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DEFINITION: The Internet, sometimes called simply"the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers). It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency(ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the  … 
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Increase Your Potential to Connect and Transform Your Business with the IoT
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Use cases enabled by the Internet of Things offer firms enhanced efficiencies, new business models, and, as a result, improved customer experiences and engagement. Learn why analysts recommend that enterprises identify a range of IoT use cases in their long-term strategy, explore and plan for customer benefits across IoT use cases, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

SAP

Protecting Smart Devices and Application Throughout the IoT Ecosystem
sponsored by PTC
WHITE PAPER: Discover new techniques and best practices for securing your network in today's hyper-connected environments. Following these best practices will make it possible to develop connected products that deliver real business value to your organization and its customers while protecting against intruders.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

PTC

Powering the Internet of Things with Apache Hadoop: 4 Customer Use Cases
sponsored by Cloudera
WHITE PAPER: The success of IoT deployments will depend on your ability to gain insights out of vast, high-velocity data. In these customer use cases, uncover 4 ways to ingest and process millions of events per second to generate actionable business insights.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Cloudera

Is Your Organization Ready For the Digital Transformation? A Guide For Getting Prepared
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: By 2020, 50% of the workforce will be connected to their work the way they want. The 4th industrial age is upon us—is your business ready? Access this guide to the new technologies shaping the future. Learn the 4 forces driving digital transformation, how to empower your employees to adapt to a virtual work environment, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Microsoft

Top 3 ERP Technology Trends to Watch For in 2017
sponsored by Deskera
WHITE PAPER: Today it's important for businesses to deal with enterprise resource planning (ERP) technologies' rapid advancements. You should embrace these technologies, but you need to plan accordingly in order to take full advantage of new trends. Discover the top three ERP technology trends you will see in 2017, and give your business a competitive edge.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Deskera

Why Complete Traceability is Important in the Food & Beverage Industry
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Download the white paper to learn how process manufacturers achieve greater visibility with IFS Applications.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

IFS

The Internet of Things: Marketing’s Opportunities and Challenges
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll uncover an analytics approach that addresses the challenges of IoT-driven marketing. Learn now about ways you can make decisions regarding customers with significant events by using IoT data as it occurs.
Posted: 10 Apr 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

SAS

Analyst Insight: IoT Analytics in Practice
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Research analysts conducted deep qualitative interviews with three organizations that invested significant time and resources into their own IoT analytics initiatives. Access now to uncover key themes and lessons learned from your peers.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

SAS

Financial Services Industry: 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report offers a high-level overview of the major threats trending across businesses worldwide over the past year. Access now for insight into the current threat landscape for the financial services industry and offers solutions that can help you better protect your organization overall.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Manufacturers Turn to the Internet of Things to Boost Customer Engagement
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore how investing in the right CRM solution can help you grow your IoT approach, as well as support your customer-centric initiatives.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Infor

Reimagine: IT in a Digital and Networked Economy
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: The cloud, mobile, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are major catalysts for IT growth. Access this infographic and learn how to leverage these technologies by reimagining IT.
Posted: 02 Dec 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

SAP

The Internet of Things: A Primer for the Curious
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn what the Internet of Things means, some key vertical markets where it can affect the most short-term change, the impact on existing networks, and much more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

4 Reasons You Need a High Performance ADC
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: With more devices and connections to always-on access, internet attacks are continuing to grow at a tremendous rate. How can you improve performance, connectivity, and above all, security? This resource details how ADC's can safeguard your network, your users and your data from emerging threats and attacks.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2014

A10 Networks

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

Real-Time Protection to Reduce Risk for Financial Institutions and Banking Customers
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Protecting anytime, anywhere access is increasingly difficult using traditional security measures. Discover how organizations are protecting themselves.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

HID

IDC: How Retailers Can Drive Revenue, Efficiency, and Loyalty with Smart Adoption of Advanced Technology
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: The digital transformation of retail is changing the buying, sourcing, merchandising, and sales strategies of our in-store past. Learn what your competitors are doing to expand their omni-channel reach, and uncover new ways to approach these changes.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

SAP

For Enterprise IT: Extend Your VPN to Bring Better Security, Performance, Reliability to the Cloud
sponsored by AT&T
WHITE PAPER: As more applications get delivered through cloud models, IT must ensure maximum performance and availability. Why should you look to extend the capabilities of a VPN that is already in place? Learn the benefits of VPN-based connectivity for the cloud inside.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

AT&T

Internet of Things (IoT) Reports and Videos
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource portal to find a rich collection of Internet of Things (IoT) reports and videos revealing the technological, economic, and social impacts of the hyper-connected economy.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

SAP

Beginner's Guide to SSL Certificates: Making the Best Choice When Considering Your Online Security Options
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This helpful guide explains how the effective implementation of SSL certificates is critical to protecting your customers, earning their trust, and ensuring your success when it comes to conducting business online.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

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.

Internet-Scale Identity Systems:An Overview and Comparison
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the benefits of implementing an Internet-based identity system and explores the similarities, differences and synergies among the top technologies and initiatives available.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

The Great Firewall of China? How to address the specific challenges of reaching China with your website
sponsored by CDNetworks
WHITE PAPER: This valuable guide explores the challenges of reaching China with your website and offers tips to help you successfully build a customer base in this emerging market. Also inside, find the answers to frequently asked questions regarding licensing.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

CDNetworks

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

Make Life Easier - Let End Users Connect to Computers from Anywhere with My Desktop
sponsored by SysAid Technologies Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a remote access technology that lets your end users connect to their work computer from virtually any computer or smartphone in a cost-effective, secure, business oriented manner that your business will approve of.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Aug 2012

SysAid Technologies Ltd
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INTERNET DEFINITION (continued): …  ARPANet. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to be able to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messages could be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.Today, the Internet is a public, cooperative, and self-sustainingfacility accessible to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.Physically, the Internet uses a portion of the … 
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