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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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SDN meets the real-world: implementation benefits and challenges
sponsored by Nuage Networks
WHITE PAPER: From little more than a research project a decade or so ago, SDN has become one of the biggest trends in the data center, and for good reason.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Nuage Networks

Software License Optimization with 1E AppClarity
sponsored by 1e Inc
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of a study on software licensing waste.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

1e Inc

SaaS Takes Center Stage in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how subscription-based business applications are expected to make an even bigger impact in 2014 and beyond in this informative infographic.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2013

IBM

DevOps and PaaS: The Perfect Combination to Develop and Deploy Java EE Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: All too often development teams are left disjointed and unorganized due to far too many initiatives. View this webcast now to discover how to implement DevOps for Java EE applications in a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 2, 2014

Red Hat

Software Quality Assurance Testing: First Mobile Steps
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The process for testing mobile applications isn't quite the same as testing more traditional Web and desktop ones. In this e-guide, uncover 4 valuable tips to help software quality assurance teams successfully approach mobile app testing.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

IBM

Case Study: Efficiently Distribute Software Deployments with WAN Optimization
sponsored by 1e Inc
CASE STUDY: Access this white paper that describes how Saint-Gobain, a building materials manufacturer, harnessed a change and configuration management tool to help them reduce expected branch server investment by 97 percent. Read on to learn how they were able to cut the number of branch servers from 6000 to 200.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

1e Inc

EMC’s Comprehensive Flash Strategy
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about flash storage solution that offer multi-flash models to deliver even better storage.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

EMC Corporation

Managing Talent on a Budget
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: Learn about human capital management (HCM) and talent management software consolidation from Courtney Bjorlin and Todd Morrison.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Workday

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With an agile and scalable infrastructure, businesses are able to stay ahead of the influx of data. Software-defined storage(SDS) solutions promise to provide all essential storage services that uses only industry-standard hardware components. View this white paper to learn more about SDS.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Resolving Key Integration Challenges For Financial Applications
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: Learn about how regulatory pressures and the need to improve quality are forcing financial institutions to rethink their reference data management strategies, and how analytics are playing a key role in the integration process.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Workday

Five Steps for a Winning Application Security Program
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The landscape of devices, operating systems, and touch points continuously grows in complexity – resulting in a security nightmare for application developers. View this informative white paper now to find out the 5 steps for a winning application security program.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Receive Top Notch Security Benefits With a Durable Laptop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the results of a survey that featured over 130 IT and business professionals who use a laptop in a harsher setting.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 FAQ
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this FAQ sheet for answers to questions about a powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery solution that protects your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Find out about its benefits.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Five Questions to Ask Every Vendor: SDN Evaluation Guide
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: With all of the great benefits of SDN, there's no doubt any organization is looking into it.  But is your company the right fit?
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

5 Reasons Why Software Outages Occur
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Downtime is a business nightmare – not only do companies lose business, their brand and public perception are compromised as well. This resource considers five possible reasons for software outages, and discusses how companies end up with these problems as well as how to fix them.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Automic

Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 Data Sheet: Backup and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to find out about a radically faster backup and recovery with innovative virtualization capabilities.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

Achieve Continuous Deployment: Automating Websphere Deployment Automation
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: How can you help lessen the burden on your Websphere teams to increase efficiency? This whitepaper considers automation as a solution, and proposes the benefits of implementing such a system within your Websphere development process.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Automic

OpenFlow and SDNs
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Openflow is a new protocol designed to control flow tables in Ethernet switches, which helps simplify networks for designers and operators.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

Client management ensures efficient use of resources
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how the company used a client management solution to help ease the complexity surrounding software.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Data Deduplication: Types and Benefits
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn from expert Rachel Dines, an analyst with Forrester Research, the differences between software and hardware backup deduplication, post process vs. inline deduplication as well as fixed and variable-block length dedupe.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Dell Software

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 MobileFirst Platform Developer Q&A
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Do you have questions about the IBM MobileFirst Platform 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 the MobileFirst Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation can securely enable mobile application development, delivery and management.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

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