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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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Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Providing Security for Software Systems in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper details risks to software deployed in the cloud and explores the steps that your organization can take to mitigate those risks.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Bio-Reference Discovered the Key to Solving Network and Application Performance Issues
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This case study provides insight into a solution that Bio-Reference Laboratories deployed to address network and application performance problems.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Fluke Networks

Migration Engine from Butterfly Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of the migration procedure and an explanation for how your organization can access all of its data from a single backup platform, improving your RTO and RPO objectives and ensuring you are legally compliant as well as reducing your overall carbon footprint.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an endpoint management solution that provides important insight into what you own and how often software is being used to support better planning, budgeting, and vendor license compliance.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

APM SaaS and Analytics Step Up to Meet the Needs of Modern Applications, Mobile Users, and Hybrid Cloud Architectures
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the critical role that SaaS and analytics are playing in the transformation of the APM market.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: By utilizing new, proper management software tools, you enable and maximize data center professionals control over energy costs and can allocate IT assets more effectively for the business.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

How can SMBs meet the Virtualization Challenge?
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Access this infographic to find out how SMBs can ensure that their virtual storage investments support their business goals and budgets.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

EMC

Quality in the Cloud: Best Practices for ISVs
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how ISVs can partner with hosting companies, establish criteria for selecting a hosting service, and get metrics for measuring hosting performance as it relates to cloud services. You'll get insight into how you can prepare to enter into the cloud market quickly and confidently.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Equinix

Examining a Next-Level Software-Defined Data Center Management Platform
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the software-defined data center (SDDC) and its ability to maximize infrastructure and scale services as needed while making them more effective and efficient. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

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 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

EMC Corporation

PeopleBrowsr Customer Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains who PeopleBrowsr, an organization that creates, executes, and analyzes campaigns across the entire range of social media environments, turned to when they needed massive, scalable and reliable storage for its more than 100 terabytes of data.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

Enabling a Pragmatic Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a provider that offers cloud solutions that are simple, highly adaptable, and are seamlessly scalable.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Networks That Know Automation
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how networks are using automation to their advantage, especially with the popularity of software-defined networking (SDN).
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

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

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
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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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