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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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Deliver a superior experience: Application Transformation Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces a holistic approach to enterprise applications that can help you bridge the gap between the old and the new to deliver the strong, positive experiences that users are looking for.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

Convergence with Vblock Systems: A Value Measurement
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: IDC conducted in-depth interviews and found that Vblock System implementations sped deployments, simplified operations, improved business-support agility, saved money, and freed staff to launch new applications, extend services, and improve user/customer satisfaction.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 25 Sep 2013

VCE

Developing Custom Apps Quickly, Easily, and Cost-Effectively
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how organizations can maximize the value of custom apps with a platform that is cost-efficient, simple to deploy, and may already be a part of your IT environment.
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

Case Study - Square Enix
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The Square Enix Group constructed an international business promotion structure with major development locations established in Japan, North America, and Europe, with develop data (ROM) transferring between locations on a daily basis. After adopting Steelhead appliances, Square Enix saw transfer times reduce by more than 90%.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Case Study - Schneider Electric
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Schneider Electric transformed its IT infrastructure to increase the company's business agility, gain greater control over IT costs, and support the growing use of mobile devices, cloud computing and IaaS. Learn how.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Case Study - Savola Group
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The Savola Group relies on its WAN to deliver business critical applications and data. After deploying the Steelhead appliances, Savola has saved around $100,000 a year in bandwidth upgrade costs, boosted application performance, increased employee productivity, and enhanced its IT infrastructure.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

How to Implement Continuous Testing for Optimal Mobile Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast discusses how to implement continuous testing in order to optimize mobile performance, and takes an inside look at the technologies and tools fueling mobile testing success.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Dec 11, 2013

SOASTA, Inc

10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Dynamic Business - From Aspiration to Reality
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how you can make your organization a dynamic business with the right set of innovative and proactive applications and tools.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Mar 2013

Microsoft India

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

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.

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

Smart Process Applications Evaluation, Q2 2013
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Wave report aims to help CIOs find the right smart process app vendor partners for improving this full spectrum of human-based processes. Read today to explore Forrester's key takeaways after conducting a 15-criteria evaluation of twelve software vendors.
Posted: 13 May 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

OpenText

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
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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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