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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

Global Knowledge

3 Tough Questions to Ask Your ICT Support Provider to Ensure Its Services Match Your Needs
sponsored by Dimension Data
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

Align IT Operations with Business Priorities
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the obstacles of modernizing your data center, a solution for doing so and the benefits of making the shift.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

BMC Software

As Cloud Empowers Lines of Business, Challenges for IT
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the results of a thorough survey that was conducted to determine the impact of cloud technology on IT departments.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Boost IT Visibility & Value with Service Catalog
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how a service catalog can help you demonstrate the value of your IT department.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

ServiceNow

Cisco Global Cloud Index Q&A
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is a Q&A about the Cisco cloud index that will give you a full understanding of how it works and how you can use it to help you run your data center.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Motorola, Inc.

A SaaS-First Approach to Application Porfolio Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
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

BMC Software, Inc.

A Virtualization Roadmap from Dell and Intel
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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
sponsored by Sprint
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

EXTOL International, Inc.

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

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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

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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

Oracle Corporation

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

BI for Small and Mid-sized Businesses
sponsored by LogiXML
WHITE PAPER: This paper dispels some myths about BI in smaller companies and outlines the main options at your disposal.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2009

LogiXML

Billing System Perspective: Convergence in Telecommunication
sponsored by Comarch Telecommunications
WHITE PAPER: To achieve all modern telecommunication requirements it was necessary to change service delivery architectures as well as billing systems architectures. This paper examines the a billing solution that delivers on all of today's service providers needs.
Posted: 20 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Comarch Telecommunications

Building Your Business Case for Best-Practice IT Services Delivery
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for a discussion of TCO components and complexities, as well as cost analysis and business impacts that companies should consider when building a business case. This paper offers tips for assessing the total cost of ownership in delivering best practices through an in-house IT service delivery model.
Posted: 29 Mar 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

Building Your Business Case for Managed File Transfer
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the benefits of managed file transfers and how to build an effective business case for implementation.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Oct 2013

OpenText

Can a Technology Service Provider Really Enable Your Business Success?
sponsored by All Covered
WHITE PAPER: Technology service providers address IT challenges by providing technical oversight, IT accountability and continuity within the infrastructure. Learn how partnering with a technology service provider can satisfy the IT needs of your business.
Posted: 04 Sep 2007 | Published: 28 Aug 2007

All Covered

Capturing the Potential of the Cloud 
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss how cloud is helping enterprises, governments and industries around the globe meet their current challenges through key value drivers.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Sep 2010

IBM

Challenges & Strategies for UK Annuity Providers
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white papers talks about the challenges facing the UK annuity market and the strategies that can be taken by the product providers to meet them. The paper also talks about how Wipro can partner with providers to tap the opportunities present in the marketplace.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 11 May 2009

Wipro Technologies
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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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