Example: "The company uses a lot of high-end technology, but values its peopleware the most."

Peopleware refers to the role of people in the computing process. While hardware and software make up a computer system, both are designed to be used by humans. Therefore, peopleware is sometimes considered the third component of computing. Peopleware can refer to many different things, including computer engineers, programmers, individual computer users, or groups of people. Anyone who designs, develops, or uses computer systems plays an important role in the computing process and may be considered peopleware.

Updated: June 18, 2009

Definition from the PC Glossary