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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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Maxta Storage Platform - Enterprise Storage Re-defined
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

Select the Right Solution for Inner-City Transportation Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the single automated software solution many of public transportation systems are turning to and provides checklists for four key areas that will help you pick the right vendor.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

IBM

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS
sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive paper highlights why an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform is ideal for building fault-tolerant software systems. However, this attribute isn't unique to its platform, so read on to discover what makes the AWS platform unique.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Amazon Web Services and Intel

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

How a Successful ECM Project Becomes a Despised Legacy Application and 5 Ways to Prevent It
sponsored by Hyland Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top five challenges that arise from organization's making the "easy choice" and how involving IT in the buying process allows organization to select a solution that leads to success throughout the lifetime of an ECM solution.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Hyland Software

Red Hat as a Storage Solutions Provider
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Bringing Together Software-Defined and Object Storage
sponsored by Caringo
WHITE PAPER: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. This white paper explains each one and highlights the benefits of a storage software that combines them.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Caringo

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Choose the Service Desk Delivery Model that Makes Sense
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses three delivery models, including the benefits and considerations you must take when choosing the right model for your business.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Pangea Systems

Ensure IT Service Quality with Dell Infrastructure Management Tool
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how you can automate your IT services and management by leveraging system management software from Dell. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Budgeting for Mid-Market Companies
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of budgeting so you can achieve the most efficient financial process possible.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Accelerate Your Business: Performance Reporting Essentials
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore the 8 features you should look for in a reporting management package.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Prophix Software

Uncover Every Nook and Cranny of SDN Technology
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: Read this concise white paper to uncover all the ins-and-outs of one organization's SDN technology.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 04 Oct 2013

NEC Corporation of America

Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report dives deep into a study on SaaS and how it is helping companies gain competitive advantage as opposed to simply reducing costs.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover 8 ways SIOS software can help you tackle your IT challenges in cloud, virtual or high-performance IT environments – and protect your SAP, SQL Server and Oracle databases.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Software and Licensing Costs Report: Demanding Pricing That Matches Business Value
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the software pricing and licensing landscape and explains why implementing an updated software sourcing approach is critical in today's market.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Asigra

The Dynamic Duo: SAM & Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers software asset management as a solution that can meet new licensing and security challenges.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to uncover a complete list of tips and tricks for virtual lab testing in a Hyper-V environment, so you can eliminate as many risks as possible.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Software Asset Management: Pay Attention or Pay Up
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how to take advantage of the software asset management industry in order to keep control of your software.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Licensing Windows desktop operating system for use with virtual machines
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This licensing brief is an overview of the Microsoft Volume Licensing use rights for the Windows 8.1operating system when running within virtual machines.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Migrating from Windows XP: Understanding the Challenges and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how effective Windows migration projects can be broken down into four manageable phases, and how industry best practices and products can reduce the time and disruptions caused by a migration from XP to Windows 7 or 8, as well as provide IT more time and resources to focus on more strategic initiatives.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Dell and Microsoft

The Information Paradigm Shift: Redefine Your Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore research done by Gartner to find out how in-memory computing will impact ERP during the next 5 years, so businesses can plan accordingly.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Manage and Safeguard Your Business-Critical Applications
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC White Paper evaluates the key customer requirements for protecting, managing, and accessing enterprise application data and shows how a software platform addresses these challenges by providing a comprehensive range of enterprise application data protection and recovery features in a single package.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

CommVault Systems, 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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