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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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Gaining an Edge in Banking With Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper recommends ensuring that users in midsize banks are appropriately empowered by providing them with the right business analytics.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 03 May 2013

Information Builders

7 testing tools: Pros and cons
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, applications are becoming more and more popular and widespread across on-premise, Web, mobile and cloud domains. As a result, software testing suites have to answer to the demand for enhanced support and usability in dispersed domains. Read this white paper to learn more about how to conduct and scale testing with new developments.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

IBM

Backup Software: Nine Must-Ask Questions
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for 9 key questions to ask when shopping for backup software solutions. Learn how to accurately define your needs and expectations, and know what to look for to determine if a particular solution will meet them or not. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

SanDisk FlashSoft for VMware vSphere
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will get insight into an innovative SanDisk product that accelerates application performance in VMware guest machines.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SanDisk Corporation

CommVault counts on snapshot management for data protection
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research paper examines CommVault's progress in snapshot management – launching its latest data recovery management software for application-aware snapshot management of heterogeneous disk arrays to take advantage of end user trends.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

CommVault Systems, Inc.

CommVault banks on Simpana 10 to keep chipping away at Symantec, IBM, EMC
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this research paper, learn about a data protection and archiving software designed to give CommVault leverage over its traditional competitors.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Feb 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Can the Suite Compete? - What Every Recruiter Needs to Know
sponsored by Jobvite
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, HR and business leaders will find a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of purpose-specific software and bundled software suites, providing you with key information to help you more strategically meet your organization's talent recruitment goals.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

Jobvite

Solihull Council Marks a Decade with Red Hat Open Source Technology , Saving over £1 Million
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: In this informative paper, learn why a government industry has relied on the same Linux solution for the past ten years, using an open source model to simplify software and hardware implementations, reduce costs, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Red Hat and HP

A Whole Team Approach to Quality
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore this presentation to develop a new approach to quality. Agile projects help build software incrementally, using short iterations of 1-4 weeks to keep development aligned with business needs. Learn more about the benefits of agile development by reading this resource now.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

Rally Software

Applying Security Holistically from the Cloud
sponsored by CloudAccess
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn how the paradigm has shifted to security that's developed, deployed and managed from the cloud. Learn how to implement a holistic security strategy to protect all data in the enterprise.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

CloudAccess

HP Fortify on Demand - Enterprise Software Security in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP is changing the enterprise security landscape with its Security Intelligence and Risk Management Platform. By using advanced threat research and security events and vulnerabilities, they develop an unparalleled visibility. Access this informative white paper to learn more about security-as-a-service (SaaS) and how it can help your organization.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR APPLICATIONS WITH FUSION MIDDLEWARE
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges of operating multiple applications simultaneously. Find out how you can improve efficiency and reduce risk with a pre-integrated application infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Application Migration Workbook
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to achieve pain-free application migrations in this essential workbook and guide. Read on to uncover key strategies and technologies that can simplify the process and lay the foundation for more effective application management.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 17 Jul 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a memory-optimized relational database that provides detailed visibility into the performance of your critical applications. Learn more about this platform and its key features and installation steps here.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Companies must adapt their management practices to provide proper control over resources in the cloud. This white paper showcases a management tool designed with these types of environments in mind and discusses its key features and benefits.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation

Improve Data Center Efficiency with Enterprise Linux Servers
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: IT budgets are not expected to recover anytime soon, so companies need to adjust to the reality of using fewer resources to deliver business services. This white paper explains how you can accomplish this seemingly impossible objective by running your critical workloads on Linux.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

SUSE

IDC link software appliances ease cloud application deployment
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Like most new technology, cloud computing does not come without a certain level of complexity. This white paper evaluates the key drivers for cloud computing and explains how certain software appliances can simplify cloud implementation and accelerate your initiative.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

SUSE

The State of the i
sponsored by Connectria Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the developments of IBM i on Power Systems. Discover how to achieve valuable benefits like reliability, simplified installation and administration, continuing hardware innovations and much more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

Connectria Hosting

Uplift Quality with Requirements Driven Testing
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn why requirements driven testing (RDT) is so important, what potential areas of the software development life cycle are addressed by RDT, the benefits, and the implementation strategy that may be adopted to introduce RDT within the organization.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 16 May 2012

Micro Focus

Leveraging Transactional Email for Success
sponsored by SendGrid
WHITE PAPER: Discover proven tips for successfully leveraging transactional emails to increase customer engagement and market your applications in this essential resource. Find out how you can leverage a cloud-based email platform to ensure reliable delivery and gain real-time analytics.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

SendGrid

More Complex = Less Secure: Miss a Test Path and You Could Get Hacked
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The same improvements that increase software performance create new security risks that IT pros must contend with. This white paper takes a closer look at the nature of software complexity and describes tactics you can implement to minimize it.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Improving Software Security by Identifying and Securing Path Linking Attack Surfaces to Attack Targets
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most companies do not have time to thoroughly investigate all of the potential attack targets inside an application. This white paper explains how the use of software security analysis (SSA) and path methodologies can help you identify vulnerable code and improve application security.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Software Security Analysis: Control Flow Security Analysis with McCabe IQ
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how comprehensive security analysis equips you with the proper insight into the structure of your software code to identify and resolve possible security holes
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Cloud Computing and SaaS: A Practical Guide for Financial Professionals
sponsored by Host Analytics, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at cloud-computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies and what you need to know about these emerging trends.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Sep 2010

Host Analytics, Inc

Customers Achieve Extreme Performance at Lowest Cost with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains a sampling of real business results that organizations in a variety of industries worldwide have achieved by implementing Oracle Exadata. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle 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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