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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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Continuous Automation: Supporting Cloud, Agile, Lean, and DevOps Development
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to support integrated Agile and DevOps teams with continuous automation, whether they're working on premise or with container-based microservices in the cloud. Discover how to enhance your ability to test any changes to code, build and deploy apps at competitive speeds, and more.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

Chef Software

Drive Productivity and Efficiency by Optimizing Mobile User Experiences
sponsored by Capriza
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Ovum report examines how Capriza's mobility platform can easily enable you to develop key mobile apps across any number of devices for a dynamic workforce. Discover how to optimize important workflows by increasing access to your data and transforming legacy apps without any code or APIs.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Capriza

Mobile-Enabling Logistics: Turning the "Last Mile" into a Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Capriza
WHITE PAPER: Many business apps can be complex and require time-intensive training to get employees up to speed, but for most non-technical and mobile users, this just doesn't work. Discover how to mobile-enable logistics teams by creating micro apps for specific workflows with native mobile functionality.
Posted: 18 Apr 2017 | Published: 18 Apr 2017

Capriza

7 Habits of Highly Effective API and Service Management
sponsored by MuleSoft
EBOOK: This e-book explores how to design powerful APIs that leverage existing services and manage APIs more effectively throughout their lifecycle at scale. Learn about the key criteria for selecting an API management platform and 7 habits that lead to successful API-led strategies.
Posted: 14 Apr 2017 | Published: 14 Apr 2017

MuleSoft

Mobile-Enabling Field Service Teams for Immediate Financial Impact
sponsored by Capriza
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to mobile-enable key workflows and business apps for smartphones and other devices field services personnel use on site. Discover real world examples of how to extend apps out to mobile in a cost-effective, expedient, and secure way.
Posted: 14 Apr 2017 | Published: 14 Apr 2017

Capriza

Top 5 Benefits of Modernizing and Mobilizing Enterprise Apps
sponsored by PowWow
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article explores how to modernize key enterprise apps to focus on a more seamless experience for completing tasks and managing workflows. Find out how to boost employee productivity and efficiency, and uncover the top 5 benefits that are motivating the move towards modernization.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 12 Apr 2017

PowWow

ITSM Plays Beyond IT
sponsored by Cherwell
EBOOK: ITSM is reaching beyond IT's borders into every aspect of the business. This playbook showcases several businesses that successfully applied ITSM practices throughout their organization. Learn how giants in several industries were able to better manage processes, create inviting customer experiences, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cherwell

Next step app development: Microservices
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: Adopting a microservices approach to application development is increasingly considered an essential part of any bid to modernise the legacy IT setup an organisation relies on.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 10 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

The Foundation of a Successful ITAM Program - In 5 Not So Easy Steps
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: IT asset management (ITAM) is no easy task. It takes some hard work to ensure that your ITAM program has the right foundation, but it's worth it in the end to have a program that is actually effective. This white paper dives into the 5 complex steps that will guide your ITAM foundation building process to success.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Flexera Software

Reduce Spend & Maintain License Compliance with Software Asset Management and License Optimization
sponsored by Flexera Software
VIDEO: Software asset management (SAM) and software license optimization (SLO) are being introduced to turn potential losses from software audits into financial gains. Watch this 3 minute video to learn about a SAM and SLO platform that empowers your company to tighten spend control, bolster compliance, and more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Premiered: 31 Jan 2017

Flexera Software

Enterprise DevOps: Building a Service Oriented Organization
sponsored by Atos
WHITE PAPER: DevOps is a fluid term, but now we need to nail it down. This white paper settles the definition of DevOps and describes the practices that best support it in creating the right organizational structure and managing the transformation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Atos

Normalized Software Inventory Data
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Software asset management (SAM) is becoming an important component of IT service management as it gives your team greater insight into the logistics of what they're delivering. This white paper covers how your team can leverage SAM to your organization's benefit.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

Flexera Software

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 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

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

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

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
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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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