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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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9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

AtTask

Set Your Business Up For Success with APM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this informative source to learn about a study conducted by Forrester which provided insight into the benefits and challenges with today's IT monitoring solutions.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

IBM

The Benefits Of Content as a Service: Smarter SaaS
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover the benefits of CaaS and address employee training needs at any size.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015

SAP

TOGAF® and Enterprise Portfolio Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to discover the benefits of one portfolio management platform that could deliver the ability to identify the right initiatives, resource assignment, and impact management throughout the organization.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Global Knowledge

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals what IaaS providers should look for when selecting application delivery solutions to power networking service offerings.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

Confidence in your Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a software and hardware solutions that balance reliability, availability, and data protection of storage in the data center to suit end-users unique needs. Find out how these solutions work efficiently and seamlessly with your existing infrastructure to help maximize you IT investments.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

To Increase Downloads, Instill Trust First
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how code signing mitigates the risks of transferring code over the Internet or wireless networks, and also allows end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

IDC Insight Converged Datacente Operational Efficiencies
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the benefits of integrated infrastructure, including reduced amount of equipment needed in the datacenter, decreased environmental needs, a common management and reporting tool, and more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nutanix

Time-Saving PowerShell Solutions for the Busy Admin
sponsored by NetApp & Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This guide delivers insight into how you can start building a relationship with PowerShell. You'll also get an understanding of how powerful, simple, one-line commands can be.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

NetApp & Cisco

Quick Take - Dell's Nutanix Partnership Escalates The Hyperconvergance Vendor War
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the edge hyperconverged platforms have over dedicated storage systems thanks to the potential data center savings they offer and the advantage of integrated virtualization and storage management capabilities.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Nutanix

How new F&A Solutions Can Help CFOs Improve Forecasting Performance
sponsored by Anaplan
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how new FP&A software can help CFOs improve forecasting performance and provide universal access through mobile devices and increasingly powerful analytics while lowering the entry barriers to software deployment.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Anaplan

7 reasons to Choose Anaplan to Replace your Planning Spreadsheets
sponsored by Anaplan
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an alternative to planning spreadsheets that allows users to enjoy the immediacy and user-friendliness of spreadsheets and the security and scalability that comes with an enterprise solution. Read on for a list of seven benefits provided by this software.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Anaplan

Maximize Productivity Through Mobile-Optimized Collaboration
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore the shortcomings of existing collaboration solutions and services, and how to maximize end-user productivity by incorporating mobile devices.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Staying on the Case - George Jon & Associates setup scalable technologies to support eDiscovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how George Jon & Associates is enabled to help law firms and service bureaus deliver documents quickly and securely with Dell hardware and software solutions.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Dell Software

Service Virtualization -  Top 10 Mistakes
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 mistakes most commonly associated with service virtualization projects. You'll also get best practices on how you can avoid these pitfalls.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Getting Started with Service Virtualization
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Service Virtualization is a viable way to reduce the complexity and the costs of managing multiple environments while providing ubiquitous access for development and test. Access this white paper to learn how it allows you to reduce infrastructure costs, improve provisioning/maintenance of test environments, increase test coverage, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Parasoft Corporation

The ROI of Service Virtualization
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Service virtualization allows you to simulate the behavior of system components in complex component-based applications. This resource covers the basics of service virtualization and explains how it helps you to speed innovation, accelerate time to market, reduce risks, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Parasoft Corporation

The Quality Challenges Associated with Implementing Agile and Scrum
sponsored by nfocus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at these issues and explains how they can be resolved leading to delivering software at the appropriate quality level.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

nfocus

ERP Cloud and SaaS Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: Gain valuable insights into cloud and ERP SaaS computing technologies, markets and trends.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

FinancialForce

SDN 101: An Introduction to Software Defined Networking
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the key opportunities that SDN can address for your business, as well as the relationship between SDN and NV.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

Citrix

SoftLayer and IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator help launch a Smart Community solution at Toshiba
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To advance its initiative, Toshiba required a more flexible, scalable cloud solution capable of supporting a wide range of complex projects. This whitepaper highlights the cloud software Toshiba implemented to provide an extensible cloud management framework.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

The Real SaaS Manifesto - Defining “Real-SaaS” and how it can benefit your business
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper defines "Real SaaS" and explains how it can benefit your business. It explains how SaaS works and what's important to consider when evaluating solutions.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2012

Workday

Service-based software powers ahead
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to find out what's driving SaaS adoption.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Workday

Innovation From the Ground Up - The Next Generation of Enterprise Business Solutions
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes a solution that delivers improvements in application development. In three steps find out how a leading SaaS vendor is creating the next generation of enterprise business solutions.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2012

Workday

Accelerate Service Deployment With A Private Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn about the adaptable and predictive private cloud infrastructure that helped Wimbledon accelerate service deployment by 50%.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM
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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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