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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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Bank of Ireland Cuts Software Spend for Key Vendors with Snow License Manager 7
sponsored by Snow Software
CASE STUDY: The following case study examines how the bank of Ireland was able to drastically reduce the costs of renewing software licenses; remove unused and duplicated installations, and streamline software procurement with help from Snow. View now and see what the technology they chose can do for your business as well.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

Snow Software

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

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

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

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

Object Storage for a New Generation of IT
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises are combating the inevitable unstructured data volumes of the future by scaling their storage infrastructure and transitioning to object storage. Discover how software-defined architectures can provide your enterprise with a flexible, scalable, and cost-efficient design that will allow you to manage and analyze your data effectively.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

HGST

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

Driving Innovation with Platform-As-A-Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how cloud infrastructure, DevOps, microservices, and containers can all be brought together using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology. See how a PaaS can provide benefits that include developer agility, operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015

Red Hat

An Introduction to Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as an introduction to SDN as a solution that can serve your enterprise, but only after you parse the competitive landscape of networking suppliers.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix

Fresh Perspectives on Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the core ideas behind software-defined storage. In addition to investigating new models, discover key technology trends and the author's perspective on industry implications, customer impacts, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Study: How to make mobile successful within the organisation – what every CEO needs to know
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the growing use of web and SaaS applications is affecting German companies, and how German IT specialists ensure access to these key business applications, and how they plan to for years to come. Read about the results of a questionnaire based study to learn how CEOs can make their mobile work environment successful.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Matrix42

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

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

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

CW Buyer's Guide: SaaS Management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Computer Weekly looks at how organisations should evolve their SaaS selection criteria to focus on newer metrics that are better indicators of supplier performance; the number of compliance issues that come with SaaS; and how CIOs believe SaaS providers must better meet their needs in terms of simplicity and flexibility.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

3 Strategies to Rapidly Deliver User-Friendly Multi-Channel Apps
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: As competitors continue to release more user-friendly applications on the market, it's becoming harder to maintain customer loyalty. This white paper reveals 3 critical strategies that can help you satisfy users with your applications. Discover how to quickly deploy apps to deliver immediate business impact and ROI.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015

Mendix

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

HP

SAP's Mobile Makeover
sponsored by SearchSAP
EBOOK: SAP mobility strives to give users flexibility while maintaining security, usability and proper business processes.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

SearchSAP
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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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