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DEFINITION: 1) A personal area network (PAN) is the interconnection of information technology devices within the range of an individual person, typically within a range of 10 meters. For example, a person traveling with a laptop, a personal digital assistant (PDA), and a portable printer could interconnect them without having to plug anything in, using some form of wireless technology. Typically, this kind of  … 
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eBook - The Mobile Enterprise: Taking Wireless Networking to the Next Level
sponsored by SearchMobileComputing
EBOOK: Read this eBook to learn how faster, more robust 802.11n WLANs can help your business offer new mobility services to improve mobility and reduce cost through fixed-mobile convergence. Discover how unified communications applications can exploit wireless mobile connectivity to facilitate workforce collaboration and enhance productivity.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Sep 2009


Cloud Infrastructure Foundation - A Flexible, Responsive Cloud Is Built from the Ground Up
sponsored by Egenera
WHITE PAPER: At its heart, cloud computing is a new operational and business model for IT application hosting, rather than a new technology. It promises to deliver highly reliable, highly elastic services that respond quickly and smoothly to changing user demand.
Posted: 23 Nov 2010 | Published: 23 Nov 2010


Enabling the Digital Business through IT Operations
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: The following is a quick, four-step guide to regaining upward mobility in the enterprise and amongst your competitors by modernizing people, processes and tools.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


Enhance the Accuracy of your Predictive Modeling
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WEBCAST: This webcast can help you overcome the frustrations of predictive modeling and design the most efficient and cost-effective Wi-Fi network possible.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2015

Fluke Networks

Optimized Sourcing in Hybrid IT Environments: Impacts and Improvements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research paper discusses how hundreds of organizations feel about multiple-sourced hybrid IT, how to predict upcoming service needs, and how to manage IT acquisition in a way that will optimize environments.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


How to Secure Your Ecosystem of Cloud-Based Apps
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Most large organizations deploy or intend to deploy a broad range of mobile apps to their employees. This white paper reviews one app security model and how it can be leveraged to secure cloud-based productivity suites on mobile devices.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015


How to Deploy Cisco Mobility Express Solution
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Offering a simplified, low cost, and comprehensive Wi-Fi architecture, Cisco Mobility Express provides enterprise-level WLAN capability—streamlined for small and medium-sized deployments. Learn how to implement the solution in our Mobility Express Deployment Guide.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 18 Sep 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

HBR Executive Summary: Making the Business Case for Managing Complexity
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WHITE PAPER: In the following HBR shortened report, uncover how businesses have begun to help manage the complexity of their IT environment. Access now and gain insight into handling the cost of complexity, unlocking key enablers for simplification, and more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

SAP America, Inc.

Re-Architect Your Network for BYOD
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the limitations of networks when supporting "bring your own device" policies and offers technologies that can be applied to solve them. Learn how re-architecting your network for BYOD can keep your network secure and simplified.
Posted: 30 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Managing Communications in Modern Business
sponsored by Vodafone/Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief white paper to learn how the business world is changing and discover the innovation that's driving improved communications management.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

PAN DEFINITION (continued): …  personal area network could also be interconnected without wires to the Internet or other networks.Also see wireless personal area network (WPAN) which is virtually a synonym since almost any personal area network would need to function wirelessly. Conceptually, the difference between a PAN and a wireless LAN is that the former tends to be centered around one person while the latter is a local area network (LAN) that is connected without wires and serving multiple users. 2) In another usage, a personal area network (PAN) is a technology that could enable wearable computer devices to communicate … 
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