What is the major reason(s) for the usage of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products?

 Posted by Niladri.Biswas on 11/8/2012 | Category: Design Pattern & Practices Interview questions | Views: 2720 | Points: 40
Answer:

Problems
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a) Building large enterprise software systems becoming increasingly complex.

b) Various stake holders have different demands and expectations

c) Competition and need for business agility drives need for shorter time-to-market, lower cost, higher quality, etc.

To reduce the complexity of the above problems and to address stake holders concerns, organizations are making greater use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products in building large enterprise systems


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