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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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Integrating HP Data Protector Software with HP Data Deduplication Solutions
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss HP Data Protector Software which fully supports HP data deduplication technologies allowing you to recover files more quickly while reducing your data management and storage costs.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

HP

Virtualization Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains an approach to virtualization software that relies on the host operating system to provide the service to talk directly to the underlying hardware.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Unlocking the Full Power of Massive Parallelism: Solving the Network Bottleneck in MPP Databases
sponsored by Aster Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the technical limitations inherent in the architecture of traditional databases and other MPP (massive parallel processing) alternatives.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Aster Data Systems

How to Start a Windows Vista Pilot Deployment
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Thinking about deploying Windows Vista? This guide gives an overview of how to successfully manage a pilot program that provides the best experience for pilot users and helps to provide positive project justification to business decision makers.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Microsoft

Virtualizing the Client PC: A Proof of Concept
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper Intel IT explores a proof of concept study that examined the viability of abstracting the client operating system from the hardware platform using virtualization.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Reducing Server Total Cost of Ownership with VMware Virtualization Software
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Technology purchases are often quantified simply by hardware and software costs. But there's more to it. This TCO study takes a holistic view.
Posted: 13 Nov 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

VMware, Inc.

Application Virtualization and Desktop Virtualization Are Better Together
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This document is designed to help Citrix XenApp customers understand how and when Citrix XenDesktop can be used with Citrix XenApp to deliver virtual desktops to further reduce application and desktop computing costs.
Posted: 05 Nov 2008 | Published: 05 Nov 2008

Citrix

IT Takes Virtualization to Make an Agile Infrastructure
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how AMD's ecosystem partners are adapting their software to take advantage of new virtualization extensions. It also explores the future of virtual technology, and assesses its impact on the industry in years to come.
Posted: 04 Nov 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008

AMD

Multi-core Processors - The Next Evolution in Computing
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Multi-core processors offer performance and productivity benefits beyond the capabilities of today's single-core processors.
Posted: 04 Nov 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008

AMD

Closed Loop Lifecycle PlanningĀ©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper encourages all businesses, regardless of size and complexities, to consider a more formal "green" strategy in regards to client computing and the technology refresh cycle.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Disaster Recovery Solutions from VMware: Transforming Disaster Recovery - VMware Infrastructure for Rapid, Reliable and Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VMware Infrastructure is transforming the way disaster recovery is done today and in the future; it changes the disaster recovery paradigm to one that is cost effective, rapid and reliable.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 18 Oct 2008

VMware, Inc.

Oracle Database 11g: Real Application Testing & Manageability Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the new Real Application Testing capabilities in the Oracle Database 11g allows database administrators to adapt to changes easily, lower their testing costs and reduce hardware and software investments.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

A Shortcut Guide to Virtualization and Service Automation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This Shortcut Guide to Virtualization and IT Service Automation provides an insightful overview of virtualization and IT Service Management. It helps demystify virtualization and helps you determine if virtualization is right for your environment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Document Solutions IP Faxing versus Conventional Faxing: A Critical Analysis
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uses examples in three industries with the heaviest fax usage - finance, healthcare, and insurance - to demonstrate costs and risks that are shared across all industries.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Premiere Global Services

Big Is In: X86 Buying Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read the Gabriel Consulting x86 Server Vendor Preference Survey to learn why IBM is positioned as the leader for greater than 4-socket computing.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 02 Oct 2008

IBM

Uptime Software
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Learn how uptime software has improved customer service through virtualization. uptime is now able to rapidly deploy virtual machines to replicate customer environments and close support requests quickly.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 Sep 2008

Dell, Inc.

PACs for Industrial Control, the Future of Control
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the origins of the Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), how PACs differ from Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and PCs, and the future direction of industrial control with PACs.
Posted: 16 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

National Instruments

Going Parallel with LabVIEW Delivers Throughput Gains
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper learn how by combining technologies with NI Lab VIEW parallel programming software and NI TestStand test management software, test engineers can create high-performance test systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

National Instruments

Beyond HA: The Middleware Factor in Rapid Services Deployment in Next-Generation Networks
sponsored by Enea
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the evolution of adoption commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) middleware, including the criteria for what makes adoption more viable for the telecommunications industry.
Posted: 15 Sep 2008 | Published: 15 Mar 2008

Enea

The Cost and Benefits of On-Demand Vs. On-Premise Procurement Software
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: While there are dozens of procurement software solutions available, there are really only two types offered: "on-premise" procurement software and newer "ondemand" procurement software. This paper outlines an approach to compute and compare them.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 10 Sep 2008

coupa.com

Taking a SIP: What Executives Should Know about IP Transformation in the Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended for executives who are seeking to understand why SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a must-have technology for the contact center today, and how SIP-enabled IP solutions can help align you with your goals.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Genesys

Dell PowerVault MD3000 1000 Mailbox Local Continuous Replication Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a tested and validated storage solution for a 1000 mailbox Exchange Server 2007 environment with Local Continuous Replication (LCR) feature.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

Dell PowerVault MD3000 3000 Mailbox Single Copy Cluster Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a tested and validated storage solution for a 3000 mailbox Exchange 2007 environment with Single Copy Cluster in a high availability clustering mechanism based on the Microsoft Cluster Service shared storage.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an architectural overview and configuration guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 SP2 with Microsoft Windows ServerĀ® 2008 x64 Enterprise or Standard Edition on Dell PowerEdge servers with Dell PowerVault.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

Oracle RAC Performance Quadruples on HP Cluster with Dolphin Express
sponsored by Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the advantages of using SuperSockets with Dolphin Express to build scalable, high performance and highly cost-effective Oracle RAC clusters with industry standard servers and Dolphin components.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
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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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