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DEFINITION: Shareware is software that is distributed free on a trial basis with the understanding that the user may need or want to pay for it later. Some software developers offer a shareware version of their program with a built-in expiration date (after 30 days, the user can no longer get access to the program). Other shareware (sometimes called liteware) is offered with certain capabilities disabled as  … 
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Architects Lead the Next Generation of Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of an open-source, software-based storage platform that enables the next-generation of data-driven applications.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Business Benefits of an Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise application platforms (EAPs) are gaining popularity as organizations look to improve the efficiency of application development, deployment, and management. In this IDC white paper, explore the business benefits of one open source EAP, as well as the challenges you may face and best practices to employ for successful implementation.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Red Hat

Class: Implement a cloud computing environment using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This course teaches system administrators and those responsible for managing a cloud how to implement a cloud computing environment using Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform, including installation, configuration, and maintenance.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Red Hat

Cloud 101: Who, What, Why, and How of Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This expert eGuide takes a hard look at cloud computing from the standpoint of CIOs, first by defining the CIO's place in the transition process, and then by identifying key features a CIO must consider before contracting a cloud service provider.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 17 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Democratizing the ESB
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Open source enterprise service bus (ESB) solutions are becoming viable enterprise-level choices for organizations looking to leverage ESB integration capabilities.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

Talend

Democratizing the ESB
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: How have open-source ESBs moved from a developer-initiated experiment to a viable choice for mainstream organizations? Find out in this white paper that addresses the changing economics of integration and the business drivers for democratizing the ESB.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Talend

Doubly Dependable: Linux and Open-Source HA Build on Mainframe’s Strengths
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how your mainframe-based infrastructure can profit from advanced OSS HA cluster technologies available on Linux. Read on to learn how you can reduce downtime and add even more protection for your data by deploying Linux-based, open-source HA solutions.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

SUSE

11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: What is your IT really costing you? Could you be doing more with the technology you have? Could you reduce costs and provide better service to your organization? Read Red Hat's suggestions on "11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager", and how Red Hat open source solutions can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

6 Myths about Open Source
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: There has long been concern that open source is a niche IT option, unable to support mission-critical applications, and that any update to the code is unregulated. This white paper challenges these concerns.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

8 Questions You Should Ask About Linux Systems Management
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations are always looking for ways to save money and time without compromising on issues like security or compliance. Exploring the value of your systems management solution is a lot easier when you know the right questions to ask. We have a few suggestions for how to get started.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

A Guide to Lower Database TCO
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how organizations such as Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, and NASA have improved database reliability, performance and TCO using MySQL. You'll also see how these techniques can apply in your organization.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 May 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Achieving PCI Compliance with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises are often able to achieve compliance during an audit, they often have difficulty maintaining compliance on an ongoing basis. Learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux's built-in features will allow your business to develop a robust implementation for managing all security necessary to achieve and maintain compliance on an on-going basis.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

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

BeyeNETWORK Research Report: Open Source Solutions: Managing, Analyzing and Delivering Business Information
sponsored by Pentaho Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This survey report examines the usage of open source solutions within the BI and data warehousing market, describes what software is being deployed and presents the benefits and challenges of adopting open source technologies. Learn the rationale, practices and benefits that are driving use of open source as an alternative to traditional vendors.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2010

Pentaho Corporation

Beyond PostgreSQL: A Look Inside Postgres Plus Advanced Server
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server builds on the rock-solid PostgreSQL foundation to deliver significant value-added features not available in the community edition.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Big Data in Big Companies
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore the following white paper to join analytics pioneer, Tom Davenport, as he reveals the findings of how big data fits into the data and analytics infrastructure of 20 large organizations. Find out how these companies are handling big data, the tools and skill sets used to maximize ROI, and what the future holds with analytics 3.0.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Red Hat

CIO Guide: The Strategic Value of MySQL
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a model whereby CIOs can reduce their database costs significantly by adopting a heterogeneous database architecture and implement MySQL for a large part of their business critical and operational applications.
Posted: 05 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Collaboration Without Boundaries: IBM Lotus Domino 8 and Open Collaboration Client Solution Powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The cost of downtime can be enormous, even catastrophic. IBM and Red Hat have a single, security-rich collaboration and messaging platform that makes it simple, easy, and affordable to improve organizational productivity and effectiveness.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Collaborative Reporting Architecture
sponsored by Actuate
WHITE PAPER: The Collaborative Reporting Architecture represents a breakthrough in BI by bringing not only technology, but also the principals of open source development, into reporting applications of any size and complexity.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 05 Oct 2007

Actuate

Collaborative software delivery: Managing today’s complex environment to improve software quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Rational Team Concert software can help simplify, automate and govern the delivery process. Based on the open standards Jazz platform, it offers a lean collaborative application life cycle management (ALM) solution with integrated planning, work-item tracking, version control, build management and reporting.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

CRX 2.2 from Adobe—the development platform for today’s complex, content environment
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this comprehensive white paper on Adobe CRX to learn how this enterprise content management (ECM) platform provides developers with a stable, open, well-documented and extensible content and query model.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Delivering Business Intelligence with Open Source Software
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: The high cost and complexity of the business intelligence technical infrastructure has inhibited adoption for many companies. This paper considers how fully functional, usable and industrial strength Open Source solutions have made BI more accessible.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

Deploying IBM® Lotus® Domino® on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This Red Hat reference guide will show step by step how to properly deploy IBM® Lotus® Domino® on an Enterprise Linux server.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Dynamic IT: Expand Your Capabilities with Open Source
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Open source software has developed dramatically over the past few years. View this white paper to learn how open source is essential for a successful IT department.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Extending Xen with Intel® Virtualization Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For Linux servers, Xen acts as the virtual machine monitor which can offer support to unmodified and paravirtualized guest operating systems. Read this white paper to get a better understanding of Xen and recent changes that enhance virtual perform...
Posted: 18 Jun 2007 | Published: 10 Aug 2006

Intel Corporation
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SHAREWARE DEFINITION (continued): … Shareware is software that is distributed free on a trial basis with the understanding that the user may need or want to pay for it later. Some software developers offer a shareware version of their program with a built-in expiration date (after 30 days, the user can no longer get access to the program). Other shareware (sometimes called liteware) is offered with certain capabilities disabled as an enticement to buy the complete version of the program. Shareware is sometimes confused with freeware. Like open source, freeware is truly free -- but like shareware, freeware program code is proprietary and the creator retains the copyright. See also: crippleware
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