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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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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.

Improving VDI performance
sponsored by Nimble Storage
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the options available to help improve storage performance for VDI environments including deploying WAN and LAN accelerators as well as bringing in SSDs which can greatly increase performance. It also explains why storage is critical to the VDI user experience and what the most important metrics to measure storage.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Nimble Storage

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

Essential Wi-Fi Services for Smartphones and Tablets
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the essential Wi-Fi services you need for smartphones and tablets, including wireless screen mirroring, wireless printing, app sign-on and more. Also, learn about a modern Wi-Fi technology that enables all these services and more, so you can support a large number of mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Aruba Networks

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

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

Solution Spotlight: Wireless LAN performance and application optimization
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This solution spotlight answers the important questions companies should ask before implementing a WLAN.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 25 Oct 2013

SearchNetworking.com

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

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

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.

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

Netsocket Virtual Network for Distributed Enterprises
sponsored by Netsocket
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a virtual network solution that offers a low-cost, efficient, and centrally-managed virtual network specifically designed for the enterprise LAN and WAN edge network deployment.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Netsocket

Optimizing Your Wireless Network
sponsored by Xirrus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how Wi-Fi has become an essential business facility.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Xirrus
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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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