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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
DEFINITION: A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users. A local  … 
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Best Practices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Networking
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, you will learn networking pros' best practices for preparing an organization for VDI implementation, as well as how VDI can allow you to safely access corporate information through the data center network.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

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.

New Wireless Network Capabilities Promise Higher User Capacity
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This white paper explains how WLAN administrators can use existing channels more efficiently, as well as how they can tap new frequencies to offload bandwidth hogs.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Cox Metro Ethernet Services
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces two network solutions, ELAN and MPLS IP-VPN, and helps you to discover which is better suited for your enterprise's networking needs.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Campus Wired LAN Technology Design Guide
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This guide outlines strategies for designing wired network access depending on the size of an organization's environment.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Enabling Business Transformation With a Top-Tier Network Architecture Solution
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide introduces one company's top-tier network architecture solution that can help you to transform your enterprise networks.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Easy, manageable wireless networking
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn about a series of wireless networking technologies that give you a highly scalable, easily manageable wireless WAN that enables you to deploy efficient end-to-end wireless infrastructure on any scale.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 4, 2014

Dell, Inc.

Dell Networking FC Flex IOM: Infrastructure & Network Convergence w/ FCoE
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this game-changing resource to discover how your organization can benefit from adopting converged networks.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc.

Transforming Your WiFi Network Into A Secure Wireless LAN
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With businesses utilizing WLAN for BYOD strategies, it is more important than ever to secure your wireless networks. This guide explores a solution that allows a network of any size to take advantage of wireless technology without compromising the network's security.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fortinet, Inc.

WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: To reduce corporate footprint and make the most of network purchases, many of your IT peers are turning to tactics that address WAN optimization, management, and security together. Access WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration from Soup to Nuts to uncover tips on how to bring the benefits of this comprehensive strategy to your organization.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

TechTarget

Network Purchasing Intentions 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This exclusive Computer Weekly/TechTarget research ,based on a survey of over 400 European IT professionals, reveals organisations’ investment plans for networking technology.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Simplify the Data Center Network and Optimize Operations with LAN and SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore the challenges in maintaining costs of virtualized data center operations, and unveil the benefits of converging local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) to keep up with today's evolving needs.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

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

How to Handle Mobile Devices' Impact on the Network
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: The number and complexity of mobile devices on the enterprise network are expanding, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide will help you prep your network for the higher capacity demands of next-stage BYOD. Learn what challenges you must overcome in the coming months.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper focuses on the 3 forces that are driving the need for the evolution of the overall enterprise network and presents a solution that transforms the network to provide unmatched levels of openness and programmability.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Right-Size Your Network Without Compromise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a WAN solution that allows organizations to transition from premium WAN bandwidth to more affordable internet transport, without sacrificing compliance or user experience.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco

Top 5 IT Benefits of the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: In the technology industry it has become increasingly important to stay on top of the latest trends and technological advances. This brief guide outlines 5 IT benefits of creating the next-generation workplace.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Dell Networking S5000
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: To keep pace in the changing IT landscape, virtualization and high-traffic cloud environments are a must. This brief video highlights Dell networking s5000 and explains how it can transform your networking landscape.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Aug 22, 2013

Dell, Inc.

Dell Networking S5000: The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today’s Enterprise and Data Center environments, Ethernet is clearly the dominant interconnection medium of choice. This in-depth guide outlines the rise in 10GbE connections and their importance to IT professionals.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Alcatel-Lucent Unified Access
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WEBCAST: This brief webcast examines a unified access solution that allows both wired and wireless to be one network, letting users experience high performance on both Wi-Fi and LAN, improving productivity, efficiency, and worker satisfaction.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
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LAN DEFINITION (continued): …  area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users (for example, in an FDDI network). Major local area network technologies are:  Ethernet  Token Ring  FDDI   Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN technology. A number of corporations use the Token Ring technology. FDDI is sometimes used as a backbone LAN interconnecting Ethernet or Token Ring LANs. Another LAN technology, ARCNET, once the most commonly installed LAN technology, is still used in the industrial automation industry.Typically, … 
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