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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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Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

SANS - Survey on Application Security Programs and Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SANS report pinpoints where the vulnerability gaps lie in today's application security programs. Click through for key recommendations on how to address these issues.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

AtTask

The Benefits Of Content as a Service: Smarter SaaS
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover the benefits of CaaS and address employee training needs at any size.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015

SAP

TOGAF® and Enterprise Portfolio Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn how The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) and Portfolio Management both promise to bring structure and direction to complex and fast-moving organizational environments: the TOGAF framework for the enterprise as a whole and Portfolio Management to the enterprise project world.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Global Knowledge

Esker Accounts Payable Automation Customer Testimonials
sponsored by Esker Inc.
VIDEO: Watch this video to see what Esker Customers have to say about Esker's Accounts Payable Automation Software as a Service, invoice approval workflow and touchless processing capabilities.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 06 Dec 2013

Esker Inc.

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals what IaaS providers should look for when selecting application delivery solutions to power networking service offerings.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

Profiting from big data
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
BOOK: To successfully capitalize on big data, an iterative, experimental approach is essential to data-focused companies, and especially retailers, analysts say. Find out how several organizations leverage big data.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

SearchCIO.com

Expert ERP Guide: 3 Mobile ERP Pitfalls to Avoid
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn about the 3 most common mobile ERP mistakes made by manufacturers and how rugged devices could be the key to enabling fearless mobile ERP for any company.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Epicor Software Corporation

Building Confidence in your Data Center Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a software and hardware solutions that balance reliability, availability, and data protection of storage in the data center to suit end-users unique needs. Find out how these solutions work efficiently and seamlessly with your existing infrastructure to help maximize you IT investments.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Time-Saving PowerShell Solutions for the Busy Admin
sponsored by NetApp & Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This guide delivers insight into how you can start building a relationship with PowerShell. You'll also get an understanding of how powerful, simple, one-line commands can be.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

NetApp & Cisco

Tools to Make your HR Software More Effective
sponsored by Fairsail
EGUIDE: What tools do you need to make your HR software more effective? In this e-guide, unveil the top 5 best practices for implementing an HR analytics program. Additionally, gain insight on the advantages of moving in-house HR systems to the cloud.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Fairsail

How to Pick the Right ERP for Your Organization
sponsored by Avalara
RESOURCE: Selecting the right ERP for your business needs is much more than a software decision; find out what you should consider when moving to ERP.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Avalara

How new F&A Solutions Can Help CFOs Improve Forecasting Performance
sponsored by Anaplan
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how new FP&A software can help CFOs improve forecasting performance and provide universal access through mobile devices and increasingly powerful analytics while lowering the entry barriers to software deployment.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Anaplan

7 reasons to Choose Anaplan to Replace your Planning Spreadsheets
sponsored by Anaplan
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an alternative to planning spreadsheets that allows users to enjoy the immediacy and user-friendliness of spreadsheets and the security and scalability that comes with an enterprise solution. Read on for a list of seven benefits provided by this software.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Anaplan

Service Virtualization -  Top 10 Mistakes
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 mistakes most commonly associated with service virtualization projects. You'll also get best practices on how you can avoid these pitfalls.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2015

Parasoft Corporation

Getting Started with Service Virtualization
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Service Virtualization is a viable way to reduce the complexity and the costs of managing multiple environments while providing ubiquitous access for development and test. Access this white paper to learn how it allows you to reduce infrastructure costs, improve provisioning/maintenance of test environments, increase test coverage, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Parasoft Corporation

The ROI of Service Virtualization
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Service virtualization allows you to simulate the behavior of system components in complex component-based applications. This resource covers the basics of service virtualization and explains how it helps you to speed innovation, accelerate time to market, reduce risks, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Parasoft Corporation

Storage Magazine: Cloud DR - Cloud's "Killer App"
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the January 2015 issue of Storage magazine, Eric Slack dissects the benefits – and must-know's – of cloud-based DR. Other features in this month's issue cover off on how to build a private cloud with OpenStack, the results of our Quality Awards survey for NAS systems and much more!
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Jan 2015

SearchStorage.com

ERP Cloud and SaaS Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: Gain valuable insights into cloud and ERP SaaS computing technologies, markets and trends.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

FinancialForce

IDC MarketScape Report: Business Process Management Platforms
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: There are many BPM solution vendors to choose from. This vendor assessment can be used as a guide to choosing BPM software for midlevel to highly sophisticated projects.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

OpenText

SoftLayer and IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator help launch a Smart Community solution at Toshiba
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To advance its initiative, Toshiba required a more flexible, scalable cloud solution capable of supporting a wide range of complex projects. This whitepaper highlights the cloud software Toshiba implemented to provide an extensible cloud management framework.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Accelerate Service Deployment With A Private Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn about the adaptable and predictive private cloud infrastructure that helped Wimbledon accelerate service deployment by 50%.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Building a Mobile Strategy: Analyst Report Shows Key Components to Success
sponsored by Kony
ANALYST REPORT: Access this analyst report to discover how the enterprise appetite for mobilization grows – but progress has been slow.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014

Kony

How to Efficiently Manage Software Requirements and QA Strategies
sponsored by TechExcel
EGUIDE: Check out this in-depth expert e-guide to learn how the roles in test and QA management will shift under Agile software practices, and how important it is to the testing process that requirements be managed properly.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

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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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