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o·pen sys·tem

a system in which there is a continual exchange of material, energy, and information with the environment.

open system

a system that interacts with its environment.

open system,

n a characteristic of energy fields that allows constant interchange.
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Identify and analyze capabilities and strategies that could most effectively be pursued by open systems design solutions
Solutions that leverage relatively inexpensive open systems disk redefine the cost characteristics of permanently storing large volumes of fixed content online.
Open System & FICON LPARs in the Same Chassis for Greater Cost Consolidation
The Open Systems Joint Task Force (OSJTF) is my lead for MOSA and has developed the Program Assessment and Rating Tool (PART) for your use in conducting your internal MOSA implementation assessments.
This suggests that a consolidation of the countless vendors will accelerate and that true Open Systems will continue to be a dream versus a reality for some time.
Ninety-five executive respondents provided information on the integration of retail and wholesale payment systems, and 100 provided information on the use of open systems platforms.
With a history in mainframe channel connectivity products, Luminex's Virtual/BLUE product family bridges the gap between the mainframe enterprise and open systems world, thereby transforming the economics of mainframe storage.
According to Marc Farley, author of Building Storage Networks, data warehousing has been "the main impetus behind the desire to transfer data between mainframes and open systems servers.
As far as native applications, Apple is expected to have about 60 ISVs with applications either shipping or set to ship within 60 days of the hardware's introduction, sources told Open Systems Today.
Therefore, data transfers between mainframe and open systems processors can potentially take one of three forms:
Open Systems' client base includes many of Australia's Fortune 500 companies as well as federal, state and local government organizations, which we have serviced under our Federal Government Endorsed Supplier Status since 1995," said David Wigley, Managing Director, Open Systems.

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