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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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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

A 10 Minute Guide to Software Harvesting
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Securing the funding to get started in Software Asset Management (SAM) or Software License Optimization can sometimes be difficult. One way to get the attention of senior business managers is to provide quick wins that point to greater cost savings over time.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Snow Software

The Journey to Software-Defined Everything
sponsored by SevOne
WEBCAST: This short video demonstrates how applications and services can be more effectively distributed over a software-defined network. Access now to see how SevOne and Cisco have come together to build an application-centric infrastructure.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 8, 2016

SevOne

The Application Modernization Challenge: Choosing the Right Approach
sponsored by GizmoxTS
WHITE PAPER: This resource compares different application modernization approaches to help you determine the right choice for your project. Discover the pros and cons of automatic migration, manual rewrite, and transposition according to criteria like budgeting costs, QA & maintenance, project time, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

GizmoxTS

Analytics Deliver Good User Experience for DevOps and End-Users
sponsored by CA Technologies
EGUIDE: Analytics can measure user satisfaction with enterprise mobile apps, but what about day-to-day maintenance? Learn from experts which metrics help with heavy lifting, and are more than just a pretty interface.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 14 Feb 2016

CA Technologies

Guide to Selecting a Modern ERP Solution
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to select the right ERP software for your organization to facilitate growth. Access now to uncover 10 key software selection factors that will guide your decision-making process.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IFS

In-Memory Data Grid Criteria Evaluation
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Research analysts have provided a 32-criteria evaluation of 11 in-memory data grid (IMDG) products for app development and delivery leaders. Access this resource and uncover important findings.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

How to Get Started with Platform-as-a-Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: If you're starting to consider implementing PaaS, you have to decide which approach is right for your organization. Here are five questions to ask before selecting PaaS technology.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Cutting Costs could be Costing you Money
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper invites you to cut costs without compromising innovation and efficiency. Uncover the benefits of delivering applications with open source tools when you modernize IT operations without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Open Source Middleware: Accelerate Application Development the Modern Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Outdated middleware makes licensing, maintenance, and development costs rise so you can't focus on innovation. In this infographic, you'll learn how open source middleware can help you maximize developer productivity while increasing ROI.
Posted: 14 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Enable Rapid IT Service Delivery and Innovation with an Infrastructure Built for Cloud-Native Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This web book explores the cloud infrastructure and tools required to support agile IT methods and applications, and demonstrates why open source technology is the best way to achieve the full benefits of this new, rapid mode of IT service delivery. Learn how innovative applications propelled by IT can create entirely new revenue streams.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

On-Premise or in the Cloud, Java Development Can Generate Revenue
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Globalization and localized business changes have increased requirements for new applications that extend the reach of enterprises into new markets and geographics. Learn methods for delivering high-impact, revenue-generating applications for today's border-defying audience.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

4 SMEs Discuss Their ERP System Experiences
sponsored by SAP
EGUIDE: This expert ERP e-guide discusses the experiences of four small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to highlight the challenges that SMEs face in simplifying and consolidating their systems. Read on to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of ERP applications.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 07 Jan 2016

SAP

Business Management Solutions: Getting it right the first time
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: When companies need an ERP solution, they sometimes rush into the selection process without first figuring out exactly what they want to achieve from their implementation, leaving them ultimately disappointed with their purchase decision. Learn how to find a comprehensive business management solution that won't leave you unsatisfied by reading on.
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | Published: 22 Dec 2015

Sage (UK) Limited

Object Storage for a New Generation of IT
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the adoption of object storage solutions that scale to higher capacity levels and provide high levels of resiliency by using erasure coding. Access now to see how this architecture can provide your enterprise with a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective design that will allow you to manage your data effectively.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

HGST

BSkyB Doubles Testing Capacity to Boost Product Innovation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how BSkyB created a centralized testing environment, available at multiple sites, using a business plan based on established enterprise options. See the benefits BSkyB experienced, including standardized processes, centralized resources, rapid innovation, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

3 CIO Essentials: Top Trends To Help Your Business
sponsored by MuleSoft
WEBCAST: This one-stop-shop for CIOs discusses the 3 most important trends companies can capitalize on to help future success. Access this webinar now for an in-depth look into essential topics.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Nov 2, 2015

MuleSoft

How to Avoid the Software Licensing Cost Trap
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: There is now an urgent requirement for transparency and control over software compliance within companies. This white paper serves as an instructive guide for optimizing your software expenses using asset management, ensuring the efficient use of software.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Matrix42

One Test Data Manager Solution, Rated and Reviewed
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how four organizations who invested wisely in test data management were able to reduce IT project costs that benefitted the entirety of the development lifecycle.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies

Computer Weekly – 9 February 2016: How Software Protects People
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how software is helping to maintain safety in high-risk sectors such as oil and gas, aerospace and healthcare. We offer six tips from CIOs for innovation with data. And we examine the continuing threat to businesses from denial of service cyber attacks. Read the issue now.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

ComputerWeekly: Why a Private Cloud Was Chosen for the Thames Tunnel Project
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this issue of ComputerWeekly, we examine why one of the UK's largest construction projects—the Thames Tideway Tunnel—decided to use a private cloud setup. Our latest buyer's guide looks at containers and microservices, and we report on what U.S. court documents tell us about Oracle's controversial licensing polices.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Shifting Your Digital Transformation Into the Fast Lane: Five Keys to Higher-quality Application Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Shifting application development into the fast lane of continuous delivery is possible, but requires businesses to adopt a new test model. In the following guide, explore five keys that can help your organization achieve continuous delivery.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

CA Technologies.

Computer Weekly – 12 January 2016: How open source is beating proprietary software
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, our latest buyer's guide assesses the impact of open source software and how it is underpinning the digital revolution. We examine the prospects for cloud in financial services as regulators give their approval. And we ask if Uber is really part of a new business model for the sharing economy. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Software Defining the Data Center
sponsored by SearchSDN.com
EBOOK: Will enterprises soon use SDN in their data centers? This guide considers software-defined networking's advantages and drawbacks.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Published: 27 Dec 2015

SearchSDN.com

SOA Design Principles for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Access this eBook to discover the design principles of SOA, and three fundamental aspects of SOA. Also learn why SOA is simply good design, and how to make your enterprise engaging.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015

IBM
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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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