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ALSO CALLED: Laptops
DEFINITION: A laptop computer, usually called a notebook computer by manufacturers, is a battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings. A laptop typically weighs less than 5 pounds and is 3 inches or less in thickness. Among the best-known  … 
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Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: This paper contains the findings of a study to understand the current risks posed to sensitive and confidential data contained in the laptops of business travelers.
Posted: 15 Jan 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2008

Dell India

Pocket eGuide Review: Dell Latitude E6400 XFR
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this review we put the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR through a battery of tests, to see how well it stands up against other fully-rugged notebooks.
Posted: 16 Dec 2009 | Published: 16 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Pocket E-Guide Review: Dell Latitude E6400
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: The Dell Latitude E6400 is a 14" laptop targeted towards businesses that need good performance, solid design, and a commonality of parts for an entire workforce. Read this Pocket E-Guide for a features and performance review of the Dell Latitude E6400.
Posted: 16 Dec 2009 | Published: 16 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Performance Comparison of a Dell Latitude Netbook and Previous Generation Dell Latitude Notebooks
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ANALYST REPORT: Dell commissioned Principled Technologies (PT) to run a set of performance tests on a current Intel® processor-based Dell™ Latitude™ netbook and two previous generation Intel processor-based Dell Latitude notebook systems. Read this analyst report to discover the results.
Posted: 30 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Intel IT Technology Center
sponsored by Intel
MICROSITE: The resources compiled here explore ways your organization can work to achieve high performance computing. Read more about boosting server performance, how you can power desktops, increasing mobility and securing client systems. These tools will provide you with information to help your organization deliver the best overall performance. Period.
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 | Published: 12 Nov 2009

Intel

Using Encrypting File System to Protect Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data on a V3c Client Running Windows XP Professional
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to use Encrypting File System (EFS), a feature that is provided by default in the Windows® operating system, to protect data in Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients for Outlook Compatibility Update running on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 28 Jun 2007

Microsoft

Desktops: Corporate IT Buying Behavior & Customer Satisfaction Survey
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ANALYST REPORT: This Technology Business Research (TBR) study examines the results of the corporate desktop satisfaction competition for Q1 of 2009, for which Dell ranked in the top position. Read this to learn about each brand's competitive strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and overall satisfaction rankings.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 03 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Using Total Cost of Ownership to Determine Optimal PC Refresh Lifecycles
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Wipro analysts gathered information from 106 IT organizations in North America, Great Britain, and Germany in March 2009. This whitepaper explores contributing factors that determine the optimal refresh rate for laptop and desktop PCs, using examples from the firms that participated in the survey.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

Wipro Technologies

Presentation Transcript: Are We All Crazy? Why Would We Want To Put A Hypervisor On A Laptop?
sponsored by Neocleus
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In recent months, IT companies have been talking about putting a bare-metal hypervisor on a laptop. In this presentation transcript, independent industry expert, Brian Madden, takes a step back and discusses why you would want to put a hypervisor on a laptop. Learn about the real-world benefits and what's just hype.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 24 Jul 2009

Neocleus

Is Your Data at Risk?: Why Physical Security is Insufficient for Laptop Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Evaluating the various data security options to protect your PCs can be challenging. This paper examines the options, discusses why passwords alone are not sufficient and makes the case for strong data encryption.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Using Total Cost of Ownership to Determine Optimal PC Refresh Lifecycles
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Written for IT decision makers and practitioners across industry verticals who are responsible for managing fleets of laptop and desktop PCs, this paper provides a TCO assessment framework for optimal PC refresh rates based on Equivalent Annual Cost analysis..
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Wipro Technologies

Intel Laptop Strategy featuring Diane Bryant and John Mahvi
sponsored by Intel Corporation
VIDEO: In 1997, Intel IT made a strategic decision to move to laptops based on not only facts, but also a gut instinct. Hear Diane Bryant and John Mahvi explain how that decision helped Intel lower costs, raise productivity, reduce energy and even provide some unexpected benefits.
Posted: 27 May 2009 | Premiered: 23 Mar 2009

Intel Corporation

Mobile Device Management for Dummies
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
BOOK: Mobile Device Management For Dummies is your guide to managing and securing mobile computing equipment such as laptops and handheld devices. You get the lowdown on enterprise mobile device management and how Sybase's Afaria solution can help you.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 08 May 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Increase Productivity by Providing Notebooks Beyond the Road Warriors
sponsored by Intel Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: Read this Forrester analyst report to learn how increased notebook deployments beyond just the road warriors and to the entire enterprise can benefit your company.
Posted: 08 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Intel Corporation

Communications Leader Videotron Hopes to save $1.6 Million by Automating Service Calls on Blackberry Smartphones
sponsored by BlackBerry
CASE STUDY: Encumbered by paper-based work orders and instructions relayed verbally, Cable TV company Videotron needed a solution that helped manage service requests in a way that cut costs and service call mistakes. They chose a wireless solution from Blackberry that automates all administrative steps involved in handling a service call.
Posted: 25 Feb 2009 | Published: 25 Feb 2009

BlackBerry

Unprotected Laptops: The Million Dollar Gamble: How Much Can Your Company Afford to Lose?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn more about laptop security and how asset and data protection solutions from Dell can help save your company millions of dollars.
Posted: 27 Jan 2009 | Published: 27 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell™ Powervault™ DL2000 Powered by Symantec® Backup Exec™
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: The PowerVault DL2000 - Powered by Symantec Backup Exec is the first of Dell's TierDisk family of products, designed to provide cost-optimized solutions for secondary storage environments for data protection and data management.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 26 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc.

Dell ProSupport Mobility Services
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Dell ProSupport Mobility Services can help ensure you have the access, security and support you need to help keep your business running virtually anywhere in the world.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc.

Dell ProSupport Laptop Tracking and Recovery
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: The Dell ProSupport Laptop Tracking and Recovery Service helps protect your data by enabling you to track your mobile systems in the event a system is lost or stolen.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc.

Extended Battery Service
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Extended Battery Service gives you the flexibility to extend the terms of your laptop battery coverage for the remainder of your laptop's Limited Warranty, up to three years.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Dell, Inc.

The Windows Mobile Netbook for the Enterprise with Low TCO
sponsored by Celio Corp / REDFLY Mobile Companion
WHITE PAPER: The Windows Mobile smartphone is easily deployed with a wide array of productivity tools allowing the mobile user to quickly respond to customer requests, stay up-to-date on the latest company information or access remote desktops.
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 | Published: 29 Aug 2008

Celio Corp / REDFLY Mobile Companion

Cost-effective Data Protection for Microsoft Windows Environments
sponsored by Zmanda Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the challenges of protecting Microsoft Windows files, databases, and email applications within a heterogeneous IT environment; and demonstrates how Amanda Enterprise, combined with its clients and agents.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Zmanda Inc.

University Deters Data Theft: Using Breakthrough 'Non Stop Laptop Guardian ' Technology
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
CASE STUDY: In this case study Charleston Southern University began using Alcatel-Lucent technology. This allowed the school's IT Department to remotely oversee, secure and manage wireless laptop computers, and "lockdown" these devices if lost or stolen.
Posted: 05 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Alcatel-Lucent

DePaul University Case Study
sponsored by SonicWALL
CASE STUDY: In this case study DePaul University implemented SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SSL VPN solution so that the University's administrators, staff and more than 23,000 students can now securely and remotely access internal or external applications and files.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

SonicWALL

Canadian Blood Services Leverages VMware ACE to Provide Complete and Secure Computing to Mobile Medical Staff
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WEBCAST: Learn how a large enterprise utilized a new solution to employ a scalable, efficient laptop deployment and management solution within their mobile vehicles. View this webcast now.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2007

VMware, Inc.
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LAPTOP COMPUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  makers of laptop computers are IBM, Apple, Compaq, Dell, and Toshiba. Laptop computers generally cost more than desktop computers with the same capabilities because they are more difficult to design and manufacture. A laptop can effectively be turned into a desktop computer with a docking station, a hardware frame that supplies connections for peripheral input/output devices such as a printer or larger monitor. The less capable port replicator allows you to connect a laptop to a number of peripherals through a single plug.Laptops usually come with displays that use thin-screen technology. The … 
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