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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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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

Egenera

How Can You Meet Business Demands Quickly, with Agility and Flexibility?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help you leverage the same advanced environment and open source solutions applied by today's most innovative IT organizations, such as Amazon and Facebook, and transition to an infrastructure that is open and flexible.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

What's New in Wireless Networking and 802.11?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines the ins-and-outs of wireless networking, discussing the current state 802.11 and what near-future developments you need to prepare for if you want to remain competitive.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Top 5 must-haves to update your WAN optimization solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Today's organizations are rapidly adopting virtualization, video, cloud computing and other emerging technologies to reduce capital expenditures.  However, some fail to adjust their WAN optimization offerings which can actually lead to an increase in cost.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Citrix

Making WLANs Work Reliably and Cost-Effectively
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper details a WLAN solution that will not only make the network more reliable, but also make it more cost effective.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Wireless Architecture for Improving Onsite Customer Experiences and Business Insights
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: When customers connect to your on-site Wi-Fi network, it's a huge opportunity for your business. In this white paper, learn about a platform that helps you deliver relevant content and services to your customers with real-time location statistics.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

A Total-Cost-of-Ownership Comparison for Unified Communications and Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This guide compares the total-cost-of-ownership of various unified communications and collaboration platforms and explains how collaboration is critical to the success of the modern business.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

Cloud-Managed Mobility Platform for Education
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the major trends impacting the education sector surrounding mobile devices and modernised infrastructures.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Aerohive Networks

Wireless networking: Adapting to the mobile landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's wireless network strategy and how it can greatly enhance your network performance for the mobile world.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

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
 
 
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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