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DEFINITION: Software is a general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers and related devices. (The term hardware describes the physical aspects of computers and related devices.)Software can be thought of as the variable part of a computer and hardware the invariable part. Software is often divided into application software (programs that do work users are directly interested in) and  … 
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Buyer's Guide to Eneterprise File Sync and Share (that users will love)
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: Read this buyer's guide to evaluate sync/share solutions and ensure you choose one that aligns with your users' needs and your organizations' preferences.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Code42

Shavlik Protect: Everything You Need to Patch the OS, VMware and Third-Party Applications
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a patching solution that can keep every Windows machine in your organization current with the latest software.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Redefining the Economics of Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper assesses a storage service solution that frees IT staff from day-to-day tasks, so they can take on more important and urgent business initiatives.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

Performance Testing of Oracle Database on Kaminario K2 All-Flash Storage Array
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the architecture of an all-flash storage array solution for Oracle databases.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Kaminario

What’s New in VMware® Virtual SAN™
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The VMware software-defined storage strategy focuses on a set of VMware initiatives regarding local storage, shared storage, and storage and data services.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an SDS platform that provides end-to-end solutions that fully meet performance, availability, support, and scalability needs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

HR in the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the five big trends that are pushing adoption, examining each trend in-depth and explaining exactly why it is driving a need for SaaS.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2013

Workday

Rise of the Data Center Automation Software Industry
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive infogrpahic explores the growth of the data center automation software industry.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

VMware

SDN meets the real-world: implementation benefits and challenges
sponsored by Nuage Networks
WHITE PAPER: From little more than a research project a decade or so ago, SDN has become one of the biggest trends in the data center, and for good reason.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Nuage Networks

Software License Optimization with 1E AppClarity
sponsored by 1e Inc
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of a study on software licensing waste.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

1e Inc

SaaS Takes Center Stage in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how subscription-based business applications are expected to make an even bigger impact in 2014 and beyond in this informative infographic.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2013

IBM

EMC’s Comprehensive Flash Strategy
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about flash storage solution that offer multi-flash models to deliver even better storage.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

EMC Corporation

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With an agile and scalable infrastructure, businesses are able to stay ahead of the influx of data. Software-defined storage(SDS) solutions promise to provide all essential storage services that uses only industry-standard hardware components. View this white paper to learn more about SDS.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Five Steps for a Winning Application Security Program
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The landscape of devices, operating systems, and touch points continuously grows in complexity – resulting in a security nightmare for application developers. View this informative white paper now to find out the 5 steps for a winning application security program.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Receive Top Notch Security Benefits With a Durable Laptop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the results of a survey that featured over 130 IT and business professionals who use a laptop in a harsher setting.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 FAQ
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this FAQ sheet for answers to questions about a powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery solution that protects your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Find out about its benefits.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Five Questions to Ask Every Vendor: SDN Evaluation Guide
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: With all of the great benefits of SDN, there's no doubt any organization is looking into it.  But is your company the right fit?
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

5 Reasons Why Software Outages Occur
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Downtime is a business nightmare – not only do companies lose business, their brand and public perception are compromised as well. This resource considers five possible reasons for software outages, and discusses how companies end up with these problems as well as how to fix them.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Automic

Achieve Continuous Deployment: Automating Websphere Deployment Automation
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: How can you help lessen the burden on your Websphere teams to increase efficiency? This whitepaper considers automation as a solution, and proposes the benefits of implementing such a system within your Websphere development process.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Automic

OpenFlow and SDNs
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Openflow is a new protocol designed to control flow tables in Ethernet switches, which helps simplify networks for designers and operators.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

6 Reasons to Consider SDN for Campus Networks
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: What are some key benefits of SDN? Find out how you can give IT more control over the behavior and performance of their networks. Learn the importance of centralizing control and enabling programmability to achieved the behaviors you want.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Brocade

The Current and Future Benefits of SDN in the Campus
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives deep into a number of alternative network virtualization options that are available today. Learn about SDN campus use cases, and additionally how implementing network virtualization can yield immediate benefits.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Brocade

Build more robust native mobile applications with IBM the MobileFirst Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation can securely enable mobile application development, delivery and management.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Application Deployment and Release: Technology Coordinates All Moving Parts
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Application releases now span every department of the business, and require a significant amount of effort to coordinate. This whitepaper considers technology that automates application releases, and the benefits seen by companies that have implemented a solution like this one.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

Automic

Software-defined networking
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Find out why SDN represents the network architecture of the future.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  system software (which includes operating systems and any program that supports application software). The term middleware is sometimes used to describe programming that mediates between application and system software or between two different kinds of application software (for example, sending a remote work request from an application in a computer that has one kind of operating system to an application in a computer with a different operating system).An additional and difficult-to-classify category of software is the utility, which is a small useful program with limited capability. Some utilities … 
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