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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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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 applications 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

10 Tips to Manage Requirements for the Internet of Things
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To navigate complexity and achieve a new approach to managing requirements, this white paper offers 10 tips to help you adapt to the changes brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution. Learn key facts about traceability, strategic reuse, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

IBM

A Structured Design Approach to Business Automation
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

Fast Data Delivery and Exchange: Comparing Performance Transport Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: See how traditional TCP-based transport technologies measure up against an innovative bulk data transport technology built on the principles of bandwidth fairness and congestion avoidance. Plus, discover how you can maximize both the speed and reliability of your data delivery.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

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 leverage the tools you already have while at the same time streamlining software development and delivery. Explore how you can overcome collaboration problems using software lifecycle integration, which can enable you to connect all software development and delivery tools, synchronize information across disciplines, and much more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Tasktop

DELIVER BETTER ORACLE APPLICATION PERFORMANCE
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Now, you don't have to wait for an app to be fully deployed to find out how your code will perform. Learn how you can put your applications through the paces by testing at scale, deploying production data quickly and inexpensively in your test environment.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Pure Storage

Transform your business with Software Defined Networking
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is the new networking standard and many enterprises are still in the early stages of adoption. Read on for a strategic assessment of the benefits of SDN and learn about a service that will ensure that your SDN adoption is as smooth as possible.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

Software-Defined, Business-Driven
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Is your network meeting today's needs, let alone future of connectivity? Learn how SDN has changed the way we look at networks, shifting from a technology-centric view to a workflow-centric view.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Verizon

Build a wiser WAN
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: The need for efficient and reliable cloud and mobile technologies is creating a demand for better application performance. Read on to learn how software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) overcomes the obstacles and demands of mobile technologies, and how it is just the first step in aligning your IT with your business.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

Architectural Choices for the HANA-Bound SAP Customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the architectural choices available to SAP customers who have decided to move to HANA. Learn now about the evolution toward HANA, its next stage, and the advantages behind certain partnerships.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

IBM

APD Improves their Procurement Solution with a New Middleware Strategy
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll explore ways one custom procurement solution provider was able to help users automatically buy the most cost-effective item available. Learn now about agile development strategies and middleware that made this possible.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Red Hat

Competitive Review: 2 Integrated Business Solutions under Scrutiny
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this review on BPM tools to find a side-by-side comparison of two products aimed at helping business leaders and developers find success with business process strategies, and determine which one is right for your organization.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Red Hat

Drive Toward Better Decisions with Dashboards
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: Dashboards help convey a lot of information in a consolidated, consumable format. Creating dashboards to report on business goals and maintaining them with relevant metrics is the foundation for setting up effective conversations. Access this white paper to learn how to set up the best dashboard for your organization.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

Innotas

5 Key Business and Technology Needs Being Met by SDN and NFV
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: As the business landscape transforms, IT departments need to understand how emerging technologies like software defined networking and network function virtualization can meet business needs. Access this white paper to discover 5 key business and technology challenges that are being met by SDN and NFV.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

MASERGY

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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