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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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Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Requirements definition and management is an activity that has the potential to deliver a high, fast ROI. This white paper explains the characteristics of a good requirement and presents ten steps to better requirements management. Read on to learn how better requirements translate into easier, higher quality projects.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

The Rational Approach to Automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how team collaboration, task automation, and extensive measurement and analysis can benefit your organization in this white paper, which can help you automate many of your software production and creation activities.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

IBM

Building and Managing a Performance Center of Excellence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains advice on improving application performance. It also gives 10 tips for building and managing a performance center of excellence.
Posted: 09 Feb 2010 | Published: 09 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Measuring the Total Economic Impact of Content Delivery Using Adobe Flash Media Server
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This study provides a framework for evaluating the potential financial impact of investing in a media streaming platform. By reviewing the calculations and assumptions used in Forrester's multi-company analysis, readers can better understand and communicate a business case for increasing their investment.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Research Report on Virtualization and Cloud Computing in Test/Dev Environments
sponsored by Platform Computing Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to learn the research findings of this study, which examined the challenges of managing Test/Dev environments and the opportunity for server virtualization and cloud computing to address them. This paper includes several graphs and an in-depth discussion of the advantages of private cloud computing.
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 | Published: 26 Oct 2009

Platform Computing Corporation

Plan Now for Licensing Windows 7
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research paper will show you how analyzing your options for upgrading to Windows 7 can save you down the road. One of the first steps IT managers should take is to determine their firm's Windows 7 licensing strategy and how it fits into their broader Microsoft relationship.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 22 Jul 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Smarter Products - The Building Blocks for a Smarter Planet
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM offers the first integrated software platform dedicated to the delivery of smarter products, with our portfolio of software, hardware and services, IBM can help companies create and manage smarter products for a smarter planet. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

IBM

Managing the Transition to International Financial Reporting Standards
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies the many challenges companies face when implementing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in corporate reporting and explores tightly integrated solutions that together centrally manage data and metadata on a unified platform--the first step in implementing a complete performance management solution.
Posted: 16 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Oracle Corporation

Customer Perspectives on the Benefits of a Collaborative Process to Deliver Software Quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Hurwitz and Associates whitepaper shares the successes, challenges and future plans of three companies - Sogeti Group, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and Scotiabank.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 11 Sep 2009

IBM

The Dirty Dozen: Preventing Common Application-Level Hack Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes 12 of the most common hacker attacks and provides basic rules that you can follow to help create more hack-resistant Web applications.
Posted: 09 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

IBM

The Three Stages of Preparation for Optimizing Parallel Software
sponsored by Intel Software Network
WHITE PAPER: Improving software performance on parallel software requires a structured approach that makes good use of development resources, obtaining good results quickly. This paper breaks down such an approach into three distinct stages. Read on to find out what the stages are.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Intel Software Network

Software Quality Optimization: Business Transformation and Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Information technology is undergoing constant innovation. To keep pace, software development organizations need to release business-critical software in less time, but this increases risk and often results in compromised quality. So the question becomes: How can you save time and reduce costs without sacrificing quality? Read on to learn more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

IBM

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 14 May 2009

Dell and VMware

Smarter system development: a systems engineering trade study to support green initiatives with model-driven development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Trade study analysis is an effective method of comparing potential solutions to a given problem. Using a model-driven approach allows you to perform trade studies before development or implementation begins and saves time, money, and development headaches. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

A Tour of HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment Accelerator, a template of pre-defined information based on ITGI's COBIT, which is loaded into HP Quality Center to help your organization define and execute Sarbanes-Oxley testing, evaluate the results, and develop remediation plans.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP ProLiant Servers: Family Guide
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Shift your IT from technology that merely supports the business to technology that powers the business. The HP Adaptive Infrastructure portfolio creates the foundation for delivering better business outcomes by enabling you to reduce operational costs, accelerate speed of IT change, and deliver higher quality of service to the business.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 21 Apr 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Document Management with Office SharePoint Server 2007
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The Office SharePoint Server 2007 document management solution is uniquely positioned to help your organization succeed with its document management goals. With Sharepoint you can extend document management capabilities to all employees, improving compliance with enterprise standards and delivering value to the business.
Posted: 17 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Microsoft

Using SaaS to Reduce the Costs of Email Security
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the dramatic cost savings that companies can realize by adopting a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model for email security versus an on-premises approach.
Posted: 10 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Feb 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

Requirements Definition as the Foundation for Effective Software Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges that impede teams as they try to collect, analyze, and evaluate ideas to define the best solution requirements. The paper also provides information on the four critical areas to defining great requirements and how IBM Rational® solutions help teams address these areas.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Performance Center of Excellence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: As the application lifecycle evolves, components that drive efficiency and quality become more crucial. Organizations building centers of excellence (CoE) around performance testing find that the CoE centralizes resources and utilizes the full capabilities of today's robust automation products. Read on to learn more about the benefits of CoE.
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Wireless Push Email for the Smaller Business: A Comparison
sponsored by J. Gold Associates, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the requirements and use of mobile extensions to email and PIM systems in companies that have selected the popular Microsoft Exchange environment as their email solution.
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

J. Gold Associates, LLC

Support PCI Security Compliance with Enhanced Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes PCI requirements, the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Leverage ERP for Sales & Operations Planning
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to use your ERP to facilitate Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), which helps manufacturers rapidly adjust to changes in the market.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Here are four common mistakes an implementation leader and team can make, and suggestions on how to avoid them.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key issues surrounding configuration management and compliance, such as the IT department's need to lower costs, increase management flexibility and control, and increase responsiveness to business needs and requirements.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Tripwire, 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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