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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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Top Three Mobile Application Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the top three mobile application threats enterprises today are facing and offers advice on how to mitigate the potential risks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Simplify Complex Network Tasks With Custom Capabilities
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: The time to automate is the network – you ready? Discover how creating custom automation is crucial to not only facilitate the cloud but also increase visibility, lower costs, and reduce risks.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Survival guide to PACBASE ™ end-of-life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With the news of Pacbase's 2015 retirement, many organizations must find an alternative application strategy. This resource outlines your options in the post-Pacbase world, and offers advice and recommendations for realizing continued application success.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices For SAP Application Integration Projects
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore: the most common SAP integration challenges; a brief overview of SAP interfaces and integration points; various approaches for SAP integration; and architectural best practices for effective SAP integration.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

MuleSoft

Survey Results: An Emerging Digital Divide
sponsored by Apigee Europe LTD
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive report, view survey results of how companies today are leveraging technology-enabled capabilities such as "big data" and analytics, digital marketing, apps, and APIs. Find out what separates the top performers from the pack, and get key recommendations to help put your business on the right side of the "digital divide."
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Apigee Europe LTD

Simplify the Move to Cloud Business
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get critical advice on how to simplify your transition to the cloud with an automated solution, and move toward the network agility your business needs.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

HP & Intel®

Choose the Cloud Platform that beats the competition
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A lot of platforms that call themselves cloud are just virtual servers with a new name. This whitepaper looks at important features that every robust private cloud platform should provide.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

Citrix

A Different Take on Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: Get a different take on software defined networks, who they help, the benefits you can achieve from deploying one, and key tips for utilizing one within your organization.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

Enterasys

Infrastructure Agility Through Affinities
sponsored by Plexxi
WHITE PAPER: The way your applications take part in your infrastructure – and influence it – is crucial to business success. Unfortunately, this has been inherently complex and costly to achieve. Until now. View this white paper to learn how affinities can help you overcome these challenges.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Plexxi

Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic today. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and the role it will play in achieving cloud success. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Brocade

Next-Generation API Delivery Platform : How to Use an API Server to Manage, Deliver and Secure APIs
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the next generation of APIs: API delivery platforms and servers. Read on for more information and details on API management, security, and delivery, the next generation of application architecture, key app design and usage changes, and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

Vordel now part of Axway

Enterprise API Management Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how your enterprise can embrace and leverage APIs to improve access and stay relevant in a changing world of user experience, both in terms of consumers and in terms of enterprise use.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

Vordel now part of Axway

Enterprise API Management: Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
sponsored by Vordel now part of Axway
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the various drivers of application program interface (API) management and find three recommendations for reference architectures that fit the most common API use cases.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Vordel now part of Axway

The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how it is equally critical that businesses consider the need for scalability- both in terms of the growth of the customer base and the expansion of back-office solutions to include future purchases of SaaS, PaaS, and cloud computing applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc.

Enterprise API Patterns for Cloud & Mobile
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices for utilizing application programming interfaces (APIs) in your organization. Review essential usage patterns key architectural requirements that can help you ensure success.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Intel

Mobile Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC)
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can enable an effective Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) strategy for your mobile enterprise. Discover considerations to make, use cases, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

BlackBerry

Integrating Java EE applications and C-based implementations in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key tips on how to successfully integrate Java-based applications deployed on WebSphere Application Server with C-based implementations by leveraging Java Native Interfaces (JNI). Discover the benefits of this platform and how it can simplify the process of creating, configuring and invoking shared libraries.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

IBM

Windows Azure Programming Model
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the new Windows Azure programming model helps developers create applications that are easier to administer, more available, and more scalable than those built in the traditional Windows Server environment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Microsoft

Optimization is for the Clouds
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Business Process Acceleration Within Oracle E-Business Suite
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to overcome the challenges presented by the Oracle E-Business Suite and significantly increase your ROI.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

UC4 Software, Inc

Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today need a Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) solution that supports business changes and cycles far more effectively than traditional methods and takes direct advantage of business expertise. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

The Definitive Guide to Application Performance Management (APM)
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This book’s definitive approach to explaining APM strategy and tactics gives you the information you need to make smart purchasing decisions. Once decided, its chapters then help guide you towards the best ways to lay it into place. Continue reading to learn how APM benefits everyone. You just have to show everyone how, and with this book you can.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

Compuware Corporation

Getting the Most From Your SAP Production Reports
sponsored by Symtrax Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This eight-page whitepaper is a guideline for improving the rendering and efficiency of the complete SAP production reporting system. It discusses how to leverage the value of existing systems reports, and how to deliver timely, properly formatted reports and business documents.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

Symtrax Corporation

Web Content Management: Why SaaS Matters and Why You Should Care
sponsored by Clickability, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the move to on-demand applications has come plenty of mudslinging between traditional off-the-shelf-software proponents and SaaS WCM fans. So, how do buyers separate hype from truth? This paper helps answer that question, creating cohesive definitions, and arming buyers with the right questions to consider when making a WCM purchase.
Posted: 10 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Mar 2010

Clickability, Inc.

Resin Application Server Java EE 6 Web Profile
sponsored by Caucho Technology
WHITE PAPER: Caucho Technology aims to certify the Resin 4 application server on the newly finalized Java EE 6 Web Profile. This white paper discusses the Java EE 6 Web Profile and how it fits with the development philosophy of Resin as well as the details of our implementation including Resin extensions to the Java EE 6 Web Profile.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 | Published: 04 Mar 2010

Caucho Technology
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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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