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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?
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com

Computer Weekly – 7 June 2016: Apple lures open source developers with Swift
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly@50: What was happening in July
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Cost, Speed, and Reliability Tradeoffs between N+1 UPS Configurations
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper discusses key tradeoffs between internal "modular" redundant UPS and parallel redundant UPSs as well as stresses the importance of fault tolerance within the UPS to ensure that availability, reliability and maintainability needs are met.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric

Cost/Benefit Case for Next-Level Servers and Hardware
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: This report highlights significant server and hardware innovation capable of supporting business applications and keeping the enterprise agile. Read on and stop letting traditional infrastructures get in the way of important decisions.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Lenovo

CW Special Report on Dell
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

CW@50 - What was making the news in May
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

ComputerWeekly.com

CW@50: What was making the news in April?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

CW@50: What was making the news in June
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
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

DCIG Buyer's Guide for Midmarket Enterprise Storage Arrays
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: The DCIG 2016-17 Midmarket Enterprise Storage Array Buyer's Guide serves the needs of the midmarket technology buyer, collecting data on 17 of the top products in the industry and presenting that data in easy-to-consume one-page summaries. The analyst firm focused its evaluation on storage arrays with a maximum raw storage capacity of 500TB.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Tegile

Deliver a Simple, Secure and Cost Effective Solution for High Performance Virtual Workstations with Hardware-Virtualized GPUs
sponsored by AMD
DATA SHEET: Learn how bringing a virtualization approach to the GPU hardware enables consistent, predictable, and secure performance from your virtualized workstation.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

AMD

Dell Appliance for Wyse - Citrix® Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Explore the architecture design, configuration, and implementation considerations for the key components required to deliver virtual desktops or shared session desktops using the Dell Appliance for Wyse. Also, take a look at the solution architecture overview, hardware components, software components, and more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

Computer Weekly – 20 October 2015: IT Giants Dell and EMC Unite
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 5 March 2013: Planning for a 4G future
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
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
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

Consolidate resources with IBM Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by SearchSAP
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
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

Dell Client Energy Savings Calculator
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ASSESSMENT TOOL: The Dell Client Energy Savings Calculator is intended to provide a tool that will allow customers to estimate the energy consumed by a computer over a year's time and the resulting cost to operate the system over that period.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell Client Migration and Deployment Services
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: While PC prices continue to fall, the total cost of using PCs remains high, when the cost of the deployment activities themselves is considered. To help companies optimize their PC deployment process, Dell has developed a series of offerings that can be used to simplify the deployment process and reduce the time needed to deploy PCs.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell OptiPlex 960 & Microsoft Windows 7: Better Together
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
TEST RESULTS: Principled Technologies®, a third party test group, tested how Dell™ OptiPlex™ desktops running Microsoft® Windows® 7 can improve system performance, increase user efficiency and help reduce overall operating expenses. Read this paper to learn about key test results from this performance comparison.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
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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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