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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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Computer Weekly – 15 November 2016: Counting the 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

How To Build a High-Performance Sales Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Only 58% of sales reps actually meet their quotas. Are the other reps just underperforming, or are expectations too high? Access this white paper to explore sales performance management software strategies and best practices to improve your sales team's performance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

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

Foundational Elements of an IoT Strategy: The Edge, The Cloud, and App Development
sponsored by PTC
EBOOK: This e-book acts as a guide for technologists starting down the path of an IoT transformation, exploring the high-level concepts, components, and patterns of IoT platforms. Discover helpful insights and tips for architecting smart products and systems, connecting the edge with IoT sensors, and delivering IoT apps to market quickly and effectively.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

PTC

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

Case Study: How Vertu Simplified Mobile Software Development
sponsored by Splunk Services UK Ltd
CASE STUDY: Luxury brands have high standards at every step of their processes, especially when it comes to developing complex software. Access this case study to uncover how Vertu, a luxury mobile phone manufacturer, was able to simplify their mobile software development by taking a data-centric approach.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

Splunk Services UK Ltd

Computer Weekly – 8 November 2016: The march of the robot workers
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

The Platform Transformation: How IoT Will Change IT and When
sponsored by PTC
EBOOK: This O'Reilly Media report explores key considerations for future-proofing elements of the IT stack and smoothing the transition to IoT components. Discover how IoT initiatives are expected to affect various layers of the IT stack, including data management, APIs, IoT apps, analytics, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

PTC

How to Maximize the Return on Your Software Investment
sponsored by Cerri.com AG
WHITE PAPER: You need to understand your software's true capacity. You also need to make the most of your most valuable asset, your employees. This white paper explores several simple strategies for maximizing the return on your software investment.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016


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

What 75 Early Adopters Had To Say About Their Experience Implementing The Internet of Things
sponsored by SAS
RESOURCE: This study highlights the experiences of 75 early adopters of IoT and shows what integration of this new technology into day-to-day operations looks like. Discover 16 distinct challenges of adopting IoT, some of the industries in which IoT has been put to use, the most desired skills of IT professionals working in this new field, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

SAS

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

How IoT-Enabled Platforms Are Transforming Retail
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Taking advantage of digital, omni-channel retailing opportunities means architecting the customer journey across the pantheon of smart, connected devices and platforms. Find out how a unified IoT platform and business strategy can help you deliver targeted, differentiated experiences, increase employee engagement, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Rethinking Manufacturing with IoT Platforms
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Windows 10 IoT gives you a way to collect and analyze real-time data from your operations to streamline processes, reduce waste, and implement improvement initiatives more effectively for agile, strategic IoT business plans.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Initiate Business Transformation with Windows 10 IoT
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how Windows 10 IoT helps facilitate the adoption of an IoT platform for app development, integration, and deployment. Discover how to simplify IoT app management, enhance control over update deployments, generate insights faster, drive continuous innovation, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Windows 10 IoT: Creating New Market Opportunities with IoT Development
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: Explore the use of Windows 10 IoT, a unified platform that connects all of your devices. Discover how Windows 10 IoT is facilitating IoT development across multiple industries with real-time insights, scalability, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Windows 10 IoT: 10 Ways to Add Value to Your IoT Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are starting to recognize the exciting potential offered by IoT apps and products, but integrating IoT technology into your existing infrastructure can be a difficult task. Discover 10 benefits of using Windows 10 IoT, and how it can lend itself to seamless integrations.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Zero Code Rapid App Development: How to Reduce Critical Engineering Dependencies
sponsored by Metavine
RESOURCE: This paper provides an introduction to a zero code, rapid app development (RAD) platform can empower you to build and modify enterprise and IoT apps rapidly. Discover how to implement automation without the accompanying need to write code.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Metavine

Zero Impact, the Biggest Impact of All: A No-Code Approach to App Development
sponsored by Metavine
RESOURCE: This paper explores the concept of a "zero-code" PaaS strategy for app development. Discover how this agile approach allows you to create and modify sophisticated mission-critical apps rapidly and with minimal complexity.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Metavine

Rapid Application Development for the Agile Enterprise
sponsored by Metavine
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the emergence of an agile development strategy that uses a DevOps approach in combination with rapid app development (RAD) platforms. Discover a PaaS model that leverages low code no code technology without limitation in app complexity so that you can create and modify mission critical apps that are secure and scalable.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Metavine

Java Developers: Are Microservices Right For You?
sponsored by Red Hat
EBOOK: This extensive e-book explores how Java developers and architects can assess whether or not a microservice architecture is right for their organization. Discover how to implement microservices successfully by finding out what other companies have done to make them work for their cultures, organizational structures, and market pressures.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Red Hat

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

A Platform for Modernizing Java Applications: Designing Workloads for the Cloud and Modern Ecosystems
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Java-based applications can enable modern development in a cloud-friendly environment. Learn how cloud-based application deployment allows you to take advantage of existing resources while moving toward newer (read: digital) app models.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Red Hat
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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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