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ALSO CALLED: Compact Disks - Read Only Memory
DEFINITION: CD-ROM (Compact Disc, read-only-memory) is an adaptation of the CD that is designed to store computer data in the form of text and graphics, as well as hi-fi stereo sound. The original data format standard was defined by Philips and Sony in the 1983 Yellow Book. Other standards are used in conjunction with it to define directory and file structures, including ISO 9660, HFS (Hierarchal File System,  … 
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City of Garland Improves City Services With Flash Storage
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CASE STUDY: Delivering efficient services to today's modern cities places significant demands on IT departments in charge of municipalities around the country. In this brief yet enlightening case study, learn how the City of Garland, TX got more than they bargained for (in the best way possible of course) from their flash storage solution.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

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Closing the print security gap
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WHITE PAPER: This report provides an overview of the inherent risks when operating an insecure print environment and discusses the current market landscape while recommending some best practices for adopting an integrated information and print security strategy.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

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Combine Hardware and Software Analytics to Put Big Data to Work
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how you can combine both hardware and software BI analytics solutions to cut big data analysis time when processing the same amount of data, contain datacenter sprawl, easily combine and compare separate data sets to suit your business' needs and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

NEC Corporation of America

Comparing Solid-State Storage Architectures
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to compare two solid-state storage systems, and decide if one is right for your business.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

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Computer Weekly 50th anniversary special
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EZINE: It's been 50 years since Computer Weekly's launch on 22 September 1966. To mark this achievement, we have compiled a special edition of the magazine to reflect on how much the British technology industry has contributed over that time.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

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Computer Weekly Special Report: Fujitsu
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11 page special report updated for 2014 gives you the facts on  Fujitsu its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

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Computer Weekly storage case studies
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CASE STUDY: Antony Adshead takes a look at what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

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Computer Weekly – 7 June 2016: Apple lures open source developers with Swift
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at Apple's plan to woo open source developers to its Swift programming language. DevOps practitioners are warning of growing stress on IT operations staff through the growth of continuous development practices. And Specsavers' CIO tells us why the store is a vital part of digital retail. Read the issue now.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

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Computer Weekly@50: What was happening in July
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EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has again been looking into Computer Weekly's 50 years of magazine issues for another selection of articles highlighting significant news published in the month of July over the past five decades.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

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Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft Exchange 2010
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WHITE PAPER: Explore this solution brief to learn about an innovative rack server series specifically designed to help organizations deploy and effectively run Microsoft Exchange Server environments. Learn more about the advanced features and benefits of this hardware.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

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Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
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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

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Coding Tips Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Targeting Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: With New "Barcelona" (CPUID) family 10h) processors, including Third-Generation AMD Opteron Processors software developers will enjoy improved instruction selections when using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
Posted: 18 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

AMD

Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper lauds the benefits of tiered storage and how it can help you deal with booming data demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

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Commodity Storage vs. All-Flash: Are You Sacrificing Performance?
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EGUIDE: Every day we hear about the price savings of commodity storage, but do the lower costs truly outweigh the need for greater performance? Find out in this e-guide from our experts at searchSolidStateStorage.com.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

Comparing disk-based backup methods
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EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide will compare the pros and cons of two disk-based backup methods – disk-as-tape and disk-as-disk - and offer insight into which technique is the correct fit for your organization.
Posted: 13 Oct 2011 | Published: 13 Oct 2011

Quantum Corporation

Comparing Scale-Out and Object-Based Storage Systems
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EGUIDE: This e-guide defines the 2 storage systems that provide you with the crucial information on which system would best benefit your particular needs.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

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Competing in the Expanding Universe of Digital Information and Big Data
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WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper breaks down everything big data - learn exactly how big data is defined, and how to utilize big data technologies in order to create long-term organizational and economic value. This white paper also explores what types of organizations can benefit most from big data technologies - read on for more.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

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Computer Weekly 6 September 2011: Download the latest issue of the UK’s leading technology publication, featuring the news, analysis and opinion that matters to IT decision-makers
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we take an in-depth look at HP's strategic shake-up, and ask what it means for the supplier's customers and the UK IT industry as a whole. We also discuss a major research study into why IT projects go wrong, and start our latest Buyer's Guide, about business intelligence. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

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Computer Weekly – 1 December 2015: Balancing speed and risk in IT projects
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, as IT leaders face boardroom pressure to roll out IT projects ever more quickly, we examine how to do that without running unacceptable risks. Michael Dell talks about how he sees the future for his company when it buys EMC. And we hear from IT chiefs about the challenges of implementing DevOps. Read the issue now.
Posted: 30 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

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Computer Weekly – 12 January 2016: How open source is beating proprietary software
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, our latest buyer's guide assesses the impact of open source software and how it is underpinning the digital revolution. We examine the prospects for cloud in financial services as regulators give their approval. And we ask if Uber is really part of a new business model for the sharing economy. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

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Computer Weekly – 20 October 2015: IT Giants Dell and EMC Unite
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Dell's proposed $67bn acquisition of EMC would be the biggest in the history of IT – we assess the implications. £175bn of IT outsourcing contracts come up for renewal in the next three years- what are your options? And we hear from IT leaders about security and the internet of things. Read the issue now.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

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Computer Weekly – 21 October 2014: Managing digital projects
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the project management challenges for IT teams that are building digital, agile systems. We look at the growing importance of user experience testing driven by mobile app development. And Intel's CIO talks about managing IT at the world's largest chip manufacturer. Read the issue now.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

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Computer Weekly – 24 June 2014: Betting on World Cup success
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to gambling site Betfair about the IT challenges of preparing for the football World Cup. We examine the strategy of cloud software pioneer Salesforce.com as it grows its role in the IT department. And we explain erasure coding – an emerging method for protecting storage hardware. Read the issue now.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

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Computer Weekly – 28 October 2014: Securing critical industrial systems
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the security threats to the industrial control systems that power the UK's critical national infrastructure. We look at the key considerations when choosing an infrastructure as a service supplier. And we compare six of the top hybrid flash array products. Read the issue now.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

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ComputerWeekly: Why a Private Cloud Was Chosen for the Thames Tunnel Project
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EZINE: In this issue of ComputerWeekly, we examine why one of the UK's largest construction projects—the Thames Tideway Tunnel—decided to use a private cloud setup. Our latest buyer's guide looks at containers and microservices, and we report on what U.S. court documents tell us about Oracle's controversial licensing polices.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

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CD-ROM DEFINITION (continued): …  for Macintosh computers), and Hybrid HFS-ISO. Format of the CD-ROM is the same as for audio CDs: a standard CD is 120 mm (4.75 inches) in diameter and 1.2 mm (0.05 inches) thick and is composed of a polycarbonate plastic substrate (underlayer - this is the main body of the disc), one or more thin reflective metal (usually aluminum) layers, and a lacquer coating.The Yellow Book specifications were so general that there was some fear in the industry that multiple incompatible and proprietary formats would be created. In order to prevent such an occurrence, representatives from industry leaders … 
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