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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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From Macrosystems to Microservices: Lightweight Development with the Oracle Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
RESEARCH CONTENT: Examine the emerging practices, tools, and architectures that are changing the face of software development, including microservices and lightweight development, APIs, automation tools, and cloud-native apps. Plus, discover how to leverage the Oracle cloud and containers to create more collaborative, integrated, and efficient development practices.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

A Complete Guide to Understanding Agile Testing Methodologies
sponsored by QASymphony
EBOOK: As Agile development increases the pace of innovation, the time testers have to thoroughly assess software quality dramatically reduces. Discover how to implement a collaborative, flexible and adaptive approach to software testing and QA by learning about the different types of Agile testing including Scrum, Test Driven Development, and 3 more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

QASymphony

Cloud-Capable App and Data Integration
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to leverage an open source enterprise service bus (ESB) that reduces the pain of connecting siloed apps, services, data, and devices. Discover how to boost data and app integration initiatives with automation and extended, cloud-based management.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Red Hat

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

Digital Transformation: A Java-Based Platform for App Modernization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to accelerate digital transformation initiatives with a Java EE-based platform for app modernization that provides support for both legacy and cloud-native apps. You'll learn how to implement Agile, DevOps, API management, and continuous integration/continuous delivery processes for you modernization efforts.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Red Hat

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials: The Case for a United, Cloud-Based Software Platform
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The problem with using multiple software tools to run your business is how easy it is to lose track of important information. Explore this guide to learn how to help your customers realize the benefits of running their business from a cloud-based system that unifies financials, sales, inventory, purchasing, and project management.
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 | Published: 16 Jan 2017

Microsoft

Ardent Partner Research: The CPO and CIO's New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology
sponsored by Coupa
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Ardent Partners research report is a reminder of the TCO model to estimate the cost and value of these enterprise technology investments in the era of digital transformation and innovation.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Coupa

The State of Lifecycle Management: Delivering Quality with Agile, DevOps, and IoT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Emerging technology trends like Agile, DevOps, and IoT have been rapidly adopted by many companies across a variety of industries, but how do they relate to software developers and fostering quality? Uncover key findings from a survey of over 600 software developers and IT professionals that seek to answer this essential question.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

PPM Key Findings: How to Orchestrate End to End ALM
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
RESEARCH CONTENT: Learn how PPM can be an effective support method for end-to-end app lifecycle management. You'll uncover IDC's key findings about enterprise IT PPM strategies and how they can help coordinate the software lifecycle in conjunction with Agile, DevOps, SaaS, and more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

How to Get ALM Data Ready with Predictive Analytics
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can leverage predictive analytics to create "predictive development" best practices by approaching ALM as a big data repository. You'll discover how to boost data management for software requirements, testing, and every other step of the development lifecycle.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Breakout Vendors: SaaS Business Applications
sponsored by Coupa
ANALYST REPORT: The SaaS business application market is growing. Out of thousands of vendors, Forrester has identified 6 that are likely to take over the SaaS categories of finance, human resources, e-commerce, procurement, supply chain, and ERP. Access this expert report to see how, as well as a peek at what's next for SaaS innovation.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 May 2016

Coupa

How to Implement Continuous Testing: Understand the Essentials
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
EBOOK: Discover how continuous testing creates the feedback businesses need to increase the quality and velocity of their development projects. Uncover in-depth advice about the essentials of continuous testing and how to implement it by optimizing your use of automation, continuous integration, and more.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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

How Accenture Leveraged ALM on SaaS for Rapid Testing and Integration
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: Explore how Accenture, a global professional services company, leveraged ALM on SaaS to implement rapid testing for large scale integrations of SAP and other mission-critical apps. Discover how cloud-based app lifecycle management (ALM) increased test efficiency, decreased project cost, delivered more efficient workflows, and more.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

How HPE Accelerated their App Development with ALM
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: Explore how HPE leveraged a modern app lifecycle management platform to enable more effective and efficient app development for Agile, waterfall, and hybrid workflows. Discover how consolidated enterprise ALM reduced project overhead wile facilitating improved collaboration and coordination between HPE's development teams.
Posted: 09 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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

Using IT initiatives to save money and reinforce green credentials
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analyst Group Quocirca explains how organisations can use web data caching software to save money and improve their green credentials.
Posted: 04 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Microservices in the Cloud: Why, When, and How
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WEBCAST: In this in-depth webcast, VP Boris Scholl explores the basic concepts of microservices and the factors that are driving their popularity. Discover how to get started with microservices in conjunction with containers, API management, Oracle cloud, and a DevOps workflow.
Posted: 03 Jan 2017 | Premiered: Nov 29, 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

VMware® Virtual SAN™ 6.2 Network Design Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives a technology overview of a new policy-driven hypervisor-converged storage product for your software-defined data center. It provides the best network design and configuration best practices for deploying this highly available and scalable virtual solution.
Posted: 29 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

VMware

SDDC planning should focus on scalability, integration
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Software-defined data centers rarely come together in an ideal manner: planning for achievable results is necessary for success. In this e-guide learn why scalability and integration are key to planning your SDDC and what building one customized to your needs will take.
Posted: 29 Dec 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Are Software-Defined Data Centers the Next Frontier of Virtualization?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: The word is out about software-defined data centers, but awareness isn't the same as understanding or acceptance. In this e-guide, Dan Kusnetzky, founder and principal analyst of market research firm Kusnetzky Group LLC, explores the new frontier that is SDDC and prepares you for your potential future.
Posted: 27 Dec 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

Preparing Your Toolbox for the SharePoint Framework
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Explore a framework for building web apps that provides a variety of benefits for HTML5, JavaScript, and SharePoint developers. Discover how to deliver valuable customizations by leveraging the 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

Your Guide to Workforce Management Software Selection
sponsored by PDP-Software
EGUIDE: Workforce management software is what enables your business to keep pace with the rapidly changing trends in both labor and the market. Read on to learn about the current state of workforce management software and what you can expect from the technology's near future.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 10 Nov 2016

PDP-Software
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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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