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DEFINITION: Software is a general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers and related devices. (The term hardware describes the physical aspects of computers and related devices.)Software can be thought of as the variable part of a computer and hardware the invariable part. Software is often divided into application software (programs that do work users are directly interested in) and  … 
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VMware Virtual SAN: Radically simple software-defined storage
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EBOOK: View this resource to learn how you can simplify your storage in a virtualized environment with Virtual SAN.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

VMware, Inc.

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

Take Control of Your Applications With SDN
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: Learn more about Software Defined Networks and how NetScaler provides orchestration and management to your applications.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 28 Jan 2014

Citrix

Five Deadly Sins of Analytical Product Development
sponsored by Birst
WEBCAST: Kevin Smith, the Vice President of Embedded Solutions at Birst, is here to fill you in on the basics for avoiding drawbacks that hinder the success of your analytical product. Watch, and learn to escape 5 pitfalls that jeopardize your product's outcome.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Feb 27, 2015

Birst

Dell gives NetVault Backup a facelift, adds enterprise DR disk
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This e-guide describes this addition in depth, noting that the DR6000 enterprise disk target has more than twice the capacity of the vendor's midrange appliance and has new software for accelerating source-side dedupe for files.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a multi-tenant, SaaS-based approach that grants customers the flexibility to adapt applications to their particular business strategies, without introducing complexity that prevents the system from evolving as business needs change.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2013

Workday

CIOs: Don’t Let Your Business Fall Into the Digital Divide
sponsored by Axway
EBOOK: Explore this eBook to discover 3 ways in which an API-first digital strategy can enable you to bridge the digital divide and drive a successful business and IT transformation.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Axway

A More Efficient and Flexible Approach to Storage in Virtual Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, which is a storage solution that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

Time-Based Routing for Field Service
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The key to mobile workforce optimization is accurately assessing travel times for multiple routes between multiple appointments. Read this white paper for the pros and cons of three routing methodologies.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Oracle Corporation

NoSQL Databases Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn how unstructured data types are better managed by NoSQL. Additionally, discover the various features of NoSQL software, and explore which works best for specific applications.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

IBM

The Casper Suite from JAMF Software - For Business
sponsored by JAMF Software
WHITE PAPER: No platform offers better security or delivers a more productive user experience than Apple. And no tool manages Apple devicesbetter than the Casper Suite. View this resource to leran more about the software and the additional value it can provide your business.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

JAMF Software

Compliance and Security for Healthcare Providers Driving Access and Efficiency through User Context
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes software that helps you speed and personalize access to applications and services throughout the organization without sacrificing privacy, security, and compliance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2015

RES Software

The competitive advantage of continuous engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about the concept of continuous engineering. Learn how you can you can constantly update your software through connectivity to ensure that your product is always performing optimally.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Accelerating Product Innovation Through Agile Development and Continuous Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about how agile development and continuous engineering are changing the way software engineers work. Read on to discover how innovation has become central to a new collaborative work environment.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Expanding the Conversation Beyond SDN
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESOURCE: View this resource to learn what SDN really entails and why we must start going beyond SDN to include application-centricity, automation, virtualization and orchestration.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 May 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A Buyer’s Guide to Customer Relationship Management Solutions
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for a guide to CRM solutions and get insights into trends and evaluation criteria.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

NetSuite

Mobility: The New Opportunity for Australia's Retailers
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how consumers are using smartphones to shop and how Australia's retailers are adapting to this trend. Additionally, explore some of the barriers that retailers face in creating a strategy and how the latest generation of cloud-based software can help.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

NetSuite

Software-defined Storage: the overall benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief video cuts through some of the confusion surrounding SDS and tells you what to look for – and what to avoid – when choosing an SDS product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

IBM

Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage—and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of SDS and the reasons for adopting it. It then gives a brief guide on how to get started with implementing SDS.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Challenging The Status Quo On Maintenance Contracts And Refresh Cycles To Lower Costs
sponsored by Curvature
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report issued by Forrester, explore the results from their survey that was designed to explore how customers evaluate and select networking tech vendors, schedule equipment upgrades, and gauge awareness of third party networking solutions.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Mar 2013

Curvature

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant helps information management leaders find the right integration vendor for their needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Automating the back office: How BPM can help improve productivity
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how some major retail banks have accomplished significant productivity and quality improvements by using BPM to automate the back office.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

Product Review: Business Process Framework & Calculated Fields
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: This demo looks at two features of a human capital management and financial management software vendor. With Configurable Business Processes and Calculated fields, processes can be configured to ensure adherence to your company's policies and needs. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2013

Workday

Driving Product Quality With Continuous Verification and Validation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about how continuous verification and validation strategies can help quality teams keep up with agile development. Read on to learn about eth methods and approaches that can enable continuous verification and validation and determine the right strategy for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM
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SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  system software (which includes operating systems and any program that supports application software). The term middleware is sometimes used to describe programming that mediates between application and system software or between two different kinds of application software (for example, sending a remote work request from an application in a computer that has one kind of operating system to an application in a computer with a different operating system).An additional and difficult-to-classify category of software is the utility, which is a small useful program with limited capability. Some utilities … 
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