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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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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


What Are the Motivators Behind Enterprise Tablet Adoption?
sponsored by MXN Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide highlights the eight driving factors behind enterprise tablet adoption. Access this e-guide now to key into the best practices for IT managers dealing with mobile device management, mobile workers, and more.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015

MXN Corporation

Survival of the Fittest: Assessing the New Landscape of Enterprise Mobile Devices
sponsored by Panasonic
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn about the continued importance of specialized mobile hardware for certain industry verticals. Read on to discover how these rugged devices are evolving to keep pace with consumer user interfaces and application usability.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


The Fiber Enclosure: More Than Just Housing Fiber Connections
sponsored by Legrand
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to select the right enclosure for your data center and fiber connections based on flexibility, scalability, operational efficiency, and more. Read on now to support the growth of your data center while maintaining manageability and reliability.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 12 Nov 2015


Backup & Data Protection Buyer's Guide: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Unitrends
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Access this essential guide to examine what you need to know about backup and data protection. You'll learn about the benefits and drawbacks of software-managed, hardware-managed, and cloud-managed backup strategies as well as the differences between array- and host-based replication.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2015


Case Study: Old Dominion optimizes physical desktop and VDI support
sponsored by AppSense
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how Old Dominion Truck Leasing adopted a management suite to complement its VDI initiative in order to maintain user profiles in a non-persistent VDI environment.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015


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


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.

Change Your Desktops, Change Your Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to find out how replacing legacy desktop towers with either all-in-one PCs or mini desktops can impact your organization and help to boost your competitive edge.
Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deliver Windows Apps to Google Chromebooks for a Seamless, App-centric Experience From Anywhere
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how, through the use of desktop virtualization solutions, organizations can launch centrally hosted enterprise applications alongside Google Apps, SaaS and other cloud services within the same Chrome environment without the need to launch one or more virtual Windows desktops.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Published: 12 Sep 2014


5 Must-Haves for Highly Manageable Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Learn what features you should look for when creating a highly manageable infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Why (And How) Managed Srevice Providers Should Sell SaaS Applications
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why MSPs should be selling SaaS, and more importantly, how to go about it.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

Datto, Inc.

Key Features to Look for When Choosing a Flash Storage Product
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This buyers' guide reveals what constitutes a solid foundation for evaluating and selecting all-flash storage for enterprise class environments.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

Pure Storage

ATPCO Airfare Analysis delivers better service with PCIe-based SSD platform
sponsored by Micron Technology
CASE STUDY: Discover how one company specializing in airfare analysis experienced a 2X to 4X application-level improvement when using flash storage. Access this case study to find out how you can implement a PCIe-based SSD platform inside your servers to ensure quicker availability of critical information and an overall increase in customer satisfaction.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Micron Technology

Capitalize on a Big Opportunity: Move Enterprise Services to the Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guidebook to learn how you can build a successful enterprise cloud solution.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Dimension Data

Practical Path to Building your Private or Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: View this solution brief to discover a flexible reference architecture designed for simple, scalable Microsoft Private Cloud deployments.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Makita Case Study
sponsored by Rackspace
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to find out how Hosted Exchange has provided Makita USA's employees with 25 GB of storage and is compatible with a multitude of devices.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Getting the most from Adobe Creative Cloud with Dell Precision workstations
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
BROCHURE: Inside this interactive brochure, explore how Dell Precision workstations and Adobe Creative Cloud software applications combine to deliver the industry standard in video editing, digital effects and in-video project management.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

5 Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the return on investment (ROI) of professional workstations versus standard PC platforms for graphics-intensive applications. You'll learn five ways workstations can financially benefit your organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Side By Side Comparison: SSD Architectures
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are looking to upgrade to flash storage. However, there are a vast amount of flash storage arrays on the market. How can you choose the one that's right for you?Access this white paper for a side by side comparison of two all-flash arrays to help you decide on an array that's right for your business.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014


Comparing Solid-State Storage Architectures
sponsored by SolidFire
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


Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015


Take Back Control: OEM Maintenance and Life Cycle Myths Exposed
sponsored by Curvature
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn about upgrade myths and how your organization can take advantage of support and equipment alternatives.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 04 Dec 2014


Modern Infrastructure ANZ April 2015
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: BYOD in ANZ: Benefits, challenges and IT headaches Employees are demanding – and businesses are enabling – the use of personal computing devices in the workplace
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015


Modern Infrastructure ASEAN April 2015
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: Consumerisation of IT in the ASEAN regionMobile devices are being used by staff in their work environment. So much so that businesses can no longer ignore it.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015

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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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