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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 Systems Engineering Balancing Act: Choosing an Optimum Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This thought leadership white paper proposes a combination of requirements-driven, model-driven and test-driven approaches as a mechanism for delivering systems development projects at a reduced cost and risk.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

Balancing Risk and Complexity with Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how a combined IBM and Wind River quality management solution can help you deliver higher-quality products to the marketplace faster.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Lean Development Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective governance for lean development isn’t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Safety Analysis Using UML
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the use of the fault tree analysis (FTA) approach to safety analysis and the use of the UML® profiling mechanism to create a safety analysis profile, including the definition of its normative metamodel.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

IBM

IBM Rational Team Concert Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore the comprehensive features and functions that the Rational Team Concert tool offers, including integrated work item tracking, source control, continuous builds, agile planning and reporting, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

IBM

Optimizing the Virtual Environment
sponsored by uptime software inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find both the pitfalls of virtual monitoring and management, and how to navigate the maze of competing virtual monitoring and management vendors. In the end, you'll have a clear idea of what solutions will work for you.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010

uptime software inc.

Change is the Enemy of Security & Compliance: 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Changes to Your Network
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: This document lists ten common changes in enterprise environments, all of which can chip away at your security and compliance in ways that you might not realize. Some are obvious; some are subtle; all can have a negative impact.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

nCircle

Information Security Magazine Online July/August Issue – Demystifying APT: Get the facts about this targeted threat activity
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
WHITE PAPER: The industry has preached the need for software security and secure coding for several years now. After all, if software is designed securely from the start, it means fewer problems down the road. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Published: 21 Jul 2010

Information Security Magazine

IT Risk Management: Guide to Software Risk Assessments and Audits
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Risk is a function of the likelihood that a potential vulnerability will be exploited, and the resulting impact of that exploitation. In IT systems, risk can be introduced from the internet, servers, networks, malicious insiders, and even lapses in physical security. This whitepaper provides IT risk management best practices.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Veracode, Inc.

Automating Your Code Review: Moving to a SaaS Model for Application Security
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today’s application has become the enterprise’s ‘‘new perimeter’’. With better network‐level security technology hardening the network perimeter, malicious attackers are now focusing their efforts to strike at the least defended points ‐ the application. Read on to learn about automating code review for greater application security.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

Veracode, Inc.

Automating System i Message and Resource Management
sponsored by Help/Systems
WHITE PAPER: Automated, centralized message control and resource monitoring can help you manage your System i more easily and with fewer staff. This white paper describes some of the tasks you’ll face, some tips to help you get started, and the benefits of automating your system management with Robot/CONSOLE.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

Help/Systems

ASG's metaCMDB™ Master or "Citizen" CMDB Containing Critical Enterprise Configuration Information
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The sound understanding and visibility of configuration information provided by ASG’s metaCMDB™ is critical for ITIL initiatives and business service management (BSM) implementations, service desk support, and the integration of disparate technologies. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

The Role of Integrated Requirements Management in Software Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper is about the critical role that integrated requirements management can play in helping to ensure that your business goals and IT investment are continuously aligned.
Posted: 24 May 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

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
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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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