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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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Solution Brief - Reduce cost by rationalizing your mainframe software portfolio
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper recommends a nine-step methodology for taking control of your mainframe environment. Discover potential risks you may be inadvertently exposing your company to and learn how to reduce costs by consolidating your software.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Next-Generation Mainframe Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the current state of the mainframe. Discover three challenges affecting the future of these technologies and learn how to successfully overcome them.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Virtualization for Mission-Critical SAP Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains the recent trend towards running mission-critical SAP applications on virtualized servers. Read now for an overview of the current SAP virtualization landscape, as well as detailed answers for critical SAP virtualization questions.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

The True Value of Legacy Application Modernization
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: This e-guide, expertly compiled by ebizQ.com, reveals the true value of modernizing legacy applications. Inside, learn how using a service-oriented architecture (SOA) to migrate and modernize legacy applications can enable organizations to stay competitive and productive.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Micro Focus

E-Guide: Best practices for selecting high quality hardware for mission-critical applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchSAP.com explores the specific requirements that must be met to maintain high usability and uptime within mission-critical environment such as SAP. Readers will gain access to tips and best practices for selecting server hardware that supports even the most demanding and critical business applications.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Simplify Compliance and Security with Novell® SentinelT Log Manager
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Finding a log management solution that can manage risk, simplify regulatory compliance and provide security for you network can be very difficult. There are many systems that contain some of these tools but now there is a system that can do all of this.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Novell, Inc.

Expert tips for realizing virtualization benefits through budgeting
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide highlights how to reap the benefits of server virtualization by considering four important factors: choice of hypervisor, software licensing, hardware and training.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

VMware, Inc.

E-Guide: Agile Development Process
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines organizational and team challenges of implementing the agile process. This e-guide also will detail how to scale agile software development to large organizations by scaling agile practices and agile work; how to transition small and large development teams to Scrum; and more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

IBM

Reducing Rework Through Effective Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There's a secret about poor requirements management that everybody knows but nobody wants to talk about: up to 85% of rework costs are due to requirements defects. This paper discusses how improving your requirements management process offers one of the most effective ways to cut costs.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

The Systems Engineering Balancing Act: Choosing an Optimum Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This thought leadership white paper proposes a combination of requirements-driven, model-driven and test-driven approaches as a mechanism for delivering systems development projects at a reduced cost and risk.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

Balancing Risk and Complexity with Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how a combined IBM and Wind River quality management solution can help you deliver higher-quality products to the marketplace faster.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Lean Development Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective governance for lean development isn’t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Geek Out on the Best Practices of a Google Apps Deployment
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript to geek out with Jim Copeland, Dan Kennedy and Marcello Pedersen, Google Apps deployment specialists, on why a "big bang" approach is earning customers accolades within their organizations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

Presentation Transcript: Focusing on What's Important with Your Web Application Security: Scanning and Testing
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Web application security affects every business in some capacity. Regardless of the industry, there are certain Web security weaknesses you can’t afford to overlook and steps you must take to find them. In this presentation transcrip, expert Kevin Beaver shares what you need to know in order to find Web security vulnerabilities in your environment.
Posted: 14 Jan 2011 | Published: 14 Jan 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Avoiding Application Security Pitfalls
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide will explain why people aren’t integrating security with application lifecycle management, the risks businesses take by not taking security measures seriously and what you can do. Read this e-guide to learn why application security measures often fail and what can be done to mitigate them.
Posted: 14 Jan 2011 | Published: 14 Jan 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Delivering Value Through Quality Management and Best Practices: Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM Rational
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript from IBM as it explores quality management strategies that can deliver a positive ROI while at the same time improving delivered quality and reducing risk and uncertainty in development projects.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 05 Jan 2011

IBM Rational

Adobe Flash Builder 4
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Enterprises are challenged to create easy to use rich Internet applications that enable users and customers to access and interact with data and content in more intuitive and visual ways. Download this trial software to learn more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2011 | Premiered: 04 Jan 2011

Adobe Systems, Inc.

DataSheet: Rational Quality Manager
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: IBM Rational Quality Manager offers two views on the individual user’s dashboard: A work-item list that shows a tester what work has been assigned to him or her, and a team event log that updates automatically as activities occur/progress. Together these views help ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

Safety Analysis Using UML
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the use of the fault tree analysis (FTA) approach to safety analysis and the use of the UML® profiling mechanism to create a safety analysis profile, including the definition of its normative metamodel.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

IBM

IBM Rational Focal Point
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: IBM Rational® Focal Point™ software is a comprehensive portfolio management solution that helps you prioritize and select the right investments, balance change with business demands, and align resources to deliver the right capabilities at the right time.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Guide: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the benefits and drawbacks of consistency in ALM and the challenges associated with building and managing quality into the SDLC. This e-guide also provides a thorough overview of roles and responsibilities in an ALM-focused organization and more. Read on to gain a deeper insight into ALM.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

IBM

IBM Rational ROI Calculators and Value Estimators
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Find out how IBM Rational® can provide you with solutions to improve organizational efficiency, reduce your TCO, and position your organization for long-term growth. Choose a solution that addresses one or more of your needs, and the tool will help you determine your ROI or estimate the value your organization could attain with IBM Rational.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 18 Nov 2010

IBM

IBM Rational Team Concert Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore the comprehensive features and functions that the Rational Team Concert tool offers, including integrated work item tracking, source control, continuous builds, agile planning and reporting, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

IBM

Optimizing the Virtual Environment
sponsored by uptime software inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find both the pitfalls of virtual monitoring and management, and how to navigate the maze of competing virtual monitoring and management vendors. In the end, you'll have a clear idea of what solutions will work for you.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010

uptime software inc.

Virtual Desktop Foundations eBook: Chapter 1- Restructuring for Virtual Desktops
sponsored by Pano Logic, Inc
EBOOK: Our Virtual Desktop Foundations e-book will prepare you to introduce virtual desktops into your enterprise by answering a few critical questions, including: what are some considerations, how should you upgrade your infrastructure, is your WAN optimized, when is the best time to migrate desktops to a new OS, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

Pano Logic, 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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