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1. An improvement to an existing product. Some companies, especially technology companies, offer upgrades to customers for free or at a discount.

2. An improvement to the quality of securities in a portfolio. For example, one may sell a stock with a given risk and return and buy another stock with a higher return at the same level of risk. Alternatively, a security may upgrade by itself; for example, its issuer may announce higher than expected earnings, and, therefore, a higher dividend.

3. An increase in a bond rating. For example, if a bond goes from a junk rating to an investment-grade rating, the bond is said to be upgraded. This usually occurs when the issuer reduces its exposure to one or more risks.


to replace an existing COMPUTER system (HARDWARE and/or SOFTWARE) by a more powerful model capable of processing data faster or storing larger amounts of data. When upgrading, computer users can experience problems of compatibility with existing programs and machines.
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Primary volume updates are not posted complete to the application host until the data is safely written to the cache of the secondary controller and the primary controller receives confirmation.
A second Windows 10 Creators update, codenamed (https://blogs.
com/article/samsungs-approach-to-unlocked-galaxy-phones-is-all-wrong/) ZDNet previously noted that Samsung's unlocked smartphones received updates well behind its carrier smartphones thanks to its quarterly update release schedule.
The Exchange ActiveSync Update for Palm OS will be available Monday as a download at www.
com/android-70-nougat-samsung-galaxy-note-5-galaxy-series-2016-updates-pipeline-2454221) Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2 are also expected to update to Android Nougat.
The Parallels Desktop for Mac Update, which is free for all registered customers, includes a number of groundbreaking features that completely change the way users work with multiple operating systems on a single machine.
The new security update is just a re-release of the 2016-003 version.
SWsoft, a recognized leader in automation and virtualization software, today announced updates for the Linux and Windows versions of its Virtuozzo server virtualization software that dramatically improve networking management and provide greater support for Linux and Windows applications.
The new firmware update reportedly clocked in at 312 MB, as per (http://www.
UpdateTV from UpdateLogic really solves the logistical challenge of getting a software update to a subscriber's digital cable device," said Dallas Clement, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development of Cox Communications.
Sadly, Microsoft did not deliver the mobile update yesterday, with Windows Insider Program head Dona Sarkar  confirming via Twitter that the update will not arrive on Tuesday, according to (http://www.
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