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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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Getting Grounded with DevOps: An Introduction to DevOps
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exploratory white paper explains how the DevOps movement supports the demand for today's IT consisting of new types of applications and approaches to operations. Read on to learn about DevOps and how your enterprise can take advantage of it to streamline workflows and deliver faster, higher-quality software, with less risk for your IT systems.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Driving Innovation with Platform-As-A-Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how cloud infrastructure, DevOps, microservices, and containers can all be brought together using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology. See how a PaaS can provide benefits that include developer agility, operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015

Red Hat

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®

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard & SUSE
DATA SHEET: This data sheet takes a look at how together, HP and SUSE deliver an efficient platform for running the full range of your SAP applications. Download now to learn how this platform works and the key features and benefits it provides.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard & SUSE

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

What to Consider When Outsourcing Software Development
sponsored by Venice Consulting
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Brad Irby, developer and systems architect at Alobria Systems, reveals how to find a software development service provider and what to expect in your search. Learn how to calculate ROI for outsourcing a development project, and tips for delegating different aspects of the development process.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

Venice Consulting

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


The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Automated Testing
sponsored by Beyondsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how automated testing can eliminate the inefficiencies of manual testing, dramatically reducing cycle times while increasing testing efficacy and product quality so you never have to compromise. Read on to learn the top 5 reasons why you should consider test automation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2015


Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliance for Citrix® XenDesktop®
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document addresses the architecture design, configuration, and implementation considerations for the key components required to deliver non-persistent FlexCast virtual desktops via Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp on Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 or VMware vSphere 5.5.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

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


Technology delivers operational intelligence through SaaS
sponsored by Splunk
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to discover a technology delivering operational intelligence as a cloud service. Find out how you can search, monitor, report, and analyze valuable machine data generated by your organization's technology infrastructure – cloud, hybrid, on-premises – with the convenience of software-as-a-service.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 24 Aug 2015


3 Guidelines to Establishing Your Code Confidence
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WEBCAST: Navigating the day-to-day issues of automotive software development can be overwhelming, but with little effort it can be easily managed. This webinar will explore how to deliver secure, compliant, and defect-free software.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Aug 11, 2015

Rogue Wave Software

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.

Securing the Supply Chain: 3 Considerations Developers Should Know
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 strategies for implementing and ensuring secure software development. Also, learn how the roles of automobile manufacturers have shifted to include software security control.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Rogue Wave Software

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

Digging Into Quality: API Best Practices, Problems, and Advice
sponsored by Axway
EGUIDE: Considering the heavy burdens carried by many APIs, it's surprising how many are rushed through development without adequate testing. In this e-guide, you'll discover valuable planning and testing approaches to help you to easily avoid inefficient development cycles and high defect rates.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 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

Red Hat ROI Analysis: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Only a subscription to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) meets the demanding requirements for mission-critical applications and includes the assurance of service-level agreement (SLA)-based support, patches, updates, and multi-year maintenance policies. Access this white paper for an ROI analysis of JBoss EAP.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Strategic Migration Planning Guide: WebSPHERE to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This migration planning guide provides a five-step process designed to identify migration opportunities, examine risks, create a standard enterprise environment, and develop a strategic migration plan. Read now for insight into the considerations and processes required to move to an enterprise app platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

3 Strategies to successful multi-channel app delivery
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces three app development strategies you need to follow to compete in today's app-dominated landscape.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


Advanced Case Management for Financial Services: New Tools for Managing Business Content
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the benefits of Advanced Case Management software for financial services companies. Read now for several key use cases and best practices for selecting the right technology for a financial services organization.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 21 Jul 2015


Top 10 API Security Considerations
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 10 considerations for security architects looking to tackle one of today's biggest security challenges: APIs.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015


How Business Rule Automation Helps Insurers Deal with Digital Disruption
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how business rules automation through a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) helps remove the IT bottleneck to agility.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

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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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