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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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An In-Depth look at Application Delivery Controllers
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how application delivery controllers can help ensure the performance of your applications.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

How to Speed Up Application Development
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses how the right tools and platforms can help IT significantly speed up custom application development and deliver greater value to your organization.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

ServiceNow

Use Service Virtualization to remove testing bottlenecks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to overcome today's test and development roadblocks with Service Virtualization.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

IBM

Cloud Software Spending Survey 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Download this exclusive report from Kew Associates and Computer Weekly to learn how businesses plan to invest in cloud software between 2012 and 2017.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 14 Jan 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Mobile Security Strategies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report for Computer Weekly members explains the security risks and challenges of using mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 | Published: 09 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide: Windows 8
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11 page buyer's guide looks at the implications of Windows 8 for corporate IT.
Posted: 23 Oct 2012 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The ROI for ERP: An Overall Approach
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Nucleus Research offers advice on calculating the return on investment (ROI) for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
Posted: 25 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

UK IT priorities 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This exclusive Computer Weekly research reveals how UK IT departments are prioritising their budgets in 2012, which technologies they are investing in, and the impact of cloud computing, mobile and other disruptive technology on their IT strategies.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at how Virgin Media developed a set of transparent, efficient, and unified software testing tools to speed development, and increase quality.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

CIO Decisions E-Zine: Smart Process Apps Rev Up Business Agility
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: Is your IT organization ready to get smart? Smart process apps are becoming a tool of choice in many agile-inclined enterprises.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

SearchCIO.com

Recognize your Apps Personalities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: This brief video explains how the right applications transformation strategy can lead your enterprise to a new level of success by enabling you to categorize and profile apps based on business impact, simplify apps management, and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 09 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for Open Source and the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a careful look at two of today's most popular topics: open source application software and moving to the cloud.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

Red Hat

10 Ways to Use Social Media and Collaboration Tools in ALM
sponsored by WANdisco
EGUIDE: This e-guide from the experts at SearchSoftwareQuality.com counts down 10 ways to use social media and collaboration tools for ALM.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

WANdisco

Improving Database Performance by using LSI Nytro XD Application Acceleration Solution with a Storage Area Network (SAN)
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: See how the Nytro product family from LSI provides financial services organizations with flash-based application acceleration to deliver real-time analytics to meet competitive, customer and compliance demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

LSI Corporation.

Cloud ERP: Growth, Trends and Outlook
sponsored by Ramco Systems
EGUIDE: This e-guide from the experts at SearchManufacturingERP.com explores the recent popularity of software as a service (SaaS) applications amongst today's leading manufacturers. Also inside, count down five technology trends shaping the world of HR.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 30 May 2013

Ramco Systems

Apache Hadoop* Framework Spotlight: Apache Hive* Podcast
sponsored by Intel
PODCAST: In this podcast, learn how Apache Hive is impacting the Hadoop community. Discover Hive's components and capabilities, whether Hive is a viable substitute for the existing warehouse infrastructure, the limitations of this tool, and more.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Premiered: May 30, 2013

Intel

Apache Hadoop* Framework Spotlight: Apache Hive*
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines the true value of Apache Hive, a SQL engine for the Apache Hadoop framework. Inside, learn how Hive's facilities for data and metadata management are impacting the existing warehouse infrastructure and driving business success.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Intel

American Tire Distributors on Virtualizing Oracle
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: In this brief video, learn how the leading wheel and tire distribution company American Tire Distributors was able to reduce costs, improve performance, and empower scalability and agility by virtualizing its Oracle E-Business Suite tools.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Premiered: Apr 19, 2013

EMC Corporation

Jump-Start Software Testing and Quality Assurance Initiatives
sponsored by IBM
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this exclusive Essential Guide, explore expert insight into improving the performance and capabilities of your testers and development teams while maintaining a high level of agility and functionality - and without sacrificing the ability to meet the demands of today's markets.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

IBM

Top Strategies for Application Performance Monitoring
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com explores the importance of application performance monitoring and management (APM) and aims to answer all your questions surrounding this technology.
Posted: 11 Dec 2012 | Published: 11 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

Solution Spotlight: The Latest Trend - Deploying Apps to the Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn best practices for deploying apps in the cloud as well as common mistakes. Also, learn how cloud-based tools, Agile, and DevOps can accelerate application deployment.
Posted: 01 Dec 2012 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

CA Technologies.

ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator Mobile App
sponsored by ABBYY
VIDEO: This video details a text-grabbing and translator app that lets you save printed text from any magazine, book, document, etc. – in more than 60 languages – on your device. View now to learn how this app can immediately edit, translate, publish to social media, or forward by e-mail or SMS.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Premiered: 29 Sep 2011

ABBYY

IBM Informix Genero
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Capitalise on application development and deployment software today and take advantage of its easy-to-use graphical tools to model apps and then deploy them across several platforms. Read this brief yet informative paper now and learn how this software can reduce development costs and improve productivity, modernise existing 4GL apps and more.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

IBM

Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with ALM 2.0+
sponsored by CollabNet
WEBCAST: In this webcast learn how  IT departments have increased developer productivity, saved millions, and realized governance by implementing DevOps. ALM 2.0+ fosters integration with operations and accepts tool and platform heterogeneity, helping FT1000 customers worldwide transitioning to DevOps.
Posted: 19 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 19, 2012

CollabNet

ASNA Case Study: ASNA Wings: Re-imagining Modernization at INFOCON - Both Ways.
sponsored by ASNA
CASE STUDY: This essential case study explores how one organization replaced their old green screens to an enhanced user interface with ASNA wings, an application modernization strategy. Learn about the unique advantages your business can gain inside.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

ASNA
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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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