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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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Survival Strategies in the Age of Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The cost efficiency and agility generated by a cloud environment supports higher levels of innovation. Learn how to ensure you have the resources necessary to streamline development and testing, so you can satisfy relentless user demands.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

Tool Overview: Find Actionable Insights in Employee Feedback
sponsored by Semos
VIDEO: Employee feedback is important, but it's only useful if you can derive actionable insight from it. Watch this 2 minute video to learn about a tool that makes responding to feedback and analytical decision-making more efficient and fruitful.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 25 May 2016


The Challenge of Software Requirement Updates at a.s.r.
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how time crunched testing teams at a.s.r. were able to map out existing requirements to determine new ones in just four hours, with easy and quick ways to make updates.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 07 Sep 2016

CA Technologies

Going Step by Step: How to Evolve to a Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Dell EMC
RESOURCE CENTER: This instructional white paper offers a building-block approach using flexible converged infrastructure platforms and using them to bridge the gap from traditional and next generation infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Improving and Accelerating DevOps Through Convergence
sponsored by Dell EMC
RESOURCE CENTER: Find out how a converged (or hyperconverged) infrastructure provides DevOps with a fully functioning, dedicated infrastructure that can be deployed much faster than a traditional infrastructure in which servers, storage, networking, and software have to be purchased separately and then integrated together.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Preparing for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, find out the reasons behind the growing interest in SDDCs, including some of the benefits of adopting SDDCS as well as the next generation architectural design it offers. Access now to find out the answers to some of the trending questions IT leaders are asking about how to prepare for the adoption of SDDCS.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Dell EMC

Computer Weekly – 23 August 2016: Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group adopts hybrid cloud strategy
sponsored by
EZINE: In this issue, we profile Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group's use of hybrid cloud as part of a digital transformation programme aimed at enhancing customer experience and staving off competition from on-demand streaming. We also look at the summertime game of musical chairs at the Government Digital Service, and at 50 years of business software.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Intelligent Business Process Management for the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: By combining business process management, resource planning, and complex event processes into a single, integrated strategy, teams can experience the benefits of agile development. Uncover ways to achieve automated business operations and shorter development cycles with a cloud-ready architecture.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Rapid Integration: Seamlessly Create Messaging Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Faster and simpler development, interoperability, and deployment is possible -- even for users typically locked out of real-time integration. Discover ways to help users develop, manage, and monitor processes together with minimal IT overhead.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Red Hat

Web Application Hosting: Leverage Best Practices and Cloud Architectures
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: As web apps diversify and increase in number, so do the many ways to manage and maintain the infrastructures powering these apps. This e-book explores one way to apply industry-adopted standard architecture capabilities to app deployments so you can grow and advance your infrastructure.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


The Devil's Right Hand: An Investigation on Malware-oriented Obfuscation Techniques
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EGUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series evaluates the role that obfuscation techniques play in malware and the importance of understanding their effectiveness.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

5 Must-have Features in a Marketing Automation Platform
sponsored by Marketo
EGUIDE: There are many marketing automation platforms to choose from, so it is critical that you choose the one that best meets your organization's needs. In this e-guide, uncover which 5 must-have features to look for in a marketing automation platform and find a further outline of their clusters of features.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 26 Jul 2016


Enterprise cloud applications – can we trust them?
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series examines the more significant risks involved when an enterprise uses line-of-business applications hosted in the cloud.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

10 Tips to Manage Requirements for the Internet of Things
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To navigate complexity and achieve a new approach to managing requirements, this white paper offers 10 tips to help you adapt to the changes brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution. Learn key facts about traceability, strategic reuse, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016


A Structured Design Approach to Business Process Automation & Custom Software Development
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize business automation by capitalizing on advances in software development infrastructure, and incorporate them into a new structured, 6-step design approach that eliminates additional risk.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Talent Management: Why It Works and Which Vendors are Leading the Way
sponsored by HRizon
EGUIDE: Explore this expert e-guide in which Yvette Cameron, Research Director at Gartner, weighs in on the leading vendors in the talent management space, and learn 5 steps to guide your selection process.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016


Computer Weekly@50: What was happening in July
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EBOOK: The National Museum of Computing has again been looking into Computer Weekly's 50 years of magazine issues for another selection of articles highlighting significant news published in the month of July over the past five decades.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

Choosing an Enterprise Learning Management System
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This paper deals with an additional set of considerations often overlooked when purchasing a learning management system (LMS), focusing on two particular intangibles: post-purchase vendor support and hidden costs. Read on to learn about how to make the best LMS decision for your organization.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016


5 Principles for Selecting an Assessment Tool
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: A quality assessment technology will reduce turnover and improve productivity while creating a reservoir of objective performance data designed to identify best fit candidates. Read on to discover the top 5 principles to base your assessment tool decisions on.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016


Explore the Combined Benefits of Continuous Delivery and Agile
sponsored by Magenic
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we help you learn how to implement continuous delivery successfully and build on the Agile teams you already have in place. Discover a way to develop and test software that allows you to quickly issue updates.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016


Framing Your Enterprise IoT Approach for a More Connected Future
sponsored by Xively by LogMeIn
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we discuss how you can prepare for whatever comes next in IoT. You'll learn which challenges should take top priority when it comes to integrating IoT, like information architecture, Agile development, and more. Plus, you'll get advice on what to consider before and after picking an IoT platform.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Xively by LogMeIn

Align Employee Performance and Strategic Workforce Planning
sponsored by MacroMicro
EGUIDE: Data grants insight into your talent's performance, but how can you use data from across the company to determine how an individual employee's performance assists in reaching your goals?
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 26 Jul 2016


Machine Learning Examples Crop Up For Data Center Management
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
EGUIDE: Machine learning examples are finally making their way to the home territory of computer science – the data center. Learn why data centers are an ideal environment for machine learning and explore examples of machine learning found in data centers.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

SIOS Technology Corp

Service Cloud: New Capabilities Aiming to Unify Fragmented CEM
sponsored by
EGUIDE: Did you know that 61% of consumers must interact with a company on multiple channels to resolve a customer service issue? And did you also know that Salesforce has brought new capabilities to Service Cloud, aiming to help unify fragmented customer journeys? View this guide to learn about them, it's pricing and availability.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

Cloud-based strategy enables fast delivery, market expansion
sponsored by InterSystems
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Ontario Systems cloud-based Complaint Tracker application enables the company's market expansion and how benefits of running the app in the cloud is readily apparent to customers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

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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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