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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

8 Considerations Before Choosing an Enterprise-Class Cloud Communications Solution
sponsored by RingCentral
WHITE PAPER: It's important to evaluate unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers and platforms carefully to ensure you choose the best option for your organization. Learn 8 questions that will guide your evaluation of potential UCaaS providers.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

RingCentral

Reinvent Your Hardware Refresh Cycle with HCI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Because today's landscape of diverse apps and platforms requires a heightened need for speed and security, siloed storage systems just don't cut it. Download this resource to rejuvenate your refresh cycle with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) that seamlessly supports an always-on virtualized environment.
Posted: 28 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Dec 2016

VMware

5 Essential Elements of the 802.11ac Wave 2 Business Case
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Fueled by big expectations for increased Wi-Fi performance, the excitement building around Wave 2 of 802.11ac comes as no surprise. But is it just more technology hype or will Wave 2 provide quantifiable business benefits? In this e-book, learn the 5 key justifications required to build a winning business case for Wave 2.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Extreme Networks

2016 North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Company of the Year Award
sponsored by RingCentral
WHITE PAPER: Don't leave yourself at risk of choosing the wrong UCaaS provider. Discover Frost & Sullivan's 2016 IP telephony and UCaaS provider of the year in this resource.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

RingCentral

Journey to the Private Cloud: Replacing Roadblocks with Building Blocks
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover how hyper-converged infrastructure facilitates a smoother path to private cloud—as well as to the software-defined data center. Read on to solve the challenges private cloud presents by utilizing HCI's fine-grain scalability, policy-driven automation, and more.
Posted: 28 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Dec 2016

VMware

Best Practices for Deploying VMware vRealize Suite
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Use the established best practices illustrated in this guide to ensure a fast, low-risk deployment of a unified cloud management platform that will ease IT complexity. Read on to enact comprehensive cloud management with the tips outlined here, and learn more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

VMware

The Best of Both Worlds: Using a Hybrid Approach to Boost IT Agility
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Can't choose between on-premise and cloud infrastructures? Get both. Access this white paper to review the conversation surrounding hybrid IT and how it addresses SMBs' concerns about their current IT infrastructures.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel®

Building an Agile Infrastructure for DevOps
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Meet the challenges of the software-defined future by learning how to support DevOps within the enterprise. Read on to adopt DevOps-based principles with assistance from composable infrastructure (the centerpiece: infrastructure as code) to achieve shortened development cycles, and more.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Unpacking the Complexities of Enterprise Collaboration
sponsored by AVI-SPL
WHITE PAPER: There are a few factors that are influencing the complexity of enterprise collaboration. In this tech brief, learn the three issues that often surface when IT teams have their Collaboration Programs assessed.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

AVI-SPL
 
 
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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