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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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Take Inventory of your Open Source Software Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Michael Cobb explains why enterprise development teams should create in-house repositories to mitigate the risks of applications built on open source code.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Update Your Application Security Policy After Heartbleed
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Michael Cobb explains why relying solely on other parties to correctly implement and deliver software security can put enterprise and customer data at risk.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Low-Code Application Solutions for High-Turn Delivery
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a fast, no-code platform for building business applications that's perfect for organizations and projects of all sizes. Read on to learn how you can leverage software built to cut down application development time, improve collaboration between workers of all skill levels, and more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

K2

The Production Cloud: Because Not All Clouds Are Created Equal
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the characteristics of a public cloud environment that make it suitable for running production workloads.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Peak 10

SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 - A New Way to Build Apps
sponsored by SAP
VIDEO: Check out this brief video to learn how SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 for developers can aid in building user-centric apps for employees, partners, and consumers. Watch now to learn how your business can benefit from using this technology.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 20 Nov 2014

SAP

Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Compare Citrix XenApp and VMware Horizon View
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: Access this webinar to compare Citrix XenApp and VMware Horizon View. You'll get an in-depth comparison of the key differences between the new app virtualization capabilities of these two solutions. You'll also get to listen in to a Q&A section to break down the most frequently asked questions surrounding these approaches.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 31 Oct 2014

Citrix

How Critical is the Internet for Business Commerce?
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
VIDEO: This short video discusses the critical nature of the internet to all businesses today, from customer-facing websites to business-to-business transactions.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 31 Oct 2014

Akamai Technologies

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

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: 07 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 19 Jun 2013

Workday

Leveraging Cloud Technologies to Help Your Organization Work Smarter, Not Harder
sponsored by IBM
TRANSCRIPT: In the transcript of this informative webcast, you'll learn how to empower your workforce with enterprise social cloud collaboration tools to optimize performance and growth.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

IBM

In demand: the culture of online service provision
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Providing the platforms to support online applications is a must for most organisations. For those pursuing a career in IT and seeking to gain the necessary accreditations, there are higher salaries on offer and an opportunity to be part of the future of IT, say analysts Bob Tarzey and Bernt Østergaard.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Mobility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one company's portfolio of online services, including scalable and security-rich email, web conferencing, and social collaboration, that can help to improve employee responsiveness and effectiveness in support of social business.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Application Deployment and Release: Technology Coordinates All Moving Parts
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Application releases now span every department of the business, and require a significant amount of effort to coordinate. This whitepaper considers technology that automates application releases, and the benefits seen by companies that have implemented a solution like this one.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

Automic

How Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Can Unleash Apps for the New Style of IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Mobile Backend as a Service is a set of cloud-based, server-side mobile services for multiple platforms that can be used as a back end for your mobile apps. Find out how it can benefit you.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

HP Mobile Applications Services: Mobility is the New Interaction Model
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one respected company's mobile applications service, which enables enterprises needing to create new systems of engagement on mobile technology to deliver secure, high-quality mobile apps.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Transforming Enterprise Applications for Mobile/BYOD Environments
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for tips on how to prepare critical applications to be accessed from an array of company-owned and personal devices with different screen sizes and operating systems. Also, find out how desktop virtualization—and Dell Mobile/BYOD Solutions—can help reduce complexity and ensure application and data security.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Nov 2013

Dell Software

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

Craft the Right Strategy for Your Enterprise With HP Mobility Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PRODUCT DEMO: HP Enterprise Mobility Services can help you build mobile applications that enable you to convert customer interactions into revenue opportunities. Click on the link below to learn more and one of our mobility experts will be in touch shortly to discuss a face to face demo. To reach out to HP directly, please email us at enterprisesolutions@hp.com
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Premiered: 21 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Agile case studies: How GE, Houghton Mifflin and NYSE drove change
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With technological advancements moving at breakneck speeds, it's challenging to keep pace. But in order to stay relevant in the IT landscape you need to move where technology is going. Take a look at this e-guide to discover how to successfully change your existing culture to one of lucidity and conjunction – and set business processes accordingly.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

TechTarget

What's Next for Mobile Application Development
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers best practices for building cost-effective mobile applications.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

IBM

10 Ways for Developers to Benefit from Application Performance Management Solutions
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers ten key strategies for developers looking to improve the quality and performance of their software through application management (APM) solutions.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

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
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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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