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ALSO CALLED: Bulletin Board Systems, Online Bulletin Board Systems, BBS, Bulletin Boards
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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The Future of the Cloud has Arrived
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the importance of your IT department embracing the cloud so they can use the technology to go above and beyond what you had hope to get from it.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

BMC Software

The IT Department of 2020
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look into the future by analyzing what IT departments might look like in 2020.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

The MSP Report Advantage
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

N-able Technologies

The Value of ITIL® Certification
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the true value of ITIL certifications to both businesses and individuals. Inside, discover real-world examples of how ITIL certification brought forth specific organizational improvements while proving to be a worthwhile individual investment.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 05 Feb 2013

Global Knowledge

Top 10 IT Service Management Next Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: New challenges in the IT world, such as cloud computing, demand new tools and IT management practices. This guide outlines the implementation of new IT management and the benfits associated with doing so.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Transforming Your Business with Your Cloud: Create a Cloud That’s Right for You
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There are so many types of cloud solutions to choose from - how do you know which one will serve your business needs? This white paper leads you through the process of making the best decision for your business.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

VMware, Inc.

Validating VoLTE: A Definitive Guide to Successful Deployments
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide for an extensive framework and step-by-step approach for thoroughly evaluating all aspects of a voice-over LTE implementation.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

Want Personalized Service Delivery? Consider MyIT.
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how users demand the same availability and performance from their work IT services and applications as they find from those they use in their spare time.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 20 Dec 2013

BMC Software

Why is the ITSM Market Moving to the Cloud?
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers why organizations move their IT service desk tools to the cloud and the looks at eight benefits it can bring to your organization.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

The Software-Defined Data Center is Key to IT-as-a-Service
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth look into the migration to a software-defined data center. Discover how driving business growth has necessitated advancements in the technology infrastructure to allow IT to be delivered as-a-service.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Avaya

The State of IT Systems Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is the culmination of the survey results, painting a complete and accurate picture of the most common IT issues affecting IT professionals and Kaseya’s solution to solving these problems.
Posted: 13 Aug 2010 | Published: 13 Aug 2010

Kaseya

The State of IT Systems Management
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is the culmination of results from a survey conducted - which asked IT professionals about their priorities, concerns and goals regarding the dynamic world of IT systems management - painting a complete and accurate picture of the most common IT issues affecting IT professionals and Kaseya’s solution to solving these problems.
Posted: 29 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Tips for Choosing a Cloud Service Provider
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shares tips on finding a cloud provider whose portfolio is as flexible and varied as the workloads it services.
Posted: 05 Aug 2012 | Published: 29 Jul 2012

IBM

Transforming IT Culture to Assure Business Service Quality and Improve IT Operational Efficiency
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: It is necessary to Integrate IT silos for a holistic approach to service operations management. Read this paper to learn how fostering predictive and proactive business service analytics can transform IT culture can assure business service quality and improve IT operational efficiency.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

CA Technologies.

Transitioning to a Dynamic Data Center
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The speed of change in global markets and the challenges of new modes of business demand companies operate in and react to quickly changing landscapes. Nowhere is this more critical than in the means and methods the enterprise uses to power its business, typically via IT services.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Hitachi Data Systems

Tripwire IT Security and Compliance Automation Solutions: Empowering IT Security
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn how you can improve your IT security practices. Uncover some of the toughest challenges to maintaining Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA). Uncover the sensitive data that needs protection as well as security policies and controls that could lead to a false of security.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 26 Sep 2012

Tripwire, Inc.

Understanding ITIL® Service Portfolio Management: An Approach For Implementing Effective Service Lifecycle Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT executives and their teams need a comprehensive and accurate view of IT services. A service catalog includes all relevant details about your services, including which service level agreements (SLAs) are associated with it, who is able to request it, how much it costs, and how to fulfill it. This paper describes the IT Infrastructure...
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Valuing the Need for Data Speed at Critical Business Inflections
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: The survey represents a close look into the issues, drivers, challenges, imperatives and best practices in maintaining system uptime in the midst of exploding demand for increased data performance and storage.
Posted: 06 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

BlueArc Corp.

Virtualise with Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the business benefits that can be achieved by consolidating and virtualising environments with Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explains how much of the Enterprise IT community is at a crossroads in extending their journey to the private cloud: Companies must virtualize their business critical applications in order to reap the benefits of cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

VMware, Inc.

VMware vSphere 5.5 Data sheet
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores a leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. Find out how this virtualization platform accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing data centers and how it reinforces compatible public cloud offerings, forming the foundation for the industry's only hybrid cloud model.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

What Enterprises Should Do About IPv6 in 2011
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to provide enterprises with guidance, based on a three- to five-year outlook, on how IPv6 should be included in their network design, planning, and operations starting today. The intended audience is enterprise network administrators.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Why You Need an Infrastructure Provider - The Top 10 Things to Look For When Choosing One
sponsored by Verio
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the benefits of outsourcing to infrastructure providers in today's competitive environment that can deliver solutions that meet the new demands of IT departments. Here are 10 things to look for when seeking out that provider.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Verio

Why You Should Take a Holistic Approach to ITIL and Service Support
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In these tough economic times, how do you address the challenge of reducing costs without diminishing your service quality? Companies can lower costs significantly and meet the growing demand for services by taking a more holistic approach. This paper discusses the importance of taking a unified approach to service support management and...
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Why Your Service Desk is Failing Whitepaper
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the challenges and failings of legacy service desks and newer service management platforms, and outlines five key requirements of service management success. Also inside, find critical questions to ask potential service management vendors.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

CA Technologies.
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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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