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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


An EMM Checklist for CIOs
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to discover an extensive checklist of critical areas that you must consider before moving forward with an EMM strategy. Read on to learn how to evaluate the solution you are trying to implement.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2015


From Project to Product
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software developed by an open source community with testing, certification, documentation, training and support can help IT organizations experience lower middleware with total cost of ownership and risk. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of open source technology.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

IT Infrastructure Management: A Guide to Transforming Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive guide, you will discover how to maintain an agile and security-rich IT infrastructure that can deliver speed and scalability for your data center. Access this guide now to enable your business to make effective decisions about current and future technology plans.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013


Compete Big by Achieving Business Outcomes with Improved IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how eight different companies drove significant business benefits by deploying converged infrastructure technologies.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Delivering Enterprise-Class, Browser-Based Unified Communications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can institute browser-based communications without compromising security, reliability, or service quality using a web app controller. Deliver superior user experience for all end users and employees.
Posted: 02 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

Oracle Corporation

Optimized Sourcing in Hybrid IT Environments: Impacts and Improvements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research paper discusses how hundreds of organizations feel about multiple-sourced hybrid IT, how to predict upcoming service needs, and how to manage IT acquisition in a way that will optimize environments.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


HBR Executive Summary: Making the Business Case for Managing Complexity
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In the following HBR shortened report, uncover how businesses have begun to help manage the complexity of their IT environment. Access now and gain insight into handling the cost of complexity, unlocking key enablers for simplification, and more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

SAP America, Inc.

The Total Economic Impact of Polycom Voice Solutions for Skype for Business
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Forrester report and learn more about a framework to examine your return on investment (ROI) by deploying several of these emerging unified communications (UC) technologies.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Polycom, Inc.

Architecting the Composable Enterprise
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper dives into the world of composable IT, or the concept of modular, restructurable infrastructure. Access now to see how companies that leverage this mentality are keeping ahead of trends while remaining profitable, and what challenges they are facing.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015

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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