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ALSO CALLED: Technical Documentation, User Aids, User Manuals, User Guides, Product Documentation, Technical Manuals, End-User Documentation, Developer Documentation, User Documentation
DEFINITION: In computer hardware and software product development, documentation is the information that describes the product to its users. It consists of the product technical manuals and online information (including online versions of the technical manuals and help facility descriptions). The term is also sometimes used to mean the source information about the product contained in design documents, detailed  … 
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Best Practices for a Successful Upgrade Project
sponsored by HCL Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Upgrades help businesses to maintain a competitive edge in the market. Yet, upgrades pose their own set of challenges. This white paper lists the best practices that should be followed when upgrading to achieve maximum reliability.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 May 2008

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Creating an Online Parts Catalog to Increase Part Sales and Improve Aftermarket Customer Satisfaction
sponsored by Enigma, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper documents the experiences of three companies that have implemented Enigma's electronic parts catalogs.
Posted: 11 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Enigma, Inc.

From PoC to Production: Why Ingres® Should Power Your Next Application
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses open source solutions that power either a fully open source solution stack, a turnkey ISV solution or a custom application throughout the product lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to a robust, scalable production deployment.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

Assuring Asset Documentation Integrity
sponsored by McLaren Software
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, we will discuss best practices for assuring the integrity of your asset documentation.
Posted: 01 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

McLaren Software

Intelligence at the Physical Layer: Smart Cabling - Better Security
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details new intelligent infrastructure management system choices for secure data centers and network infrastructures.
Posted: 20 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Siemon Company
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DOCUMENTATION DEFINITION (continued): …  code comments, white papers, and blackboard session notes. The term is derived from the idea that engineers and programmers "document" their products in formal writing. The earliest computer users were sometimes simply handed the engineers' or programmers' "documentation." As the product audience grew, it became necessary to add professional technical writers and editors to the process. Today, IBM and other companies look at developing product information based on what users actually need to do when using the product. In this task-oriented view, product information can be divided into and … 
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