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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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The CFO Guide to Budgeting: 10 Key Elements Companies Should Look For
sponsored by Centage
WHITE PAPER: SMBs need the same financial visbility as larger companies without the same expensive overhead and current tools like spreadsheets just aren't up to the task. Access this white paper to learn the 10 must-have features every CFO needs to look for when deciding on a financial planning tool.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Sep 2016

Centage

VCE VxRack™ System 1000 Series Overview
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper introduces a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that with integrated compute, networking, software-defined storage and virtualization enable storage and networking functions to be decoupled and run on a common set of physical resources ultimately evolving costumer needs.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

To Increase Downloads, First Instill Trust: Security Advantages of Code Signing
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Malware poses a serious threat to the mobile environment: malicious code can slip into app stores and become a threat to anyone who downloads them. Discover how code signing enables end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution—without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Symantec

Why Code Signing Is an Essential Website Security Feature
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how code signing mitigates the risks of transferring code over the Internet or wireless networks, and also allows end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Symantec

How Will the Internet of Things Affect Testers?
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Paul Gerrard, a testing guru and consultant, explores how the IoT can effect testing and testers, and introduces the seven-layer architecture of the IoT system. Also, tap into predictions for large-scale test environments in the lab, environments in the field, and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

Getting Ready for Next-Gen Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper explores the use of a next-generation app lifecycle management platform made for defining, managing, and automating activities. Discover how to implement and support a successful Agile transformation to optimize the speed, quality, and scale of your app development.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Behavior Driven Development for Continuous Testing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Explore the concept of behavior driven development, an Agile software development technique that promotes collaboration between QA, development, and business stakeholders. Find out how this user behavior-oriented approach will help you satisfy the need for both speed and quality.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Turbonomic ROI See CapEx and OpEx Savings with Autonomic IT
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an autonomic platform that continuously analyzes application demands and automatically allocates shared resources in real-time. Access now to see how this unique platform will project your savings by enhancing and delivering measurable value to various areas.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Turbonomic

Agile Test Data Management: The New Must Have
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This report will help you better understand how existing test data management tools support Agile delivery. Access now and explore ways to improve your test data management buying decisions.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Apr 2016

CA Technologies

Survival Strategies in the Age of Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The cost efficiency and agility generated by a cloud environment supports higher levels of innovation. Learn how to ensure you have the resources necessary to streamline development and testing, so you can satisfy relentless user demands.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

The Challenge of Software Requirement Updates at a.s.r.
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how time crunched testing teams at a.s.r. were able to map out existing requirements to determine new ones in just four hours, with easy and quick ways to make updates.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

Your Roadmap for a Successful Cloud Partnership
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lays out options for organizations looking for a streamlined way to use an effective cloud technology. Learn how you can leverage integrated cloud offerings from various vendors with the help of cloud experts. Also, learn 4 key pieces of advice for successful onboarding.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Microsoft

How to Kill Agility: Nine Metrics Mistakes
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations embrace rework and rely more heavily on user feedback to improve their products. Access this white paper to explore the role of metrics in software development, and nine common metric mistakes to avoid.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Key Features and Benefits of Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover ways agility can help you synchronize development work with business priorities, so you can coordinate teams to deliver apps on a predictable cadence.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Your Agility Survival Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Building agility into your organization means sensing, creating, and adapting to change quickly and confidently. Access this white paper and learn how to leverage delivery agility, portfolio agility, and business agility for higher profits and faster revenue growth.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Preparing for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, find out the reasons behind the growing interest in SDDCs, including some of the benefits of adopting SDDCS as well as the next generation architectural design it offers. Access now to find out the answers to some of the trending questions IT leaders are asking about how to prepare for the adoption of SDDCS.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Intelligent Business Process Management for the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: By combining business process management, resource planning, and complex event processes into a single, integrated strategy, teams can experience the benefits of agile development. Uncover ways to achieve automated business operations and shorter development cycles with a cloud-ready architecture.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Rapid Integration: Seamlessly Create Messaging Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Faster and simpler development, interoperability, and deployment is possible -- even for users typically locked out of real-time integration. Discover ways to help users develop, manage, and monitor processes together with minimal IT overhead.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Release Automation and Continuous Delivery for Siebel CRM
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can achieve release automation and continuous delivery with technology that supports Oracle's Siebel CRM. Find out how to deliver Siebel-specific upgrades with increased agility for a better all-around customer experience.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Automic

Accelerate Innovation by Automating New Applications
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: Tailoring custom automation to any application without scripts or proprietary code eliminates extra barriers that stand between you and market leadership. Uncover ways to deliver new digital services, support the pace of innovation, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

BMC

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 apps 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 Process Automation & Custom Software Development
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
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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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