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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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Challenges of SaaS Application Integration
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn best practices for developing new strategies to face cloud application integration challenges head on. Learn about SaaS providers' app integration capabilities, common hurdles of cloud and enterprise application integration, and more.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

Oracle Corporation

Object Storage for a New Generation of IT
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the adoption of object storage solutions that scale to higher capacity levels and provide high levels of resiliency by using erasure coding. Access now to see how this architecture can provide your enterprise with a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective design that will allow you to manage your data effectively.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2015


DevOps For Dummies - New Edition with SAFe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this "DevOps for Dummies" guide, get an introduction to DevOps from a holistic business perspective. Also learn about key DevOps topics, including principles and best practices, four paths to DevOps adoption, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


BSkyB Doubles Testing Capacity to Boost Product Innovation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how BSkyB created a centralized testing environment, available at multiple sites, using a business plan based on established enterprise options. See the benefits BSkyB experienced, including standardized processes, centralized resources, rapid innovation, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Backup & Data Protection Buyer's Guide: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Unitrends
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Access this essential guide to examine what you need to know about backup and data protection. You'll learn about the benefits and drawbacks of software-managed, hardware-managed, and cloud-managed backup strategies as well as the differences between array- and host-based replication.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2015


InFact Extends SaaS with PaaS
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how InFact leveraged a platform-as-a-service to enable the creation of software-as-a-service custom extensions, allowing them to focus less on infrastructure, and more on solution consulting.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2014

Oracle Corporation

Hyper Converged Infrastructure - The New Standard for Software-Defined Data Centers: Webcast
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast examines what hyper-converged infrastructure is and what it does as well as why it's becoming the "go to" technology for virtualization. Access now to learn the benefits hyper-convergence can provide your enterprise in areas such as VDI, server virtualization, and more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Nov 3, 2015

VMware and Intel

Hyper Converged Infrastructure - The New Standard for Software-Defined Data Centers: Podcast
sponsored by VMware and Intel
PODCAST: This expert podcast featuring Microsoft MVP Brian Posey outlines why hyper converged infrastructure will be the new standard for deploying software-defined storage. Tune in to find out what you need to know about hyper converged infrastructures, and how to implement them in you data center.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Nov 3, 2015

VMware and Intel

SOA Design Principles for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Access this eBook to discover the design principles of SOA, and three fundamental aspects of SOA. Also learn why SOA is simply good design, and how to make your enterprise engaging.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015


Software-Defined Storage: The Overall Benefits and Capabilities
sponsored by TCM/IBM
VIDEO: This video discusses the benefits of software-defined storage in today's world of high data volumes and complex storage management. Watch now to learn how SDS can simplify your enterprise's storage management in a cost-efficient, scalable manner.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 02 Nov 2015


3 CIO Essentials: Top Trends To Help Your Business
sponsored by MuleSoft
WEBCAST: This one-stop-shop for CIOs discusses the 3 most important trends companies can capitalize on to help future success. Access this webinar now for an in-depth look into essential topics.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Nov 2, 2015


Luxury Phone Manufacturer Uses Operational Metrics to Meet Customer Expectations
sponsored by Splunk
VIDEO: In this webcast, learn how luxury phone manufacturer Vertu leveraged operational analytics to improve their software reliability. Discover how they automated feedback from product testers and gained visibility so that software quality could be tracked over time.
Posted: 28 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 28 Oct 2015


Demystifying DevOps & Improving Software Quality
sponsored by nfocus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new software quality approach that improves deployment regularity, speeds up your time to market and more.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 21 Oct 2015


Embrace Operational Reporting and Data Visualization with Enterprise BI Solutions
sponsored by LogiAnalytics
WHITE PAPER: Compare 2 BI analytics platform providers in this resource. Discover where these vendors fall in line with automating the work of preparing and profiling data for analysis, enabling users to see, search, and organize the most relevant analysis to leverage departmental data, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


How to Avoid the Mobile Software Licensing Cost Trap
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: There is now an urgent requirement for transparency and control over software compliance within companies. This white paper serves as an instructive guide for optimizing your software expenses using mobile asset management, ensuring the efficient use of software.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015


Leveraging the Right Cloud Solution for Your Toughest Data Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about new developments in the cloud space, and the factors to consider before setting up a cloud implementation model. Furthermore, learn how to strategize effectively so that you can make an informed choice when selecting a path to cloud adoption.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell Quick Start Tool for Citrix XenDesktop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn about a tool designed to allow an entire Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp platform to be deployed all from one console. Watch now to see a demonstration of how simple and fast it is to set up your desktop or application environment – in just four steps.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Aug 4, 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

SDN-Based Open Networking Building Momentum Among IT Decision Makers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Two of the most important technologies today are open networking and SDN. For the past few years, both have gained acceptance in data centers due to their promise of improved IT agility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

CW Buyer's Guide: SaaS Management
sponsored by
EZINE: Computer Weekly looks at how organisations should evolve their SaaS selection criteria to focus on newer metrics that are better indicators of supplier performance; the number of compliance issues that come with SaaS; and how CIOs believe SaaS providers must better meet their needs in terms of simplicity and flexibility.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015

An Introduction to Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as an introduction to SDN as a solution that can serve your enterprise, but only after you parse the competitive landscape of networking suppliers.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Software-Defined Data Center Meets Micro-Segmentation
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to deploy advanced security inside your data center with micro-segmentation, which will deliver the operational agility of network virtualization.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Dec 2013


Speed, Scale, Security: Orchestrating a Great Download Experience
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes which systems, infrastructures, and processes can make your software available faster despite latency challenges. Learn how to optimize quick and efficient delivery of your files.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Limelight Networks, Inc.

From Project to Product
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software developed by an open source community with testing, certification, documentation, training and support can help IT organizations experience lower middleware with total cost of ownership and risk. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of open source technology.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Modern-Day SDN Gets an Interoperability Facelift
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Existing architectures have proven inadequate for rapid deployment of applications. As interoperability grows among vendors, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is moving beyond the purely theoretical. This white paper advises you on implementing more efficient and effective approaches to application server load balancing.
Posted: 31 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015


ROI Analysis: Red Hat Jboss BPM Suite 6 Versus Community Projects
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how moving from jBPM and Drools to JBoss BPM Suite can result in a significant return on investment. Read now to learn about JBoss BPM Suite features.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat
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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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