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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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Breaking the Rules in BRMS Technology
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Read this technology spotlight to examine the key benefits and use cases for business rules engines and learn about a specific offering and its contribution to the BRMS market.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015


Expert Tips to Keep Your Mobile App Secure
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises can address the security problems in their app development.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Windows Server 2003 end of life: What to do
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains why breaking up with Windows Server 2003 is not easy, the consequences that come with sticking with Server 2003 after the end of life, and what you can do to migrate away.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Guiding principles to follow for a migration from Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: View this informative e-guide for several guiding principles and considerations to help you organize your thoughts and determine a starting point for the project, including which servers need to be migrated away from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

Dell and Microsoft

MSPs: Improve Your Performance with the Right Software
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a suite of software essential for an effective MSP.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

ESG Lab Report: Delivering QoS with VMware Virtual Volumes
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Free ESG Lab Report on vSphere 6 Integration. Download this ESG Lab Review to learn about NexGen VVOL integration and storage QoS. Manage virtual environments on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

NexGen Storage

How to Test in Production with NeoLoad & NeoSense
sponsored by Neotys
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn all the best practices around load and performance Testing in Production. Then, see how NeoLoad can help you safely conduct tests in production and how to re-use those same test designs to conduct proactive monitoring in production with NeoSense.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Premiered: Apr 27, 2015


Capitalize on a Big Opportunity: Move Enterprise Services to the Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guidebook to learn how you can build a successful enterprise cloud solution.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Dimension Data

The Value Behind Continuous Delivery
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, industry software experts explore the challenges of successfully incorporating continuous delivery practices in your application lifecycle management strategy, and the benefits of doing so. Read on to learn more about how you can overcome these challenges.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dell PowerEdge R630 Configuration for MS Private Cloud Fast Track
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: View this solution brief to discover a flexible reference architecture designed for simple, scalable Microsoft Private Cloud deployments.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Pros and Cons of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for Private Cloud
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: View this technical paper to discover the role a hyper converged infrastructure appliance plays in a private cloud.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell and Microsoft

Podcast: Brian Madden talks Login PI with Login VSI's Adam Carter
sponsored by LoginVSI
PODCAST: Download this podcast to listen to VDI experts Brain Madden and Gabe Knuth talk about a virtual desktop monitoring technology that can allow your organization to monitor the end-user experience, alert admins to performance issues before they affect users, and regularly test and manage your virtualized desktop environment.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Premiered: Apr 28, 2015


When IT Service Management isn’t What it Could Be: The Importance of Kaizen in ITSM
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper focuses on how you can combine ITSM best practices with a Kaizen approach to eliminate IT inefficiencies and excess costs while modernising your overall service management framework.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 01 Oct 2014


Testing & Assuring Mobile End User Experience before Production
sponsored by Neotys
WEBCAST: This webinar introduces One Web, which provides a single web experience on all devices with technologies like responsive web design and context awareness in mobile operating systems.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Premiered: May 1, 2015


5 Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the return on investment (ROI) of workstations versus standard PC platforms. Examine 5 ways that a workstation can financially benefit your organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Connecting and Optimising SharePoint
sponsored by
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

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 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 Spectrum Accelerate Demo Video
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this demo to see how this ultra-flexible software-defined storage lets you easily move data from your data center to the cloud and to remote locations.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 28, 2015


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


Navigating DevOps: What It Is and Why It Matters to Your Business
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: Despite the IT industry adopting DevOps at an increasing rate, many organizations only have a general understanding of the big picture and don't know much about DevOps. Read this eBook to answer every question you have about DevOps.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

New Relic

Managing Data the NoSQL Way Classroom
sponsored by SearchDataManagement
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: The use of NoSQL databases is growing as more organizations develop big data applications that aren't a good fit for relational software. This virtual classroom provides IT and business professionals with insight on what NoSQL systems can do and advice on managing them.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 21 Apr 2015


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

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


Computer Weekly – 12 May 2015: Augmented reality comes to corporate IT
sponsored by
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
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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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