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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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Computer Weekly: Counting the Real Cost of Financial Cyber Crime
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, the cyber security of banks is under scrutiny after an attack on Tesco Bank leads to millions lost in fraudulent transactions. Our latest buyer's guide, on server operating systems, looks at Windows Server 2016. And Coca-Cola explains how a move to the cloud is helping to motivate staff. Read the issue now.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

How To Build a High-Performance Sales Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Only 58% of sales reps actually meet their quotas. Are the other reps just underperforming, or are expectations too high? Access this white paper to explore sales performance management software strategies and best practices to improve your sales team's performance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Data Analytics Software Optimizes App Performance
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: Developers have a wealth of information at their disposal to apply data analytics metrics, speed development and improve applications.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

DevOps and the Bottom Line
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see what Nicole Forsgren, PhD has to say about the developing correlation between IT investment and organizational performance, highlighting the positive influence of cultivating a DevOps culture.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

Chef Software

Take Command of Vendor Audits with Accurate IT Data
sponsored by BDNA
WEBCAST: This webcast offers information on why audits can turn into timely, costly, and complex processes, and how the amount, relevancy, and accuracy of the data can affect the audits.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 12, 2016

BDNA

Leveraging Automation for DevOps
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement automated and collaborative workflows in a way that reduces risk, ensures stability, and guarantees regulatory compliance. Discover how to create a dynamic infrastructure that will aid in your company's DevOps transformation and optimize its use of automation.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Chef Software

CW500: A roadmap to software-defined everything – Paddy Power Betfair
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly's CW500 Club heard from IT leaders plotting a roadmap to software-defined everything - this presentation was given by Steven Armstrong, principal automation engineer at Paddy Power Betfair.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

CW500: A roadmap to software-defined everything – Morgan Stanley
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly's CW500 Club heard from IT leaders plotting a roadmap to software-defined everything – this presentation was given by Rob White, executive director of the global database group at Morgan Stanley.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

New Zealand's First Fiber-Based LAN Brings Cost Savings and Better Performance to Environment Canterbury
sponsored by Nokia
CASE STUDY: This case study follows Environment Canterbury on their move from traditional copper Ethernet LAN to a future-proof, high-performance Passive Optical LAN.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Nokia

How Microsoft Aims to Tackle Information Overload
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about how the firm wants to use cloud, machine learning and innovative datacentre technologies to open up access to information. Our new buyer's guide looks at network function virtualisation. And we examine the role of blockchain in cloud data security. Read the issue now.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Application Modernisation: The Essential Guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this guide, we look at how distributed systems have evolved to support more agile software development.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Raspberry PI with Java: programming the internet of things
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this chapter from the book Raspberry PI with Java: Programming the Internet of Things, Stephen Chin walks you through the process of setting up (or baking) the Raspberry Pi.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly 50th anniversary special
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: It's been 50 years since Computer Weekly's launch on 22 September 1966. To mark this achievement, we have compiled a special edition of the magazine to reflect on how much the British technology industry has contributed over that time.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Getting Ready for Next-Gen Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper explores the use of a next-generation app lifecycle management platform made for defining, managing, and automating activities. Discover how to implement and support a successful Agile transformation to optimize the speed, quality, and scale of your app development.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Next Generation of Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: This resource explores how to leverage a functionally rich, unified, yet open platform that helps development teams become more agile and accelerate the development lifecycle. Discover how to implement continuous delivery and enable real-time visibility across enterprise projects so that you can drive innovation and enhance customer satisfaction.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bringing Agility & Visibility Together for Cloud Success
sponsored by Splunk
RESOURCE: Learn how AWS and Splunk are working together to optimize end-to-end visibility in AWS cloud environments to make the most of your cloud platform. You'll discover how you can make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable for everyone.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Splunk

Behavior Driven Development for Continuous Testing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Explore the concept of behavior driven development, an Agile software development technique that promotes collaboration between QA, development, and business stakeholders. Find out how this user behavior-oriented approach will help you satisfy the need for both speed and quality.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Orchestrating Harmony between Middleware, Apps, and Operating Systems
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Tom Nolle discusses how to take a middleware-focused approach to app lifecycle management practices. Uncover helpful advice for selecting middleware tools and managing OS and middleware platforms in the cloud. Plus, learn about the critical relationship between ALM, DevOps, and orchestration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.

How To Build An Enterprise Application Security Program
sponsored by Symantec + Blue Coat
EGUIDE: Building an effective application security program can seem daunting – but it doesn't have to be. In this e-guide, experts detail the first steps enterprises should take, and why education and training are key to the success of these programs.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

Symantec + Blue Coat

Getting DevOps Up to Speed: Tools for Collaborating with IT
sponsored by VividCortex
EGUIDE: Feedback about a DevOps environment on the back end is as important to its success as automated tools are on the front end. In this expert e-guide, we explore how to make the communication path between DevOps and IT a two-way street. Inside, discover how tools like container management, ChatOps, and more can bridge the gap.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 06 Oct 2016

VividCortex

Servers and Storage Become Inextricably Linked
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
EGUIDE: The rise of flash storage and convergence technologies make it tougher to see storage and servers as separate entities in a software-defined world. Rich Castagna, VP of Editorial at TechTarget, shares why he believes servers and storage have become inextricably linked.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Building a Strong Application Security Program
sponsored by Onapsis
EGUIDE: What are the first steps to creating a strong app security program, and how do you know you've struck the right balance between static and dynamic testing? These are the types of questions we explore in this e-guide. Find out what role education is playing in building an app security program and get advice for mitigating SAP vulnerabilities.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

Onapsis
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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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