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software

the PROGRAMS or instructions that make a COMPUTER system perform particular data-processing tasks. Some software makes the computer system operate while other software packages like SPREADSHEETS or WORD PROCESSING provide solutions to particular business problems.
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Provision of separate, tangible medium backup copy of the same software originally conveyed electronically.
Numerous quality attributes and quality models have been developed to measure or predict software quality.
If you're a business and you've got unlicensed copies or infringing copies of, say, word processing software, spreadsheet software, graphics packages, operating systems software--you could be talking about liability in the seven-figure range.
3% of the outstanding shares of SAGA, have entered into a stockholders agreement with Software AG in which Thayer Capital and Dan Gillis agree to vote in favor of the merger.
Well-known companies producing DBMS software include Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Sybase, and Informix.
The SOP requires entities to expense internal software maintenance costs as incurred and to capitalize certain internal upgrade costs.
The role of software excellence in the organization's values, vision, strategic direction, and the implementation of its policy and strategy.
The software packages surveyed in this article run on three types of platforms: DOS-based, 386 or 486 personal computers (PCs), Unix-based workstations and supercomputers.
167(f)(1), the cost of acquiring "off-the-shelf" software is deducted ratably over 36 months, beginning in the month the software is placed in service.
Axcent is a relatively low-cost DOS-based software.
Labs provides software protection solutions that protect against the misappropriation and theft of intellectual property resident in software applications.