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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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Computer Weekly – 4 October 2016: How Microsoft aims to tackle information overload
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about how the firm wants to use cloud, machine learning and innovative datacentre technologies to open up access to information. Our new buyer's guide looks at network function virtualisation. And we examine the role of blockchain in cloud data security. Read the issue now.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The OEM Advantage: What is Dell OEM?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
RESOURCE: Learn how OEM technology is designed to adapt hardware and infrastructure to create end-to-end solutions specific to your needs and discover what OEM can offer your organization.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc.

The CFO Guide to Budgeting: 10 Key Elements Companies Should Look For
sponsored by Centage
WHITE PAPER: SMBs need the same financial visbility as larger companies without the same expensive overhead and current tools like spreadsheets just aren't up to the task. Access this white paper to learn the 10 must-have features every CFO needs to look for when deciding on a financial planning tool.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Sep 2016

Centage

VCE VxRack™ System 1000 Series Overview
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper introduces a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that with integrated compute, networking, software-defined storage and virtualization enable storage and networking functions to be decoupled and run on a common set of physical resources ultimately evolving costumer needs.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

To Increase Downloads, First Instill Trust: Security Advantages of Code Signing
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Malware poses a serious threat to the mobile environment: malicious code can slip into app stores and become a threat to anyone who downloads them. Discover how code signing enables end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution—without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Symantec

Why Code Signing Is an Essential Website Security Feature
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how code signing mitigates the risks of transferring code over the Internet or wireless networks, and also allows end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Symantec

Application Modernisation: The Essential Guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this guide, we look at how distributed systems have evolved to support more agile software development.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Raspberry PI with Java: programming the internet of things
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this chapter from the book Raspberry PI with Java: Programming the Internet of Things, Stephen Chin walks you through the process of setting up (or baking) the Raspberry Pi.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

How Will the Internet of Things Affect Testers?
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Paul Gerrard, a testing guru and consultant, explores how the IoT can effect testing and testers, and introduces the seven-layer architecture of the IoT system. Also, tap into predictions for large-scale test environments in the lab, environments in the field, and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

Computer Weekly 50th anniversary special
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: It's been 50 years since Computer Weekly's launch on 22 September 1966. To mark this achievement, we have compiled a special edition of the magazine to reflect on how much the British technology industry has contributed over that time.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Tame Complexity with Product Line Engineering
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Explore how strategic reuse and product line engineering (PLE) can improve data management throughout product development lifecycles. You'll discover how to reuse design data to increase organizational efficiency as well as how this new approach to PLE worked for an established manufacturing company.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Build a Mobile App in Less Than 15 Minutes
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This video examines a platform that supports an agile approach to developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise mobile apps – whether native, hybrid, or on the web. Discover an easier, faster way to build mobile apps end-to-end with a variety of cloud deployment options.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 08 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Mobile App Building 101: The Node.js Cloud App
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This video examines a platform that supports an Agile approach to developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise mobile apps – whether native, hybrid, or on the web. Discover how to integrate Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) with enterprise systems easily and uncover a choice of cloud deployment options for your apps.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2016

Red Hat

Getting Ready for Next-Gen Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper explores the use of a next-generation app lifecycle management platform made for defining, managing, and automating activities. Discover how to implement and support a successful Agile transformation to optimize the speed, quality, and scale of your app development.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Next Generation of Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: This resource explores how to leverage a functionally rich, unified, yet open platform that helps development teams become more agile and accelerate the development lifecycle. Discover how to implement continuous delivery and enable real-time visibility across enterprise projects so that you can drive innovation and enhance customer satisfaction.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Siemens Energy Management Takes an Agile, Integrated Approach to the App Lifecycle
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to find out how Siemens switched to a smarter DevOps-centric methodology to become more agile and flexible. Discover how they accelerated software development by leveraging updated app lifecycle management for shortened requirements, engineering time and decreased risk.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 30 Nov 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps: A Real World Approach
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: This webcast provides an overview of continuous testing and examines some of the challenges that can impede DevOps. Access helpful tips for finding the right balance between manual and automated testing so that you can optimize your ability to reduce the risks associated with each software release.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 7, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps: A Real World Approach
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
PODCAST: This webcast provides an overview of continuous testing and examines some of the challenges that can impede DevOps. Access helpful tips for finding the right balance between manual and automated testing so that you can optimize your ability to reduce the risks associated with each software release.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 7, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Building a Strong Application Security Program
sponsored by Onapsis
EGUIDE: What are the first steps to creating a strong app security program, and how do you know you've struck the right balance between static and dynamic testing? These are the types of questions we explore in this e-guide. Find out what role education is playing in building an app security program and get advice for mitigating SAP vulnerabilities.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

Onapsis

Lean Functional Testing for Agile and DevOps
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VIDEO: This video examines a functional test automation platform that is built specifically for continuous testing, Agile development, mobile, and DevOps. Discover how to improve collaboration between developers and testers so you can deliver quality software faster and more efficiently.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 16 Aug 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Behavior Driven Development for Continuous Testing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Explore the concept of behavior driven development, an Agile software development technique that promotes collaboration between QA, development, and business stakeholders. Find out how this user behavior-oriented approach will help you satisfy the need for both speed and quality.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Value of IT Automation: 4 Case Studies
sponsored by Puppet
RESOURCE: This resource, featuring research by Gartner, explores how Walmart, Staples and 2 other brands have started to leverage DevOps practices. Find out how these businesses are enhancing automation for testing, configuration, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

Puppet

How to Evaluate SD-WAN, Hybrid WAN Products
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: This guide helps IT professionals learn about software-defined wide area network options in order to select the best product for their enterprise.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

SearchNetworking.com

Servers and Storage Become Inextricably Linked
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
EGUIDE: The rise of flash storage and convergence technologies make it tougher to see storage and servers as separate entities in a software-defined world. Rich Castagna, VP of Editorial at TechTarget, shares why he believes servers and storage have become inextricably linked.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Microsoft

First edition of Computer Weekly 1966
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: To celebrate Computer Weekly's 50th anniversary, the National Museum of Computing, which holds the print archives of the magazine, has scanned the first issue of Computer Weekly. We have made this available to download.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com
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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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