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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  … 

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Aruba SD-Branch Overview
sponsored by Somerville
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to take a software-defined approach to branch networks that centralizes network management in the cloud, automates network monitoring functions, increases security, and more.
Posted: 15 Jan 2020 | Published: 30 Jun 2018

Somerville

Northern Kentucky’s Largest Healthcare Provider
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
CASE STUDY: In the past, engineers for Northern Kentucky’s largest healthcare provider have always relied on popular tools to aid network planning and troubleshooting. But, as the use cases became more varied, the engineers began to find these tools lacking. In this case study, learn why they turned to 7SIGNAL’s Mobile Eye to monitor the Wi-Fi experience.
Posted: 15 Jan 2020 | Published: 15 Jan 2020

7SIGNAL

Your Wi-Fi 6 Checklist
sponsored by Cisco
RESOURCE: Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax, is an exciting new step for wireless LANs. Wi-Fi is the primary access method for networks, and that trend will only rise as the number of Wi-Fi devices is predicted to grow. In this infographic, learn how to get your network ready for the innovations that Wi-Fi 6 will offer.
Posted: 13 Jan 2020 | Published: 28 Feb 2019

Cisco

Architecting the Wired Campus for Increased Capacity
sponsored by Cisco
ANALYST REPORT: As enterprises transform IT to meet the growing amount of applications, networking teams are adopting technologies to better operate their networks and respond to requests quickly and efficiently. In this report, learn how to make the most of these technologies by planning for the future and making the right IT decisions.
Posted: 08 Jan 2020 | Published: 31 Aug 2019

Cisco

Are You Still Testing Your Wireless by Yesterday’s Methods?
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: There are two big mistakes you can make with Wi-Fi. The first is never testing it. The second is measuring its performance by outdated methods. Today’s truly effective wireless management employs multiple metrics to boost performance and productivity. In this white paper, explore common mistakes and myths which can cause Wi-Fi problems.
Posted: 19 Dec 2019 | Published: 19 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

What Could Go Wrong with Your Enterprise Network? A lot
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: Any network team within a large enterprise knows how critical it is to business success to have continuous, fast, high-performing Wi-Fi. In this white paper, discover 7 roadblocks that can hinder the success of networks, especially within large enterprises. Also, learn how wireless network monitoring tools can help you manage these challenges.
Posted: 18 Dec 2019 | Published: 18 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

6 Elements for a Successful WLAN Performance Test Bake-off
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: When evaluating WLAN vendors, it’s important to try out the latest-and-greatest from leading vendors and compare end-user WLAN performance test results; after all, improving end-user Wi-Fi experience is why you are upgrading. In this white paper, uncover 6 key elements you should consider when benchmark testing your WLAN performance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2019 | Published: 18 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

WLAN Performance Optimization: Learn to Tame that Wi-Fi Beast!
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: As you may already know, your Wi-Fi environment is like a living creature. It changes all the time as different devices move in and around the environment. In this white paper, learn how to get the most out of your network by gaining a better understanding of your existing environment.
Posted: 17 Dec 2019 | Published: 17 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

Should I Upgrade My WLAN?
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have been gamechangers in the business world – making it possible to be more productive and accessible than ever before.However, frustrations quickly mount and productivity screeches to a halt when overwhelmed WLANs become sluggish. In this white paper, uncover 5 tips for optimizing your WLAN.
Posted: 17 Dec 2019 | Published: 17 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

What to Expect from Wi-Fi 6 Besides Speed
sponsored by 7SIGNAL
WHITE PAPER: The sixth-generation Wi-Fi is being rolled out. And while it’s sure to be faster overall, there are other much-needed updates to wireless networking that the new version will provide. In this white paper, check out an overview of Wi-Fi 6 and see what changes it will bring to wireless networking.
Posted: 13 Dec 2019 | Published: 13 Dec 2019

7SIGNAL

Wi-Fi 6 for Dummies
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EBOOK: Wi-Fi 6 is the new generation of Wi-Fi technology with a new focus on efficiency and performance. In this e-book, learn about Wi-Fi 6 efficiency enhancements as well as the real-world implications of this historic evolution of Wi-Fi technology. Also, get an introduction to the robust offering of Wi-Fi 6 access points from Extreme Networks.
Posted: 27 Nov 2019 | Published: 27 Nov 2019

Extreme Networks

How to Ensure Your Company Is Ready for 5G
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: One of the newest cellular network advancements, 5G wireless technology, is on the horizon with speeds approximately 20 times faster than today's 4G cellular networks. To ensure you are prepared for 5G, download a free copy of expert guide, Creating Your 5G Game Plan, after participating in our research program.
Posted: 02 Oct 2019 | Published: 03 Dec 2019

TechTarget

Aruba Delivers LAN & Wi-Fi Performance, Security, and Reliability at CASDEN Banque Populaire's New HQ
sponsored by Aruba Networks
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how the CASDEN Banque Populaire met the networking demands of a new, highly virtualized working environment as they transitioned to a new headquarters, designed with high-performing connectivity, mobility, and security in mind.
Posted: 30 Apr 2019 | Published: 30 Apr 2019

Aruba Networks

The Real Way to Future-Proof Your Network
sponsored by BT
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief article to learn about the ongoing network evolution, beyond the boundaries of SD-WAN, that is already happening with the emergence of network virtualization, orchestration, cloud, and APIs.
Posted: 06 Mar 2019 | Published: 28 Feb 2019

BT

5G Wireless: How you can start preparing today
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Has your organization started preparing for the adoption of 5G? Learn how you can start in our guide, 5G Wireless: Understanding the Basics, which you can access after a brief multiple-choice survey.
Posted: 03 Nov 2018 | Published: 12 Jun 2019

TechTarget

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to software-defined networking in the enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The trends of software-defined networking have implications for many other areas of a business. In this 15-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at campus LAN design, the differences between SDN and DevOps, and how to connect to a container-based architecture.
Posted: 18 Sep 2018 | Published: 18 Sep 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus: Campus local area networks (LAN)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: In this e-guide we will explore some of the key trends driving the market for campus LANs and ask how to implement one, find out how one user went about building a network from the ground up on a brand-new site, and look in-depth at some of the active suppliers in the market.
Posted: 26 Jul 2018 | Published: 26 Jul 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

What you need to know about SD-branch before diving in
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: One of the most challenging aspects of branch network operations is the need to provision, manage and operate a complex array of distinct IT elements, or boxes, at the branch. Access this buyer's handbook to learn about SD-WAN, and how it can make extending your network to a branch easier.
Posted: 26 Nov 2018 | Published: 26 Nov 2018

SearchNetworking.com

Why Enterprise Network Engineers are Adopting Cloud-Managed Wireless
sponsored by Viadex
EGUIDE: Cloud-managed wireless is growing 3X faster than the wireless LAN market as a whole. Discover why enterprise networks are adopting cloud-managed wireless to offload operational expenses of deploying, securing and updating powering and cooling appliances.
Posted: 13 Mar 2018 | Published: 13 Mar 2018

Viadex

SDN-Lite: The New Way to Reduce Manual Tasks in the LAN
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: This issue of Network Evolution examines how network pros are using software-defined networking components, centralized management, automation, and policy enforcement to create LANs that are more flexible and easier to integrate.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

SearchNetworking.com

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.

Networking Engineering in Extraordinary Places
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
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

SearchNetworking.com

Buyer's Guide: What To Look For In 802.11ac Access Points
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: Many enterprises are looking to upgrade their wireless LAN access points (APs) to Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards. This essential buyer's guide explores 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

SearchNetworking.com

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.
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