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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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The State of Business Agility 2017
sponsored by CA Technologies
EBOOK: Examine the results of a Gatepoint Research survey about the current state of business agility, and explore the drivers and challenges to adopting Agile practices throughout the enterprise.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

CA Technologies

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

Treat Mobile Apps as Products, Rather Than Projects, to Maximize Their Value
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
RESEARCH CONTENT: According to a recent Gartner report, 80% of enterprises successfully building, deploying, and maintaining mobile apps will have adopted product management principles to manage mobile development by 2022. Explore the report to learn how to implement a product management approach to mobile app strategies and ALM.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

MicroStrategy Incorporated

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

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.

Is Your Cloud Delivering What Your Customers And Stakeholders Need?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: A cloud service provider is the way for independent software vendors to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market. This Frost & Sullivan white paper identifies five attributes to look for when evaluating a cloud service provider to support your software development businesses.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

Microsoft

4 Ways to Improve Your DevOps Testing
sponsored by xMatters, Inc.
EBOOK: Explore some of the most common DevOps testing mistakes and learn how to optimize your testing processes. Delve down into topics like why service monitoring and testing matter, and how DevOps is failing 3 key tenets of privacy compliance.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 18 Sep 2017

xMatters, Inc.

Computer Weekly – 19 September 2017: Can DevOps deliver on its productivity promises?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, DevOps is cited as a key element of digital transformation – we examine the challenges to delivering on its promise. Many retailers are investing in emerging technologies to gain an edge – but are they too far ahead of the curve? And could a new spirit of collaboration help UK broadband roll-out? Read the issue now.
Posted: 15 Sep 2017 | Published: 15 Sep 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

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: 15 Sep 2017 | Published: 15 Sep 2017

Microsoft

Transform IT With Low-Code Development
sponsored by Cherwell
WHITE PAPER: Find out how low-code development helps organizations build customized apps without costly, time- and labor-intensive projects. Discover how to evaluate and select a low-code platform that suits your development needs.
Posted: 14 Sep 2017 | Published: 14 Sep 2017

Cherwell

4 App Deployment Disasters Every Business Should Know About
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile and IoT app development emphasize generating and using data – but your power to do more with data relies heavily on your database. Explore 4 common app deployment disasters so that you can learn how to optimize your database and simplify critical development projects.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

IBM

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.

How Glacier Water is Cutting Mobile Data Costs with Offline Capabilities
sponsored by Alpha Software Inc.
CASE STUDY: Find out how Tim Bochard, VP of Information Technology at Glacier Water, expects to achieve significant cost savings for his company by building a mobile app with offline capabilities by using a low-code app development platform.
Posted: 07 Sep 2017 | Published: 07 Sep 2017

Alpha Software Inc.

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.

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Component-Based Architecture
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the movement towards low-code platforms and what it means to adopt a component-based architecture. Plus, find out how to build apps faster while writing less code, minimizing time spent debugging and updating apps, and taking advantage of developers' specialized skills.
Posted: 05 Sep 2017 | Published: 05 Sep 2017

OutSystems

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

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.

Focus: Open source
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: Open source used to be an alternative to commercial off –the-shelf software. Today, the largest commercial software providers are big supporters of open source technologies.
Posted: 29 Aug 2017 | Published: 29 Aug 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Understanding the User Interface in Toad Edge
sponsored by Quest
WEBCAST: Watch this brief technical video to learn how to get started with Toad Edge, a flexible open source toolset for MySQL development, and familiarize yourself with its UI.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Premiered: May 3, 2017

Quest

Installing and Getting Started with Connections in Toad Edge
sponsored by Quest
WEBCAST: Watch this brief technical video to learn how to install and get started with Toad Edge, a flexible open source toolset for MySQL development compatible with both Windows and Mac OS.
Posted: 25 Aug 2017 | Premiered: May 3, 2017

Quest

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

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
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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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