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ALSO CALLED: AS, Autonomous System
DEFINITION: On the Internet, an autonomous system (AS) is the unit of router policy, either a single network or a group of networks that is controlled by a common network administrator (or group of administrators) on behalf of a single administrative entity (such as a university, a business enterprise, or a business division). An autonomous system is also sometimes referred to as a routing domain. An autonomous  … 
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Fighting IT Fires with Real-Time Video Monitoring
sponsored by Vyopta
EBOOK: Now that video utilization and adoption have increased, "fighting fires", like spikes in usage and rapid communication growth, has become a regular occurrence for all IT departments. This e-book introduces some of the most common causes of IT network issues, and provides proactive solutions for preventing them in the future.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015


Five Ways To Ensure the Success of Your Digital Workspace
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, you will learn 5 ways to guarantee superior user experience and ensure the success of your digital workspace. Read on now to access these 5 measures, as well as some takeaway advice about lowering IT costs while improving security and user experience.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Dell, Inc.

Flying High on the Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how UK-based organization Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, was able to leverage Linux to revolutionize their IT support capabilities, creating new opportunities for innovation and revenue streams.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Red Hat

From Project to Product
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software developed by an open source community with testing, certification, documentation, training and support can help IT organizations experience lower middleware with total cost of ownership and risk. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of open source technology.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

From the Backroom to the Boardroom: Building A Case for Resiliency and Business Continuity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a guideline for IT professionals, and explains how to generate investment for resiliency initiatives by linking IT risks to business risk using one resiliency services framework. Access this white paper to learn how to uncover the critical connections between IT and the business.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


Gartner: How CIOs should prepare for optimising IT in the digital economy
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ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analyst Michael Smith argues that CIOs should adopt a dual approach to supporting the enterprise's transformation to the digital economy.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Gartner: HTML5 and the journey to the modern web
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ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analysts explain what steps IT departments need to take to take advantage of HTML5 and why they need to act sooner rather than later.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Global Risks 2014
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Cybercrime and the potential fragmentation of the internet are among the most serious risks  facing businesses and governments in 2014, this report from the World Economic Forum reveals.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

HBR Executive Summary: Making the Business Case for Managing Complexity
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In the following HBR shortened report, uncover how businesses have begun to help manage the complexity of their IT environment. Access now and gain insight into handling the cost of complexity, unlocking key enablers for simplification, and more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

SAP America, Inc.

Herding Geese: The Retail Supply Chain
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BOOK: Steven Keifer draws on the pioneering work of US retailer, Walmart, to explain the essentials of EDI in the retail supply chain.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

Hosted vs. Premises-based Unified Communications Solutions
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a guide to choosing whether premises-based or cloud-based UC makes the most sense for your company.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

XO Communications

How a Cloud Phone System Benefits Multi-Site Businesses
sponsored by RingCentral
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how a cloud phone system is vital to a multi-location business.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014


Find the UC Solution that Fits your Budget
sponsored by North Sydney IT and Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper examines some of the top UC solutions on the market and compares their TCO so you can see which tool will both satisfy your requirements and fit your budget.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

North Sydney IT and Cisco

Five Ways to Improve Cost Containment
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: An intelligent information network infrastructure can go a long way toward helping SMBs contain costs. This paper examines five ways SMBs can make their network work for them.
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

From Fear to Value: CIO strategies for propelling business through the economic crisis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Your aspiration: As a CIO, drive change, innovation and efficiency to help build a smarter enterprise that will prosper amidst global competition. Your daily challenge: As a CIO, deliver business results faster and better–with less. This whitepaper outlines key strategies for CIOs to drive business results through the economic crisis.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2009


From Server to Service: Demystifying Messaging in the Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data.
ANALYST BRIEF: This document looks at the various considerations for messaging in the cloud and the immediate requirements that need to be considered if you have a future vision for messaging in the cloud.
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 | Published: 25 Jun 2010

Dimension Data.

Gartner: Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
ANALYST REPORT: The IT project and portfolio management market remains active in an adverse global economy. This year's Magic Quadrant acknowledges emerging IT planning and control and application portfolio management integration support, two (but not the only) routes for expanding PPM systems. Read this Gartner report for more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

CA Technologies.

Get Cost Visibility and Chargeback for Your Cloud Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This in-depth webcast, presented by Daniel Galecki, a software veteran and IT asset management guru, covers the IT transformation from a cost center to an IT service broker, and explains why analysts agree that chargeback is critical to the success of your cloud projects.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Get Ready for Unified Communications!
sponsored by Arkadin
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores a 5 step plan for smooth, effective implementation of your newly acquired unified communications platform.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014


Getting Mobile Collaboration Right
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This valuable guide offers information and advice to help you prepare and build an intelligent mobile collaboration strategy.
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 19 Jun 2013


GFI WebMonitor 2012
sponsored by GFI Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Having Internet in the workplace – while a necessary feature – can cause two serious challenges: employee inefficiency and security threats. Rather than revoking Internet privileges, discover how you can properly manage and monitor Internet use, preventing these two issues.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Premiered: 09 Mar 2012

GFI Software

Global Trends Drive Business Strategies
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Today’s business models do not create the commensurate revenue to fund the investment to deliver against growing traffic volumes. This is particularly salient in North America as CSPs provide more services and bandwidth on flat rate ‘all-you-can-eat’ price models. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010


Government Could Miss IPv6 Deadline; Enterprises Make IPv6 Transition
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Uncover why many government agencies risk missing the IPv6 transition deadline and how your enterprise stands to benefit by making the IPv6 transition in a timely manner.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 02 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Highly Distributed Computing Is Key to Quality on the HD Web
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the basic requirements for delivering high-definition (HD) video via broadband and describes how Akamai, through highly distributed computing, is uniquely able to extend the Internet's capacity.
Posted: 07 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Akamai Technologies

How (and Why) to Get Going with Windows Vista Adoption
sponsored by Microsoft
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: There is a lot of misinformation about Windows Vista in a managed IT environment. This article is intended to clear up misperceptions and provide an honest and frank assessment of the challenges and benefits of Windows Vista for IT professionals.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

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AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): …  system is assigned a globally unique number, sometimes called an Autonomous System Number (ASN).Networks within an autonomous system communicate routing information to each other using an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP). An autonomous system shares routing information with other autonomous systems using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Previously, the Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) was used. In the future, the BGP is expected to be replaced with the OSI Inter-Domain Routing Protocol (IDRP).The Internet's protocol guideline for autonomous systems, after offering a definition similar to the … 
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