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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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In demand: the culture of online service provision
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ANALYST REPORT: Providing the platforms to support online applications is a must for most organisations. For those pursuing a career in IT and seeking to gain the necessary accreditations, there are higher salaries on offer and an opportunity to be part of the future of IT, say analysts Bob Tarzey and Bernt Østergaard.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

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Interconnectivity Takes Data Centers To The Next Level
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper introduces one company's innovative approach to connectivity with greater flexibility, reduced costs, minimized risk, and increased speed.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

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Is Dealing with Malware Like Finding Needles in Your Enterprise Haystack?
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WEBCAST: View this in-depth webinar and learn how to fortify your mobile device strategy, as hackers target mobile networks and devices. Get details on poignant topics, including how to find risks manually.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Sep 29, 2013

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IT and the Business are Finally Aligned. So Why Is No One Happy?
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WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to find the results of a survey that identified three critical areas in which IT management is failing to deliver.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

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IT Hosting Perspective in the Midmarket
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides some insight into how providers can create optimized IT hosting for the modern environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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IT in Search of Integrated Service Management
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WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the critical factors that are holding businesses back from realizing an evolved, integrated approach to IT service management, and offers guidance to help your organization move forward.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

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IT jobswatch - opportunities in retail
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WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by retail organisations is up by5.1%.The growth indemand for IT staff in this sector shows 44.5% more vacancies being advertised than ayear ago.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

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IT Outsourcing Strategy FAQ: Getting Started on Onshoring & Offshoring
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you'll discover the answers to a number of frequently asked questions regarding IT outsourcing, including who CIOs should consult when considering outsourcing; how can organization can assess its readiness; what to keep in mind when selecting a vendor; and more.
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IT pay and bonus prospects in 2011
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WHITE PAPER: ROBERT WALTERS SURVEYED APPROXIMATELY 200 PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE IT SECTOR.  THE RESULTS SHOW THAT A HIGH PROPORTION HAVE VERY MODEST SALARYAND BONUS EXPECTATIONS.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

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IT pay and recruitment report: Software houses and consultants
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WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by software houses and consultancies is up by 8.1%. The growth in demand for IT staff in this sector shows 27.3% more vacancies being advertised than a year ago.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

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ITIL® 2015 and Beyond: Six Trends Driving the Increased Importance of the Service Desk
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a snapshot of challenges for IT service and support and explains why the Service Desk is now more critical than ever.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

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Implementing Best Practices: The Dell Management Console and ITIL
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WHITE PAPER: The Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from Symantec™ provides a comprehensive management platform based on standardized IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes—facilitating the adoption of industry best practices and helping streamline and simplify IT management in enterprise data centers.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

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Improving Help Desk Efficiency: Asset Management and Help Desk Optimization
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WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how asset discovery, and AssetWise Discovery software, plays a vital role in raising help desk efficiency while maintaining customer satisfaction and resolving problems effectively.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

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IMS Interconnect: Peering, Roaming and Security - Part Two
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this white paper for an overview of IMS Interconnect and the security considerations to address in order to achieve the proper balance of access and security.
Posted: 10 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

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IMS Solution for Mobile Service Providers
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a framework for providing much more than VoIP, it provides real multimedia services, combining text, images and video.
Posted: 07 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Alcatel

Incorporating Wireless into the Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly WAN-centric enterprises make mobile equipment and services more important for business continuity. To determine the role wireless should play in an organization’s business continuity plan, IT should consider a mix of factors including type of business, physical locations and applications.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Information Security, Virtualization, and the Journey to the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: With visible virtualization leadership, commitment, and cooperation, VMware and Trend Micro should be amongst the top choices as CIOs and CISOs choose their partners for their own cloud journeys. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Intercepting Interference
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WHITE PAPER: Motorola’s industry leading wireless broadband expertise helps to substantially reduce the effects of interference for point-to-multipoint wireless access and distribution networks in both licensed and unlicensed frequencies. This solution paper gives the details.
Posted: 25 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Motorola, Inc.

IT as a service provider: Accelerating business results
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how you can increase collaboration between business and IT, with a multi-cloud management technology. Read on to discover how it enables IT to take and maintain control over cloud operations, while seamlessly meeting all the needs of business users.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

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IT Management 2.0: Four Steps to Intelligently Fulfill Demand Across the IT Application and Service Delivery Lifecycle
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how a process-based approach to managing application demand can finally help IT service organizations give their user base what they want—more revenue, more market share, and more customers.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

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IT Service Assurance: Achieve proactive IT operations
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role of a command center in helping companies monitor and manage individual technologies and explains why a service-oriented approach is essential.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

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IT Service Excellence
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the relationship between service management and performance. Discover the key attributes of service excellence and the results you can achieve by implementing a lifecycle-based approach.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

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IT Service Management Case Study: Making The Transition From On Premises To SaaS With BMC
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study covers a company that took their outdated ITSM tools and used SaaS to improve their organization.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

BMC Software

IT Service Management: Lay the foundation for reliable IT operations and support
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WHITE PAPER: As companies strive to improve performance, they typically encounter several challenges along the way. This white paper describes a few of these obstacles and explains why a service-oriented, lifecycle-based approach to management is essential.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

ITIL: The building blocks of an ITSM strategy
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
EGUIDE: Services are the building blocks of an ITSM strategy, but how does an enterprise begin to pick and choose the "right" services to manage or develop? Inside this e-guide, get the answer to this question and more. Gain expert insight into utilizing ITIL for continuous improvement in asset management, ITSM, and help desk operations.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012

FrontRange Solutions Inc.
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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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