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DEFINITION: A bulletin board system (BBS) is a computer or an application dedicated to the sharing or exchange of messages or other files on a network. Originally an electronic version of the type of bulletin board found on the wall in many kitchens and work places, the BBS was used to post simple messages between users. The BBS became the primary kind of online community through the 1980s and early 1990s, before  … 
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MSPs: Monitor, Manage and Support Customers at a Higher Level
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you advance your MSP business by showing you how to implement software that enables you to resolve issues more effectively.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

MSPs: Top 4 Signs It's Time for a New RMM
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the top 4 warning signs it's time for a new remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform and discover 2 best practices for making a successful RMM switch.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


New Methods to Improve your IT Service Management
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to improve your business processes and gain efficiency by addressing serveral questions regarding your ITSM practices.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


Open Group: FAIR -ISO/IEC 27005 Cookbook
sponsored by
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

Optimized Sourcing in Hybrid IT Environments: Impacts and Improvements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research paper discusses how hundreds of organizations feel about multiple-sourced hybrid IT, how to predict upcoming service needs, and how to manage IT acquisition in a way that will optimize environments.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Ovum: CIO trends for 2011
sponsored by
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

Partnership, evolved; Partnering to Win
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about the importance of partnering with an effective IT services provider and uncover where you can turn for help in deciding which partner is right for your business. Access now and ensure that your business runs smoothly, even in the wake of new IT pressures like the third platform.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 | Published: 25 Sep 2015

Schneider Electric

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

Questions to Ask Your Colocation Provider
sponsored by Colt IT 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 IT Services

Recovery Performance-Based Pricing: An Innovation to Drive Business Growth
sponsored by Asigra
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.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Reselling Hosting Services: The Top 5 Questions
sponsored by Hostway Corporation
WHITE PAPER: But what should designers and developers look for in a potential reselling partner? This white paper outlines five essential questions to ask when partnering with a reseller, bolstering your business helping it capture a larger section of the marketplace. Read on to see how to answer your concerns.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Hostway Corporation

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


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


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


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.

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.

Proactive Service Assurance for Mobile Data Services
sponsored by InfoVista Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Until very recently, customer volume for data services was so low that service providers couldn't justify investment in robust, end-to-end service assurance solutions for mobile data services. Now, with the volume of data services on mobile networks growing, the business case for such an investment is clear. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 26 Feb 2009

InfoVista Corporation

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


Removing the Barriers to IT Governance: How On-Demand Software Changes the Game
sponsored by Innotas
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.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009


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.

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to assess your IT people spend and position IT as a central driver of business growth.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014


SaaS Takes Center Stage in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how subscription-based business applications are expected to make an even bigger impact in 2014 and beyond in this informative infographic.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2013


SaaS-based Service Management: Tailor to the Business with Ease
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how SaaS-based service management can help you eliminate the cost and distraction of platform maintenance, minimize upgrade costs and disruptions, tailor to the business without complex coding, and more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Samsung SDS automates data center operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: To achieve high-quality while maintaining, low-cost operations, many organisations are starting to automate their data centre processes. This case study explains how one company decided on a standardisation approach and realised their system management and automation goals, including enhanced productivity, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company
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INTERNET BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): …  the World Wide Web arrived. A BBS may be accessible from a dial-up modem, Telnet, or the Internet. Because it originated before the graphical user interface (GUI) became prevalent, the BBS interface was text-based. Although recent Web-based versions have a graphical, interactive user interface, the text-only interface preferred by BBS purists can often be accessed by Telnet. According to Justin Scott, co-founder of Sceiron Interactive and a former sysop, a Web-based BBS is essentially a Web site that is powered by BBS software rather than a Web server. Most BBSes are devoted to a particular … 
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