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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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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

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Evaluation of managed print service suppilers
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WHITE PAPER: In Quocirca’s evaluation of major providers of Managed Print Services (MPS) in Europe, Quocirca found that Xerox and HP  lead the pack, due to their  global scale and broad service capabilities. The analysis also showed that Ricoh and Lexmark  have gained considerable ground, demonstrating effective maturity and service delivery excellence.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Extracting the Full Business Value from Cloud Services
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper proposes that the key to achieving the most value from cloud investments includes considering the impact that they will have throughout an entire organization, and explores real-world customer experiences that examine the true business impact of the cloud.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NaviSite

Five Concerted Steps to Maximize The Business Value of IT
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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

Five Major Trends for MSPs to Watch
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper provides excellent advice for MSPs as they navigate explosive trends like cloud computing and mobility, helping them to adapt their businesses to meet customers' evolving needs and stay one step ahead of the competition.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

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Dell Client Migration and Deployment Services
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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

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Dell ProSupport: Time is Money
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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

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

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Digital Billboard Advertising - New Life for a Classic Medium
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WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about the emerging trend of digital billboard advertising and how it can enhance responsiveness, flexibility and profits.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Motorola, Inc.

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

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Driving Best Practices with BSM
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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

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Driving Business Value With Infrastructure Platforms
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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
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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

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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

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ECI Telecom 1Net Wireless Backhaul Solution: Finding YOUR Right Path for Optimized Packet-based Backhaul
sponsored by ECI Telecom
WHITE PAPER: ECI's 1Net wireless backhaul solution provides you with a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for backhaul optimization, and options for multi-stage migration from TDM to packet at your preferred pace. Read this paper to find more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

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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

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EMA/CXP Research Report: The Changing Role of the Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reveals the results of a study that will show you how and why your IT service desk needs to adapt to the times.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

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Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the impact of the cloud on the IT Ecosystem and provides answers to what an organization needs to do in embracing a right cloud strategy.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Wipro Technologies

Emerging Markets Are Upbeat on Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of an extensive study that was conducted to find out the impact of new trends on IT consumption.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

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Empowering Real-time Solutions in Healthcare
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WHITE PAPER: Mobile solutions are transforming the healthcare industry and allowing practices to offer superior patient care. Learn about the benefits the BlackBerry® solution can provide and how it can integrate seamlessly with most hospital IT systems.
Posted: 15 Nov 2006 | Published: 15 Nov 2006

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Exchange Deployment Planning Services
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WHITE PAPER: Dimension Data's Exchange Deployment Planning Services (EDPS) are designed to help guide your organisation through the initial deployment planning stages of a Microsoft Exchange implementation. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

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Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the sources of friction between business users and IT and offers up recommendations on how to adjust your strategy to minimize these problems.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

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

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Five Best Practices for Unified Communications
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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
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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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