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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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Building the network infrastructure in your data center: Expert considerations
sponsored by Brocade
EGUIDE: With today’s environmental concerns, even IT professionals can make a difference. Energy-efficient data center network designs are important to implement, while being cost-effective and not sacrificing performance.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

Brocade

Server Virtualization: Expert Overview of Costs, Trends and More
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Understanding the costs and trends associated with server virtualization is very important, as well as understanding the role of virtual platforms for your business.
Posted: 30 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: Oracle server hardware decisions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, readers will receive tips for choosing server hardware for Oracle environments, as well as a real-life case study.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

eGuide: Data management best practices in the new world of archiving
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will learn the best practices for managing archival data in a modern and effective world. Tips from expert Bill Inmon include strategies for organizing archival data into "time vaults," considerations for software and hardware releases and ideas on how to manage the day-to-day access of archival
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

A Bathwick Group white paper: A foundation for database simplification, consolidation and cost reduction
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper challenges several assumptions about scale-out architectures and explains how consolidation and virtualisation can help you regain control over your infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

IBM

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: A Brief Introduction
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: A steady pattern of innovation, expansion, and acquisition can quickly result in a sprawling infrastructure that is difficult to manage. This white paper explores tools and practices that have emerged to address this issue and recommends actions you can take to lay the foundation for the cloud.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Oracle x86 Rack Servers Optimized for Rapid Deployments and Operational Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals key factors to consider when selecting a server and explains why more and more organizations are relying on x86 platforms. Access key findings from your peers concerning their spending on servers, power and cooling expenses, and more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2011

Oracle Corporation

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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

E-Guide: Nasuni Filer Adds SLA, Hardware Option for NAS Cloud Gateway
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchCloudStorage.com E-Guide profiles startup cloud vendor, Nasuni Corp., and offers insight into what they are doing to ease customer concerns about cloud storage – and guarantee uptime in cloud environments. Read on to find out about more Nasuni’s new product offerings and service-level agreements!
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Nasuni Corporation

Access Accounts More Securely with Intel® Identity Protection Technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This technology brief takes a closer look at today's threat landscape and presents key findings from a recent security survey. Discover the threats your clients are most vulnerable to as well as how they can develop an effective defense strategy against them.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Intel

Oracle Throws Another Jab at HP. Itanium users ask what’s next.
sponsored by IBM
INFORMATION CENTER: This blog post describes the dilemma many companies face after hearing the news that Oracle will no longer support HP hardware. Gain insight into three options you have other than ripping and replacing your current servers and find out how you can continue to run your critical systems and applications.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

IBM

The Corporate PC Refresh Project
sponsored by Cibecs
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper explores the many challenges organizations need to address in order to ensure smooth implementation, coordination and management of their PC refresh initiatives.
Posted: 06 Jul 2011 | Published: 06 Jul 2011

Cibecs

Exchange Server 2010: Migration considerations and best practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the new features of Exchange 2010 and compares this server to previous versions. Get advice to ensure a smooth transition to this platform.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

Serious About Mission Critical
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This solution brief explains how organizations can meet new demands for higher performance, security, reliability, and service levels. Gain insight into a processor-based architecture that will allow you to achieve this goal.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product overview points out the key constraints on today's infrastructures. Find out how upgrading to multi-core servers can free up space, labor, and power and cooling resources.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Transforming Mission Critical computing
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product brief showcases a processor that improves mission-critical reliability and optimizes the performance of your most demanding applications. Learn about its key features as well as how this platform has evolved over time.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtualization for Mission-Critical SAP Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains the recent trend towards running mission-critical SAP applications on virtualized servers. Read now for an overview of the current SAP virtualization landscape, as well as detailed answers for critical SAP virtualization questions.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Presentation Transcript: Considerations for moving to Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the key features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Find out how this technology compares to its predecessor and gain insight into the benefits you can expect to achieve from using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

E-Guide: Best practices for selecting high quality hardware for mission-critical applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchSAP.com explores the specific requirements that must be met to maintain high usability and uptime within mission-critical environment such as SAP. Readers will gain access to tips and best practices for selecting server hardware that supports even the most demanding and critical business applications.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM Inspires Customer Delight by Consistently Meeting High Customer Expectations for Product and Service Integrity
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In Technology Business Research’s 3Q10 x86-based Server Customer Satisfaction Study, based on the views of 481 IT decision-makers in North America, IBM earned its fifth straight No. 1 ranking and its fourth consecutive singular (unshared) top ranking. Read this retrospective analysis to learn more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

How to Utilize Virtual Hardware Metrics to Ensure Optimal Performance
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchVMware.com highlights key virtual hardware statistics to ensure you choose the best virtual machine for your IT shop. Learn more here.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

HP & Intel®

Consolidate resources with IBM Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

Maximizing Oracle Database Performance and Minimizing Licensing Costs in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you missed this September 2010 webcast on Oracle Database Performance and Licensing Dynamics in Virtualized Environments, here's your chance to catch up on the discussion. This white paper highlights the webcast, including an extensive Q&A and tips for maximizing Oracle Database performance and minimizing licensing costs.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 12 May 2011

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Future Proofing Your Mobile Computers: How the Features You Select Now Can Protect & Extend Your Investment Years into the Future
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the features and options available for ruggedized mobile computers used in warehousing and distribution can extend the time they can perform in warehouses and distribution centers. It also provides guidance on how to make decisions that will protect your investments by meeting user needs today and into the future.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 12 May 2011

Intermec

How to Tell When Your Data Center Hardware Needs a Refresh
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company and AMD
EGUIDE: Access this eGuide to determine if your data center hardware is ready for a re-fresh and discover cost-effective alternatives to a re-fresh, including leasing and upgrading the existing hardware in your data center for a highly favorable ROI.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company and AMD
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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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