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a small-scale COMPUTER with modest data storage facilities, usually comprising a CPU (central processing unit), DISK DRIVES, KEYBOARD and monitor or VDU (visual display unit). Standalone, computers can be designed as desktop machines or as portable LAPTOP units.

As microcomputers have become more powerful in terms of data processing speed and data storage capacity the distinction between them and MINICOMPUTERS has become blurred.

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For ReRAM mounted microcomputers, as of July 30, 2013.
With the proliferation of microcomputers and their common presence in homes, offices, and schools, anyone with unauthorized access to a microcomputer should be viewed as a serious threat to security.
The company has also announced that a new section will be added to Microcomputer Abstracts that will showcase articles and reviews of Internet products and services.
The microcomputer was designed initially as a personal computer.
This section identifies a number of significant contributions to the literature which provide insight into the topics of microcomputer use in general and the use of microcomputers in the logistics area of the firm.
One false alarm setting off the sprinkler system can ruin the unprotected microcomputer.
On EPIC, users may access the Microcomputer Abstracts database for $50 per connect hour, and 75 cents for each full record viewed.
Specific controls which can be employed to ensure that an adequate audit trail is maintained in the microcomputer environment include the following:
Meanwhile, microcomputer technology is poised to substantially increase storage and memory capacity.
Simultaneously, it announced that one company, CEMCORP, had agreed to design and build the first microcomputer meeting these specifications.
There are three Appendices with details on a school-by-school basis, including descriptions of the schools and their mainframe/minicomputer and microcomputer equipment.
Librarians are teaching information management, microcomputer basics, software packages, telecommunications, database searching, Internet access, research methods, and other related topics.

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