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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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Edge for IT Leaders Strategic Enabler of Business Services
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WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, find out how CIOs and IT decision maker can boost their visibility and control into services by leveraging service management technology. Inside, learn about a service management system that can help drive both visibility and control all while providing real time insights into data and operations.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 19 Oct 2015


Edge for Operations: A Consolidated Service View
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WHITE PAPER: View this resource to learn about Edge Service Management by Unisys, a systems that gives operations teams all the tools and information they need to quickly and effectively address a variety of IT issues and service requests. Access now and uncover what this system can do for your business today.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015


Edge for the Mobile User Responsive and Secure Capability
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the Edge Service Management by Unisys can empower your mobile workforce with all the tools and information they need to quickly and easily manage their IT service needs while staying connected to the enterprise from anywhere and on any device. Access now and learn about the benefits it can bring to your business.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 21 Oct 2015


Enabling the Digital Business through IT Operations
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WHITE PAPER: The following is a quick, four-step guide to regaining upward mobility in the enterprise and amongst your competitors by modernizing people, processes and tools.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


Evaluating RMM Solutions Three key criteria for growth-oriented MSPs
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WHITE PAPER: This guide gives you three criteria to consider when choosing the RMM solution that's best for your business.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

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Evaluating RMM Solutions: The Four Keys for Growth-Oriented MSPs
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WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the four main criteria you need to consider when evaluating an RMM platform.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 02 Jun 2015

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Evaluation of managed print service suppilers
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WHITE PAPER: In Quocirca’s evaluation of major providers of Managed Print Services (MPS) in Europe, Quocirca found that Xerox and HP  lead the pack, due to their  global scale and broad service capabilities. The analysis also showed that Ricoh and Lexmark  have gained considerable ground, demonstrating effective maturity and service delivery excellence.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

Exclusive E-Guide: Don't Let Security Risks Derail Your Migration to the Cloud
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how CIOs are managing their cloud security concerns by using trusted providers and doing due diligence in negotiating contracts. Access this exclusive guide now to discover why not all cloud security threats are the same.
Posted: 25 Nov 2015 | Published: 25 Nov 2015

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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

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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


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


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

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E-Guide: Green IT services and Virtualization Technology in the Data Center
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EGUIDE: In this expert guide, brought to you by, 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


Ease of Use in Web Conferencing – The Cost Benefits Of Making Usability a Priority
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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


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

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eGuide: Mistakes to avoid when providing virtualization services and support
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by, 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


EMA Radar™ for Advanced Performance Analytics (APA) Use Cases: Q4 2012
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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

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EMA/CXP Research Report: The Changing Role of the Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile
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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


Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization
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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

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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)


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

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Empowering Real-time Solutions in Healthcare
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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


Enterprise WLAN Infrastructure At-a-Glance
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Motorola offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure solutions designed to enable the truly wireless enterprise, regardless of the size of your business. Read this paper to discover how Motorola products provide resiliency, security and performance equal to or greater than that of a wired network.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

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Essential Tips for IT Service Management
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn how the ITSM landscape is changing and how one vice president was able to gain efficiencies and focus IT services on processes that deliver business value by applying lean principles.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2014


Exchange Deployment Planning Services
sponsored by Dimension Data.
WHITE PAPER: Dimension Data's Exchange Deployment Planning Services (EDPS) are designed to help guide your organisation through the initial deployment planning stages of a Microsoft Exchange implementation. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 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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