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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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8 Key API Performance Indicators for Digital Business
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores and defines some of the most common and useful key API performance indicators (KAPIs). Discover how to boost your API management and analytics with KAPIs like registered API keys, usage consistency, queries per second, and 5 more.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

How to Choose the Right ERP Solution
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Picking the right ERP tool to manage your resources isn't easy. It's imperative that you research and find one that will meet your business needs. This guide takes you through a 6-step decision-making process to get the best ERP tool for your business.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Dec 2016

Sage (UK) Limited

Maximize Performance and Mitigate Risks with PHP 7
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines PHP, a tried and true platform for business-critical apps that has driven web and mobile growth for a number of years. Access now to learn more about the release of PHP 7, which introduces new language constructs and significantly enhanced performance, and uncover insightful tips on how to optimize your use of PHP.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Rogue Wave Software

Business Management Software ROI Improvement Guide
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Aligning technology with your business goals is one of the smartest ways to optimize any software investment (especially when it comes to the cloud). Access this ROI improvement guide to learn how to maximize your business management software solutions to drive great agility and SaaS cost savings.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Sage Software

A Manager's Guide to RESTful APIs and Why They Matter
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This resource acts as a guide as to why RESTful APIs matter specifically in the delivery of the Agile enterprise. Discover what trends are accompanying the movement towards a REST-based architecture and how microservices and a zero code approach are changing the way developers build apps.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 23 Nov 2016

Metavine

Full Lifecycle Rapid App Development for Modern Enterprise Agility
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to apply the principles of rapid app development (RAD) throughout the app lifecycle and its associated processes. Discover how to coordinate ALM with integrated prototyping and development tools that promote and support a RAD approach.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Metavine

Rapid Modeling and Prototyping for the Agile Enterprise
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to bring the principles of rapid app development to modeling and prototyping, allowing you to create faster and more efficient workflows. Discover an agile strategy that enhances your ability to model processes and user experience, define business rules and data ontologies, and integrate legacy data and systems.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Metavine

Creating a Robust Data Ontology
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to regain control over your data in SaaS environments without compromising your hybrid or cloud app strategies. Learn how you can create an enterprise-level data ontology, leverage data-as-a-service (DaaS), build microservices, and achieve a true zero-code development environment to unlock greater levels of agility.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 23 Nov 2016

Metavine

Open Source Software Support: Top Challenges and Best Practices
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: This report takes real support data from hundreds of open source software (OSS) packages across different organizations to analyze the statistics, realities, and results of open source in the field. Learn how to provide effective support for OSS by tackling the top challenges identified in the survey's data and uncover 5 OSS support best practices.
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Rogue Wave Software

DevOps Practices: The Economics behind Continuous Delivery
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the adoption of DevOps methodologies enables continuous delivery and increases your organization's agility. Uncover 7 key principles of DevOps maturity, including repeatable delivery, frequent build and integration, broad test automation coverage, and 4 more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Rogue Wave Software

From Legacy to Agility: Leveraging Data Ontologies, Data-as-a-Service, and Microservices
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how establishing a data ontology, cultivating an internal data-as-a-service (DaaS) strategy, and implementing microservices can help create a more agile business. Discover how to enable a true zero-code development environment by bringing these elements together to unlock your company's ability to drive agility.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Metavine

APIs: Enhancing Retail, Mobile, and Integration Strategies
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how an API-based strategy is essential to multichannel, cross-device access to essential data for developers – whether they be in-house, partners, or affiliates. Discover how companies like Netflix, Expedia, and Citibank are leveraging APIs to accelerate their mobile strategies, transform partner integrations, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

How To Build a High-Performance Sales Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Only 58% of sales reps actually meet their quotas. Are the other reps just underperforming, or are expectations too high? Access this white paper to explore sales performance management software strategies and best practices to improve your sales team's performance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Better Decisions, No More Bottlenecks: 5 Metrics for Cross-Lifecycle Software Testing
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how leveraging data from disparate systems will give software testing teams the unique opportunity to become the hub of organizational quality. Uncover 5 best practices that will help expose critical issues, enable Agile development, create a more holistic view of the software development lifecycle, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Tasktop

How to Maximize the Return on Your Software Investment
sponsored by Cerri.com AG
WHITE PAPER: You need to understand your software's true capacity. You also need to make the most of your most valuable asset, your employees. This white paper explores several simple strategies for maximizing the return on your software investment.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016


DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

DevOps and the Bottom Line
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see what Nicole Forsgren, PhD has to say about the developing correlation between IT investment and organizational performance, highlighting the positive influence of cultivating a DevOps culture.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

Chef Software

How IoT-Enabled Platforms Are Transforming Retail
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Taking advantage of digital, omni-channel retailing opportunities means architecting the customer journey across the pantheon of smart, connected devices and platforms. Find out how a unified IoT platform and business strategy can help you deliver targeted, differentiated experiences, increase employee engagement, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Rethinking Manufacturing with IoT Platforms
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Windows 10 IoT gives you a way to collect and analyze real-time data from your operations to streamline processes, reduce waste, and implement improvement initiatives more effectively for agile, strategic IoT business plans.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Initiate Business Transformation with Windows 10 IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how Windows 10 IoT helps facilitate the adoption of an IoT platform for app development, integration, and deployment. Discover how to simplify IoT app management, enhance control over update deployments, generate insights faster, drive continuous innovation, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Windows 10 IoT: 10 Ways to Add Value to Your IoT Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are starting to recognize the exciting potential offered by IoT apps and products, but integrating IoT technology into your existing infrastructure can be a difficult task. Discover 10 benefits of using Windows 10 IoT, and how it can lend itself to seamless integrations.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Rapid Application Development for the Agile Enterprise
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the emergence of an agile development strategy that uses a DevOps approach in combination with rapid app development (RAD) platforms. Discover a PaaS model that leverages low code no code technology without limitation in app complexity so that you can create and modify mission critical apps that are secure and scalable.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Metavine

Leveraging Automation for DevOps
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement automated and collaborative workflows in a way that reduces risk, ensures stability, and guarantees regulatory compliance. Discover how to create a dynamic infrastructure that will aid in your company's DevOps transformation and optimize its use of automation.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Chef Software

A Platform for Modernizing Java Applications: Designing Workloads for the Cloud and Modern Ecosystems
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Java-based applications can enable modern development in a cloud-friendly environment. Learn how cloud-based application deployment allows you to take advantage of existing resources while moving toward newer (read: digital) app models.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Red Hat
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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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