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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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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 Worklight
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Worklight 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

Get the Facts on Software-Defined Networking
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of Dell's point of view on software-defined networking and Open Networking, offering guidance on how to prepare an optimal technology strategy with the business, technical and operational benefits of these powerful emerging paradigms.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Software-defined Storage Makes Economic Sense
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what software-defined storage really is and what role it can play in your data center. Read on to learn how to avoid being tricked by hardware vendors who are claiming to deliver "software-defined" storage that is simply more hardware that will eventually need an upgrade.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Streamline WebLogic: Enterprise Scale At Startup Speed with Dev Productivity Tool
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: The average developer using WebLogic wastes 39% of their day on redeploys and interactive testing in their development environments. This resource breaks down the facts about WebLogic and the delays the system can cause, and provides different solutions for this problem.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

ZeroTurnaround

SDN-Based Open Networking Building Momentum Among IT Decision Makers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Two of the most important technologies today are open networking and SDN.  For the past few years, both have gained acceptance in data centers due to their promise of improved IT agaility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

3 Essentials to Understanding the Negative Impact of Load Times
sponsored by Nginx, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Load times can mean the death of an app – anything that makes people wait too long can and will be replaced. View this resource to uncover the ripples slow load times can cause throughout an entire company.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Nginx, Inc.

4 Steps to Successful Software Management
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a four-step process for effective software management
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

Identify the best VMware licensing - HP SLMS
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Maximizing the investment in VMware licensing is challenging, especially in regards to tracking renewals and complying with licensing requirements. This whitepaper discusses the advantages of a software licensing management system. Also discover the best way to analyze your enterprise's needs for licensing agreements to maximize your investment.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

HP Software Licensing Service for Symantec Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Identifying the best Symantec licensing agreement, getting the most from it, and working with the software purchaser can be challenging for enterprises. This whitepaper offers clear and concise options for working with Symantec software licensing, and how to correctly pinpoint the right solutions for you.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Cut Costs Like AWS
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up some strategies for maximizing savings in your virtualized environment.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

Cloud Control Plane
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper looks at software-driven control, which provides the intelligence to bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the potential of a software-defined data center.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

Integrated OpenStack Cloud Solution with Service Assurance
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Find out which hardware and software solutions can enable the private cloud to run all workloads.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Intel

The SAP System Copy Process: The Benefits of Automation
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the copy process correctly. This white paper discusses the benefits of automating the SAP copy process, and the results companies can expect from streamlining the process.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

Automic
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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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