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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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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

Should On-Prem Apps Use SaaS Monitoring?
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: Need better visibility into the health of the applications running in your data center? Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are the best way to monitor on-prem apps and gain the freedom your team needs. Discover the top 7 reasons to use SaaS monitoring.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

New Relic

5 Tips and Tricks for Monitoring Your AWS Environment Using New Relic
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore 5 best practices for monitoring AWS using New Relic. Inside, learn how to boost end-user experience, simplify performance management, and reduce the cost of your AWS environment.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

New Relic

An Executive Guide to IBM’s Strategy and Roadmap for its Integrated Operating Environment for Power Systems
sponsored by TechData Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As the integrated operating environment for IBM Power Systems server, IBM i is used by companies of all sizes in all regions of the world. Explore this white paper to understand IBM's strategy and roadmap for the IBM i operating system.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

TechData Corporation

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

Virtualization Brings Your Network Up-to-Speed
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Does your current network approach account for new technologies? There is a superior approach to networking virtualization designed for early and ongoing success. Learn how it enables data center managers to achieve orders of magnitude, better agility, economics, and choice.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

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

SDN 102: Software Defined Networks and the Role of Application Delivery Network Services
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Software Defined Networking (SDN) has evolved over the years as applications and cloud computing become more prominent. However, with everyone at different steps along the way to SDN adoption, explore some of the models for SDNs, identify some of the associated use cases, and describe methods to integrate application delivery network services.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Citrix

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

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

Upgrading from SQL Server 2005
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can achieve mission critical performance, maintain security and compliance, and modernize your data platform by upgrading your SQL server 2005 to the latest version.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

Microsoft

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

A 10 Minute Guide to Software Harvesting
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Securing the funding to get started in Software Asset Management (SAM) or Software License Optimization can sometimes be difficult. One way to get the attention of senior business managers is to provide quick wins that point to greater cost savings over time.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Snow Software

The Application Modernization Challenge: Choosing the Right Approach
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares different application modernization approaches to help you determine the right choice for your project. Discover the pros and cons of automatic migration, manual rewrite, and transposition according to criteria like budgeting costs, QA & maintenance, project time, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS

Guide to Selecting a Modern ERP Solution
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to select the right ERP software for your organization to facilitate growth. Access now to uncover 10 key software selection factors that will guide your decision-making process.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IFS

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

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

Open Source Middleware: 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

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

One Test Data Manager Solution, Rated and Reviewed
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how four organizations who invested wisely in test data management were able to reduce IT project costs that benefitted the entirety of the development lifecycle.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

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.
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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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