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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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A 10 Minute Guide to Software Harvesting
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Securing the funding to get started in Software Asset Management (SAM) or Software License Optimization can sometimes be difficult. One way to get the attention of senior business managers is to provide quick wins that point to greater cost savings over time.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Snow Software

Guide to Selecting a Modern ERP Solution
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to select the right ERP software for your organization to facilitate growth. Access now to uncover 10 key software selection factors that will guide your decision-making process.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IFS

Connecting and Optimising SharePoint
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: SharePoint projects are "stalling" as user resistance rises, according to this report from independent information management analyst group AIIM.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Analytics Deliver Good User Experience for DevOps and End-Users
sponsored by CA Technologies
EGUIDE: Analytics can measure user satisfaction with enterprise mobile apps, but what about day-to-day maintenance? Learn from experts which metrics help with heavy lifting, and are more than just a pretty interface.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 14 Feb 2016

CA Technologies

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

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.

Computer Weekly – 12 January 2016: How open source is beating proprietary software
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, our latest buyer's guide assesses the impact of open source software and how it is underpinning the digital revolution. We examine the prospects for cloud in financial services as regulators give their approval. And we ask if Uber is really part of a new business model for the sharing economy. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Software Defining the Data Center
sponsored by SearchSDN.com
EBOOK: Will enterprises soon use SDN in their data centers? Through this guide, develop a deeper understanding of SDN advantages and drawbacks and how these could play out in a modern data center.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Published: 27 Dec 2015

SearchSDN.com

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

IBM

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

MuleSoft

CW Buyer's Guide: SaaS Management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

3 Strategies to Rapidly Deliver User-Friendly Multi-Channel Apps
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: As competitors continue to release more user-friendly applications on the market, it's becoming harder to maintain customer loyalty. This white paper reveals 3 critical strategies that can help you satisfy users with your applications. Discover how to quickly deploy apps to deliver immediate business impact and ROI.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015

Mendix

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

HP

SAP's Mobile Makeover
sponsored by SearchSAP
EBOOK: SAP mobility strives to give users flexibility while maintaining security, usability and proper business processes.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

SearchSAP

Computer Weekly – 12 May 2015: Augmented reality comes to corporate IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from early adopter Zurich Insurance about how augmented reality apps can become part of the corporate IT landscape. We look at Microsoft's Nano Server – the cut-down version of Windows Server designed for the cloud. And we assess the implications of the Nokia acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Software Defined Infrastructure for HPC
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Access this slidecast to hear Jay Muehoefer, Director of Software Defined Solutions at IBM, discuss the potential IT and business value of a software defined infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Mar 9, 2015

IBM

IBM Spectrum Scale for Big Data & Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Access this demo to see how you can draw quick insights from social media data using software-defined storage. Learn to analyze this data in near-real time and dynamically manage the data to keep storage costs low.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Feb 18, 2015

IBM

What to Look for from an SDS Provider
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Take a look at this infographic for insight into what capabilities you should look for in an SDS vendor.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

IBM

Enterprise Development in the Cloud: Top Benefits, Drivers, and Concerns
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: According to a survey of 408 enterprise IT software development professionals, enterprises using the cloud see improvements in time to market as well as higher productivity. Read this white paper for key findings from this survey regarding enterprise development in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Computer Weekly – 21 April 2015: The future of Moore's Law at 50
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Moore's Law – the seminal forecast by Intel founder Gordon Moore that oversees technology development – is 50 years old. We look at its modern relevance and future implications. IT chiefs discuss whether Windows is still core to their strategy. And we look back at five years of government IT. Read the issue now.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Apr 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

The Merry-Go-Round of Security Testing
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: In this Insider Edition of Information Security, InfoSec pros will learn about the pros and cons of RASP, the runtime application self-protection method for secure software delivery.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

SearchSecurity.com

IBM FlashSystem 900: Value at the Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how flash storage can boost storage performance and speed up processing times. Read on to learn about the technology behind a new flash storage system.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

IBM

Accelerating Product Innovation Through Agile Development and Continuous Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about how agile development and continuous engineering are changing the way software engineers work. Read on to discover how innovation has become central to a new collaborative work environment.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Software-defined Storage: the overall benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief video cuts through some of the confusion surrounding SDS and tells you what to look for – and what to avoid – when choosing an SDS product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

IBM
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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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