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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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Air Canada rouge soarsahead with wireless in-flightentertainment service
sponsored by Carrington Associates
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study details the development of Air Canada's rouge mobile app which helped them to create a unique engaging in-flight experience.Learn more about the development of Air Canada's app and discover how your organization can take advantage of similar app dev technologies by accessing this resource now.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Carrington Associates

Bringing Innovative Mobile Applications to the Financial Services Industry
sponsored by Carrington Associates
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one electronic payment company was able to successfully develop a mobile platform to streamline business. Read on to learn how you can stay ahead of the competition by bring secure, reliable mobile applications to customers – faster.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Carrington Associates

Financial Institution Builds App to Enable Secure Account Access on Any Device
sponsored by Carrington Associates
CASE STUDY: This case study describes Raymond James Financial's journey to build an app that would enable investors to gain secure access to their accounts and contact financial advisors at any time and on any device.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Carrington Associates

Experts Evaluate 20 Leading Mobile Application Development Platforms
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report evaluates the relative strengths, weaknesses, and features presented by 20 leading mobile application development platform (MADP) vendors, including IBM, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Salesforce, and SAP.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

IBM

Why Application Modernization Needs Are On the Rise
sponsored by Open Legacy
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you'll gain insight into key drivers for application modernization efforts. In addition, read on to learn why binding components to suit event-driven models of execution are now crucial to supporting business processes.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Open Legacy

Daegu Health College Cuts Costs of Mobile Development
sponsored by Carrington Associates
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how one health science college was able to grant its students accessibility to data at any time, with the mobile device of their choice. Read on to learn how your business can reduce costs by speeding up the development cycle for mobile application, as well as easily keep up with competitors and changing mobile platforms.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Carrington Associates

The Benefits of Mobile Apps for the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Carrington Associates
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one healthcare information company made the transition to using mobile apps and increased their ROI by 50%. Read on to learn the benefits experienced by doctors using the mobile apps, and how to get started on your healthcare organization's mobile strategy.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Carrington Associates

When Agile, DevOps and Lean Aren't Enough
sponsored by Tasktop
WEBCAST: IT organizations have adopted Agile, DevOps, and other approaches to develop and deliver high-quality applications at a fast pace—but what happens when these updates aren't enough? Tune into this webinar on July 14 to learn how your organization can thrive in today's demanding market.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2015

Tasktop

SaaS CRM Best Practices
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EGUIDE: This eGuide on SaaS CRM reviews best practices for negotiating a service-level agreement (SLA). In addition, read on to learn how to strategically integrate key business applications to streamline data and improve customer experience management.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Salesforce.com

Development Team Gains Efficiency in Creating Multi-Platform Appsers
sponsored by Carrington Associates
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how CST Consulting S.r.l. used a leading mobile development platform to create multiple versions of their corporate travel app for different mobile environments.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Carrington Associates

Private Bank Creates App to Give Customers Mobile Access to Valuable Financial Content
sponsored by Carrington Associates
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how BNP Paribas Wealth Management, one of the largest private banks in the world, created its first app to give customers access to valuable financial information on their smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Carrington Associates

Modern Load Testing eBook
sponsored by Neotys
EBOOK: Effective load and performance testing is an essential practice in any application development life cycle. This eBook provides practical information on how to execute efficient performance testing in today's new, more demanding environment.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Neotys

Five Principles for Integrating Software as a Service Applications
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides five tips for more efficiently integrating SaaS applications into your IT environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 May 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

5 Steps to Delivering a 5-Star Mobile User Experience
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This short, focused webinar shares 5 key steps you need to take to deliver an exceptional experience for users of your mobile app.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Four Key Principles for a Successful DevOps Journey
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
BROCHURE: Access this resource today to learn how DevOps can help your organization improve application release velocity with 4 key principles: Collaboration, automation, and 2 more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Application Delivery In The Modern Age
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
ANALYST REPORT: Modern application delivery opens up a performance gap between development teams that successfully embrace it and those that don't—which side will your organization be on? Access this analyst report to learn the steps that your business needs to take in order to capitalize on this opportunity rather than falling behind.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Integration has always been an important part of IT projects; however, as this resource explains, it's no longer sufficient to integrate resources under the control of the enterprise. Read on to discover answers to enterprises' top questions about integration.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

Top Mobile Technology Tips for CIOs
sponsored by Kony
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, you'll discover the dos and don'ts for developing purpose-built mobile applications. In addition, read on to get a closer look into the mobile technology stack, including mobile app development, enterprise mobility management, mobile backup and data protection, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jun 2015

Kony

What Continuous Delivery Means to a Test Automation Engineer
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource follows a test automation engineer as she searches for release management tools to automate and accelerate processes across development, testing, and IT operations, ultimately achieving continuous delivery.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

5 Ways to Get Top Mobile App Developer Talent for Your Open APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, you'll learn how opening APIs to developers outside of the enterprise can enable the creation of apps that add value in innovative and unexpected ways—without requiring a direct investment in app development. Read on to learn 5 key ways that smart enterprises attract and nurture top third-party developer talent.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

CA Technologies.

Why Modern Apps Require Modern Continuous Delivery Approaches
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
RESOURCE: This resource explains how continuous integration and testing can help you to achieve a higher quality release and faster time to market for your applications. View now to discover how to enable your apps to be deployed into production in a modern, agile, and automated manner.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

4 Keys to Starting Your DevOps Journey
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
RESOURCE: This infographic illustrates the impact that a DevOps initiative can have on your enterprise. Read on to access a detailed roadmap to launching your DevOps journey.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Simple Strategies for Securing APIs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EBOOK: This guide provides an overview of the unique risk profile of APIs and offers 5 simple solutions to counter common threats to their security.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

CA Technologies.

Are You on the Path to Great Mobile App Performance?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
RESOURCE: Access this infographic to uncover a number of interesting statistics regarding how the increased demand for mobile apps is impacting enterprises; the consequences of poor application performance; and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited
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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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