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What does COTS stand for?

COTS stands for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (products)

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government
  • Business, finance, etc.

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We have 58 other meanings of COTS in our Acronym Attic

Samples in periodicals archive:

If you take advantage of the `best practices' that are now inherent in Oracle Financials by changing your business processes to work within the commercial off-the-shelf solution," said DeCelles, "you avoid the pitfalls of concentrating your scarce human and financial resources on making software changes.
The SCOPE Alliance, an association of leading network equipment providers, today announced that Sun Microsystems, Wind River, GoAhead Software and Interphase have joined the Alliance committing to support SCOPE's mission of enabling and promoting the availability and interoperability of open Carrier Grade Base Platforms based on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) building blocks.
It integrates both new and legacy technologies, Commercial Off-the-Shelf Technology (COTS) and Government Off-the-Shelf Technology (GOTS) software systems, a comprehensive Concept of Operations and rapid response capabilities to address Customs and Border Protection operational needs.