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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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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

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

Computer Weekly: Counting the Real Cost of Financial Cyber Crime
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, the cyber security of banks is under scrutiny after an attack on Tesco Bank leads to millions lost in fraudulent transactions. Our latest buyer's guide, on server operating systems, looks at Windows Server 2016. And Coca-Cola explains how a move to the cloud is helping to motivate staff. Read the issue now.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

DevOps and the Bottom Line
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see what Nicole Forsgren, PhD has to say about the developing correlation between IT investment and organizational performance, highlighting the positive influence of cultivating a DevOps culture.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

Chef Software

Take Command of Vendor Audits with Accurate IT Data
sponsored by BDNA
WEBCAST: This webcast offers information on why audits can turn into timely, costly, and complex processes, and how the amount, relevancy, and accuracy of the data can affect the audits.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 12, 2016

BDNA

Leveraging Automation for DevOps
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement automated and collaborative workflows in a way that reduces risk, ensures stability, and guarantees regulatory compliance. Discover how to create a dynamic infrastructure that will aid in your company's DevOps transformation and optimize its use of automation.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Chef Software

CW500: A roadmap to software-defined everything – Paddy Power Betfair
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly's CW500 Club heard from IT leaders plotting a roadmap to software-defined everything - this presentation was given by Steven Armstrong, principal automation engineer at Paddy Power Betfair.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

CW500: A roadmap to software-defined everything – Morgan Stanley
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly's CW500 Club heard from IT leaders plotting a roadmap to software-defined everything – this presentation was given by Rob White, executive director of the global database group at Morgan Stanley.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Preparing Your Toolbox for the SharePoint Framework
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Explore the new SharePoint Framework and the variety of benefits for HTML5, JavaScript, and SharePoint app developers. Discover how to customize SharePoint easily by leveraging the open source 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

Designing a Modern Enterprise Architecture
sponsored by Metavine
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine the key attributes of cloud-connected, modern architectures. Discover how to foster API-centric enterprise architectures and learn about the emergence of progressive web apps, as well as how they're creating new, mobile app-like experiences.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Metavine

Different Approaches to App Modernization and Development
sponsored by Metavine
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine the different approaches to app modernization, including how to leverage the third platform, redesign cloud-native apps, and couple modernization efforts with PaaS. Find out how each of these approaches makes integrating the cloud into your architecture and updating legacy apps an easier, more streamlined process.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Metavine

SD-WAN Technology Promises Enterprises Control, Cost Savings
sponsored by Silver Peak
EGUIDE: The time for SD-WAN is now. Access this e-guide to discover the potential benefits of adopting SD-WAN, as well as how to achieve ROI with SD-WAN technology.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Silver Peak

Why Officially Supported Clients aren't Optional in API Projects
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
EGUIDE: APIs are about more than just coordinating software processes, building code, and integrating the various pieces of app development – they're about community and communication. In this expert e-guide, explore the use of open source and building relationships with officially supported clients to help guide API projects.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

Your Guide To E-Procurement Software
sponsored by Basware
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn the key points to consider when choosing your e-procurement software. Plus, discover a comparison of the top 15 vendors, and an in-depth look at one vendor's purchase-to-pay feature. Access tis e-guide now to find out which e-procurement best suits your business' needs.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Basware

How A Good Sales Strategy Can Convert Prospects Into Customers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EGUIDE: Sales now rely on metrics and data analytics to identify top prospects. Rethinking your sales and marketing is critical to developing a workable cloud strategy. In this guide, compare how 2 companies use different sales technologies to gain a competitive edge. Plus, learn how to transform your sales and marketing strategy for improved results.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 11 Nov 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Orchestrating Harmony between Middleware, Apps, and Operating Systems
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Tom Nolle discusses how to take a middleware-focused approach to app lifecycle management practices. Uncover helpful advice for selecting middleware tools and managing OS and middleware platforms in the cloud. Plus, learn about the critical relationship between ALM, DevOps, and orchestration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.

Data Analytics Software Optimizes App Performance
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: Developers have a wealth of information at their disposal to apply data analytics metrics, speed development and improve applications.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Better Decisions, No More Bottlenecks: 5 Metrics for Cross-Lifecycle Software Testing
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how leveraging data from disparate systems will give software testing teams the unique opportunity to become the hub of organizational quality. Uncover 5 best practices that will help expose critical issues, enable Agile development, create a more holistic view of the software development lifecycle, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Tasktop
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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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