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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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MSP Automation Breakthrough
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique automation solution for MSPs and how it can revolutionize your service delivery.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

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MSP Guide: Generating Service Revenue from IT Monitoring
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WHITE PAPER: This informative guide outlines the importance of enhanced IT monitoring from an MSP perspective and provides some strategies for increasing revenue.
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MSSP Data Sheet
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WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores one company's unique MSSP platform and how it can greatly enhance your revenue and your customer's security.
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Navigate the Cloud Market and Ignore the Vendor Hype
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a cloud capability model from VMware that will allow you to combine the private and public clouds as needed for your organization.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

VMware, Inc.

Open Group: FAIR -ISO/IEC 27005 Cookbook
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WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to help the security practitioner responsible for their organization’s risk estimation function to utilize The Open Group Risk Management Frameworkin an ISO/IEC 27005 structured process.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Ovum: CIO trends for 2011
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WHITE PAPER: The CIO needs to ensure that the IT function is in a position to help the organization benefit from opportunities that present themselves, creating a flexible IT environment that can exploit existing and emerging technologies to best advantage.
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Put Your Customers First with Agile, Powerful and Comprehensive IT Monitoring Software
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource details an IT monitoring solution that can give you're the visibility you need to run an efficient data center.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

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Recovery Performance-Based Pricing: An Innovation to Drive Business Growth
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores how service providers offer data protection in the marketplace and how they can adapt to data growth, BYOD and mobile workforces.
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Reworking the Infrastructure for IT Efficiency
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper focuses on the ability of pre-integrated, pre-configured, and pre-optimized hardware platforms to help improve efficiency in modern data centers.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Modernizing IT: Strategies for Improving Service Quality and Reducing IT Costs
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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.

Motorola's Wireless Broadband Indoor/Outdoor Solution
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WHITE PAPER: With a Wi-Fi network, businesses can increase the efficiency of their mobile employees resulting in increased ROI and greater profitability. This document highlights two specific indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi network configurations based on Motorola's MOTOMESH Duo product solution.
Posted: 28 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

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Network-aware, End-to-End Service Management
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WHITE PAPER: This paper details an end to end service management solution that spans the entire infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Microsoft

Next Gen IT and the Cloud
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Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

ServiceNow

Part the Clouds: Find the True Business Value
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WHITE PAPER: A company-wide journey to the cloud can be very complex and is accomplished in multiple stages, with many intermediate goals to meet. This white paper discusses how one provider offers the right hardware, software and services to smooth your transition and ensure an optimal cloud experience.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

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People and Processes: Keys to IT as a Service Success
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WHITE PAPER: ITaaS has transformed how businesses operate, making them more efficient and smarter.  Learn the eight things you can do as a CIO to accelerate the benefits of ITaaS in your workplace.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

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Plantronics UC Toolkit Adoption FAQ
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WHITE PAPER: The Plantronics UC Toolkit, Adoption FAQ addresses the top questions IT organizations raise to help achieve maximum employee adoption of UC audio devices.  Included are responses to vital questions such as “How can I accelerate ongoing and increased adoption rates? How do I measure adoption success? What can I do to show success to management?”
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Plantronics

Plantronics UC Toolkit Planning Guidelines for Success
sponsored by Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: Communications in today’s enterprise are undergoing dramatic changes as a result of the convergence of computer and voice technologies. As an IT manager, you know that introducing UC audio devices such as headsets and speaker phones into your environment changes the way users communicate and work.
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Plantronics

Pragmatic ITIL: Bridging the Gulf between Theory and Practice
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Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Prepaid Loyalty: Fact or Fiction?
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WHITE PAPER: Achieving customer loyalty is a business goal shared by virtually every service provider. Prepaid subscribers present a greater challenge because the business model has no contracts or commitments. This paper examines the business and marketing strategies that service providers can deploy to create and build loyalty among prepaid customers.
Posted: 17 Sep 2009 | Published: 17 Sep 2009

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Provider Backbone Transport
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Realizing integrated interconnected service chain
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WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore how multi-sourcing and the cloud are changing the role of IT, and how you can realize an integrated, dynamic service chain that benefits the whole enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Redefining Interpersonal Communication
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Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Alcatel-Lucent

Removing the Barriers to IT Governance: How On-Demand Software Changes the Game
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WHITE PAPER: IT governance has a well-deserved reputation for being extremely complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. But today’s CEOs and governing boards expect accountability, strategic alignment, cost saving, and contributions to overall growth from IT departments, all of which can be facilitated by IT governance.
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Innotas

Reshaping IT in a Consumer Driven Era
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile applications, smartphones, tablets, public cloud services, and social networking represent a new wave of technology adoption — one that significantly blurs the lines between business and personal domains. By unifying APM, IM, and SOM technologies, a successful service assurance implementation can focus an IT staff on business services.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

CA Technologies.

Riverside Healthcare System
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial case study discusses how a healthcare organization with four facilities utilized a WLAN solution to eliminate slow client performance, centralize configuration and monitoring and open the door to many labor-saving applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Aerohive Networks
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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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