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ALSO CALLED: MDS, SMDS, Multi-Megabit Data Services
DEFINITION: SMDS (Switched Multimegabit Data Service) is a public, packet-switched service aimed at enterprises that need to exchange large amounts of data with other enterprises over the wide-area network on a nonconstant or "bursty" basis. SMDS provides an architecture for this kind of data exchange and a set of services. In general, SMDS extends the performance and efficiencies of a company's local area  … 
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10 Security Concerns for Cloud Computing
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the many benefits of cloud computing as well as the 10 security concerns that need to be addressed when considering moving critical applications and sensitive data to public and shared cloud environments.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

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25 Reasons To Choose CA Nimsoft Monitor
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details 25 reasons you should pick one monitoring tool for your business.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

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3 Tough Questions to Ask Your ICT Support Provider to Ensure Its Services Match Your Needs
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reviews 3 tough questions to ask your IT services provider to ensure that they are meeting your organizational needs.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

Dimension Data

4 Steps to Meet Growing IT Demands
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WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, gain critical insights into a new "service broker" model of IT operations that can provide end users with faster service, enable IT teams to undertake more strategic projects, and allow management to see more clearly IT's business contributions.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Rackspace

7 Essential Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover what a hybrid cloud is, how it applies to data backup, and the seven unique benefits of a hybrid cloud platform for SMB data backup.
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 | Published: 28 Jan 2013

Datto, Inc.

7 Tips on Becoming an IT Service Broker
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores seven important tips for transforming IT into a service broker.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

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99.9999 Percent Data Availability
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The Get 6-Nines Guarantee Program provides a set of specific best practices for maintaining 99.9999 percent availability for mission-critical applications. Read on to find out how to achieve uninterrupted access to your storage data and meet the needs of your workloads.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Better Way to Manage Desktops: HP Workplace Management Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises need to give employees a full, flexible and configurable managed desktop environment to meet diverse business requirements and user productivity needs. Find out how HP can help.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

All Clouds are Not Created Equal: A Logical Approach to Cloud Adoption in Your Company
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You've decided to make the leap to the cloud, but with so many different configurations offered by multiple providers representing different degrees of benefits and risks, how do you even begin to determine the approach that will best suit your organisation's unique needs? Read this white paper to find guidance to help you make sense of the cloud.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

IBM

All the Help Desk You Need
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores one company's help desk manager platform and how it can enhance your services.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

N-able Technologies

Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

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Are You Looking for a Way to End the Finger Pointing and Improve your Customers’ Experience?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a monitoring solution that equips enterprise IT organizations and service providers with capabilities to dramatically improve service quality and reduce the costs and time of IT service delivery.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

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Bay Cove Human Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance on Google Apps & BYOD
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WHITE PAPER: This short white paper details how Bay Cove Human Services collaborated with BitGlass to achieve HIPAA compliance while still enabling the company to utilize Google Apps as their productivity backbone.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014


A Buyer's Guide to IP PBX Options
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the three alternative approaches to choosing the right IP-based telephony system and the key considerations you should consider to fulfill your critical business requirements.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Alcatel-Lucent

A Future in Content(ion): Can Telecom Providers Win a Share of the Digital Content Market?
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: A future in content(ion): Can telecom providers win a share of the digital content market? High growth in digital content offers significant opportunities for telecommunications providers. Find out more by downloading this IBM white paper.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

IBM Line of Business

A Practical Guide to WiMAX Antennas: MIMO and Beamforming Technical Overview
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how WiMAX compares to conventional wireless network design and the user benefits of multi-antenna implementations.
Posted: 15 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

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A SaaS-First Approach to Application Porfolio Management
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the virtues of SaaS for business operations and where the technology is headed.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 13 Oct 2011

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A Virtualization Roadmap from Dell and Intel
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WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is more than a technology. It is a way of thinking about problems that allow us to go beyond the physical limitations nor­mally associated with entire classes of hardware, from servers to storage. Attaining the maximum benefits of virtualization, however, requires a plan and constant monitoring to ensure peak performance.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Published: 29 Apr 2010

Dell, Inc.

ABI Research: Mobilize Enterprise Office Communications NOW with 4G
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WHITE PAPER: Ready to integrate 4G into your wireless communications strategy? 4G technologies operate on licensed spectrum allowing greater control over spectrum use and access. 4G also provides capacity and speed similar to Wi-Fi to enable demanding applications.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 13 Apr 2011

Sprint

Accelerated Transactions, Increased Security a Bullseye for Dart Transit Company, Trading Partners
sponsored by EXTOL International, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief white paper to learn how Dart Transit Company implemented an electronic data interchange strategy (EDI) that offers faster, more secure data transactions for their trading partner interactions, and more effective automation tools to manage the business integration process.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

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All Clouds are Not Created Equal: A Logical Approach to Cloud Adoption in Your Company
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You've decided to make the leap to the cloud, but with so many different configurations offered by multiple providers representing different degrees of benefits and risks, how do you even begin to determine the approach that will best suit your organisation's unique needs? Read this white paper to find guidance to help you make sense of the cloud.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

IBM

ASG-Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ASG-DDM)
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains ASG's unique, automated solution for discovery and dependency mapping for change and configuration management.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Automating IT Configuration Controls with Oracle Enterprise Manager Configuration Change Console
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how to define, track and enforce IT policies; automate IT compliance processes; and reduce the effort and cost of managing business applications.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

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Best Practices for Migrating to a New Service Desk Platform
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers guidelines and best practices for IT organizations that are in the midst of, or are planning a migration to a new service desk platform. Within, learn how you can effortlessly migrate your tickets, workflow, knowledge articles, and more.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Best Practices in Protecting the Technology Systems Revolutionizing Healthcare
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: With technology infiltrating every aspect of healthcare, traditional approaches to power protection no longer suffice. This paper introduces a new hospital power protection model that leverages technologies and best practices forged in the data center.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power
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SWITCHED MULTI-MEGABIT DATA SERVICES DEFINITION (continued): …  network (LANs) over a wide area on a switched, as-needed basis.SMDS is connectionless, meaning that there is no need to set up a connection through thenetwork before sending data. This provides bandwidth on demand for the "bursty" datatransmission typically found on LANs.SMDS packets contain up to 7168 bytes of data, which is large enough to accept the most common LAN packets. Each packet includes the source address and the destination address and is sent separately from other packets.Each enterprise using SMDS is assigned from one to sixteen unique SMDS addresses, depending on needs. An address … 
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