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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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Software Delivery Self-Assessment: Where Do You Stand Among Your Peers?
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: How can you ensure optimal quality while delivering your applications faster than the competition? With just 15 questions, you can evaluate your organization's software delivery process and see where you stand relative to your peers.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

IBM

Pervasive Monitoring and Security Across Multiple Data Centers
sponsored by Big Switch Networks
CASE STUDY: This case study of a major company was able to reduce the number of tap and tool silos to increase efficiency and security, and economically scale these tools to match the company's global reach, growing cloud, and mobile delivery model.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Dec 2015

Big Switch Networks

Data Modeling for Application Development: Get the Most out of Your Data
sponsored by ERwin
EGUIDE: This two-part expert guide discusses why data modeling is an essential part of all app development projects. Inside, access a Q&A session with data modeling expert Steve Hoberman, who explains how to overcome the biggest challenges that businesses face in creating a data model.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

ERwin

Architectural Choices for the HANA-Bound SAP Customer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the architectural choices available to SAP customers who have decided to move to HANA. Learn now about the evolution toward HANA, its next stage, and the advantages behind certain partnerships.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

IBM

APD Improves their Procurement Solution with a New Middleware Strategy
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll explore ways one custom procurement solution provider was able to help users automatically buy the most cost-effective item available. Learn now about agile development strategies and middleware that made this possible.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Red Hat

Competitive Review: 2 Integrated Business Solutions under Scrutiny
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this review on BPM tools to find a side-by-side comparison of two products aimed at helping business leaders and developers find success with business process strategies, and determine which one is right for your organization.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Red Hat

Drive Toward Better Decisions with Dashboards
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: Dashboards help convey a lot of information in a consolidated, consumable format. Creating dashboards to report on business goals and maintaining them with relevant metrics is the foundation for setting up effective conversations. Access this white paper to learn how to set up the best dashboard for your organization.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

Innotas

Market Guide for Network Packet Brokers
sponsored by Big Switch Networks
RESOURCE: The network packet brokers market has grown and diversified as architectures based on software-defined networking provide insertion opportunities to new entrants. Access this Garnter report to learn what they found in their research and how your business should invest.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Big Switch Networks

Upgrading from SQL Server 2005
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can achieve mission critical performance, maintain security and compliance, and modernize your data platform by upgrading your SQL server 2005 to the latest version.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

Microsoft

5 Key Business and Technology Needs Being Met by SDN and NFV
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: As the business landscape transforms, IT departments need to understand how emerging technologies like software defined networking and network function virtualization can meet business needs. Access this white paper to discover 5 key business and technology challenges that are being met by SDN and NFV.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

MASERGY

CW@50: March editions of Computer Weekly
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: We search back through the Computer Weekly archives held at The National Museum of Computing to present what was happening in IT over the past five decades.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Integrating with Saleforce.com using Cloud Services
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a cloud-based integration platform can help you maximize the value of your SaaS and on-premises applications. Also learn about the pre-built integrations that can simplify deployments of Salesforce.com.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation

Does a proprietary solution automatically mean vendor lock-in?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: The dread of any IT manager is in making a significant purchase of hardware or software to then find that they are 'locked in' to one supplier. But analyst Clive Longbottom asks, is this still the case?
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The Journey to Software-Defined Everything
sponsored by SevOne
WEBCAST: This short video demonstrates how applications and services can be more effectively distributed over a software-defined network. Access now to see how SevOne and Cisco have come together to build an application-centric infrastructure.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 8, 2016

SevOne

The Application Modernization Challenge: Choosing the Right Approach
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares different application modernization approaches to help you determine the right choice for your project. Discover the pros and cons of automatic migration, manual rewrite, and transposition according to criteria like budgeting costs, QA & maintenance, project time, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS

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

One Test Data Manager Solution, Rated and Reviewed
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how four organizations who invested wisely in test data management were able to reduce IT project costs that benefitted the entirety of the development lifecycle.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

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

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.

In-Memory Data Grid Criteria Evaluation
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Research analysts have provided a 32-criteria evaluation of 11 in-memory data grid (IMDG) products for app development and delivery leaders. Access this resource and uncover important findings.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

How to Get Started with Platform-as-a-Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: If you're starting to consider implementing PaaS, you have to decide which approach is right for your organization. Here are five questions to ask before selecting PaaS technology.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Cutting Costs could be Costing you Money
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper invites you to cut costs without compromising innovation and efficiency. Uncover the benefits of delivering applications with open source tools when you modernize IT operations without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Open Source Middleware: Accelerate Application Development the Modern Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Outdated middleware makes licensing, maintenance, and development costs rise so you can't focus on innovation. In this infographic, you'll learn how open source middleware can help you maximize developer productivity while increasing ROI.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

Red Hat

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
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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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