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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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For Enterprise IT: Extend Your VPN to Bring Better Security, Performance, Reliability to the Cloud
sponsored by AT&T
WHITE PAPER: As clouds are increasingly being used to store business-critical applications and data, they become more likely targets for attacks. Using public Internet to access your clouds is like leaving a window open. Access this white paper to learn how to ensure security and shut attackers out with VPN-based connectivity for the cloud.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

AT&T

Networking Infrastructure by the Numbers: An Infographic
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this infographic how one network infrastructure service delivered ICT services and support for the two-day G20 Leaders' Summit. Access now to realize the same seamless experience for your users, as well as realize significant cost reductions and extremely high availability.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

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

How to Demystify the Internet - And Why Your Business Model Depends On It
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: Examine in this white paper the causes and critical impacts of Internet performance degradation, and discover how to gain increased visibility into your network trafficking levels to improve service reliability. Read on to ensure your customers aren't abandoning your website in favor of a competitor's.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Dyn

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

Using the CyrusOne IX for Active-DR Interconnection
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: Effective DR strategies rely on highly connected data centers. Discover in this white paper how to situate your large-scale production environments within Web-scale carrier-neutral data centers, therefore maintaining the highest DR reliability.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

CyrusOne

The Business of Things: Designing Business Models to Win in the Cognitive IoT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore the results of an executive report on what it takes to be successful in the era of the Internet of Things. Learn insights such as: the future of IoT is cognitive, organizational alignment with IoT strategy is imperative, and much more.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

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

Taking Global Load Balancing to the Cloud
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the differences between on-premises and cloud-based global load balancing for achieving your app performance and availability goals.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

Dyn

Report: (In)Security Everywhere in 2016
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this report, you'll uncover ways to plow through 2016 with a proactive attitude of security awareness. Read on to learn about the current state of security (or lack thereof), and what you can do to rise above emerging threats such as ransomware, targeted attacks, crimeware, haxposure, and more.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

ESET

5 Proof Points the IoT is Impacting Today's IT
sponsored by SevOne
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights 5 recent research findings about how IoT is impacting enterprise IT and service providers today, and the challenges that network and IT teams must overcome to embrace IoT.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SevOne

The Factory of the Future: Where Information Technology and Operational Technology Converge
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details five IT forces driving the modernization of manufacturing. From cloud computing to the Internet of Things, uncover ways you can harness several IT capabilities to fully benefit from the tools set to transform manufacturing.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 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

Readying your Infrastructure for the Internet of Things
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will discover how the IoT will impact our daily lives moving forward. Read on to learn how early adopters of IoT technology have seen benefits like enhanced customer service and improved use of field assets and devise a strategy to reap similar benefits in your organization.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015

F5 Networks

Three Reasons To Augment APM/NPM Tools With Internet Performance Management Solutions
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at common performance management challenges and provides three key reasons to add internet performance management to your network controls.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Published: 10 Feb 2015

Dyn

Boosting E-Commerce Revenue with a Website Leveraging a Technology Stack
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
WHITE PAPER: Agilent, a market leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemicals switched to an entirely new platform when its dated e-commerce website no longer functioned properly. This white paper describes the benefits of the platform Agilent chose, including 99.9% uptime.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 | Published: 25 Sep 2015

Oracle, in association with Intel

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

The Internet of Things Supply Chain: Data-driven, Agile, Real-time
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the new technology driving the IoT. Read on to find out how you can provide immediate substantial benefits and create a strong foundation for your business in an environment where all parties, goods, assets, and sensors connect and communicate through the internet of things.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

GT Nexus

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

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

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
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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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