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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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Migrate to SIP with Confidence
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's important to enable reliability and security for conversations with customers, colleagues and partners in order to ensure clear and concise communication across all platforms. Download this infographic to learn how SIP can help you optimize your voice communication network.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Moving Your Business to a Holistic, Digital-Driven Enterprise
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to transform your organization without undue workflow interruption by strategizing IT transformation with the 3 methods outlined here. Read on to establish alignment between the CIO and IT team on strategy, objectives, timeline, and deployment of internal and third-party resources.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Commvault

New RHEL 7.1 Features Ease Business and IT Adoption
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will explore a number of updated features and performance improvements in RHEL 7 overall and in the latest 7.1 release. Read on to also discover the benefits of the Linux kernel upgrade from the previous version and how it makes new management and ease-of-use capabilities possible.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Global Knowledge

Open Group: FAIR -ISO/IEC 27005 Cookbook
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Own a Simple Conversation: Where are you on the path to Unified Communications?
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you learn how you can evaluate and build an improved VoIP infrastructure which emphasizes optimization of your existing assets.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Powering Up Digital Transformation with a 5-pillar Strategy
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Read on to examine the 5 pillars of digital transformation planning, including how to obtain buy-in from key influencers, conduct careful analysis of budget needs, and more. Discover here how to bring real digital-based business value to your organization.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Commvault

Project Team Member Performance
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Most project team members report to a functional manager who controls their assignments, performance appraisals, raises, bonuses, etc. Until recently, project managers (PMs) had little input into any of these processes. In this paper, learn how a PM working in a functional or matrix organizational structure can get team members to perform.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

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.

Motorola's Wireless Broadband Indoor/Outdoor Solution
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
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

Motorola, Inc.

Network-aware, End-to-End Service Management
sponsored by Microsoft
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
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource examines how IT is losing control over the enterprise and the need for change in the world of IT, and explores how cloud-driven technology can help you more successfully manage IT services.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

ServiceNow

Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover 12 critical success factors when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Part the Clouds: Find the True Business Value
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

People and Processes: Keys to IT as a Service Success
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
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

VMware, Inc.

Plantronics UC Toolkit Adoption FAQ
sponsored by Plantronics
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
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While the consensus around the benefits of ITIL is virtually universal, ITIL initiatives run the gamut – both in terms of costs and benefits. Learn how your service management platform can play a huge role in the degree to which you realize the potential benefits of ITIL in your organization.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Prepaid Loyalty: Fact or Fiction?
sponsored by Amdocs Management LTD
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

Amdocs Management LTD

Provider Backbone Transport
sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Nortel's Metro Ethernet solutions change this landscape by providing new alternatives for Metro networks that are based on Ethernet forwarding, simplicity and cost curves, without any loss of functionality.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Nortel Networks Corporation

Questions to Ask Your Colocation Provider
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at some of the questions IT managers have asked when looking for a colocation provider and gives you insight into what questions will help you choose your own.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2015

Colt Data Centre Services

Realizing integrated interconnected service chain
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the way incumbent fixed, mobile or cable operators may leverage both IMS and existing assets, in order to respond to customer requirements for diversity and simplicity. Download this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Alcatel-Lucent
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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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