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Bill Gates - 1,257 words
Bill Gates? When most people hear that name they think of money, power, and computers. These thoughts arent necessarily incorrect, but rather insufficient. Sure, Bill Gates has money, thirty-two billion and growing to be exact, and yes he has power, being the CEO of Microsoft as well as the wealthiest man in the country. But people cant look through their jealousy and envy to see what Mr. Gates actually stands for. He has influences the way businesses, schools, and organizations operate, with the creations his programs, and operating systems (Windows). As well Bill along with his wife, Melinda; have spent numerous hours in press conferences and funding campaigns. Together they have founded e ...
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Hewlettpackard Strategy - 3,876 words
... ices in Agilent. This divergence gives each company a distinct focus, where previously each SBU stood alone within HP. Only 50% of HPs sales are within the U.S, proving HP is known, purchased and respected worldwide. Within the U.S. PC market, saturation rate is high and profit margins are becoming increasingly smaller making the international market increasingly important. Like other PC companies, HP has not fully developed the international market. Viewing the whole world as the market instead of just North America will help HP broaden its sales. As technology advances, servers, networking solutions and even e-services can be expanded in the international market. HPs PC products are ea ...
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Pentium Iii Disturbs Privacy - 497 words
The recent release of the Intel Pentium III has consumers as well as businesses concerned about the privacy of the computer world. The controversial issue is a feature in the Pentium III chip known as a Processor Serial Number or PSN. It identifies individual machines connected to the internet by way of a unique number embedded in the chip. According to Intel the PSN will be used to identify users in electronic commerce and other net-based applications. The PSN will be used as access control for questionable material on the internet. Intel also admits thought that when used in conjunction with user name and password the PSN can be used by web sites to identify useres when conduting e-commerc ...
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Technology For Disabled - 1,090 words
Technology for the disabled has made numerous advances over the recent years. The things they have been doing to help disabled people to be able to stay with the advances that have been going on in the world is proceeding nicely. This helps the disabled do basic things that we have thought to be an easily accessible occurrence. For example the Internet, all we have to do is turn on the computer and follow the mouse pointer to the designated icon, where as blind people have to do different things. The different types of input devices for the disabled are brail printers, brail displays, and brail keyboards; these are the most common types of brail devices. They also have screen enhancers, and ...
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Using Netiq S Appmanager - 2,688 words
... J. Banks, J. Brown, E. Kimble, J. Sachsel stock quotes and other investor services. NASDAQ s decision to use AppManager to manage its web site was made with the intent of improving the reliability and performance of their Microsoft Windows NT servers. NASDAQ was in the market for a solution that could "proactively" manage its web site. AppManager exceeded all of the stringent requirements NASDAQ had for monitoring their web site. Before selecting NetIQ and AppManager, NASDAQ decided to first monitor their web-based infrastructure with custom built fault monitoring solutions. But as the web grew in popularity, a more reliable and scaleable solution was needed. As the site grew and hits in ...
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Quickbooks Pro - 653 words
The world today is in the computer age. Almost everyone now has a computer or access to a computer. Now that almost everyone knows how to use a computer, almost every business has one. Businesss before had to rely on people to do all the accounting by hand, and doing the accounting for a business used to take a lot of man-hours to complete. Businesss slowly moved into letting computers do a lot of the work for them, but they still had people to check on the computers because the applications that they were using would sometimes screw up and cause a lot of confusion or even loss of money. With the latest application QuickBooks Pro 2000, there is little need for any backup measures. This appli ...
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Apple Vs The World A Comparison Of Pcs And Apple Computers - 1,359 words
This article will evaluate the practicality of several PCs vs. Apple Macs for an incoming college freshman. The ever-changing computer world is a maze of options and capabilities. Within this ever-changing world lie to very different elements; the PC and the Mac are two very different computers. Both computers have their own unique qualities, but also have their own flaws too. Hardware, operating systems, and affordability will be compared. 1. For a college freshman entering his first term, the more affordable and obvious choice would be a PC. 2. Apple is not as compatible with as much hardware or software. 3. PCs offer more choices in operating systems as well as choices in hardware, softwa ...
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The Effect Of Technology On English - 1,220 words
Technology has always had a hand in the shaping of languages. From the time cavemen formed tools to draw pictures to the internet age, technology has changed the way we write and speak. With the spread of the internet age we have seen many changes in English in the last few years. The English language will continue to evolve and spread with our increased dependence on these new technologies. The December 31, 1999 issue of the Economist wrote The birth of the computer and its American operating systems gave English a nudge ahead ; that of the internet has given it a huge push(p85). With America being the leader in computer and internet technology, English speaking people have reaped the benef ...
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Should Governments Use Private Enterprise To Restructure Their Economies - 897 words
In the modern world, countries like Canada and the United States tend to move from the left wing to the right wing. Is this a good thing? Adam Smith's laissez-faire theory, "The Invisible Hand", explains the fact that the selfish of all individuals of a society ultimately combine to benefit all of society. People in private enterprise countries have stronger sufficiency and individual initiative, and societies have higher productivity. Alberta government is introducing Bill 11, which is based on Canada Health Act. This bill is supposed to privatize the heath care system. It would allow for-profit clinics to do minor surgeries and keep patients for extended overnight stays. It will increase o ...
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Millenium Bug - 1,547 words
The year 2000 is practically around the corner, promising a new era of greatness and wonder . . . as long as you don't own a computer or work with one. The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora's Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a "bug" or "virus," but is more a computer industry mistake. Many of the PC's, mainframes, and software out there are not designed or programmed to compute a future year ending in double zeros. This is going to be a costly "fix" for the industry to absorb. In fact, Mike Elgan who is the editor of Windows Magazine, says " . . . the problem could cost businesses a total of $600 billion to remedy." (p. ...
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Computer Technology - 1,390 words
A computer is an electronic device that can receive a set of instructions or program and the carry out this program by performing calculations on numerical data or by compiling and correlating other forms of information. ("Computer" Encarta). It also performs calculations and processes information with astonishing speed and precision. Computer Technology has improved our lives. It will continue to affect our future which will lead to an easier, less complicated lifestyle, with more job opportunities and their benefits. ("Computer." America On-line). The modern world of high technology could not have come about except for the development of the computer. (Astle 1). Different types and sizes o ...
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Microsoft And Windows Competitors - 1,734 words
A lot of people today, mostly microsofties, argue that Microsoft should not be split up since it isnt really a monopoly; Windows has a lot of competitors out there and some of the companies that make them are even bigger than Microsoft. And that is actually quite true: Microsoft has only about 6% of the global software market and only 3% of the global computer market overall. There are several computer companies that make more than Microsoft, like Sun Microsystems and Compaq and there are at least nine other operating systems besides Windows, some of which you could even get for free. After three decades of use, the UNIX computer operating system from Bell Labs is still regarded as one of th ...
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New Computer Build - 986 words
... h the drive actually only has a throughput of around 58 Mb/s. If you look at it from an upgradeability standpoint there is still room to grow. Even with 58Mb/s of throughput this drive still achieves some of the highest transfer rates available today, only outdone by some high end 15,000 rpm SCSI drives. It has a seek time of only 4.5ms which is almost half of a standard 7200 rpm IDE drives seek time. This speed will greatly increase game loading times and provide seamless data transfer. With 74GB this drive will provide plenty of room for my OS and all the games I could possibly play. Using the P5AD2 board I still have five open SATA headers for future expansion as well. Looking at all ...
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Development Of Computers And Technology - 1,848 words
Computers in some form are in almost everything these days. From Toasters to Televisions, just about all electronic things has some form of processor in them. This is a very large change from the way it used to be, when a computer that would take up an entire room and weighed tons of pounds has the same amount of power as a scientific calculator. The changes that computers have undergone in the last 40 years have been colossal. So many things have changed from the ENIAC that had very little power, and broke down once every 15 minutes and took another 15 minutes to repair, to our Pentium Pro 200's, and the powerful Silicon Graphics Workstations, the core of the machine has stayed basically th ...
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Women In Technology - 1,040 words
... r accomplishments. Her curiosity for gadgets was immense and her passion for finding out how they worked led her to such important developments. It was also her strong will to fight for what she believed to be true that encouraged advancements in computing. Grace Hopper died January 1, 1992 at the age of 86. It was her work that had a major significance on an abundant amount of new developments. Evelyn Boyd Granville Evelyn Boyd Granville was born May 1, 1924 in Washington, D.C. She grew up during a time when there was much segregation, but never did she feel disadvantaged or underprivileged. Granville stated, "It was reiterated over and over that education is the vehicle to a productive ...
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Ibm Switches Strategies - 3,236 words
To perform the Industry Analysis it is better to follow Michael Porter's five forces model. This analysis framework was created so that it helps managers in their task to analyze competitive forces to the company. (Hill & Jones 80) This model is only one of the models that can be used for this task but it is one of the more popular models. The five forces that we will have to look at for this model are (1) the risk of new and potential competitors; (2) the bargaining power of suppliers; (3) the threat of substitute products; (4) the bargaining power of buyers; and (5) the degree of rivalry among established companies within an industry. (Hill & Jones 80) Barriers to Entry The first force in ...
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