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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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HBR Executive Summary: Making the Business Case for Managing Complexity
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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

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Herding Geese: The Retail Supply Chain
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Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

Hosted vs. Premises-based Unified Communications Solutions
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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

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How Can You Meet Business Demands Quickly, with Agility and Flexibility?
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Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

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How Cloud and Mobile are Perfect Partners for UC
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a complete cloud UC solution for midmarket enterprises which brings together mobility, video, security and networking.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


How SIP for Enterprise Powers Unified Communications
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WHITE PAPER: Download and discover everything you need to know about session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking – your answer to an easier transition from distributed voice network to centralized, cost effective VoIP solution.
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How SIP Trunking Advantages Are Building the Case for VoIP
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Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

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How System Telemetry can Optimize Universal Experience Management
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Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015


How to be influential online
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Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

How to Dish Out High Quality Online Media Experiences
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Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 08 Sep 2015


How to Increase Video Adoption in Multi-Vendor Environments
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how critical visual communications can be to enterprises operating cohesively and what questions about UC you need to be asking.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

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How to Manage the Virtual, Automated Environment
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Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

How to Secure Your Ecosystem of Cloud-Based Apps
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How to Startup with Hybrid Cloud: 5 Steps to Get Started
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How to tie learning to business impact
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Highly Distributed Computing Is Key to Quality on the HD Web
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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.
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How (and Why) to Get Going with Windows Vista Adoption
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How Customers Are Cutting Costs and Building Value with Microsoft Virtualization
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How Does Ping Really Work?
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How Effective Communications Delivers Real Results for Your Small Business
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How Enterprise-Class Services Integrate with Real Companies
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How to Cut Communications Costs By Replacing Leased Lines and VPNs with MPLS
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How to Get Ahead in a Challenging Economy
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WHITE PAPER: Like their larger counterparts, small businesses are turning to innovative, network-based communication tools to work more efficiently for less. Cisco offers a number of unified communications solutions tailored specifically to small businesses.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 14 Aug 2009

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How to overcome roadblocks to legacy software replacement: a guide for IT leaders
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gathers together the views of IT leaders from a recent survey of IT leaders and identifies the most typical roadblocks encountered when attempting to modernize legacy systems – as well as how they address those challenges.
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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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