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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 Foundation of a Successful ITAM Program - In 5 Not So Easy Steps
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: IT asset management (ITAM) is no easy task. It takes some hard work to ensure that your ITAM program has the right foundation, but it's worth it in the end to have a program that is actually effective. This white paper dives into the 5 complex steps that will guide your ITAM foundation building process to success.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Flexera Software

Enterprise DevOps: Building a Service Oriented Organization
sponsored by Atos
WHITE PAPER: DevOps is a fluid term, but now we need to nail it down. This white paper settles the definition of DevOps and describes the practices that best support it in creating the right organizational structure and managing the transformation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Atos

Normalized Software Inventory Data
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Software asset management (SAM) is becoming an important component of IT service management as it gives your team greater insight into the logistics of what they're delivering. This white paper covers how your team can leverage SAM to your organization's benefit.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

Flexera Software

6 Tips to Increase DevOps Collaboration and Improve Performance
sponsored by dynaTrace software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what it takes to create good DevOps teams and prevent communication breakdowns. Uncover 6 tips for building your DevOps performance pipeline and delivering heightened value to you end users.
Posted: 30 Mar 2017 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

dynaTrace software, Inc.

The Top Six Microservices Patterns: How To Choose The Right Architecture For Your Organization
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations are dragging their heels when it comes to adopting microservices because they see it as having a one-size-fits-all architecture. In reality, it's much more flexible. This white paper approaches microservices as a series of overlapping patterns from which you can pick and choose to adopt depending on your unique situation.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Value Chain Disruption In Insurance: The Road To Insurance As A Platform
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to keep up with the need for speed in today's insurance market. Discover how API-led connectivity enables Insurance-as-a-Service and helps deliver on the accelerated promise of multichannel strategies and partnerships.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Open Banking and the Future of Financial Services: Will You Survive or Thrive?
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines what Open Banking is and explores the disruptive role that APIs will play in the future of financial services. Learn about the developing relationship between the API economy and banking, 3 challenges to Open Banking, Banking-as-a-Service and API-led connectivity, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Modern Supply Chain Management: An API-Led Connectivity Approach to B2B/EDI
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage API-led connectivity to tackle the challenges of modern supply chain management. Discover how to leverage a RESTful API and microservices-based approach for B2B/enterprise data integration and mitigate the headaches of collaboration across complex production environments.
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

MuleSoft

Overcome 5 Objections to Using Visual App Development
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to tackle modern mobile app challenges by leveraging visual, low-code app development. Discover the top 5 objections against visual app development platforms and learn how to overcome them to accelerate and simplify your development initiatives.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Low-Code Platform for Your Next Enterprise App
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: As the pace of business accelerates and the demand for quality mobile apps rises, the backlog of development projects grows. Discover how to speed up development and uncover 10 reasons to leverage a visual, low-code app development platform to keep up with digitalization.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Opportunity Lost: The True Cost of Not Providing Mobile Business Apps
sponsored by PowWow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to meet the rising demands for mobility, usability, and availability. Discover how to empower LOB users with apps that boost productivity and accelerate development without driving up the costs.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

PowWow

Building Mission Critical Mobile Apps Faster
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement low-code rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to create all of the mobile apps you need to empower workers handling mobile devices every day. Discover how a visual app development platform enables LOB users to help mobilize your organization for an increasingly digital and fast paced world.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

AppGyver

5 Ways to Get Your Team on Board for Rapid Mobile App Development
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at 5 common objections against low-code, visual app development platforms and how organizations are succeeding with mobile app development. Discover how to facilitate a modern software lifecycle and enable rapid development for the age of digitalization.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 16 Mar 2017

AppGyver

DevOps Mythbusting
sponsored by Puppet
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a variety of organizations – including Walmart, the New York Stock Exchange, and Staples – successfully implemented DevOps practices and learn the truth about 6 of the most common DevOps myths.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

Puppet

Best Practices for Integrating Business Process Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement integrated business process management (BPM) by using an API-led strategy. Uncover best practices for BPM design and learn how to overcome common BPM challenges, create API-led connectivity through a hybrid integration platform, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

The Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity to Drive Innovation
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many developers may find themselves hesitant to build digital products and services for the cloud, web, and mobile because strict federal regulations and the rise of cyberattacks make this a risky endeavor. Discover how to accelerate innovation while still protecting your data and uncover several business cases for cybersecurity.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How App Refactoring is Changing Mobile App Development and Modernization
sponsored by PowWow
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to discover how PowWow Mobile's acquisition of StarMobile is revitalizing the refactoring market and facilitating the transformation of Windows and web apps for mobile. Discover how refactoring technology is making it easier and simpler to build key native mobile apps.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

PowWow

Embrace DevOps: Your Guide to the DevOps Lifestyle
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the foundations of DevOps as both a cultural and professional movement. Discover how DevOps is compatible with Agile and Lean methodologies, forges connections between people with diverse skills, creates a roadmap to better product development, fosters high-velocity organizations, and more.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Chef Software

Modernize Any App or Workflow for Mobile
sponsored by PowWow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a mobile development platform that facilitates the transformation of legacy apps and systems. Discover a modern method that enables you to build and modernize any workflow or app, connect data sources and APIs, create an intuitive user experience, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 01 Dec 2016

PowWow

Enterprise Mobility Platform with Enterprise-Grade Security
sponsored by PowWow
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to accelerate mobile development, connect new apps to third party data sources and APIs, and modernize any enterprise app or workflow. Discover how to leverage existing APIs and containers to design, build, and deploy personalized, intelligent, and secure apps that run anywhere, on any device, and on any OS.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

PowWow

How to Set Your Apps Apart with Mobile DevOps and the Cloud
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to empower development teams with tools that deliver high-quality mobile experiences. Uncover 6 key requirements for getting past common mobile development obstacles and learn how to gauge mobile users' expectations, leverage DevOps to simplify mobile delivery, and add the power of the cloud to your mobile initiatives.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Microsoft

Software-defined storage for backup and recovery
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Discover a software-defined storage solution for backup and recovery with a comprehensive suite of enterprise storage capabilities like inline global deduplication, compression, snapshots, clones, and replication to help you meet any protection, disaster recovery, and availability requirement with a single solution.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

Hedvig Inc

Testing and QA: Relying on Better Data to Create Better Software
sponsored by QASymphony
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage advanced BI and analytics tools to help your development team test software smarter, better, and faster. Learn what QA metrics to leverage for coverage and velocity, where to focus your reporting efforts, 3 steps to modernize and automate reporting, and more.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

QASymphony

The Buyer's Guide for Test Management Software
sponsored by QASymphony
WHITE PAPER: Explore the use of new, agile testing tools to address the increasing pace of innovation and blurred lines between QA and development. Discover tips for evaluating and integrating modern test management software and uncover 5 must-have features, including visual proof of testing, customized integrations, uninhibited workflow, and 2 more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

QASymphony

Project Management and Collaborative Communication
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to create a connected software lifecycle to overcome data silos and enable end-to-end visibility for project management. Learn how to connect information across teams and departments to enhance project collaboration and create the communication that digital transformations, Agile, and DevOps principles demand.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Tasktop
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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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