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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 Reasons to Switch to Software for Load Balancing
sponsored by NGINX
EBOOK: The time for hardware-based application delivery controllers (ADCs) is drawing to a close. It is time to switch to software-based tools. In this e-book, you will learn how a software-based application delivery platform will transform your application's performance.
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 | Published: 09 Jan 2018


5 Stages Of Transforming Your Oracle DB Technology Platform
sponsored by Cintra
WHITE PAPER: Smart organizations are accelerating their digital transformations and minimizing risk by following proven delivery approaches. Discover how you can unleash transformational business change by modernizing your Oracle DB technology platform. What are the 5 stages of transforming your technology platform? Find out inside.
Posted: 29 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Sep 2017


6 Step Guide to Apache Cassandra Data Modelling
sponsored by Instaclustr
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers a methodical approach that can be useful in approaching Cassandra data modelling, focusing on 3 simple principles and 6 steps that implement the principles.
Posted: 05 Dec 2017 | Published: 05 Dec 2017

6 Steps to Building a Business Case for Enterprise Architecture
sponsored by Mega International
WHITE PAPER: You know that your company could improve, but how do you build the case that will get your executives to provide the necessary funding? This white paper covers the six steps you need to take in order to build the strongest possible case for using enterprise architecture to transform your business.
Posted: 09 Jan 2018 | Published: 09 Jan 2018

Mega International

7 Critical Capabilities Your Mobile App Development and Deployment Platform Must Include
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the important differences between 3 different mobile app development approaches. Discover 7 mobile capabilities that real-world business apps require today, and find out how to get these mobile apps to market fast.
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 | Published: 03 Oct 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

90 Days to Better QA: The Strategic Guide to Kickstarting Your QA Process
sponsored by Rainforest QA Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to create your roadmap towards better quality assurance to catch QA testing back up to the pace and scope of development.
Posted: 17 Nov 2017 | Published: 17 Nov 2017

Rainforest QA Inc.

A Cloud-Native Roadmap for Developers Driving Digital Transformation
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Ovum research report examines the key components of cloud-native development and how it acts as a digitally transformative, competitive differentiator. Uncover the report's key findings about microservices, DevOps culture, app modernization, and more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2018 | Published: 12 Sep 2017

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Mobile App Development
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EZINE: This Computer Weekly buyer's guide looks at how to take an Agile approach to mobile app development. Discover how to gain a competitive edge by accelerating mobile development, turning mobile users' expectations to your advantage, and building unique, differentiated mobile experiences.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

A CW buyer's guide to software asset management
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at best practice for software asset management in this 10-page buyer's guide.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

A New Twist on User-Focused App Performance Management and Analytics
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to create a fully integrated automation portfolio that supports app performance management (APM) and user experience management.
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

CA Technologies

A Platform for Modernizing Java Applications: Designing Workloads for the Cloud and Modern Ecosystems
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Java-based applications can enable modern development in a cloud-friendly environment. Learn how cloud-based application deployment allows you to take advantage of existing resources while moving toward newer (read: digital) app models.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Red Hat

A Practitioner's Guide to Enterprise Application Modernization
sponsored by Skytap, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to make app modernization a realistic, attainable goal with specific tips on how to update legacy infrastructure, processes, and architecture.
Posted: 14 Feb 2018 | Published: 14 Feb 2018

Skytap, Inc.

5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
sponsored by Canvas Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Canvas Systems

6 Cloud Data Challenges for App Developers
sponsored by Microsoft
EBOOK: Learn about 6 of the most common data scenarios you're likely to face as a developer building apps for the cloud, and find out which services you might want to consider as a starting point for overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 02 Feb 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017


7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Consult this informative video to learn more about the widespread adoption of "going agile." Find out how you can obtain shorter release cycles, greater flexibility and tighter alignment by going agile. It explores the broad technical, organizational and process changes that can help your team transition to an agile environment.
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


9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015


A Closer Look at Windows Vista
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: One of the stated goals of the Microsoft Windows Vista release is to greatly improve the overall security of the Windows operating system and curb the impact of malware. To this end, Microsoft redesigned both the least user and administrative...
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 | Published: 19 Feb 2008

National Instruments

A Data Governance Manifesto: Designing & Deploying Sustainable Data Governance
sponsored by Siperian, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Effective data governance can ensure that data is managed to align with corporate objectives and support business needs. Read this paper to learn approaches and best practices for establishing a data governance framework for your organization.
Posted: 05 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Siperian, Inc.

A Day in a Low Carbon Life: What Might It Be like to Lead a Business in 2012?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This entertaining paper describes a day in the life of a fictional Chief Executive Officer, preparing to face market analysts in 2012.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008


A Guide to Accelerating Business Value for Microsoft Environments
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this guide we'll learn how EMC can accelerate the business value of Microsoft environments of any size and scope.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

EMC Corporation

A Guide to Branching and Merging Patterns
sponsored by AccuRev
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, gain a better understanding of how branching and merging patterns work and how applying them to your projects can have a profound effect on how your development team handles change management and delivers software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012


A Guide to Easing Your Big Data and Hadoop Management
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to reap the benefits of big data without getting bogged down in deployment, optimization and maintenance challenges—by utilizing a big data management platform. Read on key into Hadoop management challenges and how to overcome them.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016


A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
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 Practical Guide to Choosing the Right Agile Tools
sponsored by IBM
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

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