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ALSO CALLED: Application Software, End-User Applications, Applications, Software Applications
DEFINITION: 1) In information technology, an application is the use of a technology, system, or product. 2) The term application is a shorter form of application program. An application program is a program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program. Examples of applications include word processors, database programs, Web browsers, development  … 
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Cost/Benefit Case for IBM PureData System for Transactions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the costs, benefits and time to value of one transaction processing platform.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
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


5 Best Practices for Designing Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Actuate
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper provides readers with the top 5 best practices for designing data-driven applications. Learn how to recognize data impact, how to build, scale, and more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Actuate

Information-Driven Apps: The Evolution of the Dashboard
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores a dashboard engine that allows organizations to create exception information-driven applications in a code-free, replicable, and maintainable manner. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy Mobile QuickStrike
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper introduces a mobile application development solution that can allow you to build, deploy, utilize, and capitalize on mobile applications without having to rely on IT for help.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated

Air Transport Industry Insights 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from SITA looks at the impact of business intelligence on airlines and airports.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Real-Time Analytic Mobile Application
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Watch this concise webcast to uncover all the ins-and-outs of the real-time analytic mobile application.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2013

Workday

SYSPRO Espresso - Mobile Solution
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a mobile application platform that gives you the power to manage your business at any time, from any location, and on any popular mobile device.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

Video: Workday's Mobile Solutions for iPad
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: View the following video to uncover what a user-centric application solution looks like. Learn how with simplicity, usability, and of course, the right functions, you can enable your workforce to do their job more efficiently ultimately driving innovation and higher revenue.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 20 Mar 2014

Workday

Video: Enterprise Mobility: A New Way to Work
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: View the following brief video to get a firsthand look at an all-inclusive solution to application mobility and how it can deliver the functionality and simplicity required in today's high-paced market.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 20 Mar 2014

Workday

ARI runs business-critical SAP solutions using HP ProLiant Servers
sponsored by HP & Intel®
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how one company is mobilizing performance and improving customer service with SAP HANA.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

HP & Intel®

What defines an effective user experience?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: In this on-demand webcast, learn what makes for an effective user experience and discover how the right user experience design service can help you find success.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Nov 17, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How user experience is a business differentiator
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: In this brief on-demand video, John McCarthy – Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research – explains how organizations can increase their value by delivering a great user experience.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 21, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Case for Application Performance Management as a Service
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This valuable white paper explores the challenges of on-premises strategies for application performance management and details how you can find success by moving performance management to the cloud.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Apps Revolution
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from CSC describes the Apps rEvolution: an evolution in technology that is creating revolutionary business and personal change.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises (2013)
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource analyzes the economic benefits of cloud computing in the ERP and CRM space, and details how embracing the cloud can be a competitive differentiator for SMBs.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

NetSuite

The Benefits of Running Your Business Software in the Cloud: Strategies for Success
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Ad hoc, standalone applications have a tough time keeping up with the requirements of business growth. This resource examines key benefits you can realize by moving your business software to the cloud.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

NetSuite

The Great Debate: One Integrated Business System VS. Siloed Applications
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the challenges of siloed software applications, and describes how an integrated business system can give you the power to conquer operational inefficiency and support business growth.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetSuite

Analyst Report: Application Integration
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to evaluate key customer requirements for protecting, managing, and accessing enterprise application data. Read on to find a simplified software platform solution for data protection and recovery.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Tomorrow’s ERP: Cloud, mobile access hold key to successful ERP systems
sponsored by SearchDataManagement
EBOOK: ERP is not dead. In fact, these applications are running nearly every part of many businesses. If organizations want to keep up, they're going to have to deal with cloud and mobile trends—and the inevitable hassles—changing the face of tomorrow's ERP systems.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Feb 2014

SearchDataManagement

The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive research study explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications, and describes how midsize organizations are using the cloud.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation

Redbook: Introduction to Messaging and WebSphere MQ (Act)
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Messaging is an effective way to connect different applications and systems. This comprehensive resource offers a primer on messaging and describes how WebSphere MQ – a market-leading messaging integration middleware product – can be used to fuel messaging success.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Application Release and Deployment For Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: In this digital entry of the popular For Dummies book series, get a primer on application release and deployment, and find insight to help you speed time to market, drive down costs, and reduce risk.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

IBM

Breaking down silos of protection: An integrated approach to managing application security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the critical risks created by application growth, why point products are unable to offer adequate protection, and the value of taking an integrated approach to managing application security.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Protect people, processes and technology from web application threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the security challenges created by web applications and offers insight and advice to help you address these issues.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM
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APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … 1) In information technology, an application is the use of a technology, system, or product. 2) The term application is a shorter form of application program. An application program is a program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program. Examples of applications include word processors, database programs, Web browsers, development tools, drawing, paint, image editing programs, and communication programs. Applications use the services of the computer's operating system and other supporting applications. The formal requests and means of communicating with other programs that an application program uses is called the application program interface (API).
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