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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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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

Aberdeen Study: Laptop Lost or Stolen? Five Questions to Ask and Answer
sponsored by Intel
ANALYST REPORT: For every 100 laptop PCs companies issue, 15 will never be seen again, according to this research report sponsored partly by Intel. Five will be lost or stolen (one recovered) and 11 will simply vanish, leaving companies stuck for millions of dollars in compromised data alone.
Posted: 27 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Intel

All New 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor Family Brochure
sponsored by Intel
BROCHURE: Learn more about the cost-saving manageability, smart security, intelligent performance and broad industry support delivered by the all new 2010 Intel Core processor family.
Posted: 27 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Intel

Compucom and Intel vPro Out of the Box Innovation
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: Compucom, provider of IT solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, describes how Intel innovation has taken Compucoms business to another level.
Posted: 03 Dec 2009 | Premiered: 14 Sep 2009

Intel

Where Does Storage Data Virtualization Live?
sponsored by Forsythe
WEBCAST: Learn why you can’t afford to wait on storage virtualization and get some great storage virtualization implementation tips in this webcast.
Posted: 23 Nov 2009 | Premiered: Nov 23, 2009

Forsythe

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

Optimizing PC Performance with Simple Benchmarking Processes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn how to enhance PC performance and overall IT efficiency by utilizing Intel's unique new platform performance benchmarking process.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Embedded Security: Trusted Platform Module Technology Comes of Age
sponsored by Utimaco Safeware
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the benefits that TPM chips bring to security-conscious businesses, and the ways in which this technology can elevate trusted computing to higher levels, enhancing security while simplifying usability.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

Utimaco Safeware

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.

Three Key Phases to Implementing Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This EMA white paper provides a prescriptive and practical guide for IT professionals who are interested in learning more about desktop virtualization, how and whether it applies to their organization, and what they need to get started.
Posted: 07 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Citrix

VMware ACE 2
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
PRODUCT DEMO: Complex desktop environments have proven difficult for deployments, maintenance, and control. Download this free trial from VMware which combines the power and versatility of virtual machines with the security and control of centrally managed PCs
Posted: 31 Oct 2007 | Premiered: 31 Oct 2007

VMware, Inc.

Intel vPro Technology Launch Video
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WEBCAST: Business Desktop PCs with Intel vPro technology provide down-the-wire proactive security and manageability capabilities for your every business needs'-even when the user's environment is inoperable.
Posted: 02 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 2, 2006

Intel Corporation

BMW Takes Remote Control: Automating Enterprise Management with Intel Active Management Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
CASE STUDY: Evaluation tests from BMW revealed that by integrating Intel® Active Management Technology, BMW could significantly increase its remote management capabilities and further strengthen security.
Posted: 02 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Intel Corporation

Built-in Manageability and Proactive Security for Business Desktop PCs
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how built in desktop management can help address today?s key IT challenges such as avoiding malicious attacks, accurate inventory of assets, and the demand for IT services.
Posted: 05 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Intel Corporation
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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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