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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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6 Reasons to Consider SDN for Campus Networks
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: What are some key benefits of SDN? Find out how you can give IT more control over the behavior and performance of their networks. Learn the importance of centralizing control and enabling programmability to achieved the behaviors you want.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Brocade

The Current and Future Benefits of SDN in the Campus
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives deep into a number of alternative network virtualization options that are available today. Learn about SDN campus use cases, and additionally how implementing network virtualization can yield immediate benefits.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Brocade

IBM Worklight Developer Q&A
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Do you have questions about IBM Worklight Foundation? Visit this site for answers and to connect with other users.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

IBM

Build more robust native mobile applications with IBM Worklight
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Worklight Foundation can securely enable mobile application development, delivery and management.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Getting started with IBM Worklight Foundation
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Find out how to set up your IBM Worklight Foundation development environment, how to create a Worklight app and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

IBM

Application Deployment and Release: Technology Coordinates All Moving Parts
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Application releases now span every department of the business, and require a significant amount of effort to coordinate. This whitepaper considers technology that automates application releases, and the benefits seen by companies that have implemented a solution like this one.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

Automic

Software Defined Storage for Dummies Webinar
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this webinar to find out how software-defined storage can help your organization manage storage growth, cost, and complexity, increase storage performance and data availability, and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2014, 01:01 EDT (05:01 GMT)

IBM

Drive a New Open Networking Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Access this brief video to learn how you can speed innovation by implementing standards-based networking equipment, operating systems, and applications based on your unique requirements.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Software-defined networking
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Find out why SDN represents the network architecture of the future.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Get the Facts on Software-Defined Networking
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of Dell's point of view on software-defined networking and Open Networking, offering guidance on how to prepare an optimal technology strategy with the business, technical and operational benefits of these powerful emerging paradigms.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

What You Need to Know About HP 5400R z12 Switch Series
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
DATA SHEET: Uncover the specifics on an advanced, intelligent switch technology – HP 5400R z12 Switch Series.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Software-defined Storage Makes Economic Sense
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what software-defined storage really is and what role it can play in your data center. Read on to learn how to avoid being tricked by hardware vendors who are claiming to deliver "software-defined" storage that is simply more hardware that will eventually need an upgrade.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Discover How Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Protects Vital Data
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Find out which backup and recovery software solution was implemented to ensure the safety and security of Beth Israel's data.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

PaaS: Open for Business
sponsored by Pivotal
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper looks at how you can use Platform-as-a-Service to enable effective software development and get ahead of your competition.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Pivotal

Is the Future of Payroll in the Cloud?
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: Learn about the solution that takes advantage of SaaS software to improve the payroll process.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 16 Dec 2011

Workday

Streamline WebLogic: Enterprise Scale At Startup Speed with Dev Productivity Tool
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: The average developer using WebLogic wastes 39% of their day on redeploys and interactive testing in their development environments. This resource breaks down the facts about WebLogic and the delays the system can cause, and provides different solutions for this problem.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

ZeroTurnaround

SDN-Based Open Networking Building Momentum Among IT Decision Makers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Two of the most important technologies today are open networking and SDN.  For the past few years, both have gained acceptance in data centers due to their promise of improved IT agaility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Let Financial Reporting Leading the Way to Efficient Planning
sponsored by Prophix Software
EGUIDE: Find out how you can take the complexity out of financial planning, and discover the hidden forecasting benefits of implementing corporate performance management (CPM) software.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Prophix Software

3 Essentials to Understanding the Negative Impact of Load Times
sponsored by Nginx, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Load times can mean the death of an app – anything that makes people wait too long can and will be replaced. View this resource to uncover the ripples slow load times can cause throughout an entire company.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Nginx, Inc.

Application Serving Environment: WebSphere Application Server Liberty Provile vs. Tomcat
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Deciding on an application serving environment is challenging – sifting through an ever-growing market to find the right solutions based on enterprise needs is time consuming and taxing. This comparison white paper considers two possible systems for enterprises.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Advanced Data Protection for Small and Midsized Organizations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the ins-and-outs of one storage solution capable of transforming data protection for small to midsized organizations.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Case Study: OSS vs. Commercial, Choosing between WebSphere and Jboss
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: The allure of free software, specifically open-source software (OSS), has drawn the attention of many companies. View this case study now to read about the insurance company Topdanmark and their debate between commercial and OSS options – and the advice they offer to companies in the same position.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

IBM

4 Steps to Successful Software Management
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a four-step process for effective software management
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

Identify the best VMware licensing - HP SLMS
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Maximizing the investment in VMware licensing is challenging, especially in regards to tracking renewals and complying with licensing requirements. This whitepaper discusses the advantages of a software licensing management system. Also discover the best way to analyze your enterprise's needs for licensing agreements to maximize your investment.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The SAP System Copy Process: The Benefits of Automation
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the copy process correctly. This white paper discusses the benefits of automating the SAP copy process, and the results companies can expect from streamlining the process.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

Automic
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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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