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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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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

What 75 Early Adopters Had To Say About Their Experience Implementing The Internet of Things
sponsored by SAS
RESOURCE: This study highlights the experiences of 75 early adopters of IoT and shows what integration of this new technology into day-to-day operations looks like. Discover 16 distinct challenges of adopting IoT, some of the industries in which IoT has been put to use, the most desired skills of IT professionals working in this new field, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

SAS

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

Remove Blind Spots from the Network: A Guide for I&O Professionals
sponsored by Snow Software
EBOOK: Gain visibility of all software and devices used across the IT estate with software asset management (SAM) that will remove your ITAM and network blind spots. Download this e-book to enforce total visibility across all assets to maintain SLAs.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Snow Software

5 Ways to Cut Spending on Microsoft Software
sponsored by Snow Software
RESOURCE: Enact five cost-saving initiatives for Microsoft products using the Software Asset Management (SAM) processes and technologies outlined in this guide. Download now to avoid the pitfalls of overspending with a software license manager that automates the removal of unused applications, and more.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Snow Software

5 Ways to Cut Spending on SAP Software
sponsored by Snow Software
RESOURCE: Discover how to reduce SAP licensing costs with holistic Software Asset Management. Download this resource to examine five key initiatives to drive significant SAP savings—and avoid the pitfalls of overspending.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

Snow Software

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

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

How to Evaluate SD-WAN, Hybrid WAN Products
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: This guide helps IT professionals learn about software-defined wide area network options in order to select the best product for their enterprise.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

SearchNetworking.com

Key Features and Benefits of Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover ways agility can help you synchronize development work with business priorities, so you can coordinate teams to deliver apps on a predictable cadence.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

Your Agility Survival Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Building agility into your organization means sensing, creating, and adapting to change quickly and confidently. Access this white paper and learn how to leverage delivery agility, portfolio agility, and business agility for higher profits and faster revenue growth.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

CA Technologies

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

First edition of Computer Weekly 1966
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: To celebrate Computer Weekly's 50th anniversary, the National Museum of Computing, which holds the print archives of the magazine, has scanned the first issue of Computer Weekly. We have made this available to download.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

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
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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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