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Topic: Byod

How to Unleash the Power of BYOD in Education
Mobility

How to Unleash the Power of BYOD in Education

BYOD programs offer some amazing opportunities and educational benefits for those schools that choose to support it. For example, bring your own device programs promote improved personalized learning while also lowering costs from not having to provide every student with a mobile device.

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The Lack of BYOD Security Policies: What's Happening and What Businesses Can Do
Security

The Lack of BYOD Security Policies: What's Happening and What Businesses Can Do

BYOD isn't a new concept, so why do so many enterprise wireless networks lack the necessary security policies to safely support it? A recent survey conducted by Champion Solutions Group, found that out of 447 businesses that both varied in size and vertical market, over one-half of them didn't have a formal BYOD policy and over a quarter admitted they do not have a proper security approach to supporting BYOD. This is rather concerning considering it's expected that one out of every two businesses will not be able to provide devices to their employees by 2017.

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How to Leverage User Data: 3 Ways Event Wi-Fi Can Improve Your Business
Strategy

How to Leverage User Data: 3 Ways Event Wi-Fi Can Improve Your Business

There are hundreds of moving parts at any event, and your Wi-Fi network is a critical element that can't be overlooked. Your event Wi-Fi should provide every single attendee with the high quality connectivity they expect and want. However, today's wireless offers more than just connectivity, it offers businesses with the opportunity to turn user data into contextual intelligence which will help everyone (including your business) get the most out of your event.

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Going Mobile: How Student Demand is Changing Campus Wi-Fi Networks
Strategy

Going Mobile: How Student Demand is Changing Campus Wi-Fi Networks

You will never find a Millennial without a gadget or two in tow. This is hardly a surprise. What’s noteworthy however, is how college students are favoring the use of mobile devices over dedicated platforms like desktops. The shift to mobile has seen an astounding 81% of higher-ed students used smartphones and tablets for studying in 2014, up 40% since 2013, according to McGraw-Hill Education.

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4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network
Security

4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network

Many businesses today are scrambling to support the increasing demand for safer and faster guest wireless access to their networks. Wifi users today expect a certain level of access, you can't just throw up some access points anymore and call it a day, you need to deliver an experience to your users that enables mobility and security for both them and your organization.

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7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education
Strategy

7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education

In today’s mobile-centric, always connected school environments, keeping up with new technology trends can have a major impact on your continued ability to offer your students the education they want and need. Schools now recognize the influence wireless and mobile technologies are having on their students as well as how it's shaping new ways of thinking and teaching. More colleges and universities are starting to get on board with utilizing newer learning methods for higher education that are targeted to how students want to learn and what are most effective for them to succeed not only in the classroom but after they graduate.

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What's Holding Your Hospital Wi-Fi Network Back From Supporting BYOD?
Strategy

What's Holding Your Hospital Wi-Fi Network Back From Supporting BYOD?

BYOD is one of those "buzzwords" in health care that everyone is sort of tired of hearing about, however, the fact remains that many hospitals still struggle to support this basic expectation amongst mobile users today. The benefits of allowing your hospital staff, patients and guests to use their own smartphones, laptops and tablets in the hospital environment has been well documented; employees and patients are happier, more productive and receiving better care, all while lowering operational costs. But it's not all good news for hospital CIO's unfortunately. Despite the success of BYOD and it's many benefits, there are still several major challenges associated with bring your own device. With all of those devices in one place not having the right strategy in place can have a significant impact on your wireless infrastructure, network security, and your bottom line.

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4 Ways to Fix Your Warehouse Wi-Fi Performance Problems
Mobility

4 Ways to Fix Your Warehouse Wi-Fi Performance Problems

Often times what makes a business truly successful isn't what you see but what you don't. It's the behind the scenes efforts, the unsung hero of the business world, the warehouse. This unique environment is an essential part of almost every organization’s operations and is the heart from which all materials, products and merchandise flow. Retailers are leading the trend of embracing wireless network technologies to revolutionize their warehouse operations and gain ground on their competition. However, when your day-to-day operations depends highly on seamless, uninterrupted connectivity it is vital to ensure that your warehouse wifi infrastructure can support those requirements. While there are many challenges to providing a high-performing industrial wireless network, there are some simple best practices that will make sure your network can manage these demands.

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Want a More Powerful BYOD Policy? Try these 6 Steps [Infographic]
Strategy

Want a More Powerful BYOD Policy? Try these 6 Steps [Infographic]

I work for an IT (Information technology) company so I guess that makes me kind of biased when it comes to BYOD and its usefulness. Since day one we’ve always taken a progressive approach in how we do business, leveraging the latest wireless technology to increase our ability to serve our clients more effectively. Whether it’s been supporting BYOD or working remotely, we’ve always had a plan in place that maximized our productivity as well as ensured our team’s and business’s data was secure.

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How to Successfully Implement a BYOD Program into Your School
Strategy

How to Successfully Implement a BYOD Program into Your School

According to the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium (NMC), BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an “important development in educational technology for K-12” that will be adopted in a year or less. It’s a deceptively simple concept, because although you may think, how hard can it be to have students bring their own devices to school, the truth is its far more complex than that.

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1:1 or BYOD in Schools? Which is Better for You [Infographic]
Strategy

1:1 or BYOD in Schools? Which is Better for You [Infographic]

Today’s generation of students (some call them “GenMobile”), are just that, mobile. Constantly on the go and more importantly connected by wireless 100% of the time. The alarming factor here for schools is the trend of each student using more and more devices. On average, current students now use on a daily basis between 3 and 5 devices. This is challenging school IT staff everywhere to facilitate learning environments that are rich in technology. The question is not should schools bring technology into the classroom but how?

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20 Pros and Cons of implementing BYOD in schools
Strategy

20 Pros and Cons of implementing BYOD in schools

BYOD (bring your own device) is where you allow your students and staff to use personal mobile devices on your school wireless network. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, because it’s spreading through schools faster than juicy gossip in a tiny town. Now, there’s a lot to consider when determining if implementing BYOD in schools is the right move. So, here’s a list of 20 pros and cons to hopefully help make the decision a little easier on you.

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