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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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The Top Wi-Fi 6 Technology Benefits
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Like the IEEE standards that predate Wi-Fi 6, this new standard performs all the same duties as Wi-Fi 5 and earlier, while also offering improvements.In our Complete Guide to Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, uncover 4 key improvements that help Wi-Fi 6 stand out from its predecessors. To access this guide, complete our Wired & Wireless LAN survey.
Posted: 28 Mar 2020 | Published: 28 Mar 2020

TechTarget

Wireless Solutions: 8 Solutions and How They Stack Up
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: I&O pros responsible for networking are catching on to the importance of low-power wireless personal-area networking technologies and the increasing role they play in the networking fabric. In Forrester’s evaluation of the market, they identified 8 significant vendors in the category. Download the report to explore an evaluation of the vendors.
Posted: 18 Mar 2020 | Published: 15 Aug 2019

Aruba Networks

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2019 Vendor Assessment
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: WLAN infrastructure is a pivotal element in many organizations' digital transformation (DX) journeys, enabling DX initiatives such as IoT, omni-channel engagement, and anytime access to mission-critical SaaS applications. In this IDC MarketScape, explore an assessment of 11 WLAN vendors.
Posted: 17 Mar 2020 | Published: 31 Oct 2019

Aruba Networks

Digital Elements for an Enhanced Game Day Experience
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: The role of the network has changed for sports organizations. Teams and venues need to adapt to create a superb game day experience for fans. In this white paper, explore the critical elements for an enhanced game day experience.
Posted: 09 Mar 2020 | Published: 09 Mar 2020

Extreme Networks

Wi-Fi 6, 5G and Private 5G Networks: How They Can Work Together
sponsored by T-Mobile for Business
EGUIDE: As Wi-Fi 6 and 5G emerge, organizations are evaluating the benefits and use cases for both. Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are expected to complement each other. However, organizations can ultimately dictate which technology is used in a given situation by evaluating the use cases. In this e-guide, learn everything you need to know about Wi-Fi 6 and 5G.
Posted: 05 Mar 2020 | Published: 03 Mar 2020

T-Mobile for Business

What an Impending Marriage of IoT and 5G Means for the Future
sponsored by T-Mobile for Business
EGUIDE: One area that will greatly benefit from 5G is the Internet of Things. However, 5G is also adding some confusion in the market today as there are existing private and public solutions being deployed now while 5G is a couple years away from adoption. In this e-guide, learn what the impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future.
Posted: 05 Mar 2020 | Published: 03 Mar 2020

T-Mobile for Business

Your SAN Zoning Crash Course
sponsored by Cirrus Data Solutions
EGUIDE: Understanding the ins and outs of SAN zoning, as well as the factors that affect it, can be intimidating and having a reference guide can simplify the learning curve. Read this e-guide to discover which type of SAN zoning you should use, the difference between SAN zoning and VSANs, the common zoning schemas, and more.
Posted: 03 Feb 2020 | Published: 31 Jan 2020

Cirrus Data Solutions

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

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 Prepare for 5G Adoption
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: 5G networks and services will be deployed in stages over the next several years to accommodate the increasing reliance on mobile and internet-enabled devices. In this expert guide, learn everything you need to know to prepare for deployment. To access this guide, participate in our Wired and Wireless LAN Research Survey.
Posted: 02 Oct 2019 | Published: 04 Feb 2020

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

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

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

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
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