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ALSO CALLED: Application Software, End-User Applications, Applications, Software Applications
DEFINITION: 1) In information technology, an application is the use of a technology, system, or product. 2) The term application is a shorter form of application program. An application program is a program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program. Examples of applications include word processors, database programs, Web browsers, development  … 
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Cost/Benefit Case for IBM PureData System for Transactions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the costs, benefits and time to value of one transaction processing platform.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive paper highlights why an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform is ideal for building fault-tolerant software systems. However, this attribute isn't unique to its platform, so read on to discover what makes the AWS platform unique.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2011


5 Best Practices for Designing Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Actuate
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper provides readers with the top 5 best practices for designing data-driven applications. Learn how to recognize data impact, how to build, scale, and more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Actuate

Information-Driven Apps: The Evolution of the Dashboard
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores a dashboard engine that allows organizations to create exception information-driven applications in a code-free, replicable, and maintainable manner. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy Mobile QuickStrike
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper introduces a mobile application development solution that can allow you to build, deploy, utilize, and capitalize on mobile applications without having to rely on IT for help.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated

SYSPRO Espresso - Mobile Solution
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a mobile application platform that gives you the power to manage your business at any time, from any location, and on any popular mobile device.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises (2013)
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource analyzes the economic benefits of cloud computing in the ERP and CRM space, and details how embracing the cloud can be a competitive differentiator for SMBs.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

NetSuite

The Benefits of Running Your Business Software in the Cloud: Strategies for Success
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Ad hoc, standalone applications have a tough time keeping up with the requirements of business growth. This resource examines key benefits you can realize by moving your business software to the cloud.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

NetSuite

The Great Debate: One Integrated Business System VS. Siloed Applications
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the challenges of siloed software applications, and describes how an integrated business system can give you the power to conquer operational inefficiency and support business growth.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

Analyst Report: Application Integration
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to evaluate key customer requirements for protecting, managing, and accessing enterprise application data. Read on to find a simplified software platform solution for data protection and recovery.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

An In-Depth look at Application Delivery Controllers
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how application delivery controllers can help ensure the performance of your applications.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Convergence with Vblock Systems: A Value Measurement
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: IDC conducted in-depth interviews and found that Vblock System implementations sped deployments, simplified operations, improved business-support agility, saved money, and freed staff to launch new applications, extend services, and improve user/customer satisfaction.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 25 Sep 2013

VCE

A New Approach to Custom App Development
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses how the right tools and platforms can help IT significantly speed up custom application development and deliver greater value to your organization.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

ServiceNow

Understanding Patterns of Expertise: Virtual Application Patterns
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how strategic IT and business leaders can use patterns of expertise provided by virtual application patterns to speed application deployments, reduce the risk of error, simplify and automate management tasks, and more.
Posted: 05 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive research study explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications, and describes how midsize organizations are using the cloud.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation

Breaking down silos of protection: An integrated approach to managing application security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the critical risks created by application growth, why point products are unable to offer adequate protection, and the value of taking an integrated approach to managing application security.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Protect people, processes and technology from web application threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the security challenges created by web applications and offers insight and advice to help you address these issues.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Dynamic Business - From Aspiration to Reality
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how you can make your organization a dynamic business with the right set of innovative and proactive applications and tools.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Mar 2013

Microsoft India

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at how Virgin Media developed a set of transparent, efficient, and unified software testing tools to speed development, and increase quality.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices for Open Source and the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a careful look at two of today's most popular topics: open source application software and moving to the cloud.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

Red Hat

Improving Database Performance by using LSI Nytro XD Application Acceleration Solution with a Storage Area Network (SAN)
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: See how the Nytro product family from LSI provides financial services organizations with flash-based application acceleration to deliver real-time analytics to meet competitive, customer and compliance demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

LSI Corporation.

Apache Hadoop* Framework Spotlight: Apache Hive*
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines the true value of Apache Hive, a SQL engine for the Apache Hadoop framework. Inside, learn how Hive's facilities for data and metadata management are impacting the existing warehouse infrastructure and driving business success.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Intel

Use Service Virtualization to remove testing bottlenecks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to overcome today's test and development roadblocks with Service Virtualization.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

IBM

Smart Process Applications Evaluation, Q2 2013
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Wave report aims to help CIOs find the right smart process app vendor partners for improving this full spectrum of human-based processes. Read today to explore Forrester's key takeaways after conducting a 15-criteria evaluation of twelve software vendors.
Posted: 13 May 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

OpenText
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APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … 1) In information technology, an application is the use of a technology, system, or product. 2) The term application is a shorter form of application program. An application program is a program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program. Examples of applications include word processors, database programs, Web browsers, development tools, drawing, paint, image editing programs, and communication programs. Applications use the services of the computer's operating system and other supporting applications. The formal requests and means of communicating with other programs that an application program uses is called the application program interface (API).
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