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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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The central role of Content Management in Case Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how a clear Content Management strategy builds success in Case Management. Read on to learn how to deliver business outcomes that are as effective as possible, as efficiently as possible by integrating Case Management with a comprehensive Content Management approach.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

From Audit Compliance to App Stores, Accelerate your Move to Software Asset Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will help you prepare for a software audit now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 May 2013

IBM

Maxta Storage Platform - Enterprise Storage Re-defined
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

Select the Right Solution for Inner-City Transportation Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the single automated software solution many of public transportation systems are turning to and provides checklists for four key areas that will help you pick the right vendor.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

IBM

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

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


Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

How a Successful ECM Project Becomes a Despised Legacy Application and 5 Ways to Prevent It
sponsored by Hyland Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top five challenges that arise from organization's making the "easy choice" and how involving IT in the buying process allows organization to select a solution that leads to success throughout the lifetime of an ECM solution.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Hyland Software

The Information Paradigm Shift: Redefine Your Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore research done by Gartner to find out how in-memory computing will impact ERP during the next 5 years, so businesses can plan accordingly.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Red Hat as a Storage Solutions Provider
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Bringing Together Software-Defined and Object Storage
sponsored by Caringo
WHITE PAPER: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. This white paper explains each one and highlights the benefits of a storage software that combines them.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Caringo

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Successful Application Security Testing for Agile Development
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one leading vendor is working to provide only the best coding practices and application security testing, so businesses like you can make sure your applications are safe and secure.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Choose the Service Desk Delivery Model that Makes Sense
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses three delivery models, including the benefits and considerations you must take when choosing the right model for your business.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Pangea Systems

Ensure IT Service Quality with Dell Infrastructure Management Tool
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how you can automate your IT services and management by leveraging system management software from Dell. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Budgeting for Mid-Market Companies
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of budgeting so you can achieve the most efficient financial process possible.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Accelerate Your Business: Performance Reporting Essentials
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore the 8 features you should look for in a reporting management package.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Success On An International Scale: What An ERP System Can Offer
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover guidelines for mid-sized organizations looking to expand internationally, and find out why a solid ERP system is critical to success.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Sage Software

The Value of Upgrading ERP: Maintaining Modern Technology
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many organizations are choosing to upgrade their ERP systems, and get insights into the enhanced capabilities and benefits they gain from implementation.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Sage Software

The ROI of Cloud-Based Financial Applications
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the 3-step process to building a business case for cloud-based financial management applications.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Intacct Corporation

The Nonprofit CFO's Survival Guide
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top nonprofit CFO challenges and unusual constraints of their financial management, as well as tips and best practices to overcome such challenges from nonprofit finance experts.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Intacct Corporation

New Realities of Replacing your Accounting System
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out whether you should try to salvage your existing accounting system, or completely replace it to prepare for future business growth.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Intacct Corporation

The Hidden Costs of Quickbooks
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out when to move away from QuickBooks, and toward a cloud-computing based financial system, so your organization can continue to grow and prosper.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Intacct Corporation

Manage and Safeguard Your Business-Critical Applications
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC White Paper evaluates the key customer requirements for protecting, managing, and accessing enterprise application data and shows how a software platform addresses these challenges by providing a comprehensive range of enterprise application data protection and recovery features in a single package.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.
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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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