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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
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


Unified Communications & Collaboration: Empowering a Mobile Workforce
sponsored by NEC
WHITE PAPER: This solution overview discusses how you can facilitate unified communications and collaboration in your enterprise.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Children's Hospital Uses Data Analytics to Improve Quality Care
sponsored by Qlik
CASE STUDY: This white paper reveals how Texas Children's Hospital optimized its electronic medical record (EMR) system to turn its data into meaningful insights and improve quality care.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Bolstering Network Security in a BYOD World
sponsored by VSS Monitoring
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can stop the threats introduced by BYOD trends by implementing comprehensively visibility into all network traffic.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VSS Monitoring

The Easiest Way to Make Your Wireless Network Work for Your Organization
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to easily deploy wireless LANs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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


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

Spectrum Analysis in High Density Environments, Devin Akin
sponsored by Fluke Networks
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about the many problems and solutions that should be taken into consideration when working in a high density environment. Watch this webinar now to see how design considerations, baselines, and continual monitoring can help your enterprise run a high density network.
Posted: 02 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 02 Oct 2015

Fluke Networks

What to Look for in Cloud-based Unified Communications
sponsored by
EBOOK: The cloud is an efficient means to deliver unified communications (UC) applications. Enterprises need to extend the reach of their communications and collaboration applications and services to make employees as productive as possible -- no matter where they're located and what devices they're using.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 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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