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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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A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
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WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A More Efficient ERP Consolidation
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EGUIDE: Uncover 4 steps to successful ERP consolidation in this expert e-guide. Learn why Gartner research recommends ERP abstractions to optimize your ERP upgrades and consolidation. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015


About to Buy Guide: Mobile Device Management Software
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EBOOK: Are you in the market for a mobile device management (MDM) software solution? Be sure to read this e-book from first for help making a more informed purchasing decision.
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About to Buy: Mobile Device Management Software
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Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012

Amazon EC2 vs. Google's App Engine
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: With the amount of PaaS solutions out there, sometimes it can be hard to decide which one is the best fit for your organization. Find out what verified IT experts say about many PaaS products in this IT Central Station guide.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

An Information Architecture Vision
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Open Group assesses the "big data" problem and offers an Enterprise Information Planning and Architecture Model to help organisations make the most of their information.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2013

An Introduction to Cloud Databases
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WHITE PAPER: This resource offers a step-by-step demo on how you can deploy a new instance with Cloud Databases. Access now to learn the information you must provide in order to create your instance of Cloud Databases.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2014


An Introduction to Software Defined Networks
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as an introduction to SDN as a solution that can serve your enterprise, but only after you parse the competitive landscape of networking suppliers.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Analyst's take: application drives faster development
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WHITE PAPER: Nucleus analyzed existing application deployments and found an average of 4.9 times faster development.  End customers, developers, and ISVs experience more rapid time to value, lower cost, and greater ongoing flexibility.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution for IaaS providers to use in order to expand their load balancing services.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

A Practical Guide to Choosing the Right Agile Tools
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DATA SHEET: This evaluation guide is designed to help you choose the best tool for your needs today, while protecting your investment as your team, needs and agile maturity grow.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 11 Sep 2009


A Project Manager's Survival Guide to Going Agile
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WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on re-defining the job of project manager to better fit the self-managed team environment, one of the core Agile principles. Special emphasis is placed on the shift to servant leadership, with its focus on facilitation and collaboration
Posted: 25 Aug 2006 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

A Tour of HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment Accelerator, a template of pre-defined information based on ITGI's COBIT, which is loaded into HP Quality Center to help your organization define and execute Sarbanes-Oxley testing, evaluate the results, and develop remediation plans.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

A Whole Team Approach to Quality
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WHITE PAPER: Explore this presentation to develop a new approach to quality. Agile projects help build software incrementally, using short iterations of 1-4 weeks to keep development aligned with business needs. Learn more about the benefits of agile development by reading this resource now.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

Rally Software

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Adobe Flash Builder 4
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Enterprises are challenged to create easy to use rich Internet applications that enable users and customers to access and interact with data and content in more intuitive and visual ways. Download this trial software to learn more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2011 | Premiered: 04 Jan 2011

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Advance Beyond the Barriers of Your Legacy Computing Infrastructure
sponsored by Sybase
WHITE PAPER: For customers running Sybase ASE 12.5 on Solaris 8, the long-planned end of support for that platform means that they must move their workloads to a new environment or face special support contracts. Moving to HP infrastructure brings immediate payback through lower support costs and reduction in power and cooling requirements.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010


Advanced Analytics, In-Memory Technology Push Information Limits
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EZINE: Consult this resource to find out more about how recent advances have opened in-memory technology to more businesses. It outlines how the excess of business information creates obstacles for many enterprises. Uncover how your business can take control of your data instead of vice versa by reading this resource now.
Posted: 23 Apr 2013 | Published: 23 Apr 2013


Advanced Compression with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you manage more data in a cost-effective way. With data volumes tripling every two years, Oracle advanced compression delivers compression rates of 2 to 4 times across all types of data and applications.  Read this to learn more about how it can help you reduce the disk space and costs of managing large data volumes.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Agile Testing Quadrants: Guiding Managers and Team in Test Strategies
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EGUIDE: Read this e-guide to discover why a testing taxonomy such as the Agile testing quadrants is an effective tool for software teams undertaking this task.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 27 Dec 2012


Always On White Paper for Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage System
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WHITE PAPER: Provide uncompromised data availability that maximizes the secure operation of your databases in mission critical environments. This technical white paper provides an overview of the usage of SQL Server and Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems.
Posted: 02 Jan 2007 | Published: 05 Oct 2006

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Analyst Report: Forrester - Product innovation demands more flexible software delivery
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In September 2010, the IBM Corporation commissioned the Forrester Consulting group to conduct a study whose aim was to better understand the critical role software innovation plays in product development. Download the report to see the results.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011


Analyst: Gartner Report - Magic Quadrant for Integrated Quality Suite
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ANALYST REPORT: According to Gartner, vendors must demonstrate both "completeness of vision" and an "ability to execute" to be evaluated as a leader. Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites evaluates IBM as a leader. Read the report to learn more.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011


Analytics At The Speed Of Thought
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn more about Tableau's unique approach to in-memory software architecture; what it is and what it means for your organization.
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 | Published: 26 Aug 2011

Tableau Software

Application Performance Management (APM) for TIBCO Users: Extending Visibility across Your TIBCO Infrastructure and Beyond
sponsored by SL Corporation
WHITE PAPER: TIBCO users may wish to expand IT monitoring and management beyond their TIBCO infrastructure.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 31 Oct 2008

SL Corporation
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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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