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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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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

Agile Tools for Agile Development: Ensuring Software Quality
sponsored by QASymphony
WHITE PAPER: How do you move at an Agile pace and at the same time ensure that software doesn't have critical defects? This guide explores how to put the right Agile testing tools in place to help you maintain software quality. Discover how to improve ALM strategies, maximize the value of testing investments, and more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 23 Jan 2017

QASymphony

10 Rules for Creating a Mobile Look and Feel
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you'll learn about 10 rules for delivering an optimal user experience aesthetically and functionally in your mobile app. Discover tips to better connecting with your customers.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Jan 2017

OutSystems

How EMC Built and Scaled TheHub to Serve 12,000 Engineers
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll learn how developers at EMC combined a low-code platform with their existing DevOps environment. Discover ways the team explored different technologies to build enterprise-class applications using pre-built components.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

OutSystems

A Survey of Rapid Application Delivery Platform Users
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: By shifting basic app development to tasks that are more strategic, IT can support digital initiatives in addition to coding and technical tasks. Learn how the right tools can help companies retain control over the development process, involve application end-users in early design and development phases, and more.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 09 Jan 2017

OutSystems

Forget Hand-Coding: 5 Development Challenges to Consider
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll explore 5 development challenges to consider when using hand coding over a RAD platform as a development method. Learn why apps typically require 10x more work today, and tools that make development times faster and more simplified.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

OutSystems

Business Management ROI Improvement Guide
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Can the software you depend on grow alongside your business? Access this guide to business management ROI improvement to explore the 6 simple steps to optimizing software implementation, maximize ROI in the process, what to look for in KPIs, and more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

Sage Software

Business Management Software ROI Improvement Guide
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Aligning technology with your business goals is one of the smartest ways to optimize any software investment (especially when it comes to the cloud). Access this ROI improvement guide to learn how to maximize your business management software solutions to drive great agility and SaaS cost savings.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Sage Software

Better Decisions, No More Bottlenecks: 5 Metrics for Cross-Lifecycle Software Testing
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how leveraging data from disparate systems will give software testing teams the unique opportunity to become the hub of organizational quality. Uncover 5 best practices that will help expose critical issues, enable Agile development, create a more holistic view of the software development lifecycle, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Tasktop

DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

DevOps and the Bottom Line
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see what Nicole Forsgren, PhD has to say about the developing correlation between IT investment and organizational performance, highlighting the positive influence of cultivating a DevOps culture.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

Chef Software

Leveraging Automation for DevOps
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement automated and collaborative workflows in a way that reduces risk, ensures stability, and guarantees regulatory compliance. Discover how to create a dynamic infrastructure that will aid in your company's DevOps transformation and optimize its use of automation.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Chef Software

IT Strategy for Delivering Efficient, Secure and Economic Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this invaluable resource, learn how moving to a standard operating environment can lower operational costs, improve security and compliance; deliver applications faster, and lay the groundwork for innovation.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Red Hat

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

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

Preparing Your Toolbox for the SharePoint Framework
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Explore the new SharePoint Framework and the variety of benefits for HTML5, JavaScript, and SharePoint app developers. Discover how to customize SharePoint easily by leveraging the open source framework's key features and web stack tools, including built-in themes, a SharePoint-tailored DataSource component, and more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

Progress

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

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

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
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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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