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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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Case study: Global manufacturer automates time and attendance
sponsored by Workforce
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the time and attendance software GSI chose so they could synchronize data with the HR system as often as necessary, or as scheduled to ensure time and attendance information is captured for new employees.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015


VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a multi-tenant, SaaS-based approach that grants customers the flexibility to adapt applications to their particular business strategies, without introducing complexity that prevents the system from evolving as business needs change.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2013


A More Efficient and Flexible Approach to Storage in Virtual Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, which is a storage solution that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

Time-Based Routing for Field Service
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The key to mobile workforce optimization is accurately assessing travel times for multiple routes between multiple appointments. Read this white paper for the pros and cons of three routing methodologies.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Oracle Corporation

How Does Software-Enabled MDM Add Value to Your Business?
sponsored by JAMF Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights one MDM enterprise suite, and examines how mobile management adds incredible value to your business when combined with Apple. Read on now to access the simplicity and versatility of software-enabled MDM.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

JAMF Software

Software-defined Storage: the overall benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief video cuts through some of the confusion surrounding SDS and tells you what to look for – and what to avoid – when choosing an SDS product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage—and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of SDS and the reasons for adopting it. It then gives a brief guide on how to get started with implementing SDS.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


Managing Food Safety and Quality Using Enterprise Software
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to get a solid grip on process manufacturing with the use of software.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015


TOGAF® and Enterprise Portfolio Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn how The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) and Portfolio Management both promise to bring structure and direction to complex and fast-moving organizational environments: the TOGAF framework for the enterprise as a whole and Portfolio Management to the enterprise project world.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Global Knowledge

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution for IaaS providers to use in order to expand their load balancing services.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

Networks That Know Automation
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how networks are using automation to their advantage, especially with the popularity of software-defined networking (SDN).
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

A New Way to Get More Out of Your Software-Defined Network
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The VMware software-defined storage strategy focuses on a set of VMware initiatives regarding local storage, shared storage, and storage and data services.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a software-defined storage platform that provides end-to-end solutions that fully meet performance, availability, support, and scalability needs. Read on to learn how SDS can help you to better manage and protect your growing amounts of data.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage: Enabling the Next Generation of Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With an agile and scalable infrastructure, businesses are able to stay ahead of the influx of data. Software-defined storage(SDS) solutions promise to provide all essential storage services that uses only industry-standard hardware components. View this white paper to learn more about SDS.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

SDN-Based Open Networking Building Momentum Among IT Decision Makers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Two of the most important technologies today are open networking and SDN.  For the past few years, both have gained acceptance in data centers due to their promise of improved IT agility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download a trial version of DB2 10.5 to get a glimpse of the solution's many new and enhanced features.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014


IBM FlashSystem 900: Value at the Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how flash storage can boost storage performance and speed up processing times. Read on to learn about the technology behind a new flash storage system.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015


Driving Product Quality With Continuous Verification and Validation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about how continuous verification and validation strategies can help quality teams keep up with agile development. Read on to learn about eth methods and approaches that can enable continuous verification and validation and determine the right strategy for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014


How to Unlock the Promise of Agile in the Enterprise
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper discusses Agile, and how it can be implemented on a large scale. Read on to find out what benefits one can expect from enterprise-wide Agile implementation, and what challenges await.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015


9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015


Toshiba Launches Smart Social Infrastructure Through a Flexible, Scalable Cloud Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To advance its initiative, Toshiba required a more flexible, scalable cloud solution capable of supporting a wide range of complex projects. This whitepaper highlights the cloud software Toshiba implemented to provide an extensible cloud management framework.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

SaaS Takes Center Stage in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how subscription-based business applications are expected to make an even bigger impact in 2014 and beyond in this informative infographic.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2013

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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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