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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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PAN Reports
Ease Your Wi-Fi Deployments with a Wireless LAN Controller
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: In this brief white paper, you will discover how to accelerate Wi-Fi setup using your wireless LAN. Learn how to deploy your small to midsize LAN in less than 10 minutes and troubleshoot your network using advanced software-based wireless controller functions.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 12 Nov 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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


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


Overcome Key UC Adoption Hurdles and Unify your Business
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you determine how to surmount UC deployment challenges related to vendor, user experience and meeting cost-saving projections.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2015


Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS)
sponsored by Cisco
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Discover the impact that a hosted collaboration solution (HCS) can have on your enterprise by allowing you to offer a number of UC&C applications to your end users.
Posted: 02 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
RESEARCH CONTENT: This research report breaks down how your enterprise can benefit from a plan to use a unified wired/WLAN access layer, and which vendors perform best.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 Sep 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Step-by-Step: Handling RF Interference Challenges
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you an in-depth look at how to identify and mitigate unexpected interference problems that can slow down your Wi-Fi network.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

Fluke Networks

ServiceNow Podcast: Has the Inbox Killed Productivity?
sponsored by ServiceNow
PODCAST: In the following podcast, learn about the various ways business can improve employee and management productivity by addressing manual processes like email and spreadsheets. Tune in now and get started on the right path to a more effective, productive, and cost effective business.
Posted: 23 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 18, 2015


Secure Unified Access for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
RESOURCE: Discover how to implement a unified access solution, in which comprehensive, multi-layered security extends automatically with each new network connection, wired or wireless. Access 5 key considerations for implementing this unified layer for your wireless security.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

IDC: The Business Value of IBM's Digital Experience Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how one messaging-based middleware system helps you to exchange information throughout a range of platforms.Read on to learn how you can integrate new and existing business applications in a manner that is scalable, convenient and secure.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

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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