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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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Leadership and Technology: Mobility and bring-your-own-device insights for Midsize Businesses
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper examines the power of mobile computing as part of the midmarket enterprise's unified communications platform, analyzing how you can utilize enterprise mobility effectively without increasing the pressure on IT.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A New Server Infrastructure Delivers a Future-Ready Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn the top reasons to step up to a more intelligent infrastructure. You'll get insight into 5 ways a new server infrastructure can optimize your business. Read on to learn how you can build an IT foundation that delivers maximum uptime, accelerated application performance, and reduced networking complexities and costs.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

How Can You Meet Business Demands Quickly, with Agility and Flexibility?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help you leverage the same advanced environment and open source solutions applied by today's most innovative IT organizations, such as Amazon and Facebook, and transition to an infrastructure that is open and flexible.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

The Internet of Things: A CISO and Network Security Perspective
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper dives head first into the realities of the Internet of Things, including the security considerations that go along with it.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Cisco

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

IPv6 Addressing Plan Basics
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Creating an IPv6 addressing plan is one of the most important pre-adoption tasks you have. This white paper details the technical and business requirements of deploying IPv6 and also provides a sample plan. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Infoblox

Preparing for IBM PureApplication System: Article series on onboarding your applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This 5-part series offers key tips and tools that can help prepare your organization for a workload optimized, integrated hardware and software appliance. Discover how to quickly on-board your applications so you can get the most from this advanced system.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

IBM

Prepare for the Future of Integrated Communications
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Many communications infrastructures use multiple platforms for voice and date, which have a complete lack of cohesion. Unfortunately, these legacy infrastructures cannot deal with the demands communications initiatives today put on them.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

AT&T Corp

Accelerate the delivery of modern applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: An IT modernization project will be unique to your business, and to successfully manage it you'll need the appropriate tools, resources, and best practices throughout the process. Read this paper to get a framework for initiating your modernization efforts.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

MarketScope for Unified Communications for the SMB Market, North America
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines the current state of the UC market for SMBs, detailing which providers can give your organization the tools and solutions you need to thrive in today's business environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 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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