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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 – 9 February 2016: How software protects people
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how software is helping to maintain safety in high-risk sectors such as oil and gas, aerospace and healthcare. We offer six tips from CIOs for innovation with data. And we examine the continuing threat to businesses from denial of service cyber attacks. Read the issue now.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

3 Ways to Move Application Development to the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There are ways to modernize development approaches without squeezing what's left of resources. Explore ways to accelerate innovation, avoid complexity, and increase developer productivity with cloud-based development tools.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

How to Choose Open Source Integration Software for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how open source integration software addresses some of the biggest challenges facing IT today and how to choose the right open source software for your enterprise's needs. Learn about an open source strategy that can provide you with benefits like stable releases, licensing, and more.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

ComputerWeekly: Why a Private Cloud Was Chosen for the Thames Tunnel Project
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this issue of ComputerWeekly, we examine why one of the UK's largest construction projects—the Thames Tideway Tunnel—decided to use a private cloud setup. Our latest buyer's guide looks at containers and microservices, and we report on what U.S. court documents tell us about Oracle's controversial licensing polices.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Shifting Your Digital Transformation Into the Fast Lane: Five Keys to Higher-quality Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Shifting application development into the fast lane of continuous delivery is possible, but requires businesses to adopt a new test model. In the following guide, explore five keys that can help your organization achieve continuous delivery.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CA Technologies.

How to Select a Mobile App Development Platform Solution
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: Access this decision matrix for help with finding a mobile app development platform, and identifying market leaders in your vendor selection process.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

OutSystems

How a Data Scientist Built a Web-Based Data Application
sponsored by Exaptive
RESOURCE: This article features data scientist Frank D. Evans' step-by-step guide to building interactive data applications. Take a look behind the curtain at how Evans effectively communicates visuals without having to write glue code.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 10 Jan 2016

Exaptive

How Mark Wissler Made a Neural Network Web Application in an Hour
sponsored by Exaptive
RESOURCE: In this article, software developer and data scientist Mark Wissler details his strategy for writing code and wiring up components in just under an hour. Uncover the neural network technologies he leveraged to achieve agile development.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2015

Exaptive

Modernize Your App Portfolio to Drive Efficiency and Save Money
sponsored by Flexera Software
VIDEO: In this brief video, learn how a company modernized their overgrown application portfolio with a consolidation process. See how this strategy readied their apps for new technology, enabled efficiency, brought in savings, and more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2016

Flexera Software

In-Memory Data Grid Criteria Evaluation
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Research analysts have provided a 32-criteria evaluation of 11 in-memory data grid (IMDG) products for app development and delivery leaders. Access this resource and uncover important findings.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

How to Get Started with Platform-as-a-Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: If you're starting to consider implementing PaaS, you have to decide which approach is right for your organization. Here are five questions to ask before selecting PaaS technology.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Fully Automated ETL Testing: A Step-by-Step Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the challenges encountered in a typical approach to ETL testing, including complexity, poor documentation, manual derivations of test cases, and more. Learn about an alternative, broadly model-based approach that can make ETL testing more efficient, effective, and systematic.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.

ROI Summary for one Open Source Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this business value snapshot, find out how one open source application server program delivered several annual benefits per 100 users. Discover ways you too can prepare to achieve an average three year ROI of 509%.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Turn IT from a Cost Center into a Profit Center
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this data sheet to make the business case for more collaboration, better interoperability between conventional and new platforms, lower TCO and higher security with open source development tools.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Red Hat

The Business Value of one Open Source Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: One research firm interviewed four organizations leveraging a Java-based enterprise application platform to standardize and improve their app development efforts. Discover what these companies experienced as they tested this tool.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Red Hat

5 Keys to Higher Quality Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn the 5 keys to shift your application development practice to a continuous delivery model, including "shift left" the testing effort, perform the right tests, and three more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Cutting Costs could be Costing you Money
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper invites you to cut costs without compromising innovation and efficiency. Uncover the benefits of delivering applications with open source tools when you modernize IT operations without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Software-Defined Storage: A Pervasive Approach to IT Transformation Driven by the 3rd Platform
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the transition to 3rd platform technologies and the importance of providing customers with a portfolio of software-defined storage solutions. Read on to learn about the future of IT infrastructure and software-defined storage.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

EMC

What Is Software-Defined Storage?
sponsored by EMC
JOURNAL ARTICLE: This article uncovers the true meaning behind software-defined storage (SDS) and the benefits it provides. Read on to discover how SDS can simplify your storage management and provide your enterprise with elastic, scale-out, multi-protocol, and geo-distributed capabilities.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 15 Jan 2016

EMC

Accelerate Application Development the Modern Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Outdated middleware makes licensing, maintenance, and development costs rise so you can't focus on innovation. In this infographic, you'll learn how open source middleware can help you maximize developer productivity while increasing ROI.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Taking Application Development into the Cloud
sponsored by SAP
WEBCAST: Join cloud development expert Massimo Pezzini as he relates why you should take your application development efforts into the cloud. By tuning in, you'll also learn what architectural considerations to look for today and into tomorrow.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Premiered: Jan 14, 2016

SAP

Key Cloud Development Findings
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This report, which features findings from more than 600 IT professionals, highlights the state of cloud development. Discover research-backed answers to questions about PaaS selection, as well as an overview of top cloud security inquiries.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Enable Rapid IT Service Delivery and Innovation with an Infrastructure Built for Cloud-Native Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This web book explores the cloud infrastructure and tools required to support agile IT methods and applications, and demonstrates why open source technology is the best way to achieve the full benefits of this new, rapid mode of IT service delivery. Learn how innovative applications propelled by IT can create entirely new revenue streams.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

On-Premise or in the Cloud, Java Development Can Generate Revenue
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Globalization and localized business changes have increased requirements for new applications that extend the reach of enterprises into new markets and geographics. Learn methods for delivering high-impact, revenue-generating applications for today's border-defying audience.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Eliminate 8 Elements of Waste and Prevent Technical Debt
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to eliminate eight types of waste in IT that add no value to the software services delivered to customers. Uncover ways to prevent value erosion in new software services, while paying down legacy technical debt that impedes enterprise responsiveness.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

CA Technologies
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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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