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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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Implement a More Secure Network to Keep Up with Shadow IT
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the ramifications of the growth of shadow IT and examines how you can protect against potential issues. Read on to learn how you can implement a more secure network to keep up with evolving IT demands.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verizon

Interconnectivity Takes Data Centers To The Next Level
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper introduces one company's innovative approach to connectivity with greater flexibility, reduced costs, minimized risk, and increased speed.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Equinix

IT jobswatch - opportunities in retail
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by retail organisations is up by5.1%.The growth indemand for IT staff in this sector shows 44.5% more vacancies being advertised than ayear ago.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

IT pay and bonus prospects in 2011
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WHITE PAPER: ROBERT WALTERS SURVEYED APPROXIMATELY 200 PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE IT SECTOR.  THE RESULTS SHOW THAT A HIGH PROPORTION HAVE VERY MODEST SALARYAND BONUS EXPECTATIONS.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

IT pay and recruitment report: Software houses and consultants
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by software houses and consultancies is up by 8.1%. The growth in demand for IT staff in this sector shows 27.3% more vacancies being advertised than a year ago.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Professionals & Lifelong Learning: The Challenges and Opportunities Impacting Your Team
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover an IT admin training solution that doesn't keep locked in a classroom away from where they matter. Don't let preconceived costs of education hold your admins back; for the same price as a traditional course, you could train your entire staff for a year. How? Read on to find out.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Pluralsight

It's Time to Mothball Traditional ITSM Approaches
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide examines how ITSM has progressed in the past few years as well as how you can adjust your ITSM approach to meet new demands such as merging your asset and configuration management tools and licensing risk exposure.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

CDW Corporation

ITSM, ITIL for Dummies: Defining Customer-Focused Services
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

Journey to IT-as-a-Service Powered by Software-Defined Data Centers: An Executive Summary
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business demands today are 24/7. This exclusive whitepaper explores the role IT-as-a-Service can play in meeting these demands.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

VMware, Inc.

Leading the Charge in Emerging MSSPs
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: In this paper Forrester shares the results of their 15-criteria evaluation of the top ten emerging players in the MSSP market.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2013

Alert Logic

Impact of Cloud on IT Consumption Models: Top 10 Insights
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reviews the conclusions from a survey of IT leaders around the world.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 08 Nov 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Implementing Best Practices: The Dell Management Console and ITIL
sponsored by Dell and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: The Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from Symantec™ provides a comprehensive management platform based on standardized IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes—facilitating the adoption of industry best practices and helping streamline and simplify IT management in enterprise data centers.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and Symantec

Improving Help Desk Efficiency: Asset Management and Help Desk Optimization
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how asset discovery, and AssetWise Discovery software, plays a vital role in raising help desk efficiency while maintaining customer satisfaction and resolving problems effectively.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

TechExcel

Information Security, Virtualization, and the Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With visible virtualization leadership, commitment, and cooperation, VMware and Trend Micro should be amongst the top choices as CIOs and CISOs choose their partners for their own cloud journeys. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

International Procurement Center: Increasing Efficiency and Maximizing Profitability
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes international procurement center (IPC) processes and capabilities, and explains the ways in which an IPC deployment can enhance your profitability.
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 | Published: 14 Jan 2009

E2open

IT as a service provider: Accelerating business results
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how you can increase collaboration between business and IT, with a multi-cloud management technology. Read on to discover how it enables IT to take and maintain control over cloud operations, while seamlessly meeting all the needs of business users.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Dell Software

IT Management 2.0: Four Steps to Intelligently Fulfill Demand Across the IT Application and Service Delivery Lifecycle
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how a process-based approach to managing application demand can finally help IT service organizations give their user base what they want—more revenue, more market share, and more customers.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

IT Service Assurance: Achieve proactive IT operations
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role of a command center in helping companies monitor and manage individual technologies and explains why a service-oriented approach is essential.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

IT Service Excellence
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the relationship between service management and performance. Discover the key attributes of service excellence and the results you can achieve by implementing a lifecycle-based approach.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

IT Service Management Case Study: Making The Transition From On Premises To SaaS With BMC
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study covers a company that took their outdated ITSM tools and used SaaS to improve their organization.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

BMC Software

IT Service Management: Lay the foundation for reliable IT operations and support
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: As companies strive to improve performance, they typically encounter several challenges along the way. This white paper describes a few of these obstacles and explains why a service-oriented, lifecycle-based approach to management is essential.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

Keep Users Happy by Integrating IT Operations and IT Support
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the need to bridge the gap between sides of an IT staff and how it can help a business.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

BMC Software, Inc.

Key Points When Considering a Videoconferencing Platform/Manufacturer
sponsored by LifeSize
WHITE PAPER: There are key points to consider when looking for a videoconferencing system. As independent Telecommunications and IT consultants, what we do is to evaluate various products and systems. Check out this paper to learn more about what to should consider when selecting a videoconferencing system, including cost, technology, features, and service. 
Posted: 08 Mar 2011 | Published: 08 Mar 2011

LifeSize

Learning to Compete: IT's Next Transformation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how IT leaders can compete for the business of their stakeholders. Read now to learn how to look, act and deliver IT services in the same manner as the providers competing for your internal customers.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

EMC

Leveraging Mobility to Drive Productivity and Provide a Superior IT Service Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details six ways to introduce mobility into IT service management.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

CA 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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