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DEFINITION: A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. 1) At the local level, a backbone is a line or set of lines that local area networks connect to for a wide area network connection or within a local area network to span distances efficiently (for example, between buildings).2) On the Internet or other wide area network, a backbone  … 
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5 Guidelines to Boost Productivity and Enable Unified Communications
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn 5 guidelines for enhancing UC&C in your business, including the use of unified messaging, Wi-Fi calling, and conference bridges. Read on to access these 5 tips for remote collaboration.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Polycom, Inc.

Privacy-Centric Mobile Device Policies: What Your Enterprise Needs to Know
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes the findings from the 2015 Trust Gap Survey and translates them into actionable recommendations for employers in the form of privacy-centric mobile device policies. Read on here to key into the following important insights about bridging the trust gap.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 04 Aug 2015

MobileIron

The Best Vendors in the VoIP and Unified Communications Market
sponsored by 8x8, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover a research-guided scorecard of the best vendors in the hosted VoIP and UC market.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 May 2014

8x8, Inc.

The Insecurity of Network-Connected Printers: Address Hardcopy Document Security
sponsored by HP Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive report, you will examine the risks dredged up by insecure printers and other peripheral devices in your business, as well as discover several best-in-class action strategies and practices for addressing end-point device and hardcopy document security.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

HP Limited

The Total Economic Impact of Polycom Voice Solutions for Skype for Business
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Forrester report and learn more about a framework to examine your return on investment (ROI) by deploying several of these emerging unified communications (UC) technologies.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Polycom, Inc.

6 Keys to Eliminating SSL Blind Spots: What You Need for SSL Inspection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: It is estimated that 67 percent of Internet traffic will be encrypted by 2016, but that won't stop hackers from using it to their advantage. Learn six ways to ensure your network can stand up to malicious traffic with SSL inspection technology.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

A10 Networks

A Total-Cost-of-Ownership Comparison for Unified Communications and Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This guide compares the total-cost-of-ownership of various unified communications and collaboration platforms and explains how collaboration is critical to the success of the modern business.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

IDC: The Business Value of IBM's Digital Experience Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how one messaging-based middleware system helps you to exchange information throughout a range of platforms.Read on to learn how you can integrate new and existing business applications in a manner that is scalable, convenient and secure.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

IBM WebSphere Distributed Caching Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In today's tech environment, your enterprise systems are seeing higher levels of traffic and more usage spikes due to the proliferation of mobile devices. In this white paper, learn how you can scale your business-critical applications and systems, while maintaining high performance to keep customers satisfied.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Are You Ready for the Future of IT?
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Everything is here: More people, processes, data and things are connecting. Learn why you should embrace this new model.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.
 
 
BACKBONE NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): … A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it. 1) At the local level, a backbone is a line or set of lines that local area networks connect to for a wide area network connection or within a local area network to span distances efficiently (for example, between buildings).2) On the Internet or other wide area network, a backbone is a set of paths that local or regional networks connect to for long-distance interconnection. The connection points are known as network nodes or telecommunication data switching exchanges (DSEs).
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