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DEFINITION: A microcomputer is a complete computer on a smaller scale and is generally a synonym for the more common term, personal computer or PC, a computer designed for an individual. A microcomputer contains a microprocessor (a central processing unit on a microchip), memory in the form of read-only memory and random access memory, I/O ports and a bus or system of interconnecting wires, housed in a unit  … 
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Top 8 Considerations to Enable - and Simplify - Mobility
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: Embracing mobility doesn't need to be complicated or costly. Gain expert advice on the top 8 considerations for simply, but effectively enabling mobility in both the enterprise and the IT department.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

CW Special Report on HP
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on HP, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 23 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Enterprise mobility management: Choosing the right approach and considering costs
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Explore this consumerization E-Guide that examines the integration of mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile information management in creating a secure mobile enterprise. Gain advice to help you choose a best-fit mobility strategy as well as the top cost considerations in enterprise mobility and BYOD.
Posted: 22 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

BYOPC Strategy: Policies and Problem Solving
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EGUIDE: Creating a bring your own PC (BYOPC) policy before implementation is crucial to the success of the initiative. In this E-Guide from SearchConsumerization.com, get help creating a policy that fulfills your employees' and your organizations' needs alike.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

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 SearchConsumerization.com 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

SearchSecurity.com

The Desktop Admin's Guide to BYOD: Pros and Cons of BYOD
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EBOOK: Despite the fact that BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, add IT flexibility, and keep employees happy, they are not without issues. Check out this E-Book from SearchConsumerization.com to learn the promises and pitfalls of BYOD and BYOPC and discover how to successfully embrace them in your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

The Consumerization of IT 101
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EGUIDE: Access this expert briefing to get answers to your most pressing questions concerning the consumerization of IT.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Considering a BYOPC Strategy: A Q&A
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Discover the concerns, opportunities, and benefits of enabling a BYOPC initiative in your workplace, including why enforcing a strict policy beforehand is essential to its success.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

IT Handbook: Windows 8 Migration Station
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: This handbook presents best practices for moving to Microsoft's latest operating system, including assessing your organization's needs to determine whether Windows 8 is a good fit, which applications should move over, and what help is out there for your migration project and licensing.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IT Handbook: Windows 8 Migration Station
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
EBOOK: This handbook presents best practices for moving to Microsoft's latest operating system, including assessing your organization's needs to determine whether Windows 8 is a good fit, which applications should move over, and what help is out there for your migration project and licensing.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Implementing business tablets instead of BYOD
sponsored by Kensington
EGUIDE: Discover why tablets are overtaking BYOD, use cases of tablets in the workplace, plus which tablet is leading the change.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

Kensington

The All New 2010 Intel Core vPro Processor Family and Windows 7: Your Best Choice for Business PCs
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: The all new Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family complements the new Windows® 7 operating system by building effective trusted computing and management mechanisms into the hardware. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Jan 2010

Intel

Video Demo: Windows 7 Migration with Intel Core vPro Processors
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn the benefits of migrating to Windows 7 using Intel Core vPro processors, which enable IT to remotely wake up PCs and to quickly migrate operating systems remotely and overnight.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 29 Sep 2010

Intel

Video: The All New 2010 Intel Core Processor Family for Business PCs-- Deploy with Confidence
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn how the 2010 Intel Core Processor family prepares your business for today's needs and for tomorrow.
Posted: 27 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 27 Sep 2010

Intel

Enterprise PC Backup Software – Backup requirements
sponsored by Copiun
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Access this resource to learn exactly what factors need to be taken into consideration when deciding what PC backup solution is most suitable for your organization.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Copiun

PCs as Strategic Assets
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll learn how managing PCs as strategic assets, streamlining processes, and buying more-capable PCs with built-in manageability that improve productivity and security, not only reduces TCO but also delivers measurable top-line benefits year after year.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

TechTarget ANZ PC lifecycle management E-Book
sponsored by Numara Software
EBOOK: This e-book explores the five key elements of PC Lifecycle management, a practise that can help you to greatly reduce the ongoing costs of operating your PC fleet.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

Numara Software

The CIO Perspective on Intel vPro Technology
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Gerry Weaver, CIO of the State of Indiana, and Diane Bryant, CIO of Intel, talk about how Intel vPro technology helps address end-user and IT efficiencies in their environments. The CIOs discuss real ROI numbers from Intel vPro technology, including savings of $1 million or more.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 11 Jan 2010

Intel

How to Let Staff Use Their Personal Technology Securely
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many progressive companies see distinct advantages in allowing employees to use personal computers in the office. However, letting employees bring their own technology into the network might mean letting them bring vulnerabilities to network security. Read this paper to learn how to let staff use their personal technology securely.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2009

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Increase security and ROI: The benefits of Intel vPro technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT DEMO: Significantly improve your company’s IT security and ROI with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2010

Intel

Intelligence that Adapts to Your Needs
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: The all new 2010 Intel Core vPro processor family is designed to keep downtime and desk-side visits to a minimum.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Intel

Getting Ahead of Malware
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: To minimize the threat of Malware, Intel IT has established a process that actively seeks to identify and take action against the malware before it reaches Intel’s user base. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Intel

Evaluating Thin-Client Security in a Changing Threat Landscape
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT's security team continually analyzes our computing model to determine how it needs to evolve in response to an ever-changing threat landscape. Continue reading to learn more about our analysis and conclusions in this paper.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Intel

Disable Lost PCs and Data Remotely
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Learn how the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family can help by disabling lost or stolen PCs via a poison pill, and how they can be easily reactivated via server-generated passwords thanks to Intel® Anti-Theft Technology and WinMagic.
Posted: 27 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2010

Intel

Protecting Lost or Stolen PCs
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Learn more about how the all new Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family can better protect lost or stolen PCs.
Posted: 27 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 22 Apr 2010

Intel
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PERSONAL COMPUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  that is usually called a motherboard.In an ascending hierarchy of general computer sizes, we find:An 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 microcomputerMicrocomputerworkstation, as used to mean a more powerful personal computer for special applicationsminicomputer, now restyled a "mid-range server" mainframe or mainframe computer, which is now usually referred to by its manufacturers as a "large server"Supercomputer, formerly almost a synonym for "Cray supercomputer" … 
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