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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

Top 7 Reasons to Centralize Your Business Communications
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Juggling separate phone systems at each of your business locations is aggravating and unnecessary. By centralizing your communications infrastructure you can stay agile no matter how large your business grows. Access this white paper for seven reasons why it makes sense to centralize your communications.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

XO Communications

5 Ways UC Makes IT a Hero
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Before the arrival of unified communications (UC), IT departments didn't get much credit. Now, they are responsible for deploying the most productive, effective, and collaborative tool set ever seen in business communications. Read this white paper for five reasons that UC makes IT a hero.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

XO Communications

Deliver Better Services: A Journey to Predictive Service Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will give you an understanding of how predictive service operations can help your business to anticipate infrastructure and application demands—and resolve IT problems—before they occur.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

How a Cloud Phone System Benefits Multi-Site Businesses
sponsored by RingCentral
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how a cloud phone system is vital to a multi-location business.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

RingCentral

The Essentials of Avaya System and Session Manager
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how Avaya has come to the forefront in the SIP universe with the Avaya System and Session Manager platforms, which use the SIP protocol to create a central management and control platform for an enterprise communication structure.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Cisco Collaboration Certifications Overview
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how the Cisco training courses delivered by Global Knowledge are changing to provide hands-on experience with new collaborative capabilities to teach IT professionals everything there is to know about this new approach to communications.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

Leadership and Technology: Mobility and bring-your-own-device insights for Midsize Businesses
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper examines the power of mobile computing as part of the midmarket enterprise's unified communications platform, analyzing how you can utilize enterprise mobility effectively without increasing the pressure on IT.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.
 
 
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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