IT Systems  >   Communications Networks  >  


RSS Feed    Add to Google    Add to My Yahoo!
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  … 
Definition continues below.
LAN Reports
1 - 25 of 217 Matches Previous Page  |  Next Page
The Energy Efficiency of Passive Optical Local Area Networks (POLANs)
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: POLAN has been introduced to enable higher bandwidth, coverage, and sustainability than its LAN counterpart. Access now to learn more about how a POLAN system also provides a more energy-efficient local area networking solution compared to conventional copper Ethernet.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016


Why Now Is the Time to Re-Architect the Enterprise Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals continue to embrace new technologies, but are they thinking about the infrastructure across which they're to delivering these technologies? Learn how to re-architect the enterprise network and data center infrastructure, in light of the momentum towards cloud, mobility, bandwidth-hungry apps, and advanced security threats.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Outperform Your Expectations with Passive Optical LAN
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: Passive optical LAN (POL) technology eliminates the networking limitations of Traditional LAN. This resource offers a side by side comparison of POL and traditional LAN and details the key features of POL. Access now to learn about these features.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016


Passive Optical LAN, Explained
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the key elements of an enterprise POL. Access now and discover why POL is an optimal enterprise network option for today's digital world.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016


Passive Optical LAN Versus Copper-Based Ethernet
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: A centralized passive optical LAN (POL) architecture eliminates the networking limitations imposed by copper-based Cat 5/Cat 6 cabling. Explore the value of an enterprise POL based on an economic analysis.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Addressing Issues in the Local Area Network
sponsored by Nokia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the limitations of traditional enterprise networks built on Ethernet technologies. Access now to also explore the benefits of an enterprise-level passive optical LAN (POL.)
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016


Insights into Networking Technologies in the Workplace: Best Practices
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: The following guidelines are designed to help organizations facilitate a connected, efficient organization. Access now to discover tips, answers, and insight to demystify networking technologies such as LAN, Wi-Fi, audio visual, and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016


SDN Outside the Data Center
sponsored by Silver Peak
EGUIDE: Software-defined networking (SDN) is the next step in networking's evolution, expanding from the data center to the WAN. Read on to learn about this burgeoning technology and how it will affect your organization.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

Silver Peak

What is a PDU in an Intelligent, Energy Aware Data Center?
sponsored by Raritan Inc.
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will learn how to make the best decisions for your data center power management, and learn why monitoring consumption is paramount. Read this expert guide to access expert tips on creating a power-conscious data center.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Raritan Inc.

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by
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

Is your network ready for the SDN WAN?
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: It's an exciting time to be in networking – if you're prepared. Brace yourself as software-defined networking hits the enterprise WAN. Our expert e-book dives in to the sea change SDN brings to the WAN: changes to job functions, how sys admins can apply SDN and how it addresses demands new technological developments bring to the network, and more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014


The Top 7 Criteria for Cloud Wi-Fi
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The vision of an all-wireless enterprise has been in sight for years, but it has finally come within grasping range. Cloud-managed Wi-Fi is the way to achieve the goals of a more agile enterprise at lower IT costs. Read on to learn about the top seven requirements to look for in cloud Wi-Fi.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 12 May 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

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.

Secure Wireless LAN for Uninterrupted Clinical Applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents a solution that addresses the security and performance requirements for uninterrupted clinical applications, with the least amount of administrative complexity.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Networking Engineering in Extraordinary Places
sponsored by
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

What to Look for in 802.11ac Access Points
sponsored by
EBOOK: This Buyer's Essentials guide looks at 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

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
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

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 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


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 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


Benefits of Infrastructure and Network Convergence with 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.
1 - 25 of 217 Matches Previous Page    1 2 3 4    Next Page
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, … 
LAN definition sponsored by, powered by an online computer dictionary
Browse by Report Type:
LAN White Papers | LAN Multimedia | LAN IT Downloads

About TechTarget:

TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 - 2016, TechTarget | Read our Privacy Statement