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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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Re-birth of the IT Budget?
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WHITE PAPER: Against a backdrop of an increased use of software that is generally more sophisticated, flexible, scalable and easy to integrate than in times gone by, this research set out to explore the impact of having to maintain a plethora of different software solutions from different vendors in today’s cash-strapped corporate environment.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

Re-birth of the IT Budget?
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Against a backdrop of increased use of software that is generally more sophisticated, flexible, scalable and easy to use than it was 5 years ago, this research set out to explore the impact of having to maintain a plethora of different software solutions in today’s cash-strapped corporate environment.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

Managing Software Estates in the Enterprise
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WHITE PAPER: Recent news from the Bank of England now places a swift economic recovery in real doubt. The UK economy actually slipped into negative growth in the final quarter of 2010, and even the most optimistic forecasts predict economic recovery over the coming years to be sluggish at best.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 05 Jan 2011

The truth about software quality - a global benchmarking study
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WHITE PAPER: This is the first in an annual series of reports highlighting trends in the structural quality of business applications regarding characteristics such as robustness, performance, securit y, and changeability.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

Analyst's take: application drives faster development
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WHITE PAPER: Nucleus analyzed existing application deployments and found an average of 4.9 times faster development.  End customers, developers, and ISVs experience more rapid time to value, lower cost, and greater ongoing flexibility.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

CW+: Manage your work more effectively with The Power of Slow
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WHITE PAPER: Borrowed from the Japanese term for “chatter,” pecha kuchahas been praised as the new way to communicate in business.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

CW+: IDC Report - How to manage documents in the enterprise
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: In recent years C-level executives in many of the world's largest and most successful organizations have been forced to introduce a wide range of cost-cutting measures as macroeconomic forces continue to create a challenging and uncertain trading environment.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

Smarter quality management: The fast track to competitive advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A practical approach to quality management (QM) that helps reduce time to market without sacrificing quality in the outcome.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011


Dashboard Software Buyers Guide
sponsored by LogiXML
WHITE PAPER: This paper will guide you through the process of understanding organizational requirements, which will dictate which software is the best fit to meet your needs and accomplish your goals. Based on these organizational requirements, we provide an evaluation checklist to evaluate various solutions.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011


Clinical Approach to Technical Upgrade
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover the reasons why you should be considering an SAP upgrade to improve enterprise resource planning (ERP) and how to get started. Learn about new features of the latest SAP release as well as the technical advances and new technologies available to you.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

“Know Thyself” Is the First Step to an Effective Upgrade
sponsored by IBIS America LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper chronicles how the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is preparing to perform an SAP ERP systems upgrade.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 13 Oct 2011

IBIS America LLC

Cloud-Based ERP System for Whole Sale Distribution Companies
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes NetSuite's key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, with particular respect to ERP in the wholesale distribution industry.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011


The 10 Commandments of a Successful Oracle E-Business R12 Upgrade
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 10 key best practices to help your organization effectively manage change to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, with particular attention to upgrading to R12.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Dell Software

Editor's Choice: Dell KACE Rocks for Windows 7 Deployment
sponsored by Dell KACE
WHITE PAPER: Many IT pros are eager to get started with their Windows 7 rollouts, but not sure which software to use in the process. This article reviews one OS deployment/client management tool and examines its pros, cons, and key features.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011


Next-Generation Mainframe Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the current state of the mainframe. Discover three challenges affecting the future of these technologies and learn how to successfully overcome them.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Simplify Compliance and Security with Novell® SentinelT Log Manager
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Finding a log management solution that can manage risk, simplify regulatory compliance and provide security for you network can be very difficult. There are many systems that contain some of these tools but now there is a system that can do all of this.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Novell, Inc.

Reducing Rework Through Effective Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There's a secret about poor requirements management that everybody knows but nobody wants to talk about: up to 85% of rework costs are due to requirements defects. This paper discusses how improving your requirements management process offers one of the most effective ways to cut costs.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011


The Systems Engineering Balancing Act: Choosing an Optimum Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This thought leadership white paper proposes a combination of requirements-driven, model-driven and test-driven approaches as a mechanism for delivering systems development projects at a reduced cost and risk.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011


Balancing Risk and Complexity with Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how a combined IBM and Wind River quality management solution can help you deliver higher-quality products to the marketplace faster.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011


Lean Development Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective governance for lean development isn’t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011


Safety Analysis Using UML
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the use of the fault tree analysis (FTA) approach to safety analysis and the use of the UML® profiling mechanism to create a safety analysis profile, including the definition of its normative metamodel.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010


IBM Rational Team Concert Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore the comprehensive features and functions that the Rational Team Concert tool offers, including integrated work item tracking, source control, continuous builds, agile planning and reporting, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010


Optimizing the Virtual Environment
sponsored by uptime software inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll find both the pitfalls of virtual monitoring and management, and how to navigate the maze of competing virtual monitoring and management vendors. In the end, you'll have a clear idea of what solutions will work for you.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010

uptime software inc.

Change is the Enemy of Security & Compliance: 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Changes to Your Network
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: This document lists ten common changes in enterprise environments, all of which can chip away at your security and compliance in ways that you might not realize. Some are obvious; some are subtle; all can have a negative impact.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010


Information Security Magazine Online July/August Issue – Demystifying APT: Get the facts about this targeted threat activity
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
WHITE PAPER: The industry has preached the need for software security and secure coding for several years now. After all, if software is designed securely from the start, it means fewer problems down the road. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Published: 21 Jul 2010

Information Security Magazine
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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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