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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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Applications Software Reports
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API Management Platforms: Seamless Integration between Physical and Digital Worlds
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore how an API management platform provides seamless integration across multiple channels and ensures easy communication between your company and its employees, customers, and partners. Find out how retail companies like Coca Cola have already started to leverage APIs to change the transaction experience and boost customer relations.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

Integrating Multiple SaaS Platforms and Instances
sponsored by Accenture
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore the key challenges of integrating SaaS, including multiple instances of the same SaaS platform within a single company. Discover essential tips for migrating to a hybrid cloud architecture from legacy, on-premise systems and learn how API-led connectivity can aid in multiple SaaS integration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Accenture

How To Choose Wisely From A Multitude Of IoT Platforms
sponsored by PTC
EGUIDE: While all IoT platforms share a common goal, not all deliver the same performance. This expert e-guide can help you make sense of the pool of vendors, and lead you towards making the right choice for your IoT apps. Inside, learn how to tell the difference between platforms, and discover a 3-point plan to building a long-term IoT strategy.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 14 Nov 2016

PTC

How To Make Sure That You Have Full Control Over Your Cloud, Data, And Applications
sponsored by Acumatica
WHITE PAPER: Rather than put your business at the mercy of its cloud business applications providers, organizations must ultimately decide if the cloud can evolve along with them. Discover ways to make sure you have full control over your cloud, data, and applications when it comes to deployment options.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 11 Nov 2016

Acumatica

Foundational Elements of an IoT Strategy: The Edge, The Cloud, and App Development
sponsored by PTC
EBOOK: This e-book acts as a guide for technologists starting down the path of an IoT transformation, exploring the high-level concepts, components, and patterns of IoT platforms. Discover helpful insights and tips for architecting smart products and systems, connecting the edge with IoT sensors, and delivering IoT apps to market quickly and effectively.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

PTC

Stay on Course for Cloud: Building a Foundational Application Migration Plan
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: When creating an app migration plan, there are 5 primary methods from which you should choose. Read on to discover them, and learn how to assess your workload requirements and run a pilot test to make an informed decision about which apps to first migrate, such as those that are standalone.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

App Modernization Efforts: What's Holding Up Your Innovation?
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Explore how you can ensure modernization success to improve the performance of important legacy apps and systems. Uncover the 4 key causes of modernization project failure so that you can prevent them from limiting your ability to manage your app portfolio efficiently and drive innovation in an increasingly digital era.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

IBM

App Modernization and Integration Services: The Road to Innovation and Cost Optimization
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Learn how top-rated app modernization services, according to IDC research, can improve app performance, boost app portfolio management, enable cloud-connected cognitive analytics, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

IBM

Better Decisions, No More Bottlenecks: 5 Metrics for Cross-Lifecycle Software Testing
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how leveraging data from disparate systems will give software testing teams the unique opportunity to become the hub of organizational quality. Uncover 5 best practices that will help expose critical issues, enable Agile development, create a more holistic view of the software development lifecycle, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Tasktop

Simply App Portfolios through Modernization: A Case Study
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: The time and effort required to maintain legacy apps can detract from your overall productivity and innovation. This case study explores how a global bank simplified its app portfolio and boosted its modernization efforts. Discover the digital foundation platform that lent greater scalability and performance to its mission-critical apps.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

IBM

The Platform Transformation: How IoT Will Change IT and When
sponsored by PTC
EBOOK: This O'Reilly Media report explores key considerations for future-proofing elements of the IT stack and smoothing the transition to IoT components. Discover how IoT initiatives are expected to affect various layers of the IT stack, including data management, APIs, IoT apps, analytics, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

PTC

How Graphmasters Ensured The Performance and Accuracy of Their Real-Time Navigation App with Analytics
sponsored by Splunk Services UK Ltd
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Graphmasters, the company behind the navigation app Nunav, employed an analytics program which helped them improve their accuracy by correlating IoT data from traffic feeds with app recommendations. Learn how they were able to visualize KPIs, reduce app downtime, and more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Splunk Services UK Ltd

DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

Making Businesses Future-Ready, Today: How to Drive Innovation through App Modernization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how API-driven, cloud-enabled app modernization services greatly enhance the agility and performance of legacy enterprise apps and systems. Discover how to build your modernization strategy using cognitive analytics, automation, hybrid cloud computing, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

IBM

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

DevOps and the Bottom Line
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see what Nicole Forsgren, PhD has to say about the developing correlation between IT investment and organizational performance, highlighting the positive influence of cultivating a DevOps culture.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

Chef Software

How IoT-Enabled Platforms Are Transforming Retail
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Taking advantage of digital, omni-channel retailing opportunities means architecting the customer journey across the pantheon of smart, connected devices and platforms. Find out how a unified IoT platform and business strategy can help you deliver targeted, differentiated experiences, increase employee engagement, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Rethinking Manufacturing with IoT Platforms
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Windows 10 IoT gives you a way to collect and analyze real-time data from your operations to streamline processes, reduce waste, and implement improvement initiatives more effectively for agile, strategic IoT business plans.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Initiate Business Transformation with Windows 10 IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how Windows 10 IoT helps facilitate the adoption of an IoT platform for app development, integration, and deployment. Discover how to simplify IoT app management, enhance control over update deployments, generate insights faster, drive continuous innovation, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Windows 10 IoT: Creating New Market Opportunities with IoT Development
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: Explore the use of Windows 10 IoT, a unified platform that connects all of your devices. Discover how Windows 10 IoT is facilitating IoT development across multiple industries with real-time insights, scalability, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Windows 10 IoT: 10 Ways to Add Value to Your IoT Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are starting to recognize the exciting potential offered by IoT apps and products, but integrating IoT technology into your existing infrastructure can be a difficult task. Discover 10 benefits of using Windows 10 IoT, and how it can lend itself to seamless integrations.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Flytoget Finds New Opportunities with a Modern Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Learn how to leverage a cloud-based, API management platform to facilitate IT and application infrastructure modernization. Access this case study to achieve more intelligent integration and promote collaborative innovation with this platform.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Red Hat

Zero Code Rapid App Development: How to Reduce Critical Engineering Dependencies
sponsored by Metavine
RESOURCE: This paper provides an introduction to a zero code, rapid app development (RAD) platform can empower you to build and modify enterprise and IoT apps rapidly. Discover how to implement automation without the accompanying need to write code.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Metavine

Zero Impact, the Biggest Impact of All: A No-Code Approach to App Development
sponsored by Metavine
RESOURCE: This paper explores the concept of a "zero-code" PaaS strategy for app development. Discover how this agile approach allows you to create and modify sophisticated mission-critical apps rapidly and with minimal complexity.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Metavine

Orchestrating Harmony between Middleware, Apps, and Operating Systems
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Tom Nolle discusses how to take a middleware-focused approach to app lifecycle management practices. Uncover helpful advice for selecting middleware tools and managing OS and middleware platforms in the cloud. Plus, learn about the critical relationship between ALM, DevOps, and orchestration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
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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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