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DEFINITION: COTS, MOTS, GOTS, and NOTS are abbreviations that describe pre-packaged software or (less commonly) hardware purchase alternatives.A COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) product is one that is used "as-is." COTS products are designed to be easily installed and to interoperate with existing system components. Almost all software bought by the average computer user fits into the COTS category: operating  … 
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Going Step by Step: How to Evolve to a Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This instructional white paper offers a building-block approach using flexible converged infrastructure platforms and using them to bridge the gap from traditional and next generation infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Improving and Accelerating DevOps Through Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper, addresses the three most popular development-related initiatives for 2106 as well as how to find the balance between high-performance infrastructure and mission-critical production workloads.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

How to Kill Agility: Nine Metrics Mistakes
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations embrace rework and rely more heavily on user feedback to improve their products. Access this white paper to explore the role of metrics in software development, and nine common metric mistakes to avoid.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Key Features and Benefits of Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover ways agility can help you synchronize development work with business priorities, so you can coordinate teams to deliver apps on a predictable cadence.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Your Agility Survival Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Building agility into your organization means sensing, creating, and adapting to change quickly and confidently. Access this white paper and learn how to leverage delivery agility, portfolio agility, and business agility for higher profits and faster revenue growth.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Preparing for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, find out the reasons behind the growing interest in SDDCs, including some of the benefits of adopting SDDCS as well as the next generation architectural design it offers. Access now to find out the answers to some of the trending questions IT leaders are asking about how to prepare for the adoption of SDDCS.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IT Strategy for Delivering Efficient, Secure and Economic Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this invaluable resource, learn how moving to a standard operating environment can lower operational costs, improve security and compliance; deliver applications faster, and lay the groundwork for innovation.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Red Hat

Intelligent Business Process Management for the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: By combining business process management, resource planning, and complex event processes into a single, integrated strategy, teams can experience the benefits of agile development. Uncover ways to achieve automated business operations and shorter development cycles with a cloud-ready architecture.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Rapid Integration: Seamlessly Create Messaging Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Faster and simpler development, interoperability, and deployment is possible -- even for users typically locked out of real-time integration. Discover ways to help users develop, manage, and monitor processes together with minimal IT overhead.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Release Automation and Continuous Delivery for Siebel CRM
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can achieve release automation and continuous delivery with technology that supports Oracle's Siebel CRM. Find out how to deliver Siebel-specific upgrades with increased agility for a better all-around customer experience.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Automic

Accelerate Innovation by Automating New Applications
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: Tailoring custom automation to any application without scripts or proprietary code eliminates extra barriers that stand between you and market leadership. Uncover ways to deliver new digital services, support the pace of innovation, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

BMC

Strategies for Implementing Windows 10
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Universal Applications may be one of the most important features of Windows 10. However, this new technology could cause compatibility issues with apps for enterprise deployments. Find out how you can test hundreds of apps and performance levels with the push of a button and deploy Windows 10 successfully.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Flexera Software

A Structured Design Approach to Business Process Automation & Custom Software Development
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize business automation by capitalizing on advances in software development infrastructure, and incorporate them into a new structured, 6-step design approach that eliminates additional risk.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Choosing an Enterprise Learning Management System
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This paper deals with an additional set of considerations often overlooked when purchasing a learning management system (LMS), focusing on two particular intangibles: post-purchase vendor support and hidden costs. Read on to learn about how to make the best LMS decision for your organization.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

Infor

5 Principles for Selecting an Assessment Tool
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A quality assessment technology will reduce turnover and improve productivity while creating a reservoir of objective performance data designed to identify best fit candidates. Read on to discover the top 5 principles to base your assessment tool decisions on.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

Infor

Cloud-based strategy enables fast delivery, market expansion
sponsored by InterSystems
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Ontario Systems cloud-based Complaint Tracker application enables the company's market expansion and how benefits of running the app in the cloud is readily apparent to customers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

InterSystems

Data Diaries: How VMware Built a Community around Analytics
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: In order to prevent disarray, businesses need to empower people in an accurate and scalable way. The best way to achieve this is by fostering a culture of self-service analytics. Find out how VMware built a community around data analysis, and ultimately gained access to better visualization and insights.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

Tableau Software

5 Steps to Self-Service Analytics that Scales
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Self-service BI is the modern approach to analytics. Learn about software that allows people to connect to, visualize, and analyze their data easily and find actionable insights. Uncover the 5 steps to self-service analytics that ensure safe, secure, and governed results.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Tableau Software

A Simple, Elegant, and Powerful Metadata Model
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Many business users have trouble seeing and understanding their metadata. Discover a platform that increases flexibility and helps you make the most of enterprise-wide metadata.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 07 Jul 2016

Tableau Software

Oracle Audit Defense Management
sponsored by Miro Consulting, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: No one likes audits, but considering that 75% of software vendors believe that their customers don't manage their software license effectively, they're bound to happen. This white paper answers your questions about Oracle software audits, and provides 7 steps to successfully navigating through Oracle audit defense management.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Miro Consulting, Inc.

Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Can agile be applied to products other than software, like physical components that contain both electronics and software engineering aspects? Learn how it can be done in spite of the differences between software and physical components.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Agile Development: Why Requirements Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in IT-regulated and complex product development projects. Learn how, with the right processes and automations in place, managing requirements can help improve your productivity.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the new virtual and cloud options that can save IT managers time and money, as well as explaining how SAN-less clusters can protect your business-critical applications.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Software Lifecycle Integration: Integrate Your SDLC Tools and Accelerate Your Business
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can improve usage of the tools you already have while streamlining software development and delivery. Explore how you can overcome collaboration problems using software lifecycle integration, which enables you to connect all software development and delivery tools, synchronize information across disciplines, and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Tasktop

Technical Support Services for SAP HANA on Power Systems
sponsored by IBM FD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to ensure your SAP HANA running on Power Systems Infrastructure is available and running optimally by using a support service offering an array of flexible support options for the full lifecycle of your SAP HANA on Power Systems infrastructure.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

IBM FD
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SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  systems, office product suites, word processing, and e-mail programs are among the myriad examples. One of the major advantages of COTS software, which is mass-produced, is its relatively low cost. A MOTS (either modified or modifiable off-the-shelf, or military off-the-shelf, depending on the context) product is typically a COTS product whose source code can be modified. The product may be customized by the purchaser, by the vendor, or by another party to meet the requirements of the customer. In the military context, MOTS refers to an off-the-shelf product that is developed or customized by … 
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