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Managed Wi-Fi: The Smart Choice for College Campuses
Strategy

Managed Wi-Fi: The Smart Choice for College Campuses

Meet Madison. Madison is an eighteen-year-old freshman at a mid-sized university. Madison has had a smartphone since she was thirteen. It’s an integral part of her life, the primary way she stays connected to her friends and, now that she’s away at school, to her family back home. Madison uses her phone to access every sphere of her life. It’s her primary vehicle for maintaining friendships, dating, consuming media, and sharing ideas. She feels lost without her phone. So naturally, now that she’s at college, Madison expects her phone to be by her side or in her hands no matter where she is on campus, including the lecture hall, lab, and study group. This generation of learners have grown up around smartphones, so it’s no surprise that they demand and expect their phones to play a big part in their college learning experience.

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11 Reasons Why Consumer Networking Gear Is Not a Good Fit for Enterprise Wireless Networks
Mobility

11 Reasons Why Consumer Networking Gear Is Not a Good Fit for Enterprise Wireless Networks

In the past, we have occasionally run into instances where businesses have attempted to use SOHO (Single Office, Home Office) or consumer networking gear to build their office or business Wi-Fi network. We would get a panicked call from a business owner or their IT staff asking for assistance in resolving some disaster created when it failed during a meeting, presentation or event that unfortunately cost them a ton of money $$$ and/or credibility.

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How to Purchase Wi-Fi: 2 CAPEX Challenges and How to Solve Them
Strategy

How to Purchase Wi-Fi: 2 CAPEX Challenges and How to Solve Them

No matter what industry you’re in today, you really have to provide wireless, one way or the other. As more and more applications move to the cloud, and more of your employees and guests are bringing mobile devices on to your network and expecting a fast, secure experience, Wi-Fi is now essential to your business. If your network goes down, your business goes down—it’s that simple.

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WiFi as a Service: A Game-Changer for Businesses in 2018
Strategy

WiFi as a Service: A Game-Changer for Businesses in 2018

The traditional piecemeal approach to providing WiFi doesn’t meet the challenges of tomorrow, or even today for that matter. As businesses take on the challenge of WiFi planning for 2018, more and more of them will look to a turnkey subscription-based model of purchasing the hardware, software, and managed services necessary to deploy an enterprise-grade wireless network.

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How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 2: Deployment and Support
Mobility

How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 2: Deployment and Support

In Part 1, we covered the first two steps in our proprietary managed WiFi subscription process: analysis and design. To recap: We start by gathering all the relevant data on your wireless environment and goals. There are so many variables that can affect your wireless network design, roughly falling under these five categories: industry, coverage, devices, users, and applications. We’ll combine the information we gather from you with the data we’ve collected over the years to come up with a custom WLAN design for your environment. After the initial analysis and design legwork is done, we’re ready to deploy your wireless network!

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How to Deploy a WiFi Network that People Actually Enjoy Using

How to Deploy a WiFi Network that People Actually Enjoy Using

When WiFi operates at a snail’s pace or keeps dropping, users can go from Bruce Banner to the Hulk very quickly. WiFi is now demanded, expected, and required for doing just about everything, across every industry. So, how do you deploy and support a fast, secure wireless network that won’t make your end users turn green and smash things?

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