computer utility

computer utility

[kəm′pyüd·ər yü′til·əd·ē]
(computer science)
A computer that provides service on a time-sharing basis, generally over telephone lines, to subscribers who have appropriate terminals.
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His touchstones for thinking about the cloud are from the 1960s, when IT expert John McCarthy first imagined the "computer as a public utility," a theme that emerged powerfully in Douglas Parkhill's (1966) book, The Challenge of the Computer Utility.
The contract is for the provision of maintenance services and the adoption and implementation of orders for additional services and development of computer application program TelWin SCADA - along with modules TelNote, TelSimone, TelPrognose and computer utility program TelGAZ.
This emerging paradigm bears a striking resemblance to the computer utility, a widespread vision among technologists in the 1960s.
So instead of selling computers (as he had done as an employee of IBM), he started the first computer utility company selling computer services.
FutureLink says Citrix products provide part of the foundation for its computer utility service, which allows subscribers to access virtually any application, across any network connection via any client hardware.
For years, Norton Utilities (another Symantec product) has been the computer utility of choice.
99), a nifty little computer utility that haunts the backwaters of your Windows machine and does, basically, what mom does.
It would seem reasonable that organizations should be striving for computer utility - not computer literacy.
Do attitudinal factors: computer selfefficacy, computer utility beliefs and general attitudes toward computers, affect the adoption of computers for instruction?
Last year, he almost pulled a repeat as the new president, CEO and chairman of Central Point Software (CPS) in Beaverton, one of the leading producers of computer utility software.
Each of those transactions represents some type of customer relationship that would ultimately be affected from the loss of the computer utility.
From 1992 to 1994 he was president, CEO and Chairman of Central Point Software, a manufacturer of desktop and network computer utility software.

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