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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
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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Hospitality Wi-Fi Selector Report
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to make sure you have a reliable, secure, wireless network that can keep up with guest expectations for speed and availability.
Posted: 07 Aug 2018 | Published: 30 Sep 2017

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Test Drive Juniper Networks vQFX Virtual Switch
sponsored by Juniper Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the Juniper Networks vQFX Virtual Switch and find out how you can build a virtual network running on a laptop or desktop with a free tool suitable for proof of concept, script development, configuration validation, network change simulation, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2018 | Published: 30 Jun 2018

Juniper Networks

Wi-Fi and WLAN Tools for Distributed Campus Environments
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper runs through a series of Wi-Fi tools and products from Alcatel-Lucent. Find out how you can enable reliable, continuous connectivity for users throughout your distributed campus network environment.
Posted: 31 Jul 2018 | Published: 30 Sep 2017

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

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

Vendor Comparison for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
sponsored by Mist Systems
RESEARCH CONTENT: For those who are preparing their infrastructure for the coming changes wrought by the cloud and other digital trends, this Gartner Magic Quadrant breaks down the field of wired and wireless LANs.
Posted: 17 Jul 2018 | Published: 11 Jul 2018

Mist Systems

Why It's Time to Retire WLAN Controllers
sponsored by Mist Systems
WHITE PAPER: The world has changed substantially since wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers were created over a decade ago. This white paper explores a Mist Learning WLAN built on a modern cloud architecture with added AI capabilities for automation, network optimization, and insight.
Posted: 23 May 2018 | Published: 23 May 2018

Mist Systems

Federally-Validated Network Security for Wireless Communications
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EBOOK: Find out how to take a highly secure, mobile-first approach to wireless networking with technology designed to protect highly sensitive networks like those used by the U.S. government and armed forces.
Posted: 25 Apr 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How a Retail Company Enhanced their Wi-Fi System
sponsored by Mist Systems
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how a retail company had a strategic need to upgrade their Wi-Fi in stores and introduce new location-based services to enhance customer experience via personal engagement.
Posted: 10 Apr 2018 | Published: 10 Apr 2018

Mist Systems

Introducing AppNeta Performance Manager
sponsored by AppNeta
WEBCAST: With traditional monitoring tools, network pros have little to no visibility into application performance. Tune in as AppNeta CMO Damian Roskill discusses how to improve visibility through the cloud capabilities of AppNeta Performance Manager.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 28, 2017

AppNeta

Ekahau Wi-Fi Design Infographic
sponsored by Ekahau
RESEARCH CONTENT: This resource includes design considerations, best practices, and tips & tricks for high performance Wi-Fi.
Posted: 09 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Ekahau

Computer Weekly networking case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

An Overview of the Software-Defined Branch Network
sponsored by Aruba Networks
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: 22 Jun 2018 | Published: 22 Jun 2018

Aruba Networks

Software-Defined Branch: Revolutionizing the Branch for the Digital Era
sponsored by Aruba Networks
RESOURCE: Learn about the concept of a software-defined branch office network that brings together best-in-class wireless and wired infrastructure along with centralized cloud management and SD-WAN capabilities.
Posted: 21 Jun 2018 | Published: 21 Jun 2018

Aruba Networks

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

You compete. We'll handle the network.
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is a cumbersome task, requiring significant investments of time, effort and staff. This guide from a major network provider displays several network management solutions and how they will benefit your IT team to keep you ahead of the competition.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

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.

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

How to Handle Mobile Devices' Impact on the Network
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EBOOK: The number and complexity of mobile devices on the enterprise network are expanding, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide will help you prep your network for the higher capacity demands of next-stage BYOD. Learn what challenges you must overcome in the coming months.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

The Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture Enables Business Transformation
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper focuses on the 3 forces that are driving the need for the evolution of the overall enterprise network and presents a solution that transforms the network to provide unmatched levels of openness and programmability.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Cisco

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture: An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to take your first step toward an adaptable network platform –this enterprise network architecture provides the open, programmable, and application-aware foundation you need for today's mobile and cloud-connected world.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Cisco
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