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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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Next stage of virtualisation: Containers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The buzz and hype surrounding container technologies has reached fever pitch in recent years, prompting CIOs and IT decision makers to mull over what role, if any, they should and could play in their digital transformation plans.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

6 Tips to Increase DevOps Collaboration and Improve Performance
sponsored by dynaTrace software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what it takes to create good DevOps teams and prevent communication breakdowns. Uncover 6 tips for building your DevOps performance pipeline and delivering heightened value to you end users.
Posted: 30 Mar 2017 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

dynaTrace software, Inc.

The 8 Best Programming Languages for Enterprise Development
sponsored by Sphere Software
EGUIDE: Whether your development is web-centric or cloud-based, this expert e-guide helps you evaluate programming languages and app frameworks for targeting back-end apps. From increasingly popular languages like Python to tried-and-true, established ones like JavaScript, uncover a comparison of 8 back-end programming languages.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

Sphere Software

The Top Six Microservices Patterns: How To Choose The Right Architecture For Your Organization
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations are dragging their heels when it comes to adopting microservices because they see it as having a one-size-fits-all architecture. In reality, it's much more flexible. This white paper approaches microservices as a series of overlapping patterns from which you can pick and choose to adopt depending on your unique situation.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Value Chain Disruption In Insurance: The Road To Insurance As A Platform
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to keep up with the need for speed in today's insurance market. Discover how API-led connectivity enables Insurance-as-a-Service and helps deliver on the accelerated promise of multichannel strategies and partnerships.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Project Nightingale: An API-Led Revolution in Retail IT
sponsored by MuleSoft
EBOOK: This e-book presents a hypothetical retail business and follows their journey to meet customer expectations and deliver business agility. Discover how to take a new approach to integration with API-led connectivity and microservices architectures to tackle digital transformation challenges and deliver modern, personalized customer experiences.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Open Banking and the Future of Financial Services: Will You Survive or Thrive?
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines what Open Banking is and explores the disruptive role that APIs will play in the future of financial services. Learn about the developing relationship between the API economy and banking, 3 challenges to Open Banking, Banking-as-a-Service and API-led connectivity, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

Modern Supply Chain Management: An API-Led Connectivity Approach to B2B/EDI
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage API-led connectivity to tackle the challenges of modern supply chain management. Discover how to leverage a RESTful API and microservices-based approach for B2B/enterprise data integration and mitigate the headaches of collaboration across complex production environments.
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

MuleSoft

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Mobile App Development
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: This Computer Weekly buyer's guide looks at how to take an Agile approach to mobile app development. Discover how to gain a competitive edge by accelerating mobile development, turning mobile users' expectations to your advantage, and building unique, differentiated mobile experiences.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Reduce the Risks and Costs Associated with Software Assets and Licensing
sponsored by Snow Software
VIDEO: Organizations around the world spend over an estimated $330 billion on enterprise software every year. Software asset management (SAM) is designed to help you keep track of all your software licensing data, ensure compliance, and prevent overspending. Watch this 2 minute video to see how SAM will save your bottom line.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Premiered: 26 Aug 2015

Snow Software

Cut the Costs of Managing Complex Oracle Licenses
sponsored by Snow Software
VIDEO: Managing your licenses in-house is one of the most effective ways to cut database management spending. Watch this 2 minute video to learn more about how software asset management gives you greater control over your organization and your bottom line.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Premiered: 06 Oct 2016

Snow Software

All Cloud, No Fluff: Success Stories in Cloud Automation
sponsored by Embotics
CASE STUDY: You don't need to know what cloud "can" do, you need to know what it will do. Take a look at this collection of cloud automation success stories. Inside you will find 14 case studies from various industries. Each case study deals with a unique challenge, presents a solution, and shows the results.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

Embotics

Overcome 5 Objections to Using Visual App Development
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to tackle modern mobile app challenges by leveraging visual, low-code app development. Discover the top 5 objections against visual app development platforms and learn how to overcome them to accelerate and simplify your development initiatives.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Low-Code Platform for Your Next Enterprise App
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: As the pace of business accelerates and the demand for quality mobile apps rises, the backlog of development projects grows. Discover how to speed up development and uncover 10 reasons to leverage a visual, low-code app development platform to keep up with digitalization.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Take Traditional Apps Mobile Quickly and Easily
sponsored by PowWow
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn about a platform that allows you to consolidate and transform legacy apps for mobile quickly and easily. Discover how to create user-friendly UIs, extend the business logic of apps with a JavaScript template, and more.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Premiered: 21 Feb 2017

PowWow

Opportunity Lost: The True Cost of Not Providing Mobile Business Apps
sponsored by PowWow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to meet the rising demands for mobility, usability, and availability. Discover how to empower LOB users with apps that boost productivity and accelerate development without driving up the costs.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

PowWow

Building Mission Critical Mobile Apps Faster
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement low-code rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to create all of the mobile apps you need to empower workers handling mobile devices every day. Discover how a visual app development platform enables LOB users to help mobilize your organization for an increasingly digital and fast paced world.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Rapid Mobile App Development in Action
sponsored by AppGyver
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how Rocla, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, leveraged a rapid mobile app development (RMAD) platform to mobilize their maintenance and repair operations. Discover how they underwent a mobile-first digital transformation to build custom apps faster and deliver on rising customer expectations.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

AppGyver

Microservices Architecture: Aligning Principles, Practice & Culture
sponsored by CA Technologies
EBOOK: Microservices, when used correctly, can have a positive impact on your organization – just ask Amazon and Netflix. But you can fall into traps if you don't approach them properly. In this 3-part e-book, learn about the microservices landscape, principles, technologies, success stories, and more. Plus, learn how to apply microservices yourself.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

CA Technologies

5 Ways to Get Your Team on Board for Rapid Mobile App Development
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at 5 common objections against low-code, visual app development platforms and how organizations are succeeding with mobile app development. Discover how to facilitate a modern software lifecycle and enable rapid development for the age of digitalization.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 16 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Low-Code/No-Code Platforms: Simplify Mobile App Development
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: This expert handbook takes a look at how low-code development platforms are becoming more prevalent in organizations looking to expand their web and mobile development options. Learn why low-code/no-code with drag-and-drop visual capabilities should be a welcome alternative for software developers and a simplified method for non-developers.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 02 Mar 2017

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Creating Digital Transformation Success and Implementing Cultural Change
sponsored by Comcast
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore what it takes to get started with a successful digital transformation and take steps towards modernizing the various pieces of your organization's culture. Discover the increasingly important roles of big data, Agile, DevOps, talent management, and more.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

Comcast

How Business Process Management Leads to Better Decision-Making
sponsored by HelpSystems
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore how to integrate BPM with analytics successfully by examining different use cases and approaches. Learn how data scientists help derive optimal value from analytics, how to take analytics to the cloud, and how to leverage BPM to deliver ITaaS.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

HelpSystems

The Hard Truth About Integrating Software Development Tools
sponsored by Tasktop
EBOOK: This e-book explores how to enable seamless app integrations for development and delivery tools. Learn about database-level vs. API-led integration strategies and discover how third-party integrations can help connect the software lifecycle for stronger, simpler development initiatives.
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 | Published: 15 Mar 2017

Tasktop

Project Management and Collaborative Communication
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to create a connected software lifecycle to overcome data silos and enable end-to-end visibility for project management. Learn how to connect information across teams and departments to enhance project collaboration and create the communication that digital transformations, Agile, and DevOps principles demand.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Tasktop
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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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