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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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3 Ways to Move Application Development to the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There are ways to modernize development approaches without squeezing what's left of resources. Explore ways to accelerate innovation, avoid complexity, and increase developer productivity with cloud-based development tools.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

How to Choose Open Source Integration Software for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how open source integration software addresses some of the biggest challenges facing IT today, but also explains how to choose the right kind of open source for your enterprise's needs. Learn about an open source strategy that can provide you with benefits like stable releases, licensing, and more.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Shifting Your Digital Transformation Into the Fast Lane: Five Keys to Higher-quality Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Shifting application development into the fast lane of continuous delivery is possible, but requires businesses to adopt a new test model. In the following guide, explore five keys that can help your organization achieve continuous delivery.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CA Technologies.

How to Select a Mobile App Development Platform Solution
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: Access this decision matrix for help with finding a mobile app development platform, and identifying market leaders in your vendor selection process.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

OutSystems

In-Memory Data Grid Criteria Evaluation
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Research analysts have provided a 32-criteria evaluation of 11 in-memory data grid (IMDG) products for app development and delivery leaders. Access this resource and uncover important findings.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

How to Get Started with Platform-as-a-Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: If you're starting to consider implementing PaaS, you have to decide which approach is right for your organization. Here are five questions to ask before selecting PaaS technology.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Fully Automated ETL Testing: A Step-by-Step Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the challenges encountered in a typical approach to ETL testing, including complexity, poor documentation, manual derivations of test cases, and more. Learn about an alternative, broadly model-based approach that can make ETL testing more efficient, effective, and systematic.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.

ROI Summary for one Open Source Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this business value snapshot, find out how one open source application server program delivered several annual benefits per 100 users. Discover ways you too can prepare to achieve an average three year ROI of 509%.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Turn IT from a Cost Center into a Profit Center
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this data sheet to make the business case for more collaboration, better interoperability between conventional and new platforms, lower TCO and higher security with open source development tools.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Red Hat

The Business Value of one Open Source Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: One research firm interviewed four organizations leveraging a Java-based enterprise application platform to standardize and improve their app development efforts. Discover what these companies experienced as they tested this tool.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Red Hat

5 Keys to Higher Quality Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn the 5 keys to shift your application development practice to a continuous delivery model, including "shift left" the testing effort, perform the right tests, and three more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Cutting Costs could be Costing you Money
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper invites you to cut costs without compromising innovation and efficiency. Uncover the benefits of delivering applications with open source tools when you modernize IT operations without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Software-Defined Storage: A Pervasive Approach to IT Transformation Driven by the 3rd Platform
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the transition to 3rd platform technologies and the importance of providing customers with a portfolio of software-defined storage solutions. Read on to learn about the future of IT infrastructure and software-defined storage.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

EMC

Accelerate Application Development the Modern Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Outdated middleware makes licensing, maintenance, and development costs rise so you can't focus on innovation. In this infographic, you'll learn how open source middleware can help you maximize developer productivity while increasing ROI.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Key Cloud Development Findings
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This report, which features findings from more than 600 IT professionals, highlights the state of cloud development. Discover research-backed answers to questions about PaaS selection, as well as an overview of top cloud security inquiries.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Enable Rapid IT Service Delivery and Innovation with an Infrastructure Built for Cloud-Native Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This web book explores the cloud infrastructure and tools required to support agile IT methods and applications, and demonstrates why open source technology is the best way to achieve the full benefits of this new, rapid mode of IT service delivery. Learn how innovative applications propelled by IT can create entirely new revenue streams.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

On-Premise or in the Cloud, Java Development Can Generate Revenue
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Globalization and localized business changes have increased requirements for new applications that extend the reach of enterprises into new markets and geographics. Learn methods for delivering high-impact, revenue-generating applications for today's border-defying audience.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Eliminate 8 Elements of Waste and Prevent Technical Debt
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to eliminate eight types of waste in IT that add no value to the software services delivered to customers. Uncover ways to prevent value erosion in new software services, while paying down legacy technical debt that impedes enterprise responsiveness.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

CA Technologies

Can Improved Collaboration and Automation Between Development and IT Operations Deliver Business Value More Rapidly?
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: To unite Dev and Ops, leaders must look for technologies that bridge gaps in the delivery timeline. In this white paper, you'll learn how to facilitate collaboration between the two sides and achieve faster, more predictable releases.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

CA Technologies

Making Continuous Delivery Possible
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses ways teams can quickly create, edit and deploy virtual services that accurately simulate the constrained systems they need. Access now and learn how to convert complex app services into developer-friendly APIs, securely share and manage access to them, and manage the available of backend systems.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 | Published: 11 Jan 2016

CA Technologies

Straight Talking and the Latest Thinking from the DevOps Frontline
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This resource thoroughly discusses several debates within DevOps. Read on to see what leaders within the DevOps community have to say about topics like how DevOps should be incentivized, what roles CIOs should play in the introduction of DevOps to an enterprise, and more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Orchestrating the DevOps Tool Chain
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the implications of our "application economy" from a software development and deployment perspective, and introduces ideas on how you can embrace DevOps practices. Topics include: DevOps and continuous delivery, automation of the operational environment, and more.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 08 Jan 2016

CA Technologies

Making Continuous Delivery Possible
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how a continuous delivery solution can streamline development and provide a way to manage the application lifecycle. Read on to learn how to revitalize your release management.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Metrics That Matter: Discover How Well Your DevOps Initiative Is Doing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives a detailed description about the kinds of metrics you should consider adopting and the kinds you should consider rejecting when it comes to measuring the success of your DevOps approach. Discover the factors you need to measure in order to understand your initiative's results.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

CA Technologies.

Business Management Solutions: Getting it right the first time
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: When companies need an ERP solution, they sometimes rush into the selection process without first figuring out exactly what they want to achieve from their implementation, leaving them ultimately disappointed with their purchase decision. Learn how to find a comprehensive business management solution that won't leave you unsatisfied by reading on.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 22 Dec 2015

Sage (UK) Limited
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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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