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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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6 Things to Consider While Choosing an ERP Software
sponsored by Deskera
WHITE PAPER: The enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is in flux, so it's more important than ever to understand exactly which vendor is going to meet your unique business needs before you commit. Read on to uncover the top 6 considerations before you dive into the choppy waters of the ERP software market.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Deskera

How is Deskera, the next NetSuite?
sponsored by Deskera
WHITE PAPER: The cloud-based ERP/CRM tool market is going through a shakeup. Before you start looking at vendors, take a look at what your current business needs are. Access this white paper to learn which considerations you need to prioritize, and why, as well as how your business size may affect which options are available to you.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Deskera

7 Steps for Building a Digital Strategy in Distribution
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: The wholesale distribution industry is facing massive disruption due to technological growth, and most companies are taking a reactionary approach. You need to rethink your digital strategy now, because a reactionary "strategy" means you will be left behind. Read on to learn 7 steps to building your best digital distribution strategy.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Infor

VCE VxRack™ System 1000 Series Overview
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper introduces a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that with integrated compute, networking, software-defined storage and virtualization enable storage and networking functions to be decoupled and run on a common set of physical resources ultimately evolving costumer needs.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Getting Ready for Next-Gen Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper explores the use of a next-generation app lifecycle management platform made for defining, managing, and automating activities. Discover how to implement and support a successful Agile transformation to optimize the speed, quality, and scale of your app development.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Behavior Driven Development for Continuous Testing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Explore the concept of behavior driven development, an Agile software development technique that promotes collaboration between QA, development, and business stakeholders. Find out how this user behavior-oriented approach will help you satisfy the need for both speed and quality.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Turbonomic ROI See CapEx and OpEx Savings with Autonomic IT
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an autonomic platform that continuously analyzes application demands and automatically allocates shared resources in real-time. Access now to see how this unique platform will project your savings by enhancing and delivering measurable value to various areas.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Turbonomic

Preparing for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, find out the reasons behind the growing interest in SDDCs, including some of the benefits of adopting SDDCS as well as the next generation architectural design it offers. Access now to find out the answers to some of the trending questions IT leaders are asking about how to prepare for the adoption of SDDCS.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Dell EMC

Intelligent Business Process Management for the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: By combining business process management, resource planning, and complex event processes into a single, integrated strategy, teams can experience the benefits of agile development. Uncover ways to achieve automated business operations and shorter development cycles with a cloud-ready architecture.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Rapid Integration: Seamlessly Create Messaging Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Faster and simpler development, interoperability, and deployment is possible -- even for users typically locked out of real-time integration. Discover ways to help users develop, manage, and monitor processes together with minimal IT overhead.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Red Hat

A Structured Design Approach to Business Process Automation & Custom Software Development
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize business automation by capitalizing on advances in software development infrastructure, and incorporate them into a new structured, 6-step design approach that eliminates additional risk.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Software Lifecycle Integration: Integrate Your SDLC Tools and Accelerate Your Business
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can improve usage of the tools you already have while streamlining software development and delivery. Explore how you can overcome collaboration problems using software lifecycle integration, which enables you to connect all software development and delivery tools, synchronize information across disciplines, and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Tasktop

Virtualization Brings Your Network Up-to-Speed
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Does your current network approach account for new technologies? There is a superior approach to networking virtualization designed for early and ongoing success. Learn how it enables data center managers to achieve orders of magnitude, better agility, economics, and choice.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Drive Toward Better Decisions with Dashboards
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: Dashboards help convey a lot of information in a consolidated, consumable format. Creating dashboards to report on business goals and maintaining them with relevant metrics is the foundation for setting up effective conversations. Learn how to set up the best dashboard for your organization.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

Innotas

5 Key Business and Technology Needs Being Met by SDN and NFV
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: As the business landscape transforms, IT departments need to understand how emerging technologies like software defined networking and network function virtualization can meet business needs. Access this white paper to discover 5 key business and technology challenges that are being met by SDN and NFV.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

MASERGY

A 10 Minute Guide to Software Harvesting
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Securing the funding to get started in Software Asset Management (SAM) or Software License Optimization can sometimes be difficult. One way to get the attention of senior business managers is to provide quick wins that point to greater cost savings over time.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Snow Software

Guide to Selecting a Modern ERP Solution
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to select the right ERP software for your organization to facilitate growth. Access now to uncover 10 key software selection factors that will guide your decision-making process.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IFS

Enable Rapid IT Service Delivery and Innovation with an Infrastructure Built for Cloud-Native Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This web book explores the cloud infrastructure and tools required to support agile IT methods and applications, and demonstrates why open source technology is the best way to achieve the full benefits of this new, rapid mode of IT service delivery. Learn how innovative applications propelled by IT can create entirely new revenue streams.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

How to Avoid the Software Licensing Cost Trap
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: There is now an urgent requirement for transparency and control over software compliance within companies. This white paper serves as an instructive guide for optimizing your software expenses using asset management, ensuring the efficient use of software.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Matrix42

Driving Innovation with Platform-As-A-Service: Enabling developers, operations, and businesses
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how cloud infrastructure, DevOps, microservices, and containers can all be brought together using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology. See how a PaaS can provide benefits that include developer agility, operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015

Red Hat

Survival Strategies in the Age of Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The cost efficiency and agility generated by a cloud environment supports higher levels of innovation. Learn how to ensure you have the resources necessary to streamline development and testing, so you can satisfy relentless user demands.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

10 Tips to Manage Requirements for the Internet of Things
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To navigate complexity and achieve a new approach to managing requirements, this white paper offers 10 tips to help you adapt to the changes brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution. Learn key facts about traceability, strategic reuse, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

IBM

Cloud-based strategy enables fast delivery, market expansion
sponsored by InterSystems
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Ontario Systems cloud-based Complaint Tracker application enables the company's market expansion and how benefits of running the app in the cloud is readily apparent to customers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

InterSystems

Technical Support Services for SAP HANA on Power Systems
sponsored by IBM FD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to ensure your SAP HANA running on Power Systems Infrastructure is available and running optimally by using a support service offering an array of flexible support options for the full lifecycle of your SAP HANA on Power Systems infrastructure.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

IBM FD

Shifting Your Digital Transformation Into the Fast Lane: Five Keys to Higher-quality Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Shifting application development into the fast lane of continuous delivery is possible, but requires businesses to adopt a new test model. In the following guide, explore five keys that can help your organization achieve continuous delivery.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CA Technologies.
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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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