What’s the Difference Between Off-the-Shelf vs. Custom E-Learning Software


When it comes to e-learning software, companies generally have two choices: off-the-shelf e-learning software and custom e-learning software. Depending on the needs of your company, either one might be the right solution. What is Off-the-Shelf E-Learning Software?

New Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Datasets from Appen Accelerate AI Deployment


25, 2021 — Appen Limited (ASX:APX), the leading provider of high-quality training data for organizations that build effective AI systems at scale, today announced new off-the-shelf (OTS) datasets.


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Assessing Commercial Off-The-Shelf & 3rd-Party Software

Security Innovation

Commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) is a staple in today’s modern software development world. Not only does it extend solution features, but it gets them to users faster.

Off-the-shelf RATs Targeting Pakistan


We’ve identified a number of spear phishing campaigns with Pakistani themed documents, likely targeting the region. These are served from the compromised domains www.serrurier-secours[.]be pk (a part of the Pakistani army). There are some clear trends in the themes of the decoy documents the attackers chose to include with file names such as: China-Pakistan-Internet-Security-LAW_2017.doc. When opened, the document drops several files.

Darktrace threat finds: Abusing off-the-shelf tools to deploy ransomware


The increased use of off-the-shelf tools is lowering the barrier to entry for cyber-criminals.

When to Use Off-the-Shelf or SaaS vs Bespoke Software Solutions in Your Business

Strategy Driven

You need certain tasks to be completed, and off-the-shelf software often doesn’t quite hit the mark. Or the interface is not very user-friendly creating lost time for staff as they battle to get the most out of a cumbersome design. In this article, we cover some key points on the decision-making process between buying off-the-shelf, using a SaaS or ordering bespoke software solutions. Off-the-Shelf Software.

Is the fast food approach to learning and development working? #hrblog #cipdLDShow

Rapid BI

Is the fast food approach to learning and development working? Last week I was at the annual CIPD conference for Learning and Development professionals. Whilst much of the content of the paid for conference sessions was about ensuring training and learning activities were effective, the mood on the exhibition floor was different. Off the shelf […]. The post Is the fast food approach to learning and development working?

How Can CIOs Deal With The Challenge Of Creating Very Large Networks?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As the person with the CIO job, it’s going to be your job to find ways for the company to keep building out its network without going broke. Google has been in the business of creating very large networks for over a decade. They started out like everyone else going to the big hardware vendors and purchasing high-end equipment from them. The choice that Google made then was to go out and build the network hardware that they needed.

Free Corporate Training Material – worth the investment?

Rapid BI

Should we pay for ready to use materials or rely on the freely available content? Management downloads free off-the-shelf trainers notes training materials training resourcesDo free training materials downloads really help us or do they actually cost more in terms of testing and adapting?

Launch of ready to use training materials

Rapid BI

Date News 2011 off-the-shelf press release ready made ready to use training materialsProviding staff & employee training - budgets are getting tighter and tighter. Increasingly managers and training departments are having to find creative ways of doing "more for less". Buy our ready to use solutions for you to deliver and lead internally for low cost.

Post-mortem of a targeted Sodinokibi ransomware attack


The power of Darktrace’s self-learning AI comes into play when threat-actors use off-the-shelf tooling, making detection more difficult

Spaceborne Computer brings supercomputing capabilities to ISS astronauts


HPE’s Spaceborne Computer, the first commercial off-the-shelf computer which was launched into orbit last year and can process teraflops of data in […]. Imagine a super powerful computer processing teraflops of data in zero gravity. What was until now a figment of imagination or perhaps a scene from a sci-fi movie is soon becoming a reality.

Understanding the Dynamics of Custom Software Development

The Crazy Programmer

Many organizations find themselves looking for software solutions that simply do not exist on the market today. The process of custom software development is the designing, creation, deployment, and maintenance of software built for a specific user, function, or organization as a whole.

APM: Helping Overcome Custom App Management Woes


In any economic climate, every business deploying custom apps needs to assess their APM needs to protect their business There are numerous use cases for custom-made apps, but only one reason they’re deployed: Something off-the-shelf just won’t cut it.

Darktrace threat finds: Abusing TeamViewer to deploy ransomware


The increased use of off-the-shelf tools is lowering the barrier to entry for cyber-criminals.

Training Materials For Trainers

Rapid BI

Do people need "off the shelf" ready to use training materials

5 Considerations to Get DevOps Right in Telco IT Systems


This is especially true with telcos that overly rely on third-party commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vendors or systems integrators (SIs) to implement new capabilities, and to run operations. To effectively control the vendors, telcos extensively use traditional levels found […]. The post 5 Considerations to Get DevOps Right in Telco IT Systems appeared first on DevOps.com.

Containers and Software-Defined Servers: A Win-Win


TidalScale has introduced a new concept in the computing fabric: Software-Defined Servers , which allow users to aggregate off -the-shelf commodity servers together in such a way that they form a virtual machine that spans the hardware servers but looks like a single large server to an operating system. Background.

The Pull of Books

Edge Perspectives

The spine beckons Teasing us with so little, But pulling us To pull it off the shelf And explore what’s inside. We’re drawn page by page, Exploring new terrain, Seeking insight and inspiration, Drawn by the promise of something Much bigger than the pages in our hand.

SolarFlare’s Capture SolarSystem


SolarFlare's Capture SolarSystem provides high performance hardware time-stamped Ethernet packet capture, persisted storage, indexed query and network analytics on customer-supplied and specified off-the-shelf server hardware. Furthermore, Capture SolarSystem provides real-time interfaces enabling integration with third party analytics applications, both coexisting with Capture SolarSystem within the server as well as running and being fed remotely. Marty Meehan.

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Custom Software Development


Far Distant From The Popular Option Of Off-The-Shelf-Software, Customization Options Are Commonly Targeting Specific Problems And Are Connote For In-house Instead Of Re-selling. Custom software development is the inception of technology solutions.

Giving more tools to software engineers: the reorganization of the factory

Erik Bernhardsson

Maybe I'm an optimistic person, because my viewpoint is the complete opposite! I had my first job as a software engineer in 1999, and in the last two decades I've seen software engineering changing in ways that have made us orders of magnitude more productive. What's the result?

4 Advantages of Custom Software Development

Sunflower Lab

Sure, you could grab a cheap off-the-shelf software package and cross your fingers that it aligns with your company’s needs. Custom software development also helps to support your unique identity in the market. The sky’s the limit with custom software development!

5 Ways Custom Software Development Can Improve your Business


Where there used to be only commercial off-the-shelf software, also called COTS or OTS software, companies of all sizes and industries are now trying on “bespoke” or custom solutions. Off-the-shelf software meets the overlapping needs of a composite, bell-curve customer.

Open source the secret sauce in secure, affordable voting tech

The Parallax

SAN FRANCISCO—The fastest, most cost-effective way to secure direct-record electronic voting machines in the United States, according to cybersecurity experts, is to stop using them. And over the long term, consider switching to the cheaper—and more advanced and secure—voting technology that cybersecurity expert Ben Adida is dedicating his next career move to developing. There’s no individual paper records that the voter is verifying,” Adida said. “So

What are The key Factors To Determine Whether To Build Or Buy Custom Software?

Sunflower Lab

But, it depends on various factors which will determine whether to build custom software or buy pre-built software (off-the-shelf software) from the market. Custom software allows a lot of flexibility when it comes to integration with existing systems but, is costly as compared to off-the-shelf software. Whereas, off-the-shelf software proves costlier at a later stage due to its higher licensing costs.

The Common Drawbacks of Selecting ERP Software for Small Business

OTS Solutions

Despite the technicalities of running a business, running a business can be boiled down to efficiently managing business processes. This is exactly where the main problem of running business processes stems from. The answer comes in the form of ERP software solutions.

How To Determine The Need For Custom Software For Your Organization?

Sunflower Lab

A dynamic entrepreneur well versed with the full spectrum of proven business practices and leading-edge technologies, he likes to spend quality time with his family and have fun with friends and colleagues – When he’s free! The answer is a big No. .

5 Benefits of Custom E-Learning Software for Companies


Custom e-learning software can be extremely beneficial for companies of all sizes, as it enables employees to learn during the onboarding process, as well as for professional development opportunities. Another factor worth considering is the functionality offered by the e-learning software.

4 Ways Custom Software Development Can Help Startups

Sunflower Lab

Ben Chestnut was just a guy running a design consulting business in the year 2000. Custom software development has the power to take startup businesses to the next level. The truth is, it can be anything you want it to be! The sky’s the limit!

New video series: Drawn Out Conversations with Rob Zuber


If you’ve ever heard CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber speak, you know that he has a couple of favorite rules: never build anything that you could buy off the shelf, and don’t invest energy into something that’s outside of your core business competency. Turns out that Zachary Crockett, co-founder and CTO of the IoT company Particle, has broken both of Rob’s rules, and has built and scaled a successful company along the way.

Putting @Platfora next to your Hadoop Cluster provides powerful #BigData analytical capability


One of the best ways to know the realm of the possible with immediately available commercial off the shelf technology is to watch a demo. Now thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can watch a demo of Platfora’s new Big Data Analytics platform right from your browser. He will show how you can rapidly turn big data into hard facts that enable you to drive actionable decisions throughout the enterprise.

OT Incident Response: 4 Reasons Asset Inventory Is Key


Without a detailed view of the assets and vulnerabilities across your OT environment, security leaders face increased costs and delays when it comes to incident response efforts. Quite frankly, over the long-term, the answer is both.

The purpose of tools in mid to large scale transformations

Net Objectives

Any Lean-Agile approach should start with getting an understanding of where the company is. Mapping the value streams of an organization is usually a good start. While it is often tempting to take solutions off the shelf it must be kept in mind that no one-size-fits all. It is at this point, at the beginning of a tailored adoption, that tools can be used to reflect the workflow thought to be the best to be used.

Publishing “Practical Process Automation” With O’Reilly

Bernd Rucker

In this book, I distilled my practical experience implementing process automation solutions from the last two decades. Many processes are tailor-made to an organization’s needs, as this allows them to differentiate from the competition. probably the contrary.

PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS: Making the Right Choice for Your Oracle Cloud Migration


According to Flexera’s 2020 State of the Cloud Report , 98 percent of organizations are now using at least one public or private cloud. Beneath the umbrella of “the cloud,” however, there are several cloud services. that is remotely provisioned and managed over the Internet.

Interpreting predictive models with Skater: Unboxing model opacity

O'Reilly Media - Data

Over the years, machine learning (ML) has come a long way, from its existence as experimental research in a purely academic setting to wide industry adoption as a means for automating solutions to real-world problems. But oftentimes, these algorithms are still perceived as alchemy because of the lack of understanding of the inner workings of these model (see Ali Rahimi, NIPS '17 ). There is also a trade off in balancing a model’s interpretability and its performance.

What Do CIOs Have To Know About Business Intelligence?

The Accidental Successful CIO

These BI tools access and analyze data sets and present analytical findings in reports, summaries, dashboards, graphs, charts and maps designed to provide users with detailed intelligence about the state of the business. Learn what you need to know to do the job.

Is Microsoft PowerApps Any Good?

Invid Group

Sometimes, they can’t find a suitable off-the-shelf software application or service to solve their specific challenges. Other times, they lack the budget to have a custom app developed from scratch, making it difficult for them to compete with large enterprises that have already invested large sums of money to automate their processes. PowerApps to the Rescue. The low-code development platform market, where PowerApps belongs, is a crowded place.

Headcount goals, feature factories, and when to hire those mythical 10x people

Erik Bernhardsson

Since I started building up a tech team for Better , I made a very conscious decision to pay at the high end to get people. Many fellow CTOs, some went for the other side of the spectrum: bootcamps and campus recruiting are great recruiting grounds for them. I don’t mean an engineer just hammering on the keyboard shipping code at light speed. I’ve written about this in the past. And how over time the average level of engineering talent slowly declines.