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ALSO CALLED: MDS, SMDS, Multi-Megabit Data Services
DEFINITION: SMDS (Switched Multimegabit Data Service) is a public, packet-switched service aimed at enterprises that need to exchange large amounts of data with other enterprises over the wide-area network on a nonconstant or "bursty" basis. SMDS provides an architecture for this kind of data exchange and a set of services. In general, SMDS extends the performance and efficiencies of a company's local area  … 
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Expert Guide: How 2 CIO/CTO's Used ITSM to Improve IT Resource Use
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Five Major Trends for MSPs to Watch
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G-Cloud Report: Service Management, Organisation & Governance Approach
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G-Cloud Report: Service Specification Approach
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Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities
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Five Best Practices for Unified Communications
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Forging an ITSM Strategy That's About Business Impact, Not IT Metrics
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Forming an Agile IT Function
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Fortis Integrates Banking Systems for Realtime Information Sharing with WebSphere Software from IBM
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Gain Social Insight: Connect Business And IT into One Conversation
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SWITCHED MULTI-MEGABIT DATA SERVICES DEFINITION (continued): …  network (LANs) over a wide area on a switched, as-needed basis.SMDS is connectionless, meaning that there is no need to set up a connection through thenetwork before sending data. This provides bandwidth on demand for the "bursty" datatransmission typically found on LANs.SMDS packets contain up to 7168 bytes of data, which is large enough to accept the most common LAN packets. Each packet includes the source address and the destination address and is sent separately from other packets.Each enterprise using SMDS is assigned from one to sixteen unique SMDS addresses, depending on needs. An address … 
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