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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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What network virtualization technology can do for your network today
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: Software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization technologies are being combined to fundamentally change our approach to networking. This exclusive guide will enlighten you on how these burgeoning technologies are being used to create a new networking foundation.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

VMware

Building a hybrid network with SDN, network virtualization
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: Considering the benefits they offer, it is critical to understand SDN and network virtualization technologies. This exclusive guide will dispel any lingering confusion about SDN and network virtualization and help you determine exactly what to look for when considering vendors.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

VMware

Middle East IT Priorities Report 2016
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Computer Weekly’s in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the Middle East will help you benchmark your business spending in areas such as networking, datacentres and security.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

SDN and network virtualization: How do they work together?
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: In this exclusive guide, you will learn about the principles of different approaches to network virtualization and how software-defined networking works into the mix.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 09 May 2016

VMware

Hardware's Key Role in a Software-Defined Era
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: In this software age, is there any role left for hardware? In our three-part guide, our experts' response is a resounding, "yes." Read now to learn why hardware is still an essential networking choice in terms of scale, reliability, and performance.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

TOPICS:  Hardware | Software
SearchNetworking.com

CW@50 - What was making the news in May
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The National Museum of Computing has trawled the Computer Weekly archives for another selection of articles highlighting significant articles published in the month of May over the past five decades.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 09 May 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Transform your business with Software Defined Networking
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is the new networking standard and many enterprises are still in the early stages of adoption. Read on for a strategic assessment of the benefits of SDN and learn about a service that will ensure that your SDN adoption is as smooth as possible.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

Software-Defined, Business-Driven
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Is your network meeting today's needs, let alone future of connectivity? Learn how SDN has changed the way we look at networks, shifting from a technology-centric view to a workflow-centric view.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Verizon

Take Control with Software Defined Networking
sponsored by Verizon
VIDEO: As technologies advance and become more heavily relied on, there is a need for increased bandwidth, performance and reliability. How do you keep up? Software-defined networking (SDN) is the answer to connection problems. Watch this video to learn about an SDN management solution that will grant you greater control over your network.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Premiered: 07 Dec 2015

Verizon

Build a wiser WAN
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: The need for efficient and reliable cloud and mobile technologies is creating a demand for better application performance. Read on to learn how software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) overcomes the obstacles and demands of mobile technologies, and how it is just the first step in aligning your IT with your business.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

Why You Should Care about Identity-as-a-Service (iDaaS): An Expert's Perspective
sponsored by Rackspace
WEBCAST: This webcast defines identity-as-a-service in the context of real-world applications, and identifies the key capabilities it can provide, including credential management, claims issuance and acceptance, assurance of compliance, personalization information maintenance, and more.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2015

Rackspace

SDN Outside the Data Center
sponsored by Silver Peak
EGUIDE: Software-defined networking (SDN) is the next step in networking's evolution, expanding from the data center to the WAN. Read on to learn about this burgeoning technology and how it will affect your organization.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

Silver Peak

Why SD-WAN is the Way to WAN Optimization
sponsored by SearchSDN.com
EBOOK: If the growth of cloud computing and mobility has proven anything, it's that the legacy boundaries of the enterprise no longer exist. As a result, the traditional model of WAN optimization is changing too. Access this e-guide to discover if SD-WAN is right for your network.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

SearchSDN.com

CW@50: What was making the news in April?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has uncovered several gems in the Computer Weekly archives, based on what was happening in the month of April over the last few decades.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

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

Bank of Ireland Cuts Software Spend for Key Vendors with Snow License Manager 7
sponsored by Snow Software
CASE STUDY: The following case study examines how the bank of Ireland was able to drastically reduce the costs of renewing software licenses; remove unused and duplicated installations, and streamline software procurement with help from Snow. View now and see what the technology they chose can do for your business as well.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

Snow Software

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

Technical Support Services for SAP HANA on Power Systems
sponsored by IBM FD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to ensure your SAP HANA running on Power Systems Infrastructure is available and running optimally by using a support service offering an array of flexible support options for the full lifecycle of your SAP HANA on Power Systems infrastructure.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

IBM FD
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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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