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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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The Modular Open Systems Approach is an integrated business and engineering strategy to maintain the superiority of U.
McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA) (Nasdaq: MCDT), a leading provider of data access solutions, today announced that the McDATA Intrepid([R]) 10000's (i10K) SAN LPARs now support mixed Open Systems and FICON LPARs with CUP management.
IT organizations with both mainframes and large open systems computers have tried to improve the ability to share, transfer, and exchange data between these platforms for several years.
ADIC is the world's largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks.
the world's largest open systems product distributor, today announced an agreement to provide Osmosis -- Open Systems Monitoring Service to the building automation market.
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC), the leader in Intelligent Storage(TM) solutions for the open systems market, today announced the general availability of its Pathlight VX(R) disk backup solution.
Echelon Corporation (Nasdaq:ELON), the creator of the LonWorks(R) device networking platform for connecting everyday devices to each other and the Internet, today announced that smart LonWorks open systems including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) as well as energy management will be used in the baseball, softball and hockey venues at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
As the market for open interoperable systems grows and more and more specifications are written to include "open systems," it will be possible for an individual to write an industry- or application-independent specification that clearly provides the benefits of open systems to end-users and investors -- leading conclusively to the selection of a LonMark System.
And with the Pathlight VX, users can have confidence in the safety of their data because the entire solution comes from ADIC, the leading supplier of backup systems for open system environments.
With the new release, SNMS also extends these capabilities to IBM AIX and SuSE Linux operating systems, expanding what was already the industry's leading list of supported open system platforms.
Mainframe users achieve numerous benefits by moving their fixed content to open systems storage.

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