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DEFINITION: The Internet, sometimes called simply"the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers). It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency(ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the  … 
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High-Speed Broadband in Every Classroom: The Promise of a Modernized E-Rate Program
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Education in this U.S. is undergoing a huge transformation, as the adoption of technologies such as mobile devices, video, and cloud computing increases. The federal E-Rate program has funded digital education, connecting more than 100,000 schools to the Internet since 1998 -- but could it do more?
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Interconnecting of Everything
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the Internet of Things is the Internet of the future, by powering billions of integrated devices and processes across industries and various locations around the world.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Making the Move from Legacy AAA Platforms to Policy Management
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the use of policy management in a mobile environment provides a simpler, more cost-effective method of ensuring that productivity isn't lost due to denied access.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Aruba Networks

The Time to Optimize ERP is Now
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Find out what new ways to meet demand CIOs and application and operations teams are considering in order to facilitate growth, agility and maintain compliance during a time of the Internet of Things.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Automic

Cloud computing and security: It’s all about automation
sponsored by CloudPassage
EGUIDE: An API-driven strategy could streamline cloud security and improve security overall. Read how in this expert e-Guide.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

CloudPassage

Gartner: How CIOs should prepare for optimising IT in the digital economy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analyst Michael Smith argues that CIOs should adopt a dual approach to supporting the enterprise's transformation to the digital economy.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

A Crucial Challenge for the Internet of Everything Era
sponsored by MapR Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the data engineering challenges brought on by IoE, as well as suggestions for companies to increase their skills and capabilities.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

MapR Technologies

Healthcare Giant Accelerates into Future of Wireless
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Cisco deployed solutions for high-bandwidth and high-density wireless locations within a hospital system with 14,800 employees, a massive campus, and 10,000 devices accessing the network at any given time.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

What Is Ethernet-Dedicated Internet?
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide answers a number of questions about Ethernet DIA, a continuous, high-bandwidth method for enterprises to connect their LANs with the public internet and streamline the performance of their WAN.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Protecting your Customers’ Online Banking Transactions Using the ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Protecting anytime, anywhere access is increasingly difficult using traditional security measures. Discover how organizations are protecting themselves.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

HID

The Devices Are Coming! How the "Internet of Things" Will Affect IT
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative report provides insight into what others are (or aren't) doing to prepare for the invasion of internet-connected devices in the workplace, as well as the changes that your enterprise should anticipate in the coming years.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

NSA insiders reveal what went wrong
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBRIEF: Former NSA employees explain how the agency missed vital intelligence on 9/11, broke the US constitution through mass surveillance against US citizens, and wasted billions of dollars on technology.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Air Transport Industry Insights 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from SITA looks at the impact of business intelligence on airlines and airports.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Secure internet routing
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security series assesses whether Resource Public Key Infrastructure can provide a framework for effective security.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Presentation: City & Guilds unified communication stragey
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Ian Turfrey, IT director at City & Guilds, explains how unified communications technology has transformed the qualifications awarding body in this presentation .
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The Digital Enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Not every business is a digital business, but every business must become digital, writes Karl-Heinz Streibich in this book extract.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Inspiring disruption: Tech Trends 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This in depth study from Deloitte assesses the top 10 business technology trends in 2014 ranging from the role of the CIO to the impact pf wearable technology.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Apps Revolution
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from CSC describes the Apps rEvolution: an evolution in technology that is creating revolutionary business and personal change.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly Special Report: Fujitsu
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11 page special report updated for 2014 gives you the facts on  Fujitsu its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Accenture Technology Vision 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Global Risks 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Cybercrime and the potential fragmentation of the internet are among the most serious risks  facing businesses and governments in 2014, this report from the World Economic Forum reveals.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

CW500:Future Gazing 2020 (II)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Professor Victor Newman, author, advisory board member and mentor at Social Innovation Lab Kent (Silk), gives his take on the future of the IT department in 2020.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Applying the Four Standards of Security-Based CIA
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: High levels of optimization help to ensure that an organization's information security approach is both well-rounded and flexible enough to meet current and future threats.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Global Knowledge

Internet-Scale Identity Systems:An Overview and Comparison
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the benefits of implementing an Internet-based identity system and explores the similarities, differences and synergies among the top technologies and initiatives available.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Ping Identity Corporation
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INTERNET DEFINITION (continued): …  ARPANet. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to be able to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messages could be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.Today, the Internet is a public, cooperative, and self-sustainingfacility accessible to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.Physically, the Internet uses a portion of the … 
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