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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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2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for ITSSM
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In this Magic Quadrant provided by Gartner, discover how vendors measure up against one another with ITSSM tools.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 09 May 2016

ServiceNow

3 Steps to Building a Long Term Data Analytics Strategy
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: The best way for IT to fulfill their strategic potential is by using data to identify new opportunities for future business growth. This white paper explains a 3-step, phased approach that leads to mature analytics capabilities. Find out how steps can significantly impact your revenue, costs, and risks.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

BMC

5 Key Initiatives to Optimize Service Delivery
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: To optimize the productivity and happiness of the workforce, it's critical that they see the service desk as effective, pleasant, and easy to work with. This Forrester resource reveals 5 key initiatives that can maximize the effectiveness of your service desk.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Sep 2015

ServiceNow

5 Ways Great MSP's Automate Business
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can give you essential insight into achieving efficiency in your MSP business by outlining the five services that the most successful MSPs automate.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Solarwinds N-able

A Shift to Remote IT Services Alleviates Support and Help Desk Headaches
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic identifies the diverse demands of the end user, as well as the multifaceted world of modern computing, and how you can manage these challenges through remote IT support services.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Published: 05 Aug 2016

LogMeIn, Inc.

ABCs of ITIL®
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn the ITIL® concepts of accountability, boundaries, and consistency (the ABCs) and discover how ITIL helps establish, manage, and maintain the ABCs.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Aberdeen: Get a Technical Support Makeover and Transition to an ITSM Star
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how by transitioning to modern ITSM systems, IT departments can transform themselves from an archaic, inefficient, ad hoc model into a capable operation that not only fixes IT issues quickly, but also boosts the entire organization. View now and learn how to get started.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

ServiceNow

Accelerate Your Virtualization And Cloud Journey
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper by Forrester analyses three key challenges IT professionals face on their path to virtualization and cloud, as well as offers recommendations in order to automate and accelerate software development to successfully manage their journey.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

VMware

Addressing the Sharp Demand for Managing IT Complexity (CIO Insight)
sponsored by SAP/Lenovo/Intel
WHITE PAPER: Identify the root causes of IT complexity, and learn how to mitigate the burden it imposes on internal operations, especially agility and real-time information access. Read on now to reduce complexity and simplify IT ops.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

SAP/Lenovo/Intel

All the Help Desk You Need
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
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

Solarwinds N-able

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

5 steps to aligning IT to the needs of your organization
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to uncover the five steps you can take to align your IT to the needs of your organization. Inside, uncover how to develop a vision, leverage cloud to facilitate alignment, and much more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2015

CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR

5 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program
sponsored by Spigit
WHITE PAPER: What exactly does it take to create sustainable innovation program, driving impactful results to both the business side and IT? Learn how to implement a successful crowdsourced innovation program with the 5 methods outlined in this white paper.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 23 Jun 2016

Spigit

6 Keys to Expand Your Revenue Opportunities through Data Management
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines how Datto ALTO can expand an MSP's customer base and revenue growth with a BDR that addresses the unique needs of small business, from features to price.  Read this paper to learn the 6 keys to expand your business with untapped small business market.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

Datto, Inc.

A Better Way to Manage Desktops: HP Workplace Management Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

A Business Risk Approach to IT Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn best practices for assessing overall effectiveness in today's highly distributed organizations and how to manage IT risks. Also discover the role a centralized IT governance system can play in realizing your IT governance strategy.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

IBM

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

Accelerate IT Infrastructure Management for Better Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the keys to successful infrastructure management for your server and network devices. Access this paper to discover how to create better business value using outsourcing, managed, and cloud services, as well as evaluate your in-house handling of infrastructure management.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

IBM

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

IBM
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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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