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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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Leveraging the Right Cloud Solution for Your Toughest Data Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about new developments in the cloud space, and the factors to consider before setting up a cloud implementation model. Furthermore, learn how to strategize effectively so that you can make an informed choice when selecting a path to cloud adoption.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

SDN-Based Open Networking Building Momentum Among IT Decision Makers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Two of the most important technologies today are open networking and SDN. For the past few years, both have gained acceptance in data centers due to their promise of improved IT agility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

An Introduction to Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as an introduction to SDN as a solution that can serve your enterprise, but only after you parse the competitive landscape of networking suppliers.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Automated Testing
sponsored by Beyondsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how automated testing can eliminate the inefficiencies of manual testing, dramatically reducing cycle times while increasing testing efficacy and product quality so you never have to compromise. Read on to learn the top 5 reasons why you should consider test automation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2015


Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliance for Citrix® XenDesktop®
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document addresses the architecture design, configuration, and implementation considerations for the key components required to deliver non-persistent FlexCast virtual desktops via Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp on Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 or VMware vSphere 5.5.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

Software-Defined Data Center Meets Micro-Segmentation
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to deploy advanced security inside your data center with micro-segmentation, which will deliver the operational agility of network virtualization.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Dec 2013


JD Edwards Hybrid Cloud for Supply Chain Management: From Vision to Reality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to transition to the SaaS cloud while remaining connected to existin on-premises, in-house data and applications.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Speed, Scale, Security: Orchestrating a Great Download Experience
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes which systems, infrastructures, and processes can make your software available faster despite latency challenges. Learn how to optimize quick and efficient delivery of your files.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Securing the Supply Chain: 3 Considerations Developers Should Know
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 strategies for implementing and ensuring secure software development. Also, learn how the roles of automobile manufacturers have shifted to include software security control.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Rogue Wave Software

3 Strategies to successful multi-channel app delivery
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces three app development strategies you need to follow to compete in today's app-dominated landscape.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


How to Successfully Meet the Business Demand for Custom Apps
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: A recent survey shows that as many as 71% of IT teams aren't equipped to handle business demand for app development. This white paper uses survey results to explore why, and delivers tips on mitigating development bottlenecks.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Advanced Case Management for Financial Services: New Tools for Managing Business Content
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the benefits of Advanced Case Management software for financial services companies. Read now for several key use cases and best practices for selecting the right technology for a financial services organization.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 21 Jul 2015


Top 10 API Security Considerations
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 10 considerations for security architects looking to tackle one of today's biggest security challenges: APIs.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015


How Business Rule Automation Helps Insurers Deal with Digital Disruption
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how business rules automation through a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) helps remove the IT bottleneck to agility.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014


Breaking the Rules in BRMS Technology
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Read this technology spotlight to examine the key benefits and use cases for business rules engines and learn about a specific offering and its contribution to the BRMS market.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015


Expert Tips to Keep Your Mobile App Secure
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises can address the security problems in their app development.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

MSPs: Improve Your Performance with the Right Software
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a suite of software essential for an effective MSP.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

ESG Lab Report: Delivering QoS with VMware Virtual Volumes
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Free ESG Lab Report on vSphere 6 Integration. Download this ESG Lab Review to learn about NexGen VVOL integration and storage QoS. Manage virtual environments on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

NexGen Storage

Capitalize on a Big Opportunity: Move Enterprise Services to the Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guidebook to learn how you can build a successful enterprise cloud solution.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Dimension Data

Dell PowerEdge R630 Configuration for MS Private Cloud Fast Track
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: View this solution brief to discover a flexible reference architecture designed for simple, scalable Microsoft Private Cloud deployments.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Pros and Cons of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for Private Cloud
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: View this technical paper to discover the role a hyper converged infrastructure appliance plays in a private cloud.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell and Microsoft

When IT Service Management isn’t What it Could Be: The Importance of Kaizen in ITSM
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper focuses on how you can combine ITSM best practices with a Kaizen approach to eliminate IT inefficiencies and excess costs while modernising your overall service management framework.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 01 Oct 2014


5 Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the return on investment (ROI) of workstations versus standard PC platforms. Examine 5 ways that a workstation can financially benefit your organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Navigating DevOps: What It Is and Why It Matters to Your Business
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: Despite the IT industry adopting DevOps at an increasing rate, many organizations only have a general understanding of the big picture and don't know much about DevOps. Read this eBook to answer every question you have about DevOps.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

New Relic

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

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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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