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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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Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

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Burning Dollars: Top Five Trends in US Telecom Spending
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WHITE PAPER: Find the top 5 trends in US telecom spending, including statistics concerning the effect of mobile devices and consumerization of IT on telecom operations.
Posted: 05 Jun 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

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Business Value of Managed Services
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the various ways that employing a managed service can save your enterprise money.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2013


Buyer's Guide: Next-Generation Service Management
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Can We Manage and Deliver the Services Needed… Where, When and How Our Users Need Them?
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource learn about a service management service with offerings that are defined from a top-down, business perspective to meet the needs of the enterprise.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Sep 2015

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Capturing Opportunity in a World of Dynamic Security Threats
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the opportunity that today's cybersecurity challenges present to solution providers and explains why finding the right security partner is essential for capitalizing on it.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015


Case Study: Automating IT Infrastructure End-to-End
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WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how a telecom operator launched an automation project to deliver efficient workloads, improve service efficiency across the IT team, and create a more productive environment. Discover their story and the ROI they achieved from automated workflows.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2015

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Case Study: ITSM Enables Telecom Company to Expand
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WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how a telecom organization obtained a more efficient method of IT Service Management (ITSM) that enabled them to expand their business in the area of cloud services. Discover how they achieved increased productivity, improved customer service, and more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015


Casting A Light on Shadow IT
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RESOURCE: Learn everything you need to know about shadow IT in this informative info graphic. Shed light on common motivations for practicing shadow IT and learn how you can better manage this phenomenon within your organization.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


BlueCross BlueShield Case Study: A Health Approach to Server Sprawl
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CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how Dell helped BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York harness blades to shrink its data center footprint by 75 percent and improve efficiency by more than 50 percent.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

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Boost IT Visibility & Value with Service Catalog
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WHITE PAPER: Find out how creating a great service catalog can help prove the value of IT, and why many consider it fundamental.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


Bridging Telecom and the web
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WEBCAST: This informative webcast examines an application solution that leverages the full power of the IMS to deliver telecom capabilities as a web service. Tune in and find out how this can help your organization significantly improve productivity and efficiency.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 9, 2013


Broadband Household Segmentation: The Impact on Service Provider Consumer Applications Strategies
sponsored by Alcatel
WHITE PAPER: This paper details a recent survey of North American households currently subscribed to broadband internet access. Read this paper to better understand attitudes and behaviors that will drive the adoption of next-gen broadband applications and serv...
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2006


BSR Podcast: Obamacare, the Cloud's impact and more
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PODCAST: Today's businesses depend on IT to deliver competitive advantage and superior user experiences, and with business service reliability, you can do just that. But how do you leverage this concept to not only ensure application availability, but end-to-end service reliability? Tune in to this podcast and find out.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Nov 20, 2013

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Build the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise
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WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn how to keep up with the ever-changing consumer demands for new and improved products and services. Discover technologies that can help you build an agile, responsive IT infrastructure so you're able to scale to changing needs and make more strategic business decisions.
Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 20, 2012

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Building Your Business Case for Best-Practice IT Services Delivery
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for a discussion of TCO components and complexities, as well as cost analysis and business impacts that companies should consider when building a business case. This paper offers tips for assessing the total cost of ownership in delivering best practices through an in-house IT service delivery model.
Posted: 29 Mar 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

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Business Intelligence Strategies for 4G Operators
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WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the opportunities and challenges presented by the introduction of services on 4G networks, and examines how a strategic BI implementation can help to transform the services a company provides while managing costs of providing them. It also considers the variety of practical applications of a BI system.
Posted: 12 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

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CA Service Management Blog
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RESOURCE: This resource provides you with blogs from your service management peers on driving home the importance of building a strategy to applying best practices with ITIL in realizing real world, practical implementations.
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CA Virtualization Management Solution Brief
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: CA Virtualization Management solutions provide integrated end-to-end management, business-driven automation and security. As such, CA facilitates virtualization's promise of cost reduction and efficiency gains through consolidation, standardization and lower energy consumption, which drive better business outcomes.
Posted: 20 Nov 2009 | Published: 20 Nov 2009

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Calcasieu Parish Schools Case Study: Connecting 21st Century Classrooms
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CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how Calcasieu Parish schools doubled its purchasing power and improved student access and learning proficiency with Dell netbooks.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

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Can a Technology Service Provider Really Enable Your Business Success?
sponsored by All Covered
WHITE PAPER: Technology service providers address IT challenges by providing technical oversight, IT accountability and continuity within the infrastructure. Learn how partnering with a technology service provider can satisfy the IT needs of your business.
Posted: 04 Sep 2007 | Published: 28 Aug 2007

All Covered

Capturing the Potential of the Cloud 
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss how cloud is helping enterprises, governments and industries around the globe meet their current challenges through key value drivers.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Sep 2010


Case Study: How Liverpool FC and Alexandra Palace successfully rolled out Wi-Fi
sponsored by Xirrus
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines two recent wireless case studies. Inside, learn how Liverpool FC and Alexandra Palace each navigated the challenges of Wi-Fi deployment and reaped the rewards of wireless.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013


CentraStage Chosen by London Grid for Learning to Manage 2,500 Schools Across the Capital
sponsored by CentraStage
CASE STUDY: This brief case study explores the success of IT management and remote support technology helped one organization deliver secure and effective IT services to their users.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014


CentraStage Endpoint Management
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WEBCAST: This brief video explores one company's solution to endpoint management and how it can help managed service providers offer round-the-clock visibility of their endpoints
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Jan 14, 2014

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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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