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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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Top 5 SQL Server Cluster Setup Mistakes
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 5 SQL Server cluster setup mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Idera

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

Make the Most of Big Data with IBM System x
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: Discover how IBM System x is helping many sort through big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

Authentication Devices - User-friendly authenticators for every use case
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, access over 10 different authentication devices from a reliable provider to achieve the strength and security you strive for.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

HID

SAP Applications Built on FlexPod
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth guide, learn about SAP apps built on FlexPod, a flexible, shared infrastructure that can scale easily or be configured for secure multi-tenancy and cloud environments. Have the flexibility for virtualized environments today, and grow at your own pace to a fully private cloud in the future.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM System x3550 M4 Servers Data Sheet
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
DATA SHEET: Read this informative data sheet from IBM detailing their new server hardware optimized for cloud computing and desktop virtualization and learn how their new servers can cut downtime out of the equation for you and your organization.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM and Intel.

IBM System x3650 M4 Servers Data Sheet
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this datasheet to learn about a scalable server package that can save your enterprise money without sacrificing speed or availability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Sep 2013

IBM and Intel.

High Performance Mailrooms Cross the Finish Line First
sponsored by Perceptive Software
WEBCAST: Uncover the ins-and-outs of high performance digital mailrooms.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2013

Perceptive Software

Unleashing IT: Big Data Special Edition
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To truly take advantage of all big data has to offer, you need to invest in the right tools, processes, and people. In this special edition of Unleashing IT from Cisco, explore the ins and outs of big data and how it pertains to your business' software, hardware, and process changes.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Red Hat Storage and HP Join Forces to Take on Hyperscale Storage
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
VIDEO: Find out how two industry-leading vendors have joined forces to provide a solution capable of managing and storing unstructured big data.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 18 Mar 2014

Red Hat and HP

IBM Cloud – Cloud Without Compromise
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Find out how you can have the ideal cloud system your infrastructure craves.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2014

IBM

The World's Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: Find out how you can join your peers for the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference on September 10-11, 2014 and learn how to fuel supply chain efficiency.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Gartner

Jaguar Land Rover Reduces Costs with Unified Platform
sponsored by EMC Corporation
CASE STUDY: Find out how one industry-leading vendor's new approach makes it possible to store unstructured and structured content in an easily accessibly archive.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 04 Jun 2014

EMC Corporation

Accelerate Your Business: Performance Reporting Essentials
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore the 8 features you should look for in a reporting management package.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Success On An International Scale: What An ERP System Can Offer
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover guidelines for mid-sized organizations looking to expand internationally, and find out why a solid ERP system is critical to success.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Sage Software

The Value of Upgrading ERP: Maintaining Modern Technology
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many organizations are choosing to upgrade their ERP systems, and get insights into the enhanced capabilities and benefits they gain from implementation.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Sage Software

Comparison of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition with Adaptive MapReduce and Apache Hadoop, Using Berkeley SWIM
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: Find out the results from a recent evaluation of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition with Adaptive MapReduce and Apache Hadoop with Berkeley SWIM.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Economic Impact of Converging SAP Landscapes On Vblock Systems
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report from Forrester Research, Inc., discover the potential ROI and other advantages you could experience by running SAP on Vblock™ converged infrastructure. Explore an ROI analysis of a composite company based off real-world businesses that migrated SAP landscapes to Vblock systems.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

VCE

POS Technology Creates Consistent, Engaging Experiences
sponsored by Toshiba
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn about an innovative new POS system that can be used throughout your store to create consistent, engaging experiences for associates and customers. Learn how this platform can be used for multiple purposes throughout the store.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Premiered: 12 Feb 2013

Toshiba

Reduce Federal Infrastructure Risk with Compliance Management and Situational Awareness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features holistic information and network security tools that help federal agencies meet strict compliance mandates.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Roadmap to an Omni-Channel-Aware POS Update
sponsored by Toshiba
WHITE PAPER: Today's multi-channel retail environment demands tools that will help support customer interactions across a variety of platforms. This comprehensive e-book provides an in-depth look at the three essential components of converting to an omni-channel aware POS.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

Toshiba

9 Steps to Migrating to a Modern Store POS Infrastructure
sponsored by Toshiba
WHITE PAPER: Legacy point of sale (POS) systems were designed to handleone type of customer interaction at a time -- they're not built for today's world of cross-channel communication. As you adapt to mobile, social, and online transactions, it's time for you to upgrade your POS system as well.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

Toshiba

KFC Serves Up Improved POS Transactions
sponsored by Toshiba
CASE STUDY: KFC, the global fast food chain, was upgrading to a new software platform, and they needed to upgrade its existing point-of-sale (POS) equipment that would support the new software regulations. In this brief case study, find out which POS system KFC ultimately chose, and discover the benefits they experienced from the hardware upgrade.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Toshiba

A Sustainable Print Agenda
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom recommend strategies for achieving a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable print infrastructure.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

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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