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DEFINITION: Also see Disk Operating System.MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) was the Microsoft-marketed version of the first widely-installed operating system in personal computers. It was essentially the same operating system that Bill Gates's young company developed for IBM as Personal Computer - Disk Operating System (PC-DOS). Most users of either DOS system simply referred to their system as Disk  … 
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Computer Weekly@50: What was happening in July
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EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has again been looking into Computer Weekly's 50 years of magazine issues for another selection of articles highlighting significant news published in the month of July over the past five decades.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

Connecting and Optimising SharePoint
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ANALYST REPORT: SharePoint projects are "stalling" as user resistance rises, according to this report from independent information management analyst group AIIM.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Conquering the sys-admin challenge
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ANALYST REPORT: This report from Quocirca presents new data on how well organisations are able to automate their sys-admin procedures, manage the use of privilege and satisfy the requirements of auditors.
Posted: 29 Oct 2012 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

Considering a BYOPC Strategy
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EGUIDE: Before implementing a BYOPC strategy, it is imperative to take many security and management factors into account. Check out this E-Guide from to learn all about the BYOPC trend, the pros and cons, and what you need to know before implementation.
Posted: 20 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Nov 2012

Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps: A Real World Approach
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WEBCAST: This webcast provides an overview of continuous testing and examines some of the challenges that can impede DevOps. Access helpful tips for finding the right balance between manual and automated testing so that you can optimize your ability to reduce the risks associated with each software release.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 7, 2016

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Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps: A Real World Approach
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PODCAST: This webcast provides an overview of continuous testing and examines some of the challenges that can impede DevOps. Access helpful tips for finding the right balance between manual and automated testing so that you can optimize your ability to reduce the risks associated with each software release.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 7, 2016

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Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled By Windows 10
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ANALYST REPORT: To understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a Windows 10 implementation, check out this analyst report which explores what four customers, who were early adopters of Windows 10, faced.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016


CW Buyer's Guide: Government IT
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 9 page Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide takes you through the UK government's open source initiatives and explains how they could benefit your business.
Posted: 22 Oct 2012 | Published: 05 May 2012

CW Buyer's Guide: Software-defined networking
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at how SDN can give IT administrators greater control over the network infrastructure and make it more flexible and agile part of the business.
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 | Published: 05 Apr 2013

CW Buyer's Guide: Windows 8
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11 page buyer's guide looks at the implications of Windows 8 for corporate IT.
Posted: 23 Oct 2012 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

ComputerWeekly: Why a Private Cloud Was Chosen for the Thames Tunnel Project
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EZINE: In this issue of ComputerWeekly, we examine why one of the UK's largest construction projects—the Thames Tideway Tunnel—decided to use a private cloud setup. Our latest buyer's guide looks at containers and microservices, and we report on what U.S. court documents tell us about Oracle's controversial licensing polices.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

Concurrent Computing for SCA Applications: Achieving Scalability in a Service-oriented Application Environment
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WHITE PAPER: The SCA specifications define a programming model for assembling software services in a service-oriented architecture that offers great flexibility and agility.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

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Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key issues surrounding configuration management and compliance, such as the IT department's need to lower costs, increase management flexibility and control, and increase responsiveness to business needs and requirements.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

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Configuration Auditing – The Next Critical Step in Compliance
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WHITE PAPER: In this paper learn what Configuration auditing entails verifying the configurations of all assets in the environment to make sure they have the correct settings. This includes auditing new assets, monitoring for changes and verifying that planned changes are carried out properly.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010


Configuration Cheat Sheet for the New vSphere Web Client
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this detailed cheat sheet which will guide you as you dive into the new vSphere Web Client, and will help you to perform tasks that are not possible on the Windows-based client.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

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Configuring and Using IBM i's Auditing Functions
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WEBCAST: Did you know that IBM i includes powerful auditing features? In fact, our own class-leading audit reporting solution leverages the information captured by this facility. Join this webinar-based on content presented at the 2009 COMMON conference-to learn about activating and configuring IBM i's built-in auditing capabilities.
Posted: 03 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 3, 2010


Consolidating Applications with Oracle Solaris Containers
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WHITE PAPER: The goal of this white paper is to provide information about consolidating applications onto a single server using Oracle Solaris Containers to isolate applications and efficiently manage system resources between them.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 May 2010

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Consolidating Applications with Oracle Solaris Containers
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WHITE PAPER: Oracle Solaris Containers implement OS virtualization using containers that are designed to provide a complete, isolated, secure runtime environment for applications—and in situations where resources can be managed with sub-CPU granularity.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 May 2010

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Converged Network, Storage and Compute Infrastructure: Are we there Yet?
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EBOOK: Access this expert e-guide to learn how you can make a converged network infrastructure a reality and achieve top efficiency.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

Crypto Complete Case Study: Field-Level Encryption Helps Retail Chain Achieve PCI Compliance
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CASE STUDY: In this case study, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, a retail chain, used Crypto Complete in an effort to meet PCI standards. Love's found that Crypto Complete encrypted credit card numbers in a way that satisfies PCI compliance auditors.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

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CSS Boosts Worker Productivity, Slashes Costs by Running Lotus Notes and Domino On Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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CASE STUDY: Learn how leading provider of global technology operations management services, Cybernet-SlashSupport (CSS), migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux® from Microsoft Windows and dramatically improved application performance and improved productivity while freeing up IT resources.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

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Customer Perspectives on the Benefits of a Collaborative Process to Deliver Software Quality
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WHITE PAPER: This Hurwitz and Associates whitepaper shares the successes, challenges and future plans of three companies - Sogeti Group, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and Scotiabank.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 11 Sep 2009


Customer Relationship Management - Integration for a Customer Centric View
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a valuable list of factors for executive management, IT decision makers and sales professionals to consider when planning a successful CRM integration project.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Sage (UK) Limited

Customers Achieve Extreme Performance at Lowest Cost with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains a sampling of real business results that organizations in a variety of industries worldwide have achieved by implementing Oracle Exadata. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

CW Buyer's Guide: SaaS Management
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EZINE: Computer Weekly looks at how organisations should evolve their SaaS selection criteria to focus on newer metrics that are better indicators of supplier performance; the number of compliance issues that come with SaaS; and how CIOs believe SaaS providers must better meet their needs in terms of simplicity and flexibility.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015
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MS-DOS DEFINITION (continued): …  Operating System. Like PC-DOS, MS-DOS was (and still is) a non-graphical line-oriented command-driven operating system, with a relatively simple interface but not overly "friendly" user interface. Its prompt to enter a command looks like this:C:>The first Microsoft Windows operating system was really an application that ran on top of the MS-DOS operating system. Today, Windows operating systems continue to support DOS (or a DOS-like user interface) for special purposes by emulating the operating system. In the 1970s before the personal computer was invented, IBM had a different and unrelated … 
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