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ALSO CALLED: FSO, FSP, Free Space Optics, Wireless Optics, Free Space Photonics, FSO Communications, Free-Space Optics, Optical Wireless
DEFINITION: Free-space optics (FSO), also called free-space photonics (FSP), refers to the transmission of modulated visible or infrared ( IR ) beams through the atmosphere to obtain broadband communications. Most frequently, laser beams are used, although non-lasing sources such as light-emitting diodes ( LED s) or IR-emitting diodes (IREDs) will serve the purpose.The theory of FSO is essentially the same as  … 
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Controlling Cloud Infrastructure Costs with Cost Analytics
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WEBCAST: This webcast introduces Scalr's new Cost Analytics functionality, specifically designed for Finance and IT departments.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 13, 2014

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Creating a Successful Patch Management Strategy
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-Guide, learn how to ensure that your patch management strategy remains secure following the transition from physical to virtual desktops; why delaying security patches puts organizations at risk; and how to build a case for a formal patch management program.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

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CW 500 Club – how organisations are sharing IT services to beat the downturn
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WHITE PAPER: Businesses, charities and local authorities are looking to cut their overheads by sharing their IT infrastructure, CIOs at Computer Weekly’s 500 Club heard last week.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2010

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CW Special report on Atos
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 9 page special report, updated for 2014, gives you the facts on Atos, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

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CW+ Exclusive EquaTerra research: Taking the pulse of the European outsourcing market
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WHITE PAPER: EquaTerra is pleased to offer to Computer Weekly readers a custom, European focused edition of the results from its 2Q10 EquaTerra global business and information technology (IT) services Pulse survey.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2010

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CW+: 500 Club case study: The Royal Mail approach to supplier relationship management
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WHITE PAPER: Your IT department and your suppliers are at loggerheads. There is a culture of one-upmanship and awkwardness on both sides. It’s not quite war, but its getting there. What do you do?
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

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CW+: Quocirca Report: Telecoms re-invention – death of the traditional telco
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WHITE PAPER: The communications provider landscape is evolving as the demand for data—in fixed locations and on the move—outstrips the still growing demand for voice communications.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

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CW+: Quocirca report: The perfect storm: time to review client computing strategies
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WHITE PAPER: For many years, server-based computing has been seen as a means of, at best, providing those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

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Data Center as a Strategic Asset: 3 Execs Weigh In
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WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, see what three leading C-level executives -- Dan Levin of Box, Norm Fjeldheim of Qualcomm, and Arne Josefsberg of ServiceNow --have to say about the evolving role of the data center and how to align business and IT demands to overcome top technology challenges.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

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Data Centre Transformation - The Route to Business Service Optimisation
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get survey results that provide insight into both existing practices and future developments in the data center. You'll also get tips on how organizations can improve the operational efficiency of their data centers and evaluate the potential of third-party data management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

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Deliver IT Services Effectively with Data Center Infrastructure Management
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a data center infrastructure management solution that is built on a flexible framework to allow for IT service management and configuration management database components to connect to the data center.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

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Deliver Secure New Business Services
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WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores how you can deliver secure business services and improve customer experience.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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Digital Business and How It's Reshaping IT
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WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth report to learn how the lines between digital and physical worlds are being blurred in regards to business and management. Read on to discover what forces are driving this transformation and how CIOs and IT executives can rise and become leaders in the industry by taking advantage of this trend.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

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Converged Infrastructure Trend 2- New skill sets
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VIDEO: This short video discusses emerging trends that are impacting IT pros jobs, and learn about skill sets you need in order to be successful in this new style of IT.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 29 Jul 2013

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Core HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment
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WHITE PAPER: This research brief examines the challenges facing HR, and details how to lay the technology foundation to support successful core HR service delivery.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

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Cut Coding for Faster Service Desk Deployments
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WHITE PAPER: Learn an alternative to legacy service management solutions that is fast to deploy, easy to configure, and can help your organization realize faster time to value and lower total cost of ownership, both immediately and in the long term.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

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CW Europe – September Edition
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EZINE: In this issue of CW Europe read how data discipline ensures you avoid data loss, as well as helping you to think clearer and to be organised.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

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Dell Automated Deployment
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DATA SHEET: Dell Services has developed patent pending technology and processes that automates the PC provisioning process which can greatly reduce the overall cost associated with PC deployments. Read this data sheet to learn more!
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

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Dell Client Migration and Deployment Services
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WHITE PAPER: While PC prices continue to fall, the total cost of using PCs remains high, when the cost of the deployment activities themselves is considered. To help companies optimize their PC deployment process, Dell has developed a series of offerings that can be used to simplify the deployment process and reduce the time needed to deploy PCs.
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Dell Deployment Design and Implementation
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DATA SHEET: The Dell Project and Program Management approach enables the alignment of all elements of a client deployment. This standardized and easy-to-understand framework can be tailored as necessary to complement and integrate with existing customer processes.
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Dell ProSupport Mission Critical Option
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DATA SHEET: Every minute of unplanned downtime is lost productivity and quite often, lost revenue. Reducing recovery time from days to hours is a must. Dell's most rapid resolution option minimizes downtime on your business critical systems.
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Dell ProSupport: Time is Money
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details and IT management partner that will help you by catering its services to your organization's needs.
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Dell SupportAssist FAQ
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features a series of frequently asked questions regarding Dell's SupportAssist technology.
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Dell's Application Migration and Management Services
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DATA SHEET: Dell's application migration services include application compatibility assessment, remediation, and expert packaging using Dell's unique, global, scalable, and cost effective factory approach.
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Digital Billboard Advertising - New Life for a Classic Medium
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WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about the emerging trend of digital billboard advertising and how it can enhance responsiveness, flexibility and profits.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

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FREE SPACE OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS DEFINITION (continued): …  that for fiber optic transmission. The difference is that the energy beam is collimated and sent through clear air or space from the source to the destination, rather than guided through an optical fiber. If the energy source does not produce a sufficiently parallel beam to travel the required distance, collimation can be done with lenses. At the source, the visible or IR energy is modulated with the data to be transmitted. At the destination, the beam is intercepted by a photodetector, the data is extracted from the visible or IR beam (demodulated), and the resulting signal is amplified and sent … 
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