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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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Upgrading Legacy ERP Systems
sponsored by IFS
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide discover why "good enough" isn't cutting it for your business. In one informative chapter learn how to present a business case for ditching your legacy system for a cutting edge ERP system. Next, learn the top 5 questions to ask before buying your new ERP system.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2015


Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a multi-tenant, SaaS-based approach that grants customers the flexibility to adapt applications to their particular business strategies, without introducing complexity that prevents the system from evolving as business needs change.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2013


Software-defined Storage: the overall benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief video cuts through some of the confusion surrounding SDS and tells you what to look for – and what to avoid – when choosing an SDS product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage—and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of SDS and the reasons for adopting it. It then gives a brief guide on how to get started with implementing SDS.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


Making Networks Virtual: The Latest on SDN Technologies.
sponsored by VMware
EBOOK: This TechGuide edition lays out the basics of SDN and network virtualization, and how they work with one another.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015


Software-Defined Simplifies Storage Management
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of SDS and how it can simplify storage management.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

DataCore Software Corporation

Managing Food Safety and Quality Using Enterprise Software
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to get a solid grip on process manufacturing with the use of software.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015


Esker Accounts Payable Automation Customer Testimonials
sponsored by Esker Inc.
VIDEO: Watch this video to see what Esker Customers have to say about Esker's Accounts Payable Automation Software as a Service, invoice approval workflow and touchless processing capabilities.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 06 Dec 2013

Esker Inc.

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution for IaaS providers to use in order to expand their load balancing services.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

Storage Magazine: Cloud DR - Cloud's "Killer App"
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EZINE: In the January 2015 issue of Storage magazine, Eric Slack dissects the benefits – and must-know's – of cloud-based DR. Other features in this month's issue cover off on how to build a private cloud with OpenStack, the results of our Quality Awards survey for NAS systems and much more!
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Jan 2015

Amazon EC2 vs. Google's App Engine
sponsored by IT Central Station
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: With the amount of PaaS solutions out there, sometimes it can be hard to decide which one is the best fit for your organization. Find out what verified IT experts say about many PaaS products in this IT Central Station guide.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

The Merry-Go-Round of Security Testing
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EBOOK: In this Insider Edition of Information Security, InfoSec pros will learn about the pros and cons of RASP, the runtime application self-protection method for secure software delivery.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

IBM FlashSystem 900: Value at the Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how flash storage can boost storage performance and speed up processing times. Read on to learn about the technology behind a new flash storage system.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015


Driving Product Quality With Continuous Verification and Validation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about how continuous verification and validation strategies can help quality teams keep up with agile development. Read on to learn about eth methods and approaches that can enable continuous verification and validation and determine the right strategy for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014


Modern Infrastructure – February 2015
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EZINE: Many companies have squarely settled on a hybrid cloud model to move some systems off-premise while keeping others in-house. How is IT handling all these moving parts?
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

How to Unlock the Promise of Agile in the Enterprise
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper discusses Agile, and how it can be implemented on a large scale. Read on to find out what benefits one can expect from enterprise-wide Agile implementation, and what challenges await.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015


Computer Weekly – 3 February 2015: Windows 10 in the enterprise
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Microsoft has released more details of the forthcoming Windows 10 release – we look at what it means for enterprise IT. The UK government has set out its vision for an EU digital economy – we examine the issues. And our latest buyer's guide covers data science. Read the issue now.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 02 Feb 2015

TOPICS:  Software | Windows

9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015


Profiting from big data
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BOOK: To successfully capitalize on big data, an iterative, experimental approach is essential to data-focused companies, and especially retailers, analysts say. Find out how several organizations leverage big data.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Toshiba Launches Smart Social Infrastructure Through a Flexible, Scalable Cloud Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To advance its initiative, Toshiba required a more flexible, scalable cloud solution capable of supporting a wide range of complex projects. This whitepaper highlights the cloud software Toshiba implemented to provide an extensible cloud management framework.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Building a Mobile Strategy: Analyst Report Shows Key Components to Success
sponsored by Kony
ANALYST REPORT: Access this analyst report to discover how the enterprise appetite for mobilization grows – but progress has been slow.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014


How to Efficiently Manage Software Requirements and QA Strategies
sponsored by TechExcel
EGUIDE: Check out this in-depth expert e-guide to learn how the roles in test and QA management will shift under Agile software practices, and how important it is to the testing process that requirements be managed properly.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Tier One U.S. Wireless Operator Automates Hadoop Cluster Management and Deployment With StackIQ
sponsored by Stack IQ
CASE STUDY: Find out how a highly scalable, cost-effective software platform helped an organization deploy and manage big data, analytics, OpenStack and HPC environments.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Stack IQ
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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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