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2014 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) (2014)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Dec. 17, 2014 to Dec. 19, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7504-4
pp: 91-96
ABSTRACT
The selection of only the most suitable COTS software product is an indispensable task in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) based software development (CBSD) that should be done circumspectly. The success of such a development depends on the evaluation & selection methodology being followed which is expected to separate the wheat from the chaff. Thorough approach for evaluation and selection of COTS products (TAES-COTS) proposed in this paper is an approach that evaluates COTS products based on progressive filtration. It is a five step approach that evaluates products against different criteria at three different stages. It evaluates COTS software based on both functional and non-functional requirements and assists the evaluators in choosing the optimal software product in times of uncertainty.
INDEX TERMS
Organizations, Complexity theory, Usability, Uncertainty, Inspection, Documentation,COTS based software development (CBSD), Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), COTS selection and evaluation
CITATION
Kashif Basir, Aasia Khanum, Farooque Azam, Abdul Qavi, "TAES-COTS: Thorough Approach for Evaluation & Selection of COTS Products", 2014 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), vol. 00, no. , pp. 91-96, 2014, doi:10.1109/FIT.2014.26
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