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ALSO CALLED: NSP, Network Services Providers, Backbone Providers
DEFINITION: A network service provider (NSP) is a company that provides backbone services to an Internet serviceprovider (ISP), the company that most Web users use for access to the Internet. Typically, an ISP connects at a point called an Internet Exchange (IX) to a regional ISP that in turn connects to an NSP backbone. In the U.S., major NSPs include MCI, Sprint, UUNET, AGIS, and BBN.An ISP can purchase a  … 
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WAN Speak Musings – Volume I
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bob Tarzey discuss all things network related in this series of 12 short business focused articles.
Posted: 02 May 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

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Five Services to Grow Your Business
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WHITE PAPER: What's your growth and client retention strategy? Technology providers need to be on the breaking edge of technology trends and consumer demands.  The last thing you want is to lose a client because you don't offer a certain service.  So what services are clients asking for in 2013?  Download this eBook to keep you ahead of the curve.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

ConnectWise

The MSP Report Advantage
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WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

N-able Technologies

Network Purchasing Intentions 2012
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This in-depth research from Computer Weekly and Tech-Target, reveals the IT networking trends and spending priorities for European IT professionals in 2012.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Jul 2012

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The Financial Benefit of Cisco’s Elastic Core
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WHITE PAPER: Explore how three Cisco software-based initiatives for the core network can help you address the challenges facing core networks today – including the increasing volumes of traffic, diversity of services, and adoption of cloud services.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Cisco® ONE: The Value of Advanced Flow Control
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how utilizing the advanced flow control capability in Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) can help you overcome the complex monitoring challenges you are facing today.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Traffic Visualization and Control
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WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how Cisco ONE's traffic visualization and control capability can help service providers visualize traffic end-to-end across the network and respond to unpredictable network capacity demands quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Remote Monitoring and Management Tools Selection Tips for Solution Providers
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from MicroScope.co.UK offers advice that will help MSPs and VARs find the ideal remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution for their organization.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

N-able Technologies

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Computer Weekly – 19 March 2013: Delivering software development success
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to IT leaders about successful software development, and how they combine the best of agile and waterfall methods. Drugs giant AstraZeneca talks about how it changed its outsourcing approach to eliminate past mistakes. And we look at a new social media bank that is shaking up the sector. Read the issue now.
Posted: 18 Mar 2013 | Published: 19 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

How Enterprise-Class Services Integrate with Real Companies
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PODCAST: Discover why one of your peers chose Enterprise Services from Comcast to fulfill their need for a high-speed connection between their primary site and disaster recovery site.
Posted: 06 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

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SharePoint E-Zine Volume 7: Who Is Allowed to Customize SharePoint?
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EZINE: Find out how to incorporate governance into SharePoint customization to empower users while setting boundaries.
Posted: 25 Aug 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

SearchWinIT

Web application firewalls: How they can help protect customers
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EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworkingChannel.com, get an overview of web applications firewalls, what they are and how they work, the types of attacks they mitigate, and why they are superior to web application code reviews.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Astaro

MicroScope - February 2012: A special issue looking at the opportunities for resellers in the networking market
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EZINE: A special eZine looking at the opportunities for resellers in the networking market.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

MicroScope

The Results of the Right Network
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how a medical clinic slashed its phone service costs, improved security and service, and added four satellite offices without adding any more IT support.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

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How a Techie Built a Network That Cuts Costs by 50%
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how a technical supervisor used network technology to help his company slash phone service costs, improve security and service, and add four satellite offices without adding more IT support.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

E-Guide: Managed Services - What you need to know
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EGUIDE: Today's companies need 24-hour operations, fast access to sales and production information, and flexibility to adapt to business changes. This e-guide uncovers why networking pros are moving towards managed service models to overcome these hurdles, while discussing your available options.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Software

Cisco: Leading the Way to Borderless Networks
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WHITE PAPER: Cisco's borderless networks promises to connect anyone to anywhere, using any device, to any resource—securely, reliably, transparently. In order to fully deliver on this promise, Cisco is advancing along three critical fronts: workplace transformation, technology leadership, and operational excellence. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

E-Guide: Increase your Revenues and Profits by Offering Managed Voice
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EGUIDE: Offering hosted unified communications and VoIP services is a strong opportunity for service providers. How do you know which customized plan is right for your specific business needs? Read this E-Guide to learn pros and cons, as well as which questions to ask potential clients to ensure that you are delivering the solution that’s right for them.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

BEYOND MPLS: DELIVERING CLOUD-READY NETWORKS
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WHITE PAPER: Most analysts agree that cloud computing will forever change how enterprises sell, purchase and use business applications and IT infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Transitioning to LTE: Business and Technical Considerations
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: LTE evolution is more than a move to a new technology. It encompasses a shift in the service provider’s business model to a more sustainable and profitable one. Read this presentation transcript to learn more!Trackback URL
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

The Value of Unified Communications
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PODCAST: Principal Analyst Henry Dewing recommends that companies interested in UC start with business units where communications breakdowns are causing delays.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 13, 2010

AT&T Corp

Magic Quadrant: WLAN Infrastructure
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ANALYST REPORT: The ratification of the 802.11n standard provides higher-speed wireless options and a replacement for access connectivity that has traditionally been wired. Learn about Gartner's assessment of vendors for controller-based WLAN systems.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Feb 2010

Aruba Networks

Unified Threat Management - Market Review: WatchGuard vs. Juniper, Cisco, Fortinet, and SonicWall
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WHITE PAPER: Compare the major brands of security products by UTM throughput per MSRP dollar to see where you will get the best value for your money. Find out how you can have full UTM capabilities for comprehensive protection and still have blazing fast throughput to keep your network humming.
Posted: 18 Aug 2010 | Published: 21 Apr 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Is Utility Hosting Right For Your Business?
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WHITE PAPER: Compared to dedicated hosting, utility hosting is easily scalable and standardized as a turnkey package. Its chief advantage is that you pay only for the computing capacity that you use. A good time to adopt this solution is when change is taking place.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

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NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS DEFINITION (continued): …  wholesale dial access service froman NSP, which provides dialup connectivity for their customers. Customers then dial into their ISP's network using a local access number, which in turn connects to the backbone of that Internet provider's NSP. The NSP routes all traffic and basically provides the infrastructure needed for Internetconnectivity. The NSP builds, maintains, and expands their infrastructure asInternet traffic demands. The ISP is responsible for its own network, sales andmarketing, and customer service. An ISP can also purchase other services from an NSP that they in turn provide their … 
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