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ALSO CALLED: FSO, FSP, Free Space Optics, Wireless Optics, Free Space Photonics, FSO Communications, Free-Space Optics, Optical Wireless
DEFINITION: Free-space optics (FSO), also called free-space photonics (FSP), refers to the transmission of modulated visible or infrared ( IR ) beams through the atmosphere to obtain broadband communications. Most frequently, laser beams are used, although non-lasing sources such as light-emitting diodes ( LED s) or IR-emitting diodes (IREDs) will serve the purpose.The theory of FSO is essentially the same as  … 
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Integrate Software License Optimization and IT Service Management to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the capabilities of ITSM and software license optimization tools and delves into how you can integrate them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and eliminate waste.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Flexera Software

IT jobswatch - opportunities in retail
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WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by retail organisations is up by5.1%.The growth indemand for IT staff in this sector shows 44.5% more vacancies being advertised than ayear ago.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

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IT pay and bonus prospects in 2011
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WHITE PAPER: ROBERT WALTERS SURVEYED APPROXIMATELY 200 PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE IT SECTOR.  THE RESULTS SHOW THAT A HIGH PROPORTION HAVE VERY MODEST SALARYAND BONUS EXPECTATIONS.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

IT pay and recruitment report: Software houses and consultants
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WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by software houses and consultancies is up by 8.1%. The growth in demand for IT staff in this sector shows 27.3% more vacancies being advertised than a year ago.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Leading the Charge in Emerging MSSPs
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WHITE PAPER: In this paper Forrester shares the results of their 15-criteria evaluation of the top ten emerging players in the MSSP market.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2013

Alert Logic

Leveraging Mobility to Drive Productivity and Provide a Superior IT Service Experience
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details six ways to introduce mobility into IT service management.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

CA Technologies.

Leveraging the Power of the Peloton to Lead Change
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper combines the concept of the peloton with one of the most widely accepted approaches for enabling change in organizations: John P. Kotter's 8 Steps for Enabling Change.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Managed Services: Why It's Good for Business
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WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals the top 5 reasons service providers should offer managed services and the benefits they can provide to the business and their clients.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

LabTech Software

Measure your ITSM Investments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how to transform your IT service management approach to better align with business goals. It also presents a customer-centric ROI method.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Information Security, Virtualization, and the Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With visible virtualization leadership, commitment, and cooperation, VMware and Trend Micro should be amongst the top choices as CIOs and CISOs choose their partners for their own cloud journeys. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Intercepting Interference
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Motorola’s industry leading wireless broadband expertise helps to substantially reduce the effects of interference for point-to-multipoint wireless access and distribution networks in both licensed and unlicensed frequencies. This solution paper gives the details.
Posted: 25 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Motorola, Inc.

IT as a service provider: Accelerating business results
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how you can increase collaboration between business and IT, with a multi-cloud management technology. Read on to discover how it enables IT to take and maintain control over cloud operations, while seamlessly meeting all the needs of business users.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Dell Software

IT Management 2.0: Four Steps to Intelligently Fulfill Demand Across the IT Application and Service Delivery Lifecycle
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how a process-based approach to managing application demand can finally help IT service organizations give their user base what they want—more revenue, more market share, and more customers.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

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IT Service Assurance: Achieve proactive IT operations
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role of a command center in helping companies monitor and manage individual technologies and explains why a service-oriented approach is essential.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

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IT Service Excellence
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the relationship between service management and performance. Discover the key attributes of service excellence and the results you can achieve by implementing a lifecycle-based approach.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

IT Service Management Case Study: Making The Transition From On Premises To SaaS With BMC
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study covers a company that took their outdated ITSM tools and used SaaS to improve their organization.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

BMC Software

IT Service Management: Lay the foundation for reliable IT operations and support
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WHITE PAPER: As companies strive to improve performance, they typically encounter several challenges along the way. This white paper describes a few of these obstacles and explains why a service-oriented, lifecycle-based approach to management is essential.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

Keep Users Happy by Integrating IT Operations and IT Support
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the need to bridge the gap between sides of an IT staff and how it can help a business.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

BMC Software, Inc.

Key Points When Considering a Videoconferencing Platform/Manufacturer
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WHITE PAPER: There are key points to consider when looking for a videoconferencing system. As independent Telecommunications and IT consultants, what we do is to evaluate various products and systems. Check out this paper to learn more about what to should consider when selecting a videoconferencing system, including cost, technology, features, and service. 
Posted: 08 Mar 2011 | Published: 08 Mar 2011

LifeSize

Learning to Compete: IT's Next Transformation
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how IT leaders can compete for the business of their stakeholders. Read now to learn how to look, act and deliver IT services in the same manner as the providers competing for your internal customers.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

EMC

Mass Personalization: How relevance engines are revolutionizing mass communications
sponsored by xMatters, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mass personalization eliminates the need to send the same message en masse at the same time. By reducing communication “noise,” mass personalization enables recipients to focus on what’s relevant to them at the moment that it matters. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

xMatters, Inc.

Meeting the Exploding Demand for New IT Services
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how IT must shift in the face of new technology trends in order to keep their end-users productive and happy.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

Mobilizing I.T. Support to Achieve Efficiency, Speed, and Effectiveness
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To survive in today's economy, your IT organization will face increasing pressure to do more with less and work from anywhere at anytime. Imagine how much more productive your service desk personnel could be if they were able to periodically manage and respond to issues from the field, rather than having to check in at their desktops.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Published: 26 Jan 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

Modern Infrastructure 2013 Seminar
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes an upcoming event that will teach you how to take back control of your data center.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

SearchDataCenter.com

Modernizing IT: Strategies for Improving Service Quality and Reducing IT Costs
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Working harder simply won't get you there. No matter how many people you allocate, sinking more labor into old IT practices cannot concurrently meet rising demands on IT and cut costs. Read about cost-effective, automated ways to meet this challenge head-on in our latest article, “Strategies for Modernizing IT, Reducing Costs, and..”
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.
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FREE SPACE OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS DEFINITION (continued): …  that for fiber optic transmission. The difference is that the energy beam is collimated and sent through clear air or space from the source to the destination, rather than guided through an optical fiber. If the energy source does not produce a sufficiently parallel beam to travel the required distance, collimation can be done with lenses. At the source, the visible or IR energy is modulated with the data to be transmitted. At the destination, the beam is intercepted by a photodetector, the data is extracted from the visible or IR beam (demodulated), and the resulting signal is amplified and sent … 
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