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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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Transformation Everywhere: Are You Ready for A New Style of Business?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, explore the "Tech CIO Playbook" to learn the strategies to adapting to the dynamic landscape of today. Read on to learn what you need to do to prepare and how to succeed in the marketplace with the right technology.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Ethernet vs. T1S for Internet Access
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the differences between Ethernet dedicated internet access and T1 dedicated Ethernet access to help you understand which will be more flexible and cost-effective within your enterprise.
Posted: 01 Mar 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Comcast

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Cloud IT: The Impact of Cloud Supply Chain Platforms on the Role of IT
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about the impact of cloud supply chain platforms on the role of IT and how you can better prepare your team for the challenges they may face.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

A Five Step Manifesto for Successful IT Modernization
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses five critical steps modern CIOs need to take in order to overcome the process- and culture-oriented challenges faced when attempting to modernize IT environments.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

Colt IT Services

Enabling Innovation and Surpassing the Competition with Visual Collaboration
sponsored by Vidyo, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses how visual collaboration can be utilized by small to midsized businesses in order to significantly improve productivity and drive innovation. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Vidyo, Inc.

Plantronics Voyager Legend™ UC: Product Guide
sponsored by Insight and Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a wireless headset solution that can connect to your PC, smart phone or tablet.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Insight and Plantronics

IT Transformation Consulting Services: Align your technology direction
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces an IT transformation consulting service as a means of achieving effective, value-driven change. Read on now to learn how you can ensure business and IT alignment, spur business growth, and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Collaboration Is the next Game Changer in Customer Service
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses how collaboration is emerging as the next big game changer for customer service, providing practical examples and key insights into how four companies implemented collaboration technologies and used them to transform their customer service environments.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Cisco

How to overcome roadblocks to legacy software replacement: a guide for IT leaders
sponsored by MSM Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gathers together the views of IT leaders from a recent survey of IT leaders and identifies the most typical roadblocks encountered when attempting to modernize legacy systems – as well as how they address those challenges.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

MSM Software
 
 
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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