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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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Make Optimizing Business Services Less Art, More Science
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: This white papers offers information to help IT groups map out business needs to IT metrics, identify potential bottlenecks, and provision the right level of resources for each project at the right time. Read on to find the correct balance between under-provisioning and overprovisioning in order to reduce costs while optimizing service.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016


Migrate to SIP with Confidence
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's important to enable reliability and security for conversations with customers, colleagues and partners in order to ensure clear and concise communication across all platforms. Download this infographic to learn how SIP can help you optimize your voice communication network.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Moving Beyond Masking and Subsetting: Realizing the Value of Test Data Management
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes common problems and potential benefits of Test Data Management (TDM) in a testing and development environment. Debunk assumptions that could be holding you back from better TDM, learn why masking production data is not a simple solution, and discover a more efficient and easier TDM policy for IT.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

CA Technologies

MSPs: Improve Your Performance with the Right Software
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a suite of software essential for an effective MSP.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

MSPs: Monitor, Manage and Support Customers at a Higher Level
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you advance your MSP business by showing you how to implement software that enables you to resolve issues more effectively.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

MSPs: Top 4 Signs It's Time for a New RMM
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the top 4 warning signs it's time for a new remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform and discover 2 best practices for making a successful RMM switch.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Open Group: FAIR -ISO/IEC 27005 Cookbook
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to help the security practitioner responsible for their organization’s risk estimation function to utilize The Open Group Risk Management Frameworkin an ISO/IEC 27005 structured process.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

Outshine “Shadow IT” — Be Your Own Cloud
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can outshine shadow IT by creating a personal cloud for your organization.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Published: 18 Mar 2016


Ovum: CIO trends for 2011
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: The CIO needs to ensure that the IT function is in a position to help the organization benefit from opportunities that present themselves, creating a flexible IT environment that can exploit existing and emerging technologies to best advantage.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

Own a Simple Conversation: Where are you on the path to Unified Communications?
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you learn how you can evaluate and build an improved VoIP infrastructure which emphasizes optimization of your existing assets.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Managed Mobility Services: Reduce Your Risk and Improve Productivity
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Learn how HP Managed Mobility Services can help your organisation manage secure access to applications and data, and let users store, sync and share files anytime, anywhere, from any mobile device.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Mass Personalization: How relevance engines are revolutionizing mass communications
sponsored by xMatters, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mass personalization eliminates the need to send the same message en masse at the same time. By reducing communication “noise,” mass personalization enables recipients to focus on what’s relevant to them at the moment that it matters. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

xMatters, Inc.

Meeting the Exploding Demand for New IT Services
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how IT must shift in the face of new technology trends in order to keep their end-users productive and happy.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

Mobile Apps for Field Service: Proven Strategies from Roll-Out to ROI
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses how organizations can proactively manage their customer relationships and deliver superior customer service – all by implementing mobile and cloud tools for their field representatives.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014


Mobilizing I.T. Support to Achieve Efficiency, Speed, and Effectiveness
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To survive in today's economy, your IT organization will face increasing pressure to do more with less and work from anywhere at anytime. Imagine how much more productive your service desk personnel could be if they were able to periodically manage and respond to issues from the field, rather than having to check in at their desktops.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Published: 26 Jan 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

Modern Infrastructure 2013 Seminar
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes an upcoming event that will teach you how to take back control of your data center.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Modernizing IT: Strategies for Improving Service Quality and Reducing IT Costs
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Working harder simply won't get you there. No matter how many people you allocate, sinking more labor into old IT practices cannot concurrently meet rising demands on IT and cut costs. Read about cost-effective, automated ways to meet this challenge head-on in our latest article, “Strategies for Modernizing IT, Reducing Costs, and..”
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Network-aware, End-to-End Service Management
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper details an end to end service management solution that spans the entire infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007


Next Gen IT and the Cloud
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource examines how IT is losing control over the enterprise and the need for change in the world of IT, and explores how cloud-driven technology can help you more successfully manage IT services.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013


Optical Fiber Cabling for Data Communication –Test and Troubleshooting Quick-Reference Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This booklet reviews best practices for test and troubleshooting methods as well as the test tools to ensure that installed optical fiber cabling provides the transmission capability to reliably support LAN or enterprise network applications.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Fluke Networks

Optimize Multi-vendor Voice and Data Networks for Service Quality, Responsiveness, and Cost of Delivery
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how CA Network and Voice Management solution improves the quality of service, reduces the impact of service disruptions and controls OPEX and CAPEX through better use of resources.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

CA Technologies.

Output short-circuit current bearable by the UPS
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to clarify the concept of prospective short circuit currently bearable by the UPS, to explain the role of fuses as well as indicate the requirements of the international IEC 62040-1 standard.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Emerson Network Power

Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover 12 critical success factors when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jun 2014


Part the Clouds: Find the True Business Value
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: A company-wide journey to the cloud can be very complex and is accomplished in multiple stages, with many intermediate goals to meet. This white paper discusses how one provider offers the right hardware, software and services to smooth your transition and ensure an optimal cloud experience.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

People and Processes: Keys to IT as a Service Success
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: ITaaS has transformed how businesses operate, making them more efficient and smarter.  Learn the eight things you can do as a CIO to accelerate the benefits of ITaaS in your workplace.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

VMware, Inc.
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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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