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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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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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Disrupt IT:  A new model for IT in the digital age
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Ian Cox, specialist in digital transformation and IT leadership, assesses the impact of digital technology on the role of the CIO.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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Don't Miss the Business Continuity Sales Window
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WHITE PAPER: Because backup disaster recovery (BDR) technology only reveals its value when things don't go as planned, it can be a tricky sell for IT services firms. Read this white paper to learn a four-step process for engaging clients on this topic and effectively selling them DR/BC products and services.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Datto, Inc.

Egenera Cloud Suite: Transitioning to the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out about a cloud computing solution that makes it simple to design, request, provision and manage IT as a service. It enables organizations to quickly implement private cloud services, and for service providers to launch robust and highly available cloud services to generate new sources of revenue.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Egenera

Enabling Business Transformation With a Top-Tier Network Architecture Solution
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WHITE PAPER: This guide introduces one company's top-tier network architecture solution that can help you to transform your enterprise networks.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

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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.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

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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.
Posted: 14 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

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

Motorola, Inc.

Dimensional Research - Uncovering the Business Value of IT Service Management
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WHITE PAPER: The rapidly changing world of IT can be tough to adapt to, especially with further decentralization via the cloud. This white paper highlights IT service management and how it can increase your business efficiency.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Don't Get Lost in Multi-Vendor Support Chaos
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VIDEO: This video features a case study of one company that moved on from to a single vendor to end the chaos in their support environment.
Posted: 21 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 08 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Driving Best Practices with BSM
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WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how BSM solutions contribute to ITIL compliance by helping organizations manage their underlying technology and by ensuring that their IT infrastructures enhance business performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Driving Business Value With Infrastructure Platforms
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the significant advantages of private cloud computing and find strategies for overcoming the challenges and risks of an implementation.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VCE

Driving Business Value with VLOCK Infrastructure Platforms
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the significant advantages of private cloud computing and find strategies for overcoming the challenges and risks of an implementation.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VCE

E-Guide: Enhancing IT Performance at Growing Companies with More Effective Project Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide for information on how to increase project management effectiveness and to learn what high-end PPM software has to offer.
Posted: 17 Jun 2010 | Published: 09 Jun 2010

CA Technologies.

E-Guide: Green IT services and Virtualization Technology in the Data Center
sponsored by Seneca
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, our experts explain the proper techniques for maintaining energy-efficient data centers. Read on to learn more about green IT services and Virtualization technologies in the data center.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Seneca

Ease of Use in Web Conferencing – The Cost Benefits Of Making Usability a Priority
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of Web conferencing have motivated many to become proficient at its use. But the economic downturn has brought a new urgency to finding ways to cut costs and work together efficiently. This study examines the role of usability as the major issue that stands in the way of truly beneficial adoption of web conferencing by the mainstream.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

IBM

ECI Telecom 1Net Wireless Backhaul Solution: Finding YOUR Right Path for Optimized Packet-based Backhaul
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WHITE PAPER: ECI's 1Net wireless backhaul solution provides you with a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for backhaul optimization, and options for multi-stage migration from TDM to packet at your preferred pace. Read this paper to find more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

ECI Telecom

eGuide: Mistakes to avoid when providing virtualization services and support
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, reveals the four most common virtualization stumbling blocks that resellers encounter and offers advice for avoiding and overcoming them.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

IBM

EMA Radar™ for Advanced Performance Analytics (APA) Use Cases: Q4 2012
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WHITE PAPER: This EMA Radar Report details how a suite of advanced performance analytics (APA) solutions combines predictive analytics with a dynamic service model to provide an intelligent framework around alerts, help you achieve faster MTTR, proactively manage application performance, and much more.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

EMA/CXP Research Report: The Changing Role of the Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reveals the results of a study that will show you how and why your IT service desk needs to adapt to the times.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

IBM

Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the impact of the cloud on the IT Ecosystem and provides answers to what an organization needs to do in embracing a right cloud strategy.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Wipro Technologies

EMC and Microsoft Delivering Network Aware Service Management
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WEBCAST: Are you in need of a solution that provides end-to-end management across your entire infrastructure? Find out how EMC and Microsoft have teamed up to create a solution that addresses these issues.
Posted: 28 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Dec 5, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Microsoft

Emerging Markets Are Upbeat on Cloud
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of an extensive study that was conducted to find out the impact of new trends on IT consumption.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Empowering Real-time Solutions in Healthcare
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Mobile solutions are transforming the healthcare industry and allowing practices to offer superior patient care. Learn about the benefits the BlackBerry® solution can provide and how it can integrate seamlessly with most hospital IT systems.
Posted: 15 Nov 2006 | Published: 15 Nov 2006

BlackBerry
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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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