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ALSO CALLED: Wide Area Information Servers
DEFINITION: WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers) is an Internet system in which specialized subject databases are created at multiple server locations, kept track of by a directory of servers at one location, and made accessible for searching by users with WAIS client programs. The user of WAIS is provided with or obtains a list of distributed database s. The user enters a search argument for a selected database  … 
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5 Key Business and Technology Needs Being Met by SDN and NFV
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WHITE PAPER: As the business landscape transforms, IT departments need to understand how emerging technologies like software defined networking and network function virtualization can meet business needs. Access this white paper to discover 5 key business and technology challenges that are being met by SDN and NFV.
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5 Methods That Can Make Adopting MSSQL and In-Memory Effortless
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5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
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5 Principles for Selecting an Assessment Tool
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5 Ways to Cut Spending on Microsoft Software
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5 Ways to Cut Spending on Oracle Databases
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WHITE PAPER: This guide covers five cost-saving initiatives for Oracle products. Learn all of these initiatives and you can save up to 30% on your Oracle database licensing costs.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

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5 Ways to Cut Spending on SAP Software
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Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

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6 Things to Consider While Choosing an ERP Software
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Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016


7 Steps for Building a Digital Strategy in Distribution
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10 Best Practices for Reducing the Stress of IT Audits
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10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
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WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
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15 Minute Guide: Optimizing Oracle DBA Efficiency
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2013 North American Software Defined Data Center Management Platforms New Product Innovation Award
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Take a look at this in-depth resource to find out why HP received a "New Product Innovation Award" for their software defined data center management platforms.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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3 Strategies to Rapidly Deliver User-Friendly Multi-Channel Apps
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WHITE PAPER: As competitors continue to release more user-friendly applications on the market, it's becoming harder to maintain customer loyalty. This white paper reveals 3 critical strategies that can help you satisfy users with your applications. Discover how to quickly deploy apps to deliver immediate business impact and ROI.
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451 Group Impact Report - Attivio Adds to its Search Story and Gets Sentimental
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5 Licensing Factors to Consider When Planning a Cloud Migration
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from offers a primer on cloud licensing. Read on to learn about your options for cloud license management, five licensing factors to consider when planning a cloud migration, and more.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

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5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
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WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams
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Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Premiered: Apr 22, 2013


7 must-have capabilities of big data DBMS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies are rushing to invest in big data analytics tools, but many forget about the underlying infrastructure that supports their big data efforts. In this informative white paper, learn why the right database management system (DBMS) could be the key to a successful big data analytics project.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

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WAIS DEFINITION (continued): …  and the client then accesses all the servers on which the database is distributed. The results provide a description of each text that meets the search requirements. The user can then retrieve the full text.WAIS (pronounced "ways") uses its own Internet protocol , an extension of the Z39.50 standard (Information Retrieval Service Definition and Protocol Specification for Library Applications) of the National Information Standards Organization. Web users can use WAIS by either downloading a WAIS client and a "gateway" to the Web browser or by using Telnet to connect to a public WAIS client.Because … 
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