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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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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


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


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


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


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


Cut Through the Hyper-Convergence Hype
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EBOOK: This expert guide tells you all you need to know about hyper-converged storage.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015


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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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

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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


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


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


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


Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
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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

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Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
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WHITE PAPER: Deduplication has been one of the hottest technologies in the storage industry for almost three years and has grown into a mainstream technology from the large enterprise down to the small business and remote office. Read this white paper to learn the important questions for SMB managers to ask.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

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Consolidate resources with IBM Virtualization
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VIDEO: This video describes how making the transition from physical to virtual resources with IBM Virtualization has the potential for significant savings.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Premiered: 08 Apr 2010


Consolidate Your Back-Up Systems to Save Money and Reduce Risks
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WHITE PAPER: When a data disaster occurs, are you confident that the right person with the right training will log into the right system, restore the right data to the right place and do it quickly? Read this white paper to learn how one company found a solution to this problem.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Constructing the best server environment for SAP
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EGUIDE: Access this expert three-part handbook to get a comprehensive overview of what to look for in SAP applications, with a focus on evaluating hardware for running an SAP environment. Explore the differences between vendors, learn the challenges of virtualizing SAP landscapes, and discover the case for SAP Business Suite.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013


Continuous Data Protection
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: If your company seeks to eliminate or drastically reduce backup windows to create faster point-in-time recoveries for more mission-critical apps, CDP software is a viable alternative to traditional backup software. Take a few minutes to read this presentation transcript to learn more about the technology.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 28 Apr 2009

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Converged Infrastructure Considerations and Benefits
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how experts differentiate the categories of converged infrastructure, and also learn where the future of converged infrastructure is headed.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 04 Jun 2014


Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
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WHITE PAPER: In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

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Coraid EtherDrive Storage is ESG Lab Proven
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WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab review explores the results from hands-on testing of an emerging SAN solution designed to meet today's growing storage challenges. In this paper, learn how this integrated technology can deliver an unprecedented price-performance ratio while maintaining easy installation and simplified management.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011


Customers Achieve Extreme Performance at Lowest Cost with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
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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

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Cut Through the Hyper-Convergence Hype
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EBOOK: This expert guide provides a clear and thorough introduction to hyper-convergence – the ups, the downs, and what it can do for your enterprise.
Posted: 08 Nov 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

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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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