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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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Put Your Customers First with Agile, Powerful and Comprehensive IT Monitoring Software
sponsored by CA Nimsoft
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource details an IT monitoring solution that can give you're the visibility you need to run an efficient data center.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

CA Nimsoft

Recovery Performance-Based Pricing: An Innovation to Drive Business Growth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores how service providers offer data protection in the marketplace and how they can adapt to data growth, BYOD and mobile workforces.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Asigra

Reworking the Infrastructure for IT Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper focuses on the ability of pre-integrated, pre-configured, and pre-optimized hardware platforms to help improve efficiency in modern data centers.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

SAIT Polytechnic Grades HEAT as First-in-Class for Support Workflow and Automation
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that streamlines and automates student and staff support across different teams and service desks.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Selling Cloud Services to the Right Customers
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper provides valuable insight for MSPs about cloud impacts and the selling of managed services.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

N-able Technologies

Service-Oriented Configuration Management
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the core functionality and key benefits of service-oriented configuration management and offers up a four-step approach for implementation.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2010

Pangea Systems

Sizing Up IT Operations Management: 3 Points
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the transformation you must make to IT operations in order to keep up with virtualization.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

Plantronics UC Toolkit Adoption FAQ
sponsored by Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: The Plantronics UC Toolkit, Adoption FAQ addresses the top questions IT organizations raise to help achieve maximum employee adoption of UC audio devices.  Included are responses to vital questions such as “How can I accelerate ongoing and increased adoption rates? How do I measure adoption success? What can I do to show success to management?”
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Plantronics

Plantronics UC Toolkit Planning Guidelines for Success
sponsored by Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: Communications in today’s enterprise are undergoing dramatic changes as a result of the convergence of computer and voice technologies. As an IT manager, you know that introducing UC audio devices such as headsets and speaker phones into your environment changes the way users communicate and work.
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Plantronics

Pragmatic ITIL: Bridging the Gulf between Theory and Practice
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While the consensus around the benefits of ITIL is virtually universal, ITIL initiatives run the gamut – both in terms of costs and benefits. Learn how your service management platform can play a huge role in the degree to which you realize the potential benefits of ITIL in your organization.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Prepaid Loyalty: Fact or Fiction?
sponsored by Amdocs Management LTD
WHITE PAPER: Achieving customer loyalty is a business goal shared by virtually every service provider. Prepaid subscribers present a greater challenge because the business model has no contracts or commitments. This paper examines the business and marketing strategies that service providers can deploy to create and build loyalty among prepaid customers.
Posted: 17 Sep 2009 | Published: 17 Sep 2009

Amdocs Management LTD

Provider Backbone Transport
sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Nortel's Metro Ethernet solutions change this landscape by providing new alternatives for Metro networks that are based on Ethernet forwarding, simplicity and cost curves, without any loss of functionality.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Nortel Networks Corporation

Realizing integrated interconnected service chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore how multi-sourcing and the cloud are changing the role of IT, and how you can realize an integrated, dynamic service chain that benefits the whole enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Redefining Interpersonal Communication
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the way incumbent fixed, mobile or cable operators may leverage both IMS and existing assets, in order to respond to customer requirements for diversity and simplicity. Download this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Alcatel-Lucent

Removing the Barriers to IT Governance: How On-Demand Software Changes the Game
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: IT governance has a well-deserved reputation for being extremely complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. But today’s CEOs and governing boards expect accountability, strategic alignment, cost saving, and contributions to overall growth from IT departments, all of which can be facilitated by IT governance.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Innotas

Reshaping IT in a Consumer Driven Era
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile applications, smartphones, tablets, public cloud services, and social networking represent a new wave of technology adoption — one that significantly blurs the lines between business and personal domains. By unifying APM, IM, and SOM technologies, a successful service assurance implementation can focus an IT staff on business services.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

CA Technologies.

SaaS-based Service Management: Tailor to the Business with Ease
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how SaaS-based service management can help you eliminate the cost and distraction of platform maintenance, minimize upgrade costs and disruptions, tailor to the business without complex coding, and more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Samsung SDS automates data center operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: To achieve high-quality while maintaining, low-cost operations, many organisations are starting to automate their data centre processes. This case study explains how one company decided on a standardisation approach and realised their system management and automation goals, including enhanced productivity, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

SAP Implementation and Operation in Integrated Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this detailed technical brief to learn how creating a dynamic infrastructure can advance business performance and reduce operational efforts.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

VMware, Inc.

Scalable and Intelligent Content Delivery for Fixed and Mobile Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Service providers are striving to deliver online video with efficiency and quality while still seeking ways to control both OpEx and CapEx and creating new revenue opportunities. Read this paper to learn about the efficient delivery of video and Web content services at lower cost and with a high quality end user experience.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Seeing the Big Picture: A Corporate Guide to Better Decisions through IT
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Executives at small and midsize companies are making critical business decisions every day based on the information available to them. This information can come from a variety of sources: opinions from peers and colleagues; a personal sense of intuition or business judgment; or data derived internally or externally to the organisation.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Selling Solutions: How to Use the Pain Chain to Sell Technical Solutions
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores selling solutions for IT service providers. Learn about what a Pain Chain is, how it works, and how to use it as a successful sales strategy. When used correctly, the Pain Chain becomes a useful tool that can help strengthen your relationship with your clients.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

ConnectWise

Serena Service Manager
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an overview of the IT service management (ITSM) market and provides criteria for for successful vendor assessment and product implementation.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

Service Catalog and the CMDB: Partner in Improving IT Service Quality and Controlling Costs
sponsored by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
WHITE PAPER: In this informative research report, noted ITSM expert Hank Marquis discusses the benefits of considering the Service Catalog and the CMDB as partners that work together to improve IT service quality, control IT costs, and align IT with the..
Posted: 09 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

Smart Metering - Enabling Greater Energy Efficiency
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Smart metering is increasingly being seen as a tool through which regulators and network operators will be able to shape electricity demand patterns in the future.
Posted: 06 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Alcatel-Lucent
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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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