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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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Talent Management: Why It Works and Which Vendors are Leading the Way
sponsored by HRizon
EGUIDE: Explore this expert e-guide in which Yvette Cameron, Research Director at Gartner, weighs in on the leading vendors in the talent management space, and learn 5 steps to guide your selection process.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

HRizon

Up-To-Date Integrated Business Platform: YouGov Achieves Significant Growth
sponsored by NetSuite
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how YouGov, an international market research firm, was able to leverage an integrated business software suite successfully, giving them the latest ERP features without losing customization. Access now to learn how you can achieve a complete view of your business too.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

NetSuite

Computer Weekly@50: What was happening in July
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has again been looking into Computer Weekly's 50 years of magazine issues for another selection of articles highlighting significant news published in the month of July over the past five decades.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Choosing an Enterprise Learning Management System
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This paper deals with an additional set of considerations often overlooked when purchasing a learning management system (LMS), focusing on two particular intangibles: post-purchase vendor support and hidden costs. Read on to learn about how to make the best LMS decision for your organization.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

Infor

5 Principles for Selecting an Assessment Tool
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A quality assessment technology will reduce turnover and improve productivity while creating a reservoir of objective performance data designed to identify best fit candidates. Read on to discover the top 5 principles to base your assessment tool decisions on.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

Infor

Explore the Combined Benefits of Continuous Delivery and Agile
sponsored by Magenic
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we help you learn how to implement continuous delivery successfully and build on the Agile teams you already have in place. Discover a way to develop and test software that allows you to quickly issue updates.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Magenic

Cloud-based strategy enables fast delivery, market expansion
sponsored by InterSystems
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Ontario Systems cloud-based Complaint Tracker application enables the company's market expansion and how benefits of running the app in the cloud is readily apparent to customers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

InterSystems

How to Include QA in Agile Story Mapping Meetings
sponsored by Magenic
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the more effective methods for incorporating QA and other stakeholders in Agile story mapping. Access tips for preparation best practices and learn how to become a more effective team member.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Magenic

The Modern Approach to Enterprise Analytics
sponsored by Tableau Software
WEBCAST: The modern approach to analytics is self-service BI. It allows IT to become more strategic, enhances data visualization, and leads to better collaboration. Learn about the growing importance of fostering a culture of self-service analytics. Plus, discover how to bring better speed, value, and accuracy to your data analysis.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jul 8, 2016

Tableau Software

Data Diaries: How VMware Built a Community around Analytics
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: In order to prevent disarray, businesses need to empower people in an accurate and scalable way. The best way to achieve this is by fostering a culture of self-service analytics. Find out how VMware built a community around data analysis, and ultimately gained access to better visualization and insights.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

Tableau Software

5 Steps to Self-Service Analytics that Scales
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Self-service BI is the modern approach to analytics. Learn about software that allows people to connect to, visualize, and analyze their data easily and find actionable insights. Uncover the 5 steps to self-service analytics that ensure safe, secure, and governed results.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Tableau Software

A Simple, Elegant, and Powerful Metadata Model
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Many business users have trouble seeing and understanding their metadata. Discover a platform that increases flexibility and helps you make the most of enterprise-wide metadata.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 07 Jul 2016

Tableau Software

Oracle Audit Defense Management
sponsored by Miro Consulting, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: No one likes audits, but considering that 75% of software vendors believe that their customers don't manage their software license effectively, they're bound to happen. This white paper answers your questions about Oracle software audits, and provides 7 steps to successfully navigating through Oracle audit defense management.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Miro Consulting, Inc.

Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Can agile be applied to products other than software, like physical components that contain both electronics and software engineering aspects? Learn how it can be done in spite of the differences between software and physical components.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

The Essential Features of Cloud ERP
sponsored by VAI, Vormittag Associates, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide to discover what sets cloud/SaaS ERP apart from traditional, on-premise ERP deployments. Also learn about manufacturers who have successfully embraced the cloud for their ERP needs, and the special considerations process manufacturers should have before adopting ERP software.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016


Accelerating Product Innovation Through Agile Development and Continuous Engineering
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this VDC Research report, discover the reasons why your organization should extend the basic tenets of agile methodology and embrace a continuous engineering approach. Learn how this approach can ensure your ability to adapt to the accelerating pace of business change.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Agile Development: Why Requirements Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in IT-regulated and complex product development projects. Learn how, with the right processes and automations in place, managing requirements can help improve your productivity.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Internet of Things Systems Engineering for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Tackle the organizational challenges of creating smarter products. Explore systems engineering and how it can help you harness the complexity that comes along with developing smart, interconnected products. Learn how you can expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality products while cutting costs.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Negotiate with SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle to Make the Most from Your IT Budget
sponsored by Gartner
EGUIDE: When it comes to contract negotiations, CIOs hold more sway than they think. Next time you negotiate with suppliers, ensure you get a better price from likes of SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. Access this expert guide to discover vendor negotiation tips for midmarket CIOs working with these vendors from Forrester Senior Analyst Duncan Jones.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 28 Jun 2016

Gartner

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the new virtual and cloud options that can save IT managers time and money, as well as explaining how SAN-less clusters can protect your business-critical applications.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Hardware vs. Software Load Balancer for Enterprise IT
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: When it comes to choosing between a hardware load balancer and a software load balancer, there are several key factors to consider. In this e-guide, get an in-depth look at hardware and software load balancing, the differences between each, and how to select the right one for your organization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 15 Jun 2016

Citrix

Software Lifecycle Integration: Integrate Your SDLC Tools and Accelerate Your Business
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can improve usage of the tools you already have while streamlining software development and delivery. Explore how you can overcome collaboration problems using software lifecycle integration, which enables you to connect all software development and delivery tools, synchronize information across disciplines, and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Tasktop

CW@50: What was making the news in June
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The National Museum of Computing has trawled the Computer Weekly archives for another selection of articles highlighting significant articles published in the month of June over the past few decades.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Service Cloud: New Capabilities Aiming to Unify Fragmented CEM
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EGUIDE: Did you know that 61% of consumers must interact with a company on multiple channels to resolve a customer service issue? And did you also know that Salesforce has brought new capabilities to Service Cloud, aiming to help unify fragmented customer journeys? View this guide to learn about them, it's pricing and availability.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

Salesforce.com

The Tools for Learning Puppet: Command Line, Vim & Git
sponsored by Puppet
RESOURCE: Today, software is everywhere but it's only getting more complex, evolving faster than humans can keep pace. With fewer servers, there is no future so how can we fix this? Leading the movement is a coding language that will define the next decade of software. Check out this guide to learn how you can become fluent and join the movement.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jul 2016

Puppet
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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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