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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

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

Plantronics Wireless Density: Whitepaper
sponsored by Insight and Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the four considerations that must be dealt with when installing wireless headsets.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 12 Nov 2009

Insight and Plantronics

MarketScope for Unified Communications for the SMB Market, North America
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines the current state of the UC market for SMBs, detailing which providers can give your organization the tools and solutions you need to thrive in today's business environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Tools, Tips & Resources for Sharing Ideas, Leading Teams & Getting Things Done
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 4 key principles behind successful collaboration: With the right tools, leaders, and specific goals, your team could be underway to enabling business productivity and partnerships.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 06 Jan 2014

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Antwerp University Hospital Supports Staff, Patients, and Students with WLAN
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how Antwerp University Hospital overcame their WLAN challenges with a more scalable, controller-less solution that supported access for growing numbers of staff and students.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager - Streamline upgrades. Meet changing business and IT requirements quickly.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The process of verifying that business intelligence report content has not been adversely affected following a change in the IT environment can be time-consuming and tedious. This resource introduces a utility that automates the testing process – read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

The Future of IT: A Customer First Approach
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a new approach IT has to take in treating its internal users like customers, focusing on and catering to their needs.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

Five Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: 802.11ac is quickly becoming the definitive standard for next-generation Wi-Fi. This brief resource counts down five essential steps that will help you successfully migrate to 802.11ac.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Aruba Networks

IT Transformation Consulting Services: Align your technology direction
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource introduces an IT transformation consulting service as a means of achieving effective, value-driven change. Read on now to learn how you can ensure business and IT alignment, spur business growth, and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company
 
 
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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