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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.

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


How System Telemetry can Optimize Universal Experience Management
sponsored by IR
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to discover how telemetry data, when paired with other tools, can ensure that your unified communications systems perform to specification and meet service-level agreements.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015


Deploying and Troubleshooting Wireless Networks for Mobile UC
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WEBCAST: This webinar discusses the connection between unified communications and wireless as well as the challenges that they can bring. Download now to learn what is necessary when deploying wireless in your enterprise and how to provide a high quality experience for its users.
Posted: 30 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2015

Fluke Networks

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

Creating a Collaborative Culture with a Global, Mobile Workforce
sponsored by Vodafone
VIDEO: This short video introduces an all in one way to bring your employees together while incorporating data from any outlying business interest you can think of.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2015


National Water Company Transforms IT Service Delivery
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how an automated IT service management strategy helped the National Water Company of Saudi Arabia control the management of problems, incidents, change and knowledge to improve end-user experience at their 9 customer service centers.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Nov 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Enable Fast IT by Accelerating Your Network
sponsored by Cisco
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper explains how to simplify and accelerate your Wi-Fi deployments with a wireless LAN. Learn how to manage up to 25 APs and 500 clients for each virtual controller you deploy, and deliver the same quality user experiences as large enterprises.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 19 Oct 2015


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

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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