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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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Special Report on Infosys
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 6 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the key facts on Infosys, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Outsourcing the problem of software security
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This report from analyst group Quocirca assess the benefits of using on-demand services to ensure security throughout the application life cycle.
Posted: 10 Jul 2012 | Published: 10 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The future of software development: Energized Work
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: Gus Power, CTO  at Energized Work, gives his views on the future of software development, in this presentation for Computer Weekly's 500 Club.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Storage Response Time Monitor
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Having trouble with storage latency issues? SolarWinds® Storage Response Time Monitor free tool tracks those sluggish VMs, shows the top host to datastore total response times and a count of additional high latency offenders.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2012

SolarWinds, Inc.

MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR APPLICATIONS WITH FUSION MIDDLEWARE
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges of operating multiple applications simultaneously. Find out how you can improve efficiency and reduce risk with a pre-integrated application infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Application Migration Workbook
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to achieve pain-free application migrations in this essential workbook and guide. Read on to uncover key strategies and technologies that can simplify the process and lay the foundation for more effective application management.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 17 Jul 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a memory-optimized relational database that provides detailed visibility into the performance of your critical applications. Learn more about this platform and its key features and installation steps here.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Companies must adapt their management practices to provide proper control over resources in the cloud. This white paper showcases a management tool designed with these types of environments in mind and discusses its key features and benefits.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation

Improve Data Center Efficiency with Enterprise Linux Servers
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: IT budgets are not expected to recover anytime soon, so companies need to adjust to the reality of using fewer resources to deliver business services. This white paper explains how you can accomplish this seemingly impossible objective by running your critical workloads on Linux.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

SUSE

Key best practices for cloud testing
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the benefits of testing software in cloud environments. Read this and gain tips for cloud testing, including ensuring a plan is in place in case of an interruption to service, learning the differences between testing in private and public clouds, exploring the risks of moving to a cloud-based testing solution and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

IDC link software appliances ease cloud application deployment
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Like most new technology, cloud computing does not come without a certain level of complexity. This white paper evaluates the key drivers for cloud computing and explains how certain software appliances can simplify cloud implementation and accelerate your initiative.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

SUSE

SUSE Studio standard data sheet
sponsored by SUSE
DATA SHEET: This data sheet discusses the key tasks involved in the application lifecycle. Learn how you can reduce time spent on deployment and routine maintenance with pre-configured templates.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

SUSE

SUSE lifecycle management server data sheet
sponsored by SUSE
DATA SHEET: As if the process of building and installing software isn't difficult enough, deployed software systems require proper maintenance throughout their lifetimes. This data sheet describes a management server and its key characteristics that can assist in this process.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

SUSE

The State of the i
sponsored by Connectria Hosting
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn about the past, present and future of IBM i. Discover, through the use of real-life examples, how organizations have benefited from this system.
Posted: 22 May 2012 | Premiered: May 22, 2012

Connectria Hosting

Computer Weekly - 22 May 2012: Why Tesco is spending £150m online
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: This week’s Computer Weekly, we talk exclusively to Tesco CIO Mike McNamara about why the UK's biggest retailer is spending £150m on its online business. And, with the London 2012 Olympics only weeks away; we look at how IT testing is progressing.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The State of the i
sponsored by Connectria Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the developments of IBM i on Power Systems. Discover how to achieve valuable benefits like reliability, simplified installation and administration, continuing hardware innovations and much more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

Connectria Hosting

Uplift Quality with Requirements Driven Testing
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn why requirements driven testing (RDT) is so important, what potential areas of the software development life cycle are addressed by RDT, the benefits, and the implementation strategy that may be adopted to introduce RDT within the organization.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 16 May 2012

Micro Focus

Microscope – May 2012: A themed issue looking at Business Intelligence tools and services
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue of the ezine looking at the opportunities for the channel in the business intelligence market
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 21 May 2012

MicroScope

Collaboration in Agile development: Requirements analysis is a team effort
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: Agile development roles are no longer set in stone. The most successful and efficient teams work together, each adding their own perspective. This featured article uncovers why testers should participate in requirement analysis and how organizations are getting their whole team more involved in Agile projects.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

The benefits and drawbacks on test automation
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: Automating software testing may seem ideal but like everything there are benefits and drawbacks. This expert resource features advice from software expert Peter Walen on the pros and cons of automation.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

Succeeding in test automation: Collaboration between Agile testers and programmers
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: This essential resource details why communication and collaboration are such important tester skills. Read on to get expert advice from Quality Assurance writer, Lisa Crispin, on training a tester for collaborative teamwork.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

The Many Faces of Software Testing
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this expertly compiled e-guide to learn how your security testing mangers can educate about, plan for, and validate the communication that is required across the enterprise to make sure that your software is secure and protected.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Leveraging Transactional Email for Success
sponsored by SendGrid
WHITE PAPER: Discover proven tips for successfully leveraging transactional emails to increase customer engagement and market your applications in this essential resource. Find out how you can leverage a cloud-based email platform to ensure reliable delivery and gain real-time analytics.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

SendGrid

More Complex = Less Secure: Miss a Test Path and You Could Get Hacked
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The same improvements that increase software performance create new security risks that IT pros must contend with. This white paper takes a closer look at the nature of software complexity and describes tactics you can implement to minimize it.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Improving Software Security by Identifying and Securing Path Linking Attack Surfaces to Attack Targets
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most companies do not have time to thoroughly investigate all of the potential attack targets inside an application. This white paper explains how the use of software security analysis (SSA) and path methodologies can help you identify vulnerable code and improve application security.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.
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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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