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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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Reliability at all Levels
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WEBCAST: In this webinar, Peter Lane, Senior Director of Product Management, ArubaOS answers the common most ask questions about Aruba operating systems and what your organization should consider when evaluating mobility controllers.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Jun 8, 2017

Aruba Networks

SDN-Lite: The New Way to Reduce Manual Tasks in the LAN
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This issue of Network Evolution examines how network pros are using software-defined networking components, centralized management, automation, and policy enforcement to create LANs that are more flexible and easier to integrate.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

SearchNetworking.com

Overview of Passive Optical LAN Performance Improvements
sponsored by Nokia
VIDEO: This brief video provides key areas that Passive Optical LAN improves bandwidth and performance. Learn the key areas where savings can be achieved.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2017

Nokia

Passive Optical LAN Outperforms Ethernet LAN
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Passive Optical LAN outperforms Ethernet in capacity to eliminate bottlenecks, cost to own and deploy, simplicity to manage, and three more key areas.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 14 Aug 2017

Nokia

Passive Optical LAN for Hospitality, Communications, and Entertainment Services
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to support guest services with POL to improve hotel operations and guest experiences. Discover how POL and GPON outperform Ethernet LAN in a variety of areas to enhance network capacity, costs, security, energy use, and more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 14 Aug 2017

Nokia

Passive Optical LAN
sponsored by Nokia
VIDEO: The traditional LAN is struggling to keep up with today's network demands and maintaining the network hardware can become costly. Learn how the passive optical LAN (POL) can help you overcome these challenges.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Premiered: 07 Dec 2016

Nokia

Passive Optical LAN Explained
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Passive optical LAN (POL) technology eliminates networking limitations and addresses the evolving demands of enterprises with fiber optic cabling that delivers all services on one efficient, high-capacity network. Understand the key elements of an enterprise POL, and why it is the best enterprise network option for tomorrow's digital enterprise.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

Nokia

Nokia Passive Optical LAN for Universities
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Today's universities need to provide advanced communications networks that support real-time collaboration. Passive Optical LAN (POL) technology can support what's needed on a single network. Learn about Nokia Passive Optical LAN for universities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

Nokia

Passive Optical LAN Versus Copper-Based Ethernet
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the value of an enterprise passive optical LAN (POL) based on a Bell Labs economic analysis. Inside, you'll uncover the financial and administrative benefits of an optical network compared to a traditional copper-based Ethernet architecture.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

Nokia

Addressing Issues in the Local Area Network
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Passive optical LAN technology eliminates the networking limitations imposed by traditional copper-based Ethernet. Download this white paper to discover the benefits of the technology including, higher performance, scalability, increased security, and more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

Nokia

Enhance Performance with Passive Optical LAN
sponsored by Nokia
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Passive optical LAN technology addresses evolving service demands with outstanding network performance. Learn 3 reasons why you should upgrade your LAN, and uncover the benefits that span across multiple industries.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Nokia

Introducing AppNeta Performance Manager
sponsored by AppNeta
WEBCAST: With traditional monitoring tools, network pros have little to no visibility into application performance. Tune in as AppNeta CMO Damian Roskill discusses how to improve visibility through the cloud capabilities of AppNeta Performance Manager.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 28, 2017

AppNeta

Handbook of Campus LAN Switches
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: In our new Campus LAN Switch Manual, we provide an overview of campus LAN switches, the criteria you should use when evaluating switches, and then a glimpse at leading campus LAN switch vendors to help make your decision easier.
Posted: 05 Jun 2017 | Published: 05 Jun 2017

TOPICS:  LAN
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You compete. We'll handle the network.
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is a cumbersome task, requiring significant investments of time, effort and staff. This guide from a major network provider displays several network management solutions and how they will benefit your IT team to keep you ahead of the competition.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

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

Should You Upgrade to 802.11ac Wireless LAN?
sponsored by Rogers Communications, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the questions LAN managers should ask themselves to determine if they need to upgrade to 802.11ac wireless LAN, as well as the pros and cons of doing so.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

Rogers Communications, Inc.

Networking Engineering in Extraordinary Places
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this edition of the Network Evolution e-zine, find out how network locations dictate the need to adapt to new and sometimes unusual challenges.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

SearchNetworking.com

Buyer's Guide: What To Look For In 802.11ac Access Points
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Many enterprises are looking to upgrade their wireless LAN access points (APs) to Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards. This essential buyer's guide explores essential 802.11ac features like self-configuration, backwards-compatibility with older APs, dual Gigabit-Ethernet ports for higher throughput, and ease of management.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

SearchNetworking.com

Balancing wireless LAN troubleshooting strategies for BYOD
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide highlights the variety of tools available for proactive and responsive BYOD troubleshooting.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Extreme Networks

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.

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

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
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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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