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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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The Digital Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Trends in mobility, IoT, BYOD, cloud-based computing and more are changing the way that business is done. This poses a lot of network and security issues. Access this resource to explore four steps that will guide you through this evolutionary phase and into a digital workplace.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Aruba Networks

Internet Dedicated with Express Connect Solutions Brief
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: To stay competitive, your Internet connection needs to be fast, secure and keep you connected at all times. Any downtime at all means a loss of business. Read on to learn about an Internet connection service that delivers options to get you connected and keep you there quickly, securely and reliably.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Verizon

Give your connections a boost.
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Never before has there been a greater need for performance-based solutions that offer the support for today's IP applications. Access this fact sheet to see how you can realize agile Internet connections that provide the speed your business needs.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

High bandwidth and cost efficient connectivity
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: With so many options, it is easy to forget about cost-effective Ethernet technology. The fact is that it's one of today's fastest-growing access technologies to an IP VPN or the Internet. This case study highlights how Ethernet is utilized and explores several key features.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Verizon

Accelerate Innovation With the Power of the Internet of Things
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IoT cloud service tools can speed your time to turning IoT data into business insights. Gain ideas on how you can enter the IoT arena quickly while keeping adoption costs low, and ensuring easy integration and proper security measures.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 06 May 2016

Oracle Corporation

The Evolution of Wireless Business Continuity
sponsored by Accelerated Concepts
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to avoid expensive outages and downtime that drastically impact your reputation by formulating a business continuity plan with first-class connectivity. Learn how to take advantage of the expanding IoT to back up your business-critical data, devices, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Accelerated Concepts

Better WAN performance? It takes more than bandwidth.
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: With increasing traffic from cloud and mobile computing, and real-time apps demanding greater performance, businesses need supercharged WANs. Access this white paper to discover how a managed SD-WAN solution will boost your network's performance to where it needs to be.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Verizon

Make Your Business Matter in an Agile World
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This infographic invites you to reimagine your business model, decisions, and processes. Learn ways you can connect your business with the Internet of Things, gain real-time insight from any device on any data, and much more.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

SAP

The Internet of Things: Patterns for Building Real World Systems
sponsored by Iron.Io
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how the internet of things is impacting systems, creating opportunities for developers, and more. Also explore new considerations for architecture design and the components of an IoT system.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron.Io

Why extending Your VPN to the cloud will bring better performance and security
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

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

The Real Impact of Network Performance Degradation
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

Using Static Source Code Analysis to Develop Secure Embedded Software
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to embedded software, it's critical to address the root causes of security issues rather than just the symptoms of the problem. This resource explains how static analysis tools can simplify and automate code review to eliminate mistakes before they become integrated into the code base.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

Programming Research

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

The Business Case for Mobility
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: In this article, you'll explore how implementing a mobility strategy can boost productivity, empower employees, and streamline internal processes. Learn how to align business goals with these benefits to make them a reality.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Lenovo

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

Impact of Cloud on Application Performance Management
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to overcome your common cloud network and application performance management challenges, and examine 3 fundamental reasons Internet Performance Management services may be the next thing to add to your arsenal. Learn the role APM and NPM solutions play in optimizing enterprise IT infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Published: 10 Feb 2015

Dyn

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
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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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