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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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Expert tips for realizing virtualization benefits through budgeting
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide highlights how to reap the benefits of server virtualization by considering four important factors: choice of hypervisor, software licensing, hardware and training.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

VMware, Inc.

E-Guide: Tips for rackmount server purchasing and consolidation best practices
sponsored by Colfax International
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides a comparison of blade and rack servers. Find out what key factors you should consider in your hardware decision and learn how to prevent sprawl through effective server consolidation.
Posted: 05 May 2011 | Published: 05 May 2011

Colfax International

Best Practices for Implementing a Data Warehouse on Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: By using the Oracle Exadata Database Machine as a data warehouse platform you have a balanced, high performance hardware configuration. This paper focuses on the other two corner stones, data modeling and data loading, providing a set of best practices and examples for deploying a data warehouse on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Oracle Corporation

Expert Insight: Hardware Options and Business Considerations for Private Cloud Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchCloudComputing.com provides expert advice for making the case for enterprise cloud computing. Learn how one company utilized Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service to get started in the cloud.
Posted: 14 Apr 2011 | Published: 14 Apr 2011

Red Hat and HP

Presentation Transcript: Geek Out on the Best Practices of a Google Apps Deployment
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript to geek out with Jim Copeland, Dan Kennedy and Marcello Pedersen, Google Apps deployment specialists, on why a "big bang" approach is earning customers accolades within their organizations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

Symantec NetBackup 5000 Appliance: Turnkey Deduplication Solution for the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Most IT organizations today are challenged with the problem of rapid data growth. Read this white paper to find the right data management solution for your organization.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
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

Quantum Corporation

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: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

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: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Mastering the Multicore Challenge: An Elegant and Efficient Approach to Exploiting the Power of Parallelism
sponsored by Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an examination of a new software development language and technology called SequenceL, as well as a description of how it works, why there is a need for it and how well it performs in parallel environments.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc.

Trusted Computing: Leveraging Hardware Security in 350 Million Platforms
sponsored by Wave Systems Corp.
VIDEOCAST: Learn about Trusted Computing in today’s enterprise with this executive briefing on two different forms of embedded hardware security: the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and self-encrypting drive (SED). Designed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to counter the vulnerabilities of software-based security, and so much more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 24, 2010

Wave Systems Corp.

Case Study: Healthcare I.T. at the Point of Care
sponsored by CDW Healthcare
CASE STUDY: After investing close to two years developing nursing documentation software, The Nebraska Medical Center stood poised to begin implementing this lynchpin of its patient safety focus. But first, it had to identify the right hardware solutions for its requirements. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2010 | Published: 28 Jul 2010

CDW Healthcare

E-Guide: Planning and Deploying Server Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and AMD
EGUIDE: In this Pocket Guide, brought to you by SearchServerVirtualization.com, Dell and VMware, discover the central tasks in the assessment and planning stages of a virtualization project.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

Dell, Microsoft and AMD

Presentation Transcript: Geek Out on the Best Practices of a Google Apps Deployment
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript to geek out with Jim Copeland, Dan Kennedy and Marcello Pedersen, Google Apps deployment specialists, on why a "big bang" approach is earning customers accolades within their organizations.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Google Apps

ASG's metaCMDB™ Master or "Citizen" CMDB Containing Critical Enterprise Configuration Information
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The sound understanding and visibility of configuration information provided by ASG’s metaCMDB™ is critical for ITIL initiatives and business service management (BSM) implementations, service desk support, and the integration of disparate technologies. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Fenwick & West Use Metalogix for eRoom-to-SharePoint Migration
sponsored by Metalogix
CASE STUDY: In 2005, Fenwick & West selected Microsoft SharePoint as its next-generation intranet, extranet, and collaboration platform. It soon became clear, however, that migration would be an obstacle. Read this case study to learn about their migration solution. 
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Published: 29 Apr 2010

Metalogix

The CIO Perspective on Intel vPro Technology
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Gerry Weaver, CIO of the State of Indiana, and Diane Bryant, CIO of Intel, talk about how Intel vPro technology helps address end-user and IT efficiencies in their environments. The CIOs discuss real ROI numbers from Intel vPro technology, including savings of $1 million or more.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 11 Jan 2010

Intel

Metalogix Content Migration and Upgrade for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
sponsored by Metalogix
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses both Microsoft's out-of-box migration approaches and Metalogix's SharePoint Site Migration Manager 2010. It describes common migration scenarios, and how those scenarios can be addressed using the different migration approaches.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Metalogix

Increase security and ROI: The benefits of Intel vPro technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT DEMO: Significantly improve your company’s IT security and ROI with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2010

Intel

Forrester Webinar: Taming the Performance Beast
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WEBCAST: Smart strategies and tools for database optimization is critical to reduce costs in complex infrastructures and can help organizations defer hardware upgrades, get more out of existing systems, and improve developer and DBA productivity.
Posted: 26 Apr 2010 | Premiered: Apr 26, 2010

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Beyond the Hypervisor: Optimizing Virtualization Management
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise Management Associates believes that sophisticated, integrated, heterogeneous, virtual systems management is a critical business differentiator for enterprises as they deploy and expand their virtualization infrastructure. Read this paper for more information.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

ASG Software Solutions

PC-Disable Delivers Intelligent Client-Side Protection for Lost or Stolen Notebooks
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how new hardware-based technology, could help reduce the incidence of notebook theft. The result can be better protection of assets and sensitive data on notebooks, rapid reactivation when systems are returned, and reduced business risk.
Posted: 14 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

Absolute Software

E-book: Developing a Mission-Critical Hardware Strategy for Your SAP Environment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: Read this E-Book and learn how reducing hardware complexity can increase the performance of a SAP landscape and key considerations for designing or upgrading your hardware infrastructure. Additionally, best practices are explained for running a virtualized SAP infrastructure.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Storage Systems & Storage Management Track: Right-sizing Primary Data
sponsored by 3PAR
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Most companies allow far too much data to reside on expensive primary storage. In this presentation transcript, Anne Skamarock Research Director, FOCUS, discusses the most effective methods for reducing and managing the data footprint on primary storage -- including tools and techniques.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

3PAR

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: An Intelligent Approach to IT Challenges
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As data centers reach the upper limits of their power and cooling capacity, efficiency has become the focus of extending the life of existing data centers and designing new ones. As part of these efforts, IT needs to refresh existing infrastructure with servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 08 Jul 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
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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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