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

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VMS DEFINITION (continued): … VMS (Virtual Memory System) is an operating system from the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that runs in its older mid-range computers. VMS originated in 1979 as a new operating system for DEC's new VAX computer, the successor to DEC's PDP-11. VMS is a 32-bit system that exploits the concept of virtual memory.VMS was renamed OpenVMS when it was redeveloped for the Alpha processor. (OpenVMS is also the name now used on the VAX computer.) The "Open" suggests the added support for the UNIX-like interfaces of the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) standard. Programs written to the POSIX standard, which includes a set of standard C language programming functions, can be ported to any POSIX-supporting computer platform.Among other features, OpenVMS can be used with special software that facilitates its use with Windows NT servers.
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