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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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IBM FlashSystem 900: Value at the Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how flash storage can boost storage performance and speed up processing times. Read on to learn about the technology behind a new flash storage system.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

IBM

Hadoop for Cloud ebook
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how you can use Hadoop in the cloud to cost-effectively deploy analytics for all users in your organization, providing the benefits of big data to everyone. Read on to learn how to reduce hardware and software costs, avoid future expansion costs, and simplify development processes.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a multi-tenant, SaaS-based approach that grants customers the flexibility to adapt applications to their particular business strategies, without introducing complexity that prevents the system from evolving as business needs change.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2013

Workday

Compliance and Security for Healthcare Providers Driving Access and Efficiency through User Context
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes software that helps you speed and personalize access to applications and services throughout the organization without sacrificing privacy, security, and compliance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2015

RES Software

A Buyer’s Guide to Customer Relationship Management Solutions
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for a guide to CRM solutions and get insights into trends and evaluation criteria.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

NetSuite

Mobility: The New Opportunity for Australia's Retailers
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how consumers are using smartphones to shop and how Australia's retailers are adapting to this trend. Additionally, explore some of the barriers that retailers face in creating a strategy and how the latest generation of cloud-based software can help.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

NetSuite

Software-defined Storage: the overall benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief video cuts through some of the confusion surrounding SDS and tells you what to look for – and what to avoid – when choosing an SDS product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

IBM

Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage—and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of SDS and the reasons for adopting it. It then gives a brief guide on how to get started with implementing SDS.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant helps information management leaders find the right integration vendor for their needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Automating the back office: How BPM can help improve productivity
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how some major retail banks have accomplished significant productivity and quality improvements by using BPM to automate the back office.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

IDC MarketScape - Worldwide Business Process Platforms - 2014 Vendor Assessment
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC MarketScape focuses on business process platforms that support the design and runtime environments for comprehensive business process automation. This study serves as a guide to choosing BPM software. Read on to find out which BPM implementation is right for your organization.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Improve Your Business Performance with Advanced Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a predictive analytics software program that analyzes social media, survey research, and market research data to provide you with a detailed picture of customers. Read on to learn about the entire software portfolio.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Feb 2015

IBM

Managing Food Safety and Quality Using Enterprise Software
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to get a solid grip on process manufacturing with the use of software.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

IFS

10 Best Practices for a Successful API Program
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are important in all of today's IT trends including cloud projects, software that interacts with sensors, contextual mobile applications, and getting big data into systems to be analyzed.Read this white paper for 10 best practices for a successful API program.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Axway

How to Unlock the Promise of Agile in the Enterprise
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper discusses Agile, and how it can be implemented on a large scale. Read on to find out what benefits one can expect from enterprise-wide Agile implementation, and what challenges await.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

Workfront

Few Businesses Feel Fully Prepared for Software Security Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the results of a recent survey that explored enterprises' confidence in the security of the software that runs their businesses.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Seven steps to software security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

SANS - 2015 State of Application Security: Closing the Gap
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SANS report pinpoints where the vulnerability gaps lie in today's application security programs. Click through for key recommendations on how to address these issues.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

TOGAF® and Enterprise Portfolio Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn how The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) and Portfolio Management both promise to bring structure and direction to complex and fast-moving organizational environments: the TOGAF framework for the enterprise as a whole and Portfolio Management to the enterprise project world.
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

Overcome Your Data Center Storage Challenges
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®

IDC MarketScape Report: Business Process Management Platforms
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: There are many BPM solution vendors to choose from. This vendor assessment can be used as a guide to choosing BPM software for midlevel to highly sophisticated projects.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

OpenText

Driving Product Quality With Continuous Verification and Validation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about how continuous verification and validation strategies can help quality teams keep up with agile development. Read on to learn about eth methods and approaches that can enable continuous verification and validation and determine the right strategy for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

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
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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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