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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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ROI Analysis: Red Hat Jboss BPM Suite 6 Versus Community Projects
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how moving from jBPM and Drools to JBoss BPM Suite can result in a significant return on investment. Read now to learn about JBoss BPM Suite features.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

Red Hat ROI Analysis: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Only a subscription to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) meets the demanding requirements for mission-critical applications and includes the assurance of service-level agreement (SLA)-based support, patches, updates, and multi-year maintenance policies. Access this white paper for an ROI analysis of JBoss EAP.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Strategic Migration Planning Guide: WebSPHERE to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This migration planning guide provides a five-step process designed to identify migration opportunities, examine risks, create a standard enterprise environment, and develop a strategic migration plan. Read now for insight into the considerations and processes required to move to an enterprise app platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

3 Strategies for Successful Multi-Channel App Delivery
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces 3 key strategies you need to follow to compete in today's app-dominated landscape. Read on to discover how your business can jump forward into the digital age.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an in-depth breakdown of the top 10 TLS/SSL client, server and application best practices.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

3 Phases of Your Journey to IT as a Service - Where Are You on Your Journey
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE: Take a look at this infographic for the three phases of your journey to IT-as-a-Service. Learn about its benefits, including reducing data center costs by 30%.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2013


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.

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

Let Financial Reporting Lead the Way To Efficient Planning
sponsored by Tagetik Software
EGUIDE: This e-guide offers 3 best practices to help drive operations teams' involvement with financial planning, as well as tips on choosing the right tools to improve financial assessment. Additionally, discover the hidden forecasting benefits of implementing corporate performance management (CPM) software.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Tagetik Software

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Practical Path to Building your Private or Hybrid Cloud
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

The Storage Solution of Choice for Windows Private Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you should leverage software-defined storage as the data store for your private cloud running on Microsoft Cloud OS. Read now for the key features and benefits of Microsoft Cloud OS Storage Spaces.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2014


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


5 Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the return on investment (ROI) of professional workstations versus standard PC platforms for graphics-intensive applications. You'll learn five ways workstations can financially benefit your organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Connecting and Optimising SharePoint
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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


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


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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