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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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5 Criteria for Choosing Enterprise Agile Development Software
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to evaluate and select an Agile software development platform that best suits your organization by uncovering 5 key criteria to consider.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

CA Technologies

How xMatters Uses Automated Communication and Toolchains to Move Processes Forward
sponsored by xMatters, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to use an automated communication platform to coordinate between connected systems, toolchains, and the people who use them. Plus, uncover 3 use cases for applying automated communication to your development processes, from resolving product defects to automating releases.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

xMatters, Inc.

GDPR Compliance: The Implications for Test Data Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the key implications of GDPR regulations for test data management and explore topics like data masking, synthetic data generation, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

CA Technologies.

A Buyer's Guide to Selecting a Rapid Application Development Platform
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide explores the trend of democratizing app development and how to select and adopt a rapid app development (RAD) platform. Find out how RAD affects mobile development and uncover 7 capabilities to test when evaluating RAD platforms.
Posted: 06 Sep 2017 | Published: 06 Sep 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

Resolving Data Conflicts with Offline Mobile Apps
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to build mobile apps that perform seamlessly even when taken offline to resolve key issues like data conflicts and data synchronization with your server database.
Posted: 06 Sep 2017 | Published: 06 Sep 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

Mobile App Development Myth Crushers
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper busts 5 common myths about mobile app development. Learn the truth about mobile and find out how to cultivate an integrated toolset that paves the way towards timely, cost-effective mobile development.
Posted: 05 Sep 2017 | Published: 05 Sep 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

Why Artificial Intelligence is the Next Big Boom in Mobile
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how AI could potentially impact mobile app development and learn about the factors currently driving the shift towards combining AI, sensors, and mobile apps.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

The Shift to SaaS: A High-Value Opportunity for ISVs
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss the benefits that stem from changes to an ISV's business model and operating model, as well as suggestions on how to prepare for a SaaS transition. See how 20 ISVs successfully transitioned from a traditional software licensing and delivery model to SaaS.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Jun 2017

Microsoft

10 Best Practices for a Fast and Clean Software Implementation
sponsored by Zuora, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Discover 10 best practices for implementing a mission-critical software platform. Learn why it's important to define success, establish requirements consensus in advance, and more.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Zuora, Inc

Business Agility: How Modern Businesses Beat the Competition
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the CA Agile Central platform, a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for enterprise Agile planning tools, and how it helps you accelerate time-to-market for quality app releases.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

CA Technologies

Discover the Benefits of Agile: The Business Case for a New Way to Work
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Explore Agile – what it is and how it differs from other development methodologies – and learn about the different types of Agile approaches, how to scale Agile, tips for getting started with Agile and DevOps, and more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

CA Technologies

Continuous Testing Strategy for CTOs
sponsored by Rainforest QA Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to update traditional software QA and testing for shorter development cycles with a crowdsourced, QA as a service (QAaaS) continuous testing platform.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

Rainforest QA Inc.

Finding the Right Agile Software for Your Organization
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Once considered cutting-edge, Agile development is now becoming a must-have methodology for companies looking to compete in the app economy and combat forces like digital disruption. Uncover4 key considerations for adopting Agile and learn how it accelerates high-quality app development.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

CA Technologies

How to Leverage Crowdsourced Testing to Ship Better Mobile Apps
sponsored by Rainforest QA Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to move beyond traditional mobile testing by using a crowdsourced mobile testing platform, combined with targeted testing automation. Learn how to easily execute a large number of tests at scale with AI-enhanced crowdsourced testing.
Posted: 08 Aug 2017 | Published: 08 Aug 2017

Rainforest QA Inc.

Don't Confuse Low-Code with No-Code
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: Explore the differences between low-code vs. no-code, with a particular focus on the users these tools are designed for and what they're designed to help these users do. Learn how to properly outfit your development projects with low-code and no-code tools so you can enable rapid development for cloud and mobile.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

OutSystems

Enable Enterprise Collaboration with a File Sharing Plan
sponsored by SkySync
WHITE PAPER: Today's workforce requires a file sharing plan that enables enterprise-wide collaboration, but this could put your data in jeopardy. This white paper examines the top security threats surrounding file sharing and how your organization can lay out a roadmap to navigate these challenges, enabling safe collaboration with hybrid cloud.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

SkySync

What is Robotic Process Automation? A Guide to RPA
sponsored by HelpSystems
WHITE PAPER: Explore robotic process automation (RPA) and find out what it is, why it's important, and how it differs from other types of automation. Discover how to improve your automation strategy and learn about software robots, the RPA vendor landscape, and how RPA functions in different industries.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

HelpSystems

Total Cost of Ownership of the CloudBees Jenkins Platform
sponsored by Cloudbees
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to augment open source Jenkins software with CloudBees and foster DevOps practices within your organization. Learn more about the CloudBees Jenkins Platform, how it replaces the manual aspects of running Jenkins with automation, and the platform's total cost of ownership.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cloudbees

Using the Pipeline Plugin to Accelerate Continuous Delivery
sponsored by Cloudbees
WHITE PAPER: Uncover an introduction and step-by-step guide for using the Jenkins Pipeline plugin to automate the software lifecycle and achieve continuous delivery. Access tips for everything from installing and creating a pipeline to scaling and securing it.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cloudbees

Jenkins, Docker and DevOps: The Innovation Catalysts
sponsored by Cloudbees
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you'll discover next gen continuous integration (CI)/ continuous delivery (CD) use cases and best practices and find out how the combination of CD being executed on applications running in Docker containers, will allow for innovation in microservices-based applications.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Cloudbees

Evaluating Approaches to Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by Capriza
WHITE PAPER: Explore 4 approaches to satisfying the demand for anywhere, anytime access to mobile-ready apps by an increasingly mobile workforce. Learn how to easily transform traditional apps for mobile and build customized micro apps without any APIs, coding, or integration.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Capriza

Subscriber Management for the Software-Defined Era
sponsored by netElastic Systems
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn what you need to look for in a virtualized subscriber management platform in the software-defined era and how to handle the challenges you are bound to face.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Published: 18 Sep 2017

netElastic Systems

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: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

nCircle

Simplify Database Development for MySQL Environments
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Discover the potential benefits open-source database management systems (OSDBMS) platforms offer to developers and DBAs, from cost efficiency to greater flexibility, and learn about one particular open source database development toolset and how it helps to simplify MySQL development.
Posted: 25 Aug 2017 | Published: 25 Aug 2017

Quest

Take MySQL Databases Seriously with Toad Edge™
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Current trends show that you're far from alone if you're increasing adoption of open source databases like MySQL – making it even more important to optimize your DBMS. Learn about of the differences of open source DBMS vs. proprietary RDBMS and discover Toad Edge, a lightweight, flexible OSDBMS tool.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Aug 2017

Quest
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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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