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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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Object Storage for a New Generation of IT
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the adoption of object storage solutions that scale to higher capacity levels and provide high levels of resiliency by using erasure coding. Access now to see how this architecture can provide your enterprise with a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective design that will allow you to manage your data effectively.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2015


DevOps For Dummies - New Edition with SAFe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this "DevOps for Dummies" guide, get an introduction to DevOps from a holistic business perspective. Also learn about key DevOps topics, including principles and best practices, four paths to DevOps adoption, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


BSkyB Doubles Testing Capacity to Boost Product Innovation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how BSkyB created a centralized testing environment, available at multiple sites, using a business plan based on established enterprise options. See the benefits BSkyB experienced, including standardized processes, centralized resources, rapid innovation, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Demystifying DevOps & Improving Software Quality
sponsored by nfocus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new software quality approach that improves deployment regularity, speeds up your time to market and more.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 21 Oct 2015


Embrace Operational Reporting and Data Visualization with Enterprise BI Solutions
sponsored by LogiAnalytics
WHITE PAPER: Compare 2 BI analytics platform providers in this resource. Discover where these vendors fall in line with automating the work of preparing and profiling data for analysis, enabling users to see, search, and organize the most relevant analysis to leverage departmental data, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


How to Avoid the Mobile Software Licensing Cost Trap
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: There is now an urgent requirement for transparency and control over software compliance within companies. This white paper serves as an instructive guide for optimizing your software expenses using mobile asset management, ensuring the efficient use of software.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015


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


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


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.

From Project to Product
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software developed by an open source community with testing, certification, documentation, training and support can help IT organizations experience lower middleware with total cost of ownership and risk. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of open source technology.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Modern-Day SDN Gets an Interoperability Facelift
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Existing architectures have proven inadequate for rapid deployment of applications. As interoperability grows among vendors, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is moving beyond the purely theoretical. This white paper advises you on implementing more efficient and effective approaches to application server load balancing.
Posted: 31 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015


ROI Analysis: Red Hat Jboss BPM Suite 6 Versus Community Projects
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how moving from jBPM and Drools to JBoss BPM Suite can result in a significant return on investment. Read now to learn about JBoss BPM Suite features.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

Red Hat ROI Analysis: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Only a subscription to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) meets the demanding requirements for mission-critical applications and includes the assurance of service-level agreement (SLA)-based support, patches, updates, and multi-year maintenance policies. Access this white paper for an ROI analysis of JBoss EAP.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Strategic Migration Planning Guide: WebSPHERE to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This migration planning guide provides a five-step process designed to identify migration opportunities, examine risks, create a standard enterprise environment, and develop a strategic migration plan. Read now for insight into the considerations and processes required to move to an enterprise app platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

3 Strategies for Successful Multi-Channel App Delivery
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces 3 key strategies you need to follow to compete in today's app-dominated landscape. Read on to discover how your business can jump forward into the digital age.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an in-depth breakdown of the top 10 TLS/SSL client, server and application best practices.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

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

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

Practical Path to Building your Private or Hybrid Cloud
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

The Storage Solution of Choice for Windows Private Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you should leverage software-defined storage as the data store for your private cloud running on Microsoft Cloud OS. Read now for the key features and benefits of Microsoft Cloud OS Storage Spaces.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2014


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


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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