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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 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014


Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for a successful ERP implementation and find out about the consequences of ERP gone wrong.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014


3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into three questions to better prepare your business for a successful service management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Storage Provider Profile: Red Hat
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

HR in the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the five big trends that are pushing adoption, examining each trend in-depth and explaining exactly why it is driving a need for SaaS.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014


How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This resource analyzes the economic benefits of cloud computing in the ERP and CRM space, and details how embracing the cloud can be a competitive differentiator for SMBs.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013


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


The Information Paradigm Shift: Redefine Your Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Explore research done by Gartner to find out how in-memory computing will impact ERP during the next 5 years, so businesses can plan accordingly.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Choose the Service Desk Delivery Model that Makes Sense
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses three delivery models, including the benefits and considerations you must take when choosing the right model for your business.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Pangea Systems

Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report dives deep into a study on SaaS and how it is helping companies gain competitive advantage as opposed to simply reducing costs.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to uncover a complete list of tips and tricks for virtual lab testing in a Hyper-V environment, so you can eliminate as many risks as possible.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Evaluation of Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software and Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource for a complete list of findings of an enterprise backup and recovery software and vendor evaluation conducted by Forrester Research, Inc.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013


SaaS vs. Premise-based Monitoring: 9 Reasons Why SaaS Makes More Sense
sponsored by LogicMonitor
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for the 9 benefits of SaaS, and to find out why server and network monitoring is ideal for a cloud-based model.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014


Dynamic Infrastructures for VMware vCloud
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to discover how a VMware-based infrastructure solution can accelerate cloud infrastructure implementation, while reducing maintenance costs and effort.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


How to implement virtualization on a budget
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel®

Reduce data center complexity when you 'go virtual'
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, in-depth resource to find out how HP's latest solution for virtual environments can benefit your organization.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel®

HP Server Automation Virtual Appliance
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive white paper to find out the key features of HP's latest server automation software.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Trust in Cyberspace
sponsored by (ISC)2 UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, unveil a list of characteristics that define trusted software, which is critical to ensuring its quality and reliability as a secure product.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

(ISC)2 UK Ltd

Assuring Software Security Through Testing
sponsored by (ISC)2 UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key recommendations for software developers to test for quality and security assurance before releasing products to the market.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

(ISC)2 UK Ltd

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Plan for Success when Migrating from GroupWise to Office 365
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at this exclusive white paper to find out how you can utilize key factors of migration from GroupWise to Office 365, to propel yourself through a successful transition process.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell Software

10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Symantec NetBackup™ Appliances: Key Factors in Modernizing Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Disasters strike without warning, so shouldn't your data protection solutions always be up to par? Explore this resource to find out the advantages of backup solution models, key requirements for solution offerings and cost-effective solutions.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 27 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation
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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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