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DEFINITION: 1) A personal area network (PAN) is the interconnection of information technology devices within the range of an individual person, typically within a range of 10 meters. For example, a person traveling with a laptop, a personal digital assistant (PDA), and a portable printer could interconnect them without having to plug anything in, using some form of wireless technology. Typically, this kind of  … 
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PAN White Papers (View All Report Types)
Cloud Infrastructure Foundation - A Flexible, Responsive Cloud Is Built from the Ground Up
sponsored by Egenera
WHITE PAPER: At its heart, cloud computing is a new operational and business model for IT application hosting, rather than a new technology. It promises to deliver highly reliable, highly elastic services that respond quickly and smoothly to changing user demand.
Posted: 23 Nov 2010 | Published: 23 Nov 2010


Ansible Tower in the Software Development Lifecycle
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the benefits Ansible Tower offers in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), and take advantage of its flexibility to embed it in existing tools and processes. Read on to centralize your infrastructure and SDLC management with a platform that will enable self-service and improve automated testing.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 12 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Top Tips for Time-Stretched IT Admins
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides time-saving tips that IT admins at small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) can use to stay on top of their workloads, keep systems running and protected, and maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016


EAM Energy Performance: Extending the Asset Life
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: To stay competitive, you need to understand the energy behind asset management. Access this paper to extend the life of your assets with an energy performance management system that will increase your return on assets, improve visibility, allow continuous peak-demand analysis, and more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016


Cloud UC Savings and Flexibility Keeps Lincoln Moving
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: Read this short case study which shows how a moving and storage company deployed UC to improve flexibility and create saving.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016


Transform and Simplify IT for Business Innovation
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to leverage current IT trends to increase efficiency, boost flexibility, lower costs, and keep up with agile new competitors. Read on to learn why innovation today requires a data-driven approach with the right IT system.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Benchmarking Your Internal IT Costs: Building Your IT Infrastructure Service Baseline
sponsored by Windsor Group
WHITE PAPER: This analytic white paper introduces the importance of benchmarking your internal IT costs by keeping track of your IT service baseline. Doing this can define your current IT infrastructure service cost and output, as well as act as a measurement tool for continuous improvement.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Windsor Group

Migrate to SIP with Confidence
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's important to enable reliability and security for conversations with customers, colleagues and partners in order to ensure clear and concise communication across all platforms. Download this infographic to learn how SIP can help you optimize your voice communication network.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

The Buyer's Guide to Innovation Management Platforms
sponsored by Spigit
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that advanced crowd science algorithms will surface innovations with the highest potential? Discover 5 criteria with which you should scrutinize potential innovation management platforms to distinguish their offerings. Read on to determine how to foster innovation and sustained customer engagement.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016


Quality Contact Recording Increases Workforce Optimization
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
WHITE PAPER: Choosing top tier contact recording services can empower businesses by optimizing the performance of their customer-facing resources. Read this white paper that educates you on communication monitoring services and how they can help you achieve performance improvement that increases customer retention.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya CenturyLink
PAN DEFINITION (continued): …  personal area network could also be interconnected without wires to the Internet or other networks.Also see wireless personal area network (WPAN) which is virtually a synonym since almost any personal area network would need to function wirelessly. Conceptually, the difference between a PAN and a wireless LAN is that the former tends to be centered around one person while the latter is a local area network (LAN) that is connected without wires and serving multiple users. 2) In another usage, a personal area network (PAN) is a technology that could enable wearable computer devices to communicate … 
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