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ALSO CALLED: AS, Autonomous System
DEFINITION: On the Internet, an autonomous system (AS) is the unit of router policy, either a single network or a group of networks that is controlled by a common network administrator (or group of administrators) on behalf of a single administrative entity (such as a university, a business enterprise, or a business division). An autonomous system is also sometimes referred to as a routing domain. An autonomous  … 
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CW+: Quocirca report: Effective public sector citizen communication
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WHITE PAPER: The UK public sector is in the midst of a period of transformation and improving citizen engagement will be key to the success of this change.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

CW+: Quocirca report: Valuable business connections – a review for SMEs
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WHITE PAPER: The average small business is becoming highly dependent on multiple forms of digital communications, but the technology choices are increasingly complex and come at a cost.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Aug 2010

Delivering Enterprise Value with Service Management
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes a modern service management platform, discussing how new IT trends have forced service management to change.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


Embracing the Changing Face of Communications Technology
sponsored by Vodafone/Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and discover how new communications technology can provide seamless mobile communication, a scalable and flexible foundation for communication, and simple migration with minimal disruption.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015


Empower More Productive Users with EMM and Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will review how current mobility trends (like the expansion of cloud architecture) are affecting EMM. Discover how cloud-enabled EMM can power the productivity of your users and IT, as well as 5 reasons to employ advanced EMM.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015


Enabling the Digital Business through IT Operations
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: The following is a quick, four-step guide to regaining upward mobility in the enterprise and amongst your competitors by modernizing people, processes and tools.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


Evaluation of managed print service suppilers
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WHITE PAPER: In Quocirca’s evaluation of major providers of Managed Print Services (MPS) in Europe, Quocirca found that Xerox and HP  lead the pack, due to their  global scale and broad service capabilities. The analysis also showed that Ricoh and Lexmark  have gained considerable ground, demonstrating effective maturity and service delivery excellence.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

Five Ways To Ensure the Success of Your Digital Workspace
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, you will learn 5 ways to guarantee superior user experience and ensure the success of your digital workspace. Read on now to access these 5 measures, as well as some takeaway advice about lowering IT costs while improving security and user experience.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Dell, Inc.

Flying High on the Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how UK-based organization Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, was able to leverage Linux to revolutionize their IT support capabilities, creating new opportunities for innovation and revenue streams.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Red Hat

From Project to Product
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software developed by an open source community with testing, certification, documentation, training and support can help IT organizations experience lower middleware with total cost of ownership and risk. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of open source technology.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Delivering SOA Solutions: Service Lifecycle Management.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With service-oriented architecture (SOA), once-siloed business functions, IT processes and data are exposed as services that can be reused--across departments, lines of business (LOBs) and even entire organizations.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008


Developing an effective resiliency capability within a cloud design
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to develop a reliable resiliency management program for your cloud environment. Review the key elements, business areas and questions you should consider.
Posted: 27 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2011


Discovery Communications Continues Global Expansion with Help from Savvis Managed Services
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: Savvis delivers a complex, fully managed infrastructure for Discovery to support its real-time advertising deliverables, ad sales, scheduling, and programming for all its international operations. Savvis’ solution allows Discovery to take advantage of a broad portfolio of managed services.
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 | Published: 25 Jun 2010


Does Your Communications and Collaboration Solutions Meet your Mid-Size Business Needs?
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines how cloud collaboration technologies can help your organization overcome some of the common communication challenges faced today.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dynamic Business Process Management for Communications Service Providers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In today’s demanding environment, communications service providers across all lines of business are struggling to increase their business agility to remain competitive. This paper explores how companies are achieving agility by adopting dynamic business process management (BPM) with telecommunications industry standards. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 21 Apr 2010


Eight Strategies for First Rate Customer Service
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides eight strategies for creating a relationship with your customers that will keep them coming back.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Email Marketing Goes Social
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to get tips about how to best implement a successful social email marketing campaign.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company

Enabling Innovation and Surpassing the Competition with Visual Collaboration
sponsored by Vidyo, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses how visual collaboration can be utilized by small to midsized businesses in order to significantly improve productivity and drive innovation. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Vidyo, Inc.

Enterprise Backup and Recovery Considerations: How to Maintain Your Restore-Readiness
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: IT systems are vulnerable to a variety of disruptions. This paper will focus on common processes and procedures that should be part of any effective enterprise backup/restore system.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 26 Jun 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Enterprise Portal Rationalization: Using a Service-Oriented Architecture to Stop Web Asset Sprawl
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the problem of Web sprawl, and an account of the rationalization strategies organizations are adopting to gain the upper hand on sprawl. Adopting a service-oriented architecture based on integrated application platform infrastructure emerges as the key to rationalizing sprawl.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

Evaluating the Total Costs of a Unified Communications Solution
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top recommendations for selecting a UC solution that fits the needs of your business. Learn how to weigh the most important factors and assess the TCO of your UC solution.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013


Extending Enterprise Networks with Service Delivery Environments
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This vendor white paper - prepared by Alcatel-Lucent - discuses how service providers need to continuously expand their service offerings to address increasing competitive demands, create new ways to drive business and increase market share.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007


Find the UC Solution that Fits your Budget
sponsored by North Sydney IT and Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper examines some of the top UC solutions on the market and compares their TCO so you can see which tool will both satisfy your requirements and fit your budget.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

North Sydney IT and Cisco

Five Ways to Improve Cost Containment
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: An intelligent information network infrastructure can go a long way toward helping SMBs contain costs. This paper examines five ways SMBs can make their network work for them.
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

From Fear to Value: CIO strategies for propelling business through the economic crisis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Your aspiration: As a CIO, drive change, innovation and efficiency to help build a smarter enterprise that will prosper amidst global competition. Your daily challenge: As a CIO, deliver business results faster and better–with less. This whitepaper outlines key strategies for CIOs to drive business results through the economic crisis.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2009

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AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): …  system is assigned a globally unique number, sometimes called an Autonomous System Number (ASN).Networks within an autonomous system communicate routing information to each other using an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP). An autonomous system shares routing information with other autonomous systems using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Previously, the Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) was used. In the future, the BGP is expected to be replaced with the OSI Inter-Domain Routing Protocol (IDRP).The Internet's protocol guideline for autonomous systems, after offering a definition similar to the … 
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