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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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The Basics of Data Deduplication Solutions
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: This guide gives the basics of deduplication and focuses on how deduplication fits in with disaster recovery strategies. It also shows the advantages of hardware and software deduplication.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Dell Software

Faster firmware updates and system fixes for a manufacturing organization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: This case study describes what can go wrong with firmware updates when relying on Unauthorized Support Providers (USPs), and reveals how this strategy led the way for disaster in one real-world organization.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

User experience: Can your apps increase your value?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: In this brief on-demand video, John McCarthy – Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research – explains how organizations can increase their value by delivering a great user experience.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 21, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Dropbox Quick Start
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this concise resource to learn more about Dropbox software and what it can do for you.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Staying Compliant with BYOD
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how enterprise app stores can help enhance software license compliance and asset management by giving organizations better insight into employee-owned devices. Also, discover strategies to solve the compliance and management issues brought on by BYOD and mobile cloud applications.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Considerations For Effective Software License Management
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides tips, tricks, and tactics to help you successfully approach software license management. Inside, find techniques for managing software licenses in virtual data centers, a checklist for effective software licensing, and more.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Crucial Considerations For Cloud Licensing
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchCloudComputing.com offers a primer on cloud licensing. Read on to learn about your options for cloud license management, five licensing factors to consider when planning a cloud migration, and more.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

SaaS vs. Premise-based Monitoring: 9 Reasons Why SaaS Makes More Sense
sponsored by LogicMonitor
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for the 9 benefits of SaaS, and to find out why server and network monitoring is ideal for a cloud-based model.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

LogicMonitor

Dynamic Infrastructures for VMware vCloud
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to discover how a VMware-based infrastructure solution can accelerate cloud infrastructure implementation, while reducing maintenance costs and effort.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Fujitsu

Fast Track Open Source Virtualization
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

A Smarter Approach to IT: The Software-Defined Data Center and IT as a Service
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast covers how IT must transform the way it delivers services with IT-as-a-Service and how a software-defined data center is the foundation you need.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 4, 2014

VMware, Inc.

Fastest Path to Virtualization
sponsored by HP and Intel
BROCHURE: Explore this resource to find out how HP's ConvergedSystem for Virtualization can drive faster time-to-value while providing the scalability you need.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on HP Converged System 700x
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, in-depth resource to find out how HP's latest solution for virtual environments can benefit your organization.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

First Steps to the Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by VMware
WEBCAST: This webcast details how to get started with a software-defined data center and covers the impact it will have on IT.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 4, 2014

VMware

Eight Ways Better Software Deployment and Management Can Save You Money
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down eight critical benefits you can achieve by learning to effectively manage the software deployment lifecycle. Also inside, find key recommendations to help you get started.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Software Asset Management: Ensuring Today's Assets
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper sheds light on how mobility and software as a service (SaaS) programs are complicating license management. Click through to learn  about a comprehensive software asset management (SAM) approach that helps address the inherent issues  associated with each.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

CDW Corporation

Protecting Converged Virtual Infrastructures with Simpana IntelliSnap® Technology
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative guide to uncover a solution that provides a proven tool and a simple approach that provide agility and automation to how data is protected and managed in your modern data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Software Lifecycle Management: Managing Essential Enterprise Tools for Greater Productivity and Cost Savings
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource is a guide to software management, and highlights key approaches that will help you ensure productivity without additional costs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

CDW Corporation

Reduce Costs and Stay Compliant With Next-Generation SAM
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn how to reduce the costs of software management by optimizing maintenance and operations.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Premiered: May 31, 2013

CDW Corporation

Software Asset Management Webinar
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: Watch this important webcast to learn strategies and tactics you should be implementing now to ready for the inevitable software audit. Discover how to take a proactive approach to software asset management (SAM)
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 27, 2014

CDW Corporation

SDN in the Data Center: Are You Ready?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this concise resource to learn about the three SDN approaches, and what an "SDN-ready" platform should offer.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Are You Prepared for a Software Audit?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the key elements of a software End User License Agreements (EULA) audit. Click through to explore 5 ways software asset management (SAM) can help you ensure compliance.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

CDW Corporation

HP Server Automation Virtual Appliance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive white paper to find out the key features of HP's latest server automation software.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software
sponsored by EMC Corporation
RESOURCE: Access this informative, in-depth resource for a market snapshot of BCMP vendors that may be appropriate for your organization's budget and needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Trust in Cyberspace
sponsored by (ISC)2 UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, unveil a list of characteristics that define trusted software, which is critical to ensuring its quality and reliability as a secure product.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

(ISC)2 UK Ltd
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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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