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ALSO CALLED: Hardware Devices, Physical Devices, Machines
DEFINITION: In information technology, hardware is the physical aspect of computers, telecommunications, and other devices. The term arose as a way to distinguish the "box" and the electronic circuitry and components of a computer from the program you put in it to make it do things. The program came to be known as the software.Hardware implies permanence and invariability. Software or programming can easily  … 
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Helping MSPs Make a Foray Into the Retail Vertical
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
EBOOK: Managed service providers (MSPs) are missing out on a large market. Retail may appear different on the surface, but a closer look reveals many of the same needs and challenges as non-retail companies. Access this eBook to learn about retail companies' needs and how to target them.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Solarwinds N-able

Building Information Modeling and Intelligent Green Buildings
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how building information modeling encourages collaborative behaviors that unlock new, more efficient ways of working at all stages of a project lifecycle. Read on to see how the U.K reduces construction capital cost and carbon burden like by 20%, and learn how your organization can do so as well.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

CommScope

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

CW@50: What was making the news in April?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has uncovered several gems in the Computer Weekly archives, based on what was happening in the month of April over the last few decades.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Go Beyond the Limitations of Traditional Teaching Software Labs
sponsored by Liquidware Labs
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an application layering platform offering the ability to provide a flexible, dynamic application delivery model for lab-based classroom settings.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

Liquidware Labs

Upgrade Your Business by Upgrading to Smaller, Faster Desktops
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Aging desktops lack the latest hardware and software technology, but it can be difficult to tell if it's the right time to invest in new technology. This white paper describes how upgrading your desktops can empower you to manage desktops remotely and save time, consume less power and cut costs, and improve employee productivity.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Increase Productivity and Save Money with Smaller Desktops
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Your legacy desktops could be holding you back from encouraging productivity and saving money. Access this infographic to see the benefits that a smaller, faster desktop can bring your enterprise. Discover how you can decrease system noise, cut power consumption, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Trade in Your Aging Desktops for a Smaller, Faster, Cost-Effective Alternative
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Aging desktops can prevent employees from using the latest technological advances and limit productivity with slow performance. Access this white paper to learn about new desktop options that offer better performance in a smaller, quieter package without sacrificing business-critical features.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Market Guide for Network Packet Brokers
sponsored by Big Switch Networks
RESOURCE: The network packet brokers market has grown and diversified as architectures based on software-defined networking provide insertion opportunities to new entrants. Access this Garnter report to learn what they found in their research and how your business should invest.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Big Switch Networks

Brite-Box and Software-Defined Networking Are Driving Innovation and Data Center Network Savings
sponsored by Big Switch Networks
WHITE PAPER: Multivendor network architectures have become a key enterprise strategy for aligning functionality with business need and reducing costs by as much as fifty percent. Access this report from Gartner to see what they found out about software-defined networking.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Nov 2015

Big Switch Networks

Addressing Key Usability and Supportability Issues for ZENworks Suite
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the added value and improved capabilities available for ZENworks Suite. You'll learn how this support pack, specifically designed with the user in mind, is able to overcome a number of former user pain points.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

MicroFocus

CW@50: March editions of Computer Weekly
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: We search back through the Computer Weekly archives held at The National Museum of Computing to present what was happening in IT over the past five decades.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Does a proprietary solution automatically mean vendor lock-in?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: The dread of any IT manager is in making a significant purchase of hardware or software to then find that they are 'locked in' to one supplier. But analyst Clive Longbottom asks, is this still the case?
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Maximizing the Benefits of the Virtual Classroom
sponsored by VMTurbo
BOOK: This e-book details challenges faced by educational institutions and the benefits of deploying VDI, as well as the challenges VDI could pose in the classroom. Read on to learn about an application performance control platform that helps to maintain the virtual environment while maximizing VDI performance.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VMTurbo

Office Move
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: In this lighthearted video, find out how one office move consisted of using Dell, Citrix, and Intel technology to help simplify the process. Watch now and you'll see how they were able to get systems up and running with very little work and time.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Simplify IT Management, Simplify Your Life
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: Watch this light-hearted video to find out what happens when a new IT guy joins an office that uses the combination of Dell, Citrix, and Intel technology to power its organizations desktops and see how this technology landscape impacts the IT department.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 21 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

This is what we die for
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This investigation by Amnesty International examines human rights abuses in the extraction of cobolt and the extent to which manufacturers have conducted due diligence in sourcing cobolt for mobile phone production.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Stop Running Around for IT
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: This humorous video shows how one IT guy made his job more efficient with cloud client solutions from Dell, Citrix, and Intel technologies. Watch now and you'll learn how this combination of technologies allowed him to simplify desktop management and improve security capabilities.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 20 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Connecting ROBO's Using Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive analyst report discusses the challenges hyperconverged systems pose for remote or branch offices (ROBO). Read on to learn about a hyperconverged system designed to tackle these challenges that ROBO environments face.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

The History and Trade-Offs of Traditional Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the pros and cons of Hyper-converged infrastructure, and about the world's first "stateless" hyper-converged architecture designed specifically for the branch.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Warranty and Quality Analytics: Improving Profitability
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the emerging trends in warranty and quality management. Access now to discover the benefits of warranty and quality analytics.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Best Practices For Upgrading Your Data Center Design
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: An aging data center may no longer be able to meet the power, cooling, and structural demands of advancing technologies. This exclusive e-guide details five data center upgrade strategies to modernize your facility and Robert McFarlane, with over 35 years experience in data center design, power, and cooling, offers data center design advice.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Key Fundamental Factors in Data Center Design
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: Fixing mistakes in a data center after it's running is challenging, expensive, and operationally dangerous. This exclusive e-guide provides a guide to data center design to help you properly establish requirements from the beginning and details what experts are saying about the evolving data center layout.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Computer Weekly – 1 December 2015: Balancing speed and risk in IT projects
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 20 October 2015: IT Giants Dell and EMC Unite
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com
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HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  be varied. You can put an entirely new program in the hardware and make it create an entirely new experience for the user. You can, however, change the modular configurations that most computers come with by adding new adapters or cards that extend the computer's capabilities.Like software, hardware is a collective term. Hardware includes not only the computer proper but also the cables, connectors, power supply units, and peripheral devices such as the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.Hardware is sometimes used as a term collectively describing the physical aspects of telephony … 
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