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ALSO CALLED: Dark Fiber, Fibre
DEFINITION: Dark fiber is optical fiber infrastructure (cabling and repeaters) that is currently in place but is not being used. Optical fiber conveys information in the form of light pulses so the "dark" means no light pulses are being sent. For example, some electric utilities have installed optical fiber cable where they already have power lines installed in the expectation that they can lease the infrastructure  … 
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Consulting and training company optimizes operations and expands geographical reach
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how they were able to grow market share by creating a technology-infused environment designed to scale easily with the unique needs of customers.
Posted: 06 Sep 2014 | Published: 01 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

CW 500 Club – how organisations are sharing IT services to beat the downturn
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Businesses, charities and local authorities are looking to cut their overheads by sharing their IT infrastructure, CIOs at Computer Weekly’s 500 Club heard last week.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+ Exclusive EquaTerra research: Taking the pulse of the European outsourcing market
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: EquaTerra is pleased to offer to Computer Weekly readers a custom, European focused edition of the results from its 2Q10 EquaTerra global business and information technology (IT) services Pulse survey.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: 500 Club case study: The Royal Mail approach to supplier relationship management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Your IT department and your suppliers are at loggerheads. There is a culture of one-upmanship and awkwardness on both sides. It’s not quite war, but its getting there. What do you do?
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca Report: Telecoms re-invention – death of the traditional telco
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The communications provider landscape is evolving as the demand for data—in fixed locations and on the move—outstrips the still growing demand for voice communications.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca report: The perfect storm: time to review client computing strategies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: For many years, server-based computing has been seen as a means of, at best, providing those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Data Center as a Strategic Asset: 3 Execs Weigh In
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, see what three leading C-level executives -- Dan Levin of Box, Norm Fjeldheim of Qualcomm, and Arne Josefsberg of ServiceNow --have to say about the evolving role of the data center and how to align business and IT demands to overcome top technology challenges.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Equinix

Data Centre Transformation - The Route to Business Service Optimisation
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get survey results that provide insight into both existing practices and future developments in the data center. You'll also get tips on how organizations can improve the operational efficiency of their data centers and evaluate the potential of third-party data management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Deliver IT Services Effectively with Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by nlyte Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a data center infrastructure management solution that is built on a flexible framework to allow for IT service management and configuration management database components to connect to the data center.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

nlyte Software

Deliver Secure New Business Services
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores how you can deliver secure business services and improve customer experience.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Digital Business and How It's Reshaping IT
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth report to learn how the lines between digital and physical worlds are being blurred in regards to business and management. Read on to discover what forces are driving this transformation and how CIOs and IT executives can rise and become leaders in the industry by taking advantage of this trend.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gartner

Don't Miss the Business Continuity Sales Window
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Because backup disaster recovery (BDR) technology only reveals its value when things don't go as planned, it can be a tricky sell for IT services firms. Read this white paper to learn a four-step process for engaging clients on this topic and effectively selling them DR/BC products and services.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Datto, Inc.

Egenera Cloud Suite: Transitioning to the Cloud
sponsored by Egenera
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out about a cloud computing solution that makes it simple to design, request, provision and manage IT as a service. It enables organizations to quickly implement private cloud services, and for service providers to launch robust and highly available cloud services to generate new sources of revenue.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Egenera

Consolidating Service Provider Points of Presence Using Virtualization to Optimize and Consolidate Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the challenges that service providers are facing in the points of presence (POP), and presents the results of the NSP study quantifying the operational and capital savings possible through POP consolidation with virtualization. Read this white paper to learn how to improve the efficiency of POPs through virtualization.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Core HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This research brief examines the challenges facing HR, and details how to lay the technology foundation to support successful core HR service delivery.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

SuccessFactors

Cut Coding for Faster Service Desk Deployments
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn an alternative to legacy service management solutions that is fast to deploy, easy to configure, and can help your organization realize faster time to value and lower total cost of ownership, both immediately and in the long term.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Dell Client Migration and Deployment Services
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: While PC prices continue to fall, the total cost of using PCs remains high, when the cost of the deployment activities themselves is considered. To help companies optimize their PC deployment process, Dell has developed a series of offerings that can be used to simplify the deployment process and reduce the time needed to deploy PCs.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell ProSupport: Time is Money
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details and IT management partner that will help you by catering its services to your organization's needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell SupportAssist FAQ
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features a series of frequently asked questions regarding Dell's SupportAssist technology.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dimensional Research - Uncovering the Business Value of IT Service Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The rapidly changing world of IT can be tough to adapt to, especially with further decentralization via the cloud. This white paper highlights IT service management and how it can increase your business efficiency.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Driving Best Practices with BSM
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how BSM solutions contribute to ITIL compliance by helping organizations manage their underlying technology and by ensuring that their IT infrastructures enhance business performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Driving Business Value With Infrastructure Platforms
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the significant advantages of private cloud computing and find strategies for overcoming the challenges and risks of an implementation.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VCE

Driving Business Value with VLOCK Infrastructure Platforms
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the significant advantages of private cloud computing and find strategies for overcoming the challenges and risks of an implementation.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VCE

Ease of Use in Web Conferencing – The Cost Benefits Of Making Usability a Priority
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of Web conferencing have motivated many to become proficient at its use. But the economic downturn has brought a new urgency to finding ways to cut costs and work together efficiently. This study examines the role of usability as the major issue that stands in the way of truly beneficial adoption of web conferencing by the mainstream.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

IBM

EMA Radar™ for Advanced Performance Analytics (APA) Use Cases: Q4 2012
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This EMA Radar Report details how a suite of advanced performance analytics (APA) solutions combines predictive analytics with a dynamic service model to provide an intelligent framework around alerts, help you achieve faster MTTR, proactively manage application performance, and much more.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited
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DARK FIBER SERVICES DEFINITION (continued): … Dark fiber is optical fiber infrastructure (cabling and repeaters) that is currently in place but is not being used. Optical fiber conveys information in the form of light pulses so the "dark" means no light pulses are being sent. For example, some electric utilities have installed optical fiber cable where they already have power lines installed in the expectation that they can lease the infrastructure to telephone or cable TV companies or use it to interconnect their own offices. To the extent that these installations are unused, they are described as dark."Dark fiber service" is service provided by local exchange carriers (LECs) for the maintenance of optical fiber transmission capacity between customer locations in which the light for the fiber is provided by the customer rather than the LEC.
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