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DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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Best Practices For SAP Application Integration Projects
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore: the most common SAP integration challenges; a brief overview of SAP interfaces and integration points; various approaches for SAP integration; and architectural best practices for effective SAP integration.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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Private Cloud Computing E-Zine Volume 1: Private cloud computing as a business strategy
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EZINE: While many enterprises have moved to the private cloud model, have they adopted it entirely, and what are the roadblocks to getting there? In this inaugural edition of our Cloud Computing e-zine, we explore company strategies for private cloud adoption, some of the benefits of this model, and the challenges of a true private cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

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Parallels Desktop Deployment
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WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how to successfully deploy a virtual desktop on multiple Macs
Posted: 14 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2012

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Enterprise API Management: Reference Architectures For Delivering Enterprise APIs for Web & Mobile
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the various drivers of application program interface (API) management and find three recommendations for reference architectures that fit the most common API use cases.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

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The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy
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WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how it is equally critical that businesses consider the need for scalability- both in terms of the growth of the customer base and the expansion of back-office solutions to include future purchases of SaaS, PaaS, and cloud computing applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc.

Enterprise API Patterns for Cloud & Mobile
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices for utilizing application programming interfaces (APIs) in your organization. Review essential usage patterns key architectural requirements that can help you ensure success.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

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Mobile Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC)
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WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can enable an effective Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) strategy for your mobile enterprise. Discover considerations to make, use cases, and more.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

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Integrating Java EE applications and C-based implementations in WebSphere Application Server
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key tips on how to successfully integrate Java-based applications deployed on WebSphere Application Server with C-based implementations by leveraging Java Native Interfaces (JNI). Discover the benefits of this platform and how it can simplify the process of creating, configuring and invoking shared libraries.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

IBM

UCB Gains Efficiencies and Realizes Lower TCO with CallCopy Call Recording
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CASE STUDY: Uncover why a implementing a CallCopy recording solution that is easy to use, search, update, support and maintain can offer a lower TCO than other solutions, as well as fulfilling all your call recording needs.
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NACR

Windows Azure Programming Model
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the new Windows Azure programming model helps developers create applications that are easier to administer, more available, and more scalable than those built in the traditional Windows Server environment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Microsoft

E-Guide: Expert guide to vSphere: Tips and tricks you should know
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EGUIDE: VMware’s vSphere platform is one that has made a name for itself amongst IT pros because of its high performance features. Check out this expert resource to discover how to optimize your virtualization initiatives with the latest version of vSphere and access a checklist of key troubleshooting tips.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

AMD

Optimization is for the Clouds
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WHITE PAPER: This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

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Business Process Acceleration Within Oracle E-Business Suite
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to overcome the challenges presented by the Oracle E-Business Suite and significantly increase your ROI.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

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VMware vCloud API Abstraction
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Cloud computing offers your organization efficiency, flexibility and scalability, but managing cloud-based applications can be extremely challenging. Access this resource for a detailed overview of Layer 7 Technologies' CloudControl gateway and learn how it can deliver protection, abstraction and metering for your cloud-based applications.
Posted: 21 Jul 2011 | Published: 21 Jul 2011

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Securely Publish and Manage Web APIs with CloudControl
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Cloud computing offers the opportunity for an enhanced computing experience, but truly feeling the benefits of cloud computing requires exposing provisioning protocols, applications and APIs to external partners. Access this resource to learn how you can enhance access control, privacy and security through APIs.
Posted: 20 Jul 2011 | Published: 20 Jul 2011

Layer 7 Technologies

Test and simulate rules using WebSphere ILOG Business Rules Management System
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PRODUCT DEMO: Learn how WebSphere ILOG BRMS allows organizations to easily adapt business rules while ensuring compliance with policy requirements and analyzing the business impact of changes against key KPIs. You will see how the BRMS is used in the back office to create eligibility rules that will be used to automatically screen auto insurance applicants.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Premiered: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers
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WHITE PAPER: Businesses today need a Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) solution that supports business changes and cycles far more effectively than traditional methods and takes direct advantage of business expertise. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Demo: WebSphere Application Server Feature Packs
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PRODUCT DEMO: As your business moves forward, it’s critical that the infrastructure that supports your business applications also supports your goals. Watch to see how easy WebSphere Application Server Feature Packs enable you to deliver innovation without disruption and leverage the latest open standards and programming models - while optimizing costs.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Premiered: 12 Dec 2010

IBM

Informatica Ultra Messaging
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WEBCAST: Legacy messaging technologies lack the performance and flexibility necessary to support today’s computing environments. Attend this webinar to learn how Informatica’s Ultra Messaging technology can help realize up to 10x performance improvements over legacy messaging solutions while dramatically reducing costs and improving deployment flexibility.
Posted: 08 Dec 2010 | Premiered: Dec 8, 2010

Informatica

NetworkIP Supports Expansion with IBM Informix and System x
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CASE STUDY: With phased upgrades to IBM Informix Dynamic Server 10 and 11.5, and migration to IBM System x hardware, NetworkIP improved services levels and disaster recovery while reducing maintenance costs for its Carrier-Grade SaaS Platform.
Posted: 23 Nov 2010 | Published: 23 Nov 2010

IBM

E-Guide: Data Deduplication and Backup Approaches in Enterprise Storage Today
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EGUIDE: There has been a flood of data deduplication and backup approaches. It can seem confusing choosing just one out of the many choices. This e-guide will wade through the pros and cons of these approaches for you. Continue reading to learn which data deduplication and backup approach is right for your organization.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

IBM

The Definitive Guide to Application Performance Management (APM)
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WHITE PAPER: This book’s definitive approach to explaining APM strategy and tactics gives you the information you need to make smart purchasing decisions. Once decided, its chapters then help guide you towards the best ways to lay it into place. Continue reading to learn how APM benefits everyone. You just have to show everyone how, and with this book you can.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

Compuware Corporation

Getting the Most From Your SAP Production Reports
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WHITE PAPER: This eight-page whitepaper is a guideline for improving the rendering and efficiency of the complete SAP production reporting system. It discusses how to leverage the value of existing systems reports, and how to deliver timely, properly formatted reports and business documents.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

Symtrax Corporation

BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: The BlackBerry® Plug-in for Microsoft® Visual Studio® allows developers to leverage existing Microsoft® based developer tools to create, profile and debug web projects for BlackBerry smartphones. Continue on to learn more and to download BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Premiered: 24 May 2010

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Developer Issue Tracker
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ASSESSMENT TOOL: Through Developer Issue Tracker, BlackBerry® developers can understand what issues exist in the market today, the potential workarounds and timelines for fixing those issues.
Posted: 28 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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