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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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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

Software-Defined Data Center Meets Micro-Segmentation
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to deploy advanced security inside your data center with micro-segmentation, which will deliver the operational agility of network virtualization.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

VMware

Fresh Perspectives on Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the core ideas behind software-defined storage. In addition to investigating new models, discover key technology trends and the author's perspective on industry implications, customer impacts, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Study: How to make mobile successful within the organisation – what every CEO needs to know
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the growing use of web and SaaS applications is affecting German companies, and how German IT specialists ensure access to these key business applications, and how they plan to for years to come. Read about the results of a questionnaire based study to learn how CEOs can make their mobile work environment successful.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Matrix42

MSPs: Improve Your Performance with the Right Software
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a suite of software essential for an effective MSP.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

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.

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

IFS

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

Leverage ERP for Sales and Operations Planning
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Learn about S&OP and how your organization should leverage it to track the efforts of sales and operations over time.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

IFS

Why and How to Achieve Global ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Find out why many mid-market businesses are turning to global enterprise resource planning (ERP) to achieve a successful global business expansion.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IFS

3 Strategies to Rapidly Deliver User-Friendly Multi-Channel Apps
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: As competitors continue to release more user-friendly applications on the market, it's becoming harder to maintain customer loyalty. This white paper reveals 3 critical strategies that can help you satisfy users with your applications. Discover how to quickly deploy apps to deliver immediate business impact and ROI.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015

Mendix

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

HP

Enterprise Development in the Cloud: Top Benefits, Drivers, and Concerns
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: According to a survey of 408 enterprise IT software development professionals, enterprises using the cloud see improvements in time to market as well as higher productivity. Read this white paper for key findings from this survey regarding enterprise development in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Red Hat

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

IBM

Accelerating Product Innovation Through Agile Development and Continuous Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about how agile development and continuous engineering are changing the way software engineers work. Read on to discover how innovation has become central to a new collaborative work environment.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

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

IBM

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant helps information management leaders find the right integration vendor for their needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

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

Workfront

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

AtTask

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

IBM

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

IBM

Mobile Load Testing Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. This whitepaper discusses seven key steps to successfully testing and analyzing your organization's mobile load capabilities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Neotys
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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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