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DEFINITION: A minicomputer, a term no longer much used, is a computer of a size intermediate between a microcomputer and a mainframe. Typically, minicomputers have been stand-alone computers (computer systems with attached terminals and other devices) sold to small and mid-size businesses for general business applications and to large enterprises for department-level operations. In recent years, the minicomputer  … 
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Computer Weekly – 12 March 2013: Will software-defined networking justify the hype?
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we take an in-depth look at one of the hottest emerging technologies – software-defined networking – and what it means for IT departments. We visit Iceland, home of the greenest datacentres, and see what they offer to CIOs. And we look at the growth of governance as a key task for CIOs. Read the issue now.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 12 Mar 2013

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Computer Weekly – 7 June 2016: Apple lures open source developers with Swift
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at Apple's plan to woo open source developers to its Swift programming language. DevOps practitioners are warning of growing stress on IT operations staff through the growth of continuous development practices. And Specsavers' CIO tells us why the store is a vital part of digital retail. Read the issue now.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

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Computer Weekly –11 April 2017: Virtual reality in healthcare
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how virtual reality technology is starting to be used to improve healthcare. We examine the new tax laws that are causing IT contractors to quit government digital projects. And we analyse the software licensing issues arising from SAP's recent court case over indirect access. Read the issue now.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

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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

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Consolidating IT Tech Support for Multi-vendor Environments
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RESOURCE: Download this resource to discover an integrated technical support method suited to multi-vendor IT environments, and which offers proactive and predictive analytical support for server hardware, software, storage, and networking devices.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

IBM

CW Middle East: UAE faces IT recruitment challenge
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EZINE: As a measure of the progress of technology in the region, we quickly move into the world of flying cars in this issue with a look at plans from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to launch autonomous aerial vehicles in July this year.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 13 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special Report on Dell
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11 page special report, independently written by Computer Weekly, gives you the facts on Dell, its strategy in 2013, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

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CW500: A roadmap to software-defined everything – Morgan Stanley
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly's CW500 Club heard from IT leaders plotting a roadmap to software-defined everything – this presentation was given by Rob White, executive director of the global database group at Morgan Stanley.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

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CW@50 - What was making the news in May
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The National Museum of Computing has trawled the Computer Weekly archives for another selection of articles highlighting significant articles published in the month of May over the past five decades.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 09 May 2016

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CW@50: March editions of Computer Weekly
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EZINE: We search back through the Computer Weekly archives held at The National Museum of Computing to present what was happening in IT over the past five decades.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

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CW@50: What was making the news in April?
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EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has uncovered several gems in the Computer Weekly archives, based on what was happening in the month of April over the last few decades.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

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CW@50: What was making the news in June
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EGUIDE: The National Museum of Computing has trawled the Computer Weekly archives for another selection of articles highlighting significant articles published in the month of June over the past few decades.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

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Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
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WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

Data Center High-Speed Migration: Infrastructure Issues, Trends, Drivers and Recommendations
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WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper covers the infrastructure issues, trends, and drivers that are propelling the next round of data center design and provides recommendations. Learn about the options available for migration and the different issues you'll have to weigh when making your decision.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

CommScope

Data Center Physical Realities in a Software-Defined And Virtualized World
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WHITE PAPER: Discover five key aspects of IT that are inextricably tied to computing's physical realities, even as computing becomes more virtualized, software-defined, and cloud-based. You'll also learn three actions to take to address the physical realities of business in an increasingly tech-centric world.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Raritan Inc.

Computer Weekly – 20 October 2015: IT Giants Dell and EMC Unite
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Dell's proposed $67bn acquisition of EMC would be the biggest in the history of IT – we assess the implications. £175bn of IT outsourcing contracts come up for renewal in the next three years- what are your options? And we hear from IT leaders about security and the internet of things. Read the issue now.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

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Computer Weekly – 5 March 2013: Planning for a 4G future
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, now the 4G spectrum auction is over, we look at what happens next for the future of mobile networking. Cloud computing promises to save costs – we examine how to ensure a return on investment. And we report from the RSA conference on how big data is helping tackle cyber security threats. Read the issue now.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

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Computer Weekly: Leadership bonus – analysing our UK salary survey
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, our UK salary survey shows that IT leaders are benefiting from generous bonuses as tech becomes part of mainstream business. We find out how the internet of things is transforming the railway industry. And the CIO of the Williams F1 team explains how data analytics is boosting race performance. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Tripwire, Inc.

Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
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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

Consolidate resources with IBM Virtualization
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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

Constructing the best server environment for SAP
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EGUIDE: Access this expert three-part handbook to get a comprehensive overview of what to look for in SAP applications, with a focus on evaluating hardware for running an SAP environment. Explore the differences between vendors, learn the challenges of virtualizing SAP landscapes, and discover the case for SAP Business Suite.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

SearchSAP

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 Europe – February 2015
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EZINE: Global IT budgets are finally on the increase, according to a survey from CW Europe/TechTarget – but Europe has reported the lowest predicted growth for 2015. This issue of CW Europe offers guidance to IT leaders by revealing what other businesses in your region will be focusing their efforts on this year.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Middle East – January 2017
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EZINE: In this quarter's CW Middle East ezine, we look at how the Middle East, with the poorest road safety record in the world, could benefit most from self-driving cars.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

ComputerWeekly.com
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MINICOMPUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  has evolved into the "mid-range server" and is part of a network. IBM's AS/400e is a good example. In an ascending hierarchy of general computer sizes, we find:The embedded systems programming computer, which is embedded in something and doesn't support direct human interaction but nevertheless meets all the other criteria of a microcomputerThe microcomputerThe workstation, as used to mean a more powerful personal computer for special applicationsThe minicomputerThe cluster, which is often several microcomputers or larger computers that share a workload and back each other up The mainframe or … 
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