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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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Introducing Red Hat CloudForms 3.0
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: Did you know that the number one challenge people face when making the shift to cloud is management? Take a look at this brief webcast to learn about the software that will help you organization management.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Nov 5, 2013

Red Hat

The Role of Software-Defined Networks in Cloud Computing
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EGUIDE: This expert guide breaks down the role of software-defined networks on a cloud computing environment.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | Published: 21 Nov 2013

Computer Weekly – 19 November 2013: Software-defined networking explodes
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at the fast-growing trend for software-defined networking, and how startups are shaking up the established suppliers. We examine the new guidelines for using bring your own device schemes in the public sector. And we find out how second-user software could save money on licensing. Read the issue now.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2013

Technology Industry Survey 2014
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RESOURCE: From CTOs to Software Developers, Enterprise Architects to digital entrepreneurs, this extensive report captures the opinions of people at the forefront of shaping what is next for our industry.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Cloud Based Application Penetration Testing Trial
sponsored by iViZ
WHITE PAPER: Inside this resource, unveil your access code for a 15-day trial of a cloud-based application penetration testing solution that combines automated testing with manual validation to provide optimum security monitoring.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013


Dynamic Business - From Aspiration to Reality
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how you can make your organization a dynamic business with the right set of innovative and proactive applications and tools.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Mar 2013

Microsoft India

Securing and Controlling Sensitive Data in the Cloud
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud security management solution that offers visibility into who is accessing encrypted data in your environments, enabling you to ensure data security and regulatory compliance.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Trend Micro

Computer Weekly – 10 December 2013: The most influential people in UK IT
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we reveal our annual list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT, and also select 10 rising stars to look out for in 2014. We look back at the big changes in the datacentre environment this year. And we examine the growing popularity of agile development. Read the issue now.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

Computer Weekly – 3 December 2013: The future of local government IT
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how visionary IT leaders in local government plan to transform the delivery of digital public services. Our latest buyer's guide looks at the technology challenges of the internet of things. And do businesses dealing with tech-savvy consumers need a new approach to IT management? Read the issue now.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2013

Top Ten Database Security Threats: How to Mitigate the Most Significant Database Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Imperva.
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended to help organizations deal with the most critical of those threats by providing a list of the top ten database vulnerabilities as identified by Imperva's Application Defense Center.
Posted: 29 Nov 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2008


Computer Weekly – 26 November 2013: Embracing wearable technology
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the London researchers developing multi-sensory communications via wearable mobile devices. We report from the Gartner Symposium on how CIOs are turning away from traditional IT suppliers. And we look at the role of the IT leader in 2020. Read the issue now.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Storage Management FAQ and Software Buying Checklist
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Storage managers are finding it difficult to acquire all the new data while continuing to keep up performance levels and availability, all within their budget. Fortunately, there is new industry leading management software which has proven to have easy navigation and improved performance and analytics.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Jul 16, 2012


How software-defined infrastructure shapes compute resources
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details the impact a software-defined data center will have on your computing resources.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 20 Nov 2013

VMware, Inc.

Fidelity Information Services and IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM System Storage Easy Tier
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the benchmark results of a leading server/storage configuration. Obtain detailed information on the unique configuration that was tested as well as the specific architectural components.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2012


Open Grid Europe is open to new approaches for IT training
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, learn how Open Grid Europe leveraged e-learning software that enabled rapid and flexible creation of electronic, interactive manuals and software documentation for their employees. Discover the benefits Open Grid experiences thanks to this e-learning program and their new ALM software by reading now.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Composite applications - Break the delivery logjam with HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at service virtualization, and how it can speed application development by replicating unavailable components, and improve quality control with multiple scenario testing.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at how Virgin Media developed a set of transparent, efficient, and unified software testing tools to speed development, and increase quality.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

SV 2 min chalk ‘n’ Talk on HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: This brief webcast looks at how service virtualization can help software development every step of the way.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 4, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Paying a Fair Price for Data Backup
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a new enterprise backup licensing model based on recovery. Discover how this approach ensures you're paying a fair price for your data backup and recovery and protects your information, no matter what. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013


The Software- Defined Data Center Strategy- From Licensing to SaaS ERP Software
sponsored by More Direct
EGUIDE: The software-defined data center will be able to offer advanced automation, and simplify IT operations, but there are several challenges along the way. This expert e-guide examines the primary issues to consider when planning for a software-defined data center.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

More Direct

Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to evaluate virtual backup software to end the arguing between virtual and backup admins. Read on to consider a solution to back up your virtual infrastructure, understand what's new in the virtual backup market, and determine which products are most appropriate for particular use-cases and scenarios.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Performance Analysis - Unified Virtual Infrastructure Backup
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores two backup and recovery software solutions built for today's virtualized environments. Discover what each of them has to offer, how they stack up against each other and find out which one triumphs over the other. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Aug 2013

Dell Software

Why Choose Rapid Deployment for SAP?
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how a rapid-deployment technology enables you to achieve faster time-to-value with your applications, respond quickly to changing business needs, and maximize new opportunities.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

itelligence, Inc.

Information Security Magazine - October 2013
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EZINE: For the 8th consecutive year, Information Security readers voted to determine the best security products. More than 1,000 voters participated in our Readers' Choice Awards 2013.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Ballarat Grammar Secures BYOD with HP Sentinel SDN
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, explore a software-defined networking option that simplifies network monitoring for performance issues and enables a secure IT environment for users.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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