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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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Networks That Know Automation
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how networks are using automation to their advantage, especially with the popularity of software-defined networking (SDN).
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Want to see JRebel in action? Download your free trial now!
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
TRIAL SOFTWARE: JRebel is a developer productivity tool that allows Java developers to view code changes instantly. It eliminates the rebuild, restart, redeploy cycle inherent in Java development, which enables developers to get more done in the same amount of time. See for yourself how developers increase team velocity up to 40%!
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 15 Oct 2014


Managing Talent on a Budget
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: Learn about human capital management (HCM) and talent management software consolidation from Courtney Bjorlin and Todd Morrison.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Resolving Key Integration Challenges For Financial Applications
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: Learn about how regulatory pressures and the need to improve quality are forcing financial institutions to rethink their reference data management strategies, and how analytics are playing a key role in the integration process.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014


Discover How Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Protects Vital Data
sponsored by Commvault
CASE STUDY: This white paper examines how the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was able to implement a system that enabled improved management and more effective data recovery data with less risk, keeping them on top of compliance requirements
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Deployment Data: Using Research to Break Bad Habits
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: The average developer wastes 39% of their day on redeploys and interactive testing in their development environments. This resource breaks down the facts about delays in the deployment process. Learn about productive strategies that eliminate the rebuild/redeploy cycle, and how these approaches compare to traditional methods already in place.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014


SDN-Based Open Networking Building Momentum Among IT Decision Makers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Two of the most important technologies today are open networking and SDN.  For the past few years, both have gained acceptance in data centers due to their promise of improved IT agility, flexibility and manageability.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This downloadable trial of a new data management software includes many new and enhanced capabilities for both transactional and analytic workloads. Discover how your organization can get extremely fast time-to-value and operational simplicity deployed on-premises or on the cloud for maximum flexibility.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014


CW Special Report on IBM
sponsored by
IT BRIEFING: This special 12-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing IBM, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy..
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

How Do You Select ERP for Defense Manufacturing? – Podcast
sponsored by IFS
PODCAST: Find out how the unique characteristics of defense manufacturing operations affect their needs in the area of enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2014


Leverage ERP for Sales and Operations Planning
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Learn about S&OP and how your organization should leverage it to track the efforts of sales and operations over time.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014


Why and How to Achieve Global ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Find out why many mid-market businesses are turning to global enterprise resource planning (ERP) to achieve a successful global business expansion.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Software-defined Storage, an SSG-NOW Outlook Report
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth report to learn everything about and related to software-defined storage. Read on now to find out more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

DataCore Software Corporation

5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 5 power generation ERP lessons from the manufacturing industry.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014


Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for a successful ERP implementation and find out about the consequences of ERP gone wrong.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014


3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into three questions to better prepare your business for a successful service management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Download a Free Trial of SQL Safe Backup
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Eliminate application downtime. Learn about the key features of SQL Safe Backup – and gain full access to a 14 day free trial.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 22 Jul 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

NCSU - IBM PowerLinux - Industry standard Linux systems, solutions tuned to the task
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This video explores a leading solution delivering industry standard Linux systems services faster, with higher quality, and more economically than others. Learn how it combines a leading hardware, Linux software, and domain expertise of different industries resulting in higher quality operations that keep pace with modern business.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Apr 23, 2012


Tapping Into the Analytics of CPM
sponsored by SearchFinancialApplications
EBOOK: Companies that take advantage of the analytical capabilities of corporate performance management software report better business performance.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014


SaaS Takes Center Stage in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how subscription-based business applications are expected to make an even bigger impact in 2014 and beyond in this informative infographic.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2013


Computer Weekly – 26 August 2014: Can national security and privacy co-exist?
sponsored by
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to NSA whistleblower Bill Binney about the often-conflicting needs of security and privacy. We find out how Google is using artificial intelligence to improve datacentre energy efficiency. And we look at a project to use wearable technology and big data to help tackle Parkinson's disease. Read the issue now.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

HP Fortify on Demand
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to discover an on-demand solution that tests the security of software quickly, accurately, and affordably.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mobile Load Testing Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. This whitepaper discusses seven key steps to successfully testing and analyzing your organization's mobile load capabilities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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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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