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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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Select the Right Solution for Inner-City Transportation Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the single automated software solution many of public transportation systems are turning to and provides checklists for four key areas that will help you pick the right vendor.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

IBM

Download a Free Trial of SQL Safe Backup
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Learn about the key features of SQL Safe Backup – and find out how you can gain access to a free trial.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 22 Jul 2014

Idera

SQL Compliance Manager – Download Free Trial
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Uncover the ins-and-outs of SQL Compliance Manager – and get your hands on a free trial.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 22 Jul 2014

Idera

Bringing Software Licenses into Compliance
sponsored by CDW Corporation
VIDEO: This video case study covers how one hospital group dealt with a self-audit request when they did not know if their software licensing was compliant.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Software License Renewal Solutions that Ensure Compliance
sponsored by CDW Corporation
VIDEO: This video case study covers how a design firm addressed concerns about their software licensing compliance.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

SQL Diagnostic Manager – Download a Free Trial
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of a 24/7 SQL performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostic tool – and gain access to a free trial.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive paper highlights why an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform is ideal for building fault-tolerant software systems. However, this attribute isn't unique to its platform, so read on to discover what makes the AWS platform unique.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2011


MicroScope July 2014: An issue covering changes in the business intelligence market
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue highlighting the changing business intelligence market and the opportunities for resellers
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

MicroScope

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

Make the Most of Big Data with IBM System x
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: Discover how IBM System x is helping many sort through big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

IBM

How to Quickly and Easily Configure Patch Management Policies in GFI Cloud
sponsored by GFI Cloud
VIDEO: Learn how simple it is to configure patch management policies.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

How a Successful ECM Project Becomes a Despised Legacy Application and 5 Ways to Prevent It
sponsored by Hyland Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top five challenges that arise from organization's making the "easy choice" and how involving IT in the buying process allows organization to select a solution that leads to success throughout the lifetime of an ECM solution.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Hyland Software

The Information Paradigm Shift: Redefine Your Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore research done by Gartner to find out how in-memory computing will impact ERP during the next 5 years, so businesses can plan accordingly.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Red Hat as a Storage Solutions Provider
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Bringing Together Software-Defined and Object Storage
sponsored by Caringo
WHITE PAPER: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. This white paper explains each one and highlights the benefits of a storage software that combines them.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Caringo

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Successful Application Security Testing for Agile Development
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how one leading vendor is working to provide only the best coding practices and application security testing, so businesses like you can make sure your applications are safe and secure.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Choose the Service Desk Delivery Model that Makes Sense
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses three delivery models, including the benefits and considerations you must take when choosing the right model for your business.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Pangea Systems

The State of ERP: Pain Points, Implementation, Cloud-Adoption
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: Find out why so many industry-leading vendors such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft are planning cloud-based ERP offerings, and learn about the ease of ERP implementation, as well as its pain points.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Sage Software

Better Software Management and More Secure Computers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: This whitepaper details the systems management solution that Princeton University selected to solve their three major IT problems.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Ensure IT Service Quality with Dell Infrastructure Management Tool
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how you can automate your IT services and management by leveraging system management software from Dell. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Case Study: UK Borough Realises IT Goals through DCIM Tools
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
CASE STUDY: Explore this case study to learn how UK's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea realised greater resiliency, efficiency, and ease in remotely managing a diverse array of devices by implementing data center infrastructure management tools and software.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 May 2014

Emerson Network Power

Solving Financial Management Pain Points: An Expert How-To
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
EGUIDE: Find out how organizations are tackling financial management pain points with a cloud-based system.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

Intacct Corporation
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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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