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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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Five Concerted Steps to Maximize The Business Value of IT
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers five best practices for getting started with service portfolio management.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

NEC Corporation of America

From Infrastructure to Applications, The Future of IT is On-Demand
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this technology whitepaper from Network World to learn how IT departments are employing disruptive virtualisation and cloud computing approaches to support business growth and move IT services towards the role of being a value-adding profit centre. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

CA Technologies.

From Servers to Services: Charting Your Future in the Cloud Era
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper details how to adopt a service-centric approach to IT in order to maintain competitive advantage. Discover five key principles of the journey from servers to services.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

G-Cloud Report: Service Management, Organisation & Governance Approach
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Phase 1 of the Government Data Centre Strategy Programme identified the feasibility of consolidating existing  Public Sector data centres and accelerating the provision of cloud computing to  the Public Sector (G-Cloud) and suitable offerings and procurement terms (Application Store) for all UK Public Sector organisations.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

TOPICS:  IT Services
ComputerWeekly.com

G-Cloud Report: Service Specification Approach
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The G-Cloud, Government Applications Store and Data Centre Consolidation Phase 2 programme started on 5 October 2009 and will run till 12 February 2010. The programme comprises seven workstrands and a Programme Office function.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Gain Greater Control of Service Delivery
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the benefits of effective IT service management, which starts with implementing the right tools for the job.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 07 Jun 2012

Pangea Systems

Gain Social Insight: Connect Business And IT into One Conversation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how mobile, social, information, and cloud computing capabilities can combine to modernize IT support and accelerate IT operations. Learn how IT can easily access user-generated information to predict pain points and solve issues faster.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Gartner: Five Roles for Government in Cloud Computing
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: As a consequence of tightening budgets and increasing uncertainties, government organizations are looking at how to leverage cloud computing as a model to ensure greater flexibility, lower costs, more-rapid provisioning and greater focus on areas that are more domain-specific.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Gartner: The role of the IT department in mergers and acquisitions
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are among the biggest challenges for enterprises and their IT organisations to navigate. Conventional leadership and management techniques often are not enough.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Get Certified - Avaya Communication Manager
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Avaya Professional Credential Program is designed to make sure that individuals have the knowledge and skills to successfully sell, design, implement (install), and maintain Avaya products.
Posted: 08 May 2013 | Published: 08 May 2013

Global Knowledge

Global sourcing trends 2011
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: At the beginning of each year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers in Asia, Europe, and the United States regarding the current state of the world’s outsourcing market and emerging trends likely to shape that market over the next twelve months.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

How to Deal With a Perfect Storm of Disruption in the Managed Services Business
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some practical strategies for adapting your services to the rapid IT changes your customers are facing and how you can continue to provider top-notch services.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

N-able Technologies

How to Meet the Growing Demands on IT - 4 Steps along the Path
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a four step process you must take in order for IT to stay ahead of your growing demands.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Find the IT Service Management Solution that’s Right for Your Business - A Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers five criteria for improving ITSM to help drive your business.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

CA Technologies.

Five Best Practices for Unified Communications
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises can realize value from their UC programs by following some basic practices, such as allowing for sufficient up-front planning, finding the right champion, and establishing cross-functional teams to manage program implementation. This article provides basic guidelines for implementing a successful UC program. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Published: 28 Oct 2009

AT&T Corp

Forming an Agile IT Function
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the important considerations that CIOs need to keep in mind when taking steps to bring in agility into IT function. Learn how to form a roadmap to IT success by reading on now.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

From Fear to Value: CIO Strategies for Propelling Business Through the Economic Crisis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines key strategies for CIOs to drive business results through the economic crisis.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

IBM

Gaining Efficiency and Business Value through Better Management of your IT Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the processes involved in IT infrastructure management. Get advice to help you select the right tools for the job, maintain server software and firmware, and more.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

IBM

Generating New Revenue Streams and Increasing Network Security: Dynamic Application Awareness and Intrusion Prevention System
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines ways in which dynamic application awareness and intrusion prevention system (IPS) software solutions enable service providers to increase revenue while expanding service flexibility, richness, and reach. The paper then describes the technologies behind these advanced solutions. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Grow Your Business : HP AllianceOne Partner Program
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource details a partnership program specifically designed for resellers and service providers that offers an integrated set of technical, marketing, sales and collaboration services to help you grow your business and better meet today's customer needs.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Guidelines for Effective 3rd Party Management on Complex Integration and IP Transformation Programs
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the challenges of introducing next generation technology and defines the roles and responsibilities of a prime integrator. The critical elements of 3rd party engagement and management are also defined.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

Hardware Neutral Imaging with ImageX: The Ghost Killer
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn how ImageX can help facilitate successful image management and lower the total cost of ownership of your Vista implementation.
Posted: 14 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Global Knowledge

Helping Enterprises Succeed: Responsible Corporate Strategy and Intelligent Business Insights
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Executive Insights paper describes how the combination of EPM and GRC solutions is now more critical than ever for business success. This document also discusses how EPM and GRC must be linked to business intelligence tools and supported by comprehensive services to ensure that the data generated is used appropriately.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

How to Address Your Top Tech Problems
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: For companies without full-time IT staff, affordable tech support is especially important. Subscription services like AT&T Tech Support 360SM can be a great solution for wireless network configuration, e-mail, office application and computer performance problems, mobile device setup, virus removal and other troublesome support issues.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

AT&T Corp

HP's Universal CMDB: A Balanced Approach to Unifying IT Operations, Service Desks, and Business Objectives
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, read about the evolution of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) adoption in the market, CMDB solution integration and the overall architecture requirements for CMDB.
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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