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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?
sponsored by
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
sponsored by
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
sponsored by
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
sponsored by
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
sponsored by
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

Improving Software Security by Identifying and Securing Path Linking Attack Surfaces to Attack Targets
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most companies do not have time to thoroughly investigate all of the potential attack targets inside an application. This white paper explains how the use of software security analysis (SSA) and path methodologies can help you identify vulnerable code and improve application security.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Software Security Analysis: Control Flow Security Analysis with McCabe IQ
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how comprehensive security analysis equips you with the proper insight into the structure of your software code to identify and resolve possible security holes
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Cloud Computing and SaaS: A Practical Guide for Financial Professionals
sponsored by Host Analytics, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at cloud-computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies and what you need to know about these emerging trends.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Sep 2010

Host Analytics, Inc

Customers Achieve Extreme Performance at Lowest Cost with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains a sampling of real business results that organizations in a variety of industries worldwide have achieved by implementing Oracle Exadata. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

IBM Cost Buster solutions for Business Analytics: Business Analytics on a budget
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet describes the advantages of IBM Cost Buster solutions for business analytics, which make it easy for small and midsize organizations to invest in leading-edge technology without straining their finances.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012


A Guide to Branching and Merging Patterns
sponsored by AccuRev
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, gain a better understanding of how branching and merging patterns work and how applying them to your projects can have a profound effect on how your development team handles change management and delivers software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012


Disaster Preparedness: Is there a hole in your disaster recovery plan?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how software escrow agreements can be a critical tool to help ensure application continuity within your business continuity plan.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Iron Mountain

Collaborative software delivery: improving software quality with better lifecycle management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn how an IBM Rational solution can help your company build better software faster, using an integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) solution designed to support collaboration across distributed agile development teams.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011


Is Time to Market King?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The common thread of successful software development is enabling collaboration in context - making the process transparent so stakeholders remain informed and empowered to contribute. Once this thread is established, technology can be implemented that provides the glue for stakeholders to collaborate and meet their time to market or goals.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 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.
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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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