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10 Signs You Can't Handle BYOD in Healthcare with 802.11ac
Mobility

10 Signs You Can't Handle BYOD in Healthcare with 802.11ac

“You can’t handle the truth!”  It’s not just a line from a famous movie, it has real-world implications, IF you believe your hospital wireless network is just fine to support initiatives like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) moving into the next generation. The truth is that technology administrators now can further support their BYOD efforts by upgrading to 802.11ac wireless access. However, the full benefits of 802.11ac, and therefore your BYOD initiatives won’t be realized if the infrastructure is not there to support the new technology.  

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Security Protocols Essential for a Successful BYOD Solution
Security

Security Protocols Essential for a Successful BYOD Solution

Once your corporation or school has decided to allow employees or students to bring their own devices onto the network and a proper policy has been formulated it is essential to think of the security measures needed to take place within your wireless infrastructure before implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution. 

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10 Vital Reminders for Secure BYOD in Healthcare
Mobility

10 Vital Reminders for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

Another week, another reported “cyber attack”. That might make you wonder what Edward Snowden is doing for a living in Russia these days. If you follow the story, you’ll see that hackers have stolen sensitive information from some of the larger social media networks and gained access to end user accounts. This time, hackers exploited vulnerable desktop computers - not necessarily the wireless devices that are brought into a healthcare facility.  

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7 Keys to Planning a Secure BYOD Policy in Healthcare
Security

7 Keys to Planning a Secure BYOD Policy in Healthcare

Imagine for a moment that you are back in elementary school and have just been awarded the orange sash and badge, making you an official Safety Patrol Officer! White gloves and whistles may have stopped your peers from crossing the street but those adornments don’t do much in the way of halting to peer-to-peer file sharing on your hospital wireless network.

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3 BYOD Implementation Mistakes and Pitfalls to Avoid
Mobility

3 BYOD Implementation Mistakes and Pitfalls to Avoid

The demand for BYOD is increasing and organizations are being faced with increasing pressure to allow BYOD. BYOD is a big decision and is does take time and planning for successful integration. Too often, organizations are making mistakes that can be detrimental to BYOD success. Check out some of the common ones below.

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1:1 vs. BYOD in Education: Which is Better?
Strategy

1:1 vs. BYOD in Education: Which is Better?

Technology is everywhere and has become an indispensable component in everyone’s daily lives now including the lives of our little digital natives. The education model must change to continue to be effective and reach this tech-savvy generation. Today’s generation of students and their mobile devices are attached at the hip. Students love their mobile device and they expect connectivity on the school wireless network. Their dire love and infatuation with technology will only intensify over time, so if your school hasn’t considered a byod solution to bringing mobile technology in the classroom, you better get started.

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23 Reasons BYOD Network Design is the Answer to Mobility in Schools
Mobility

23 Reasons BYOD Network Design is the Answer to Mobility in Schools

BYOD (bring your own device) has gone from just a trend to a reality in schools and entire districts all over the United States. With BYOD student’s and teacher’s personal devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. are used in the classroom, and at home for learning. Proper BYOD network design enhances education by making learning more collaborative and exciting than ever before along with a plethora of other benefits.

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Is Your School Wireless Network Ready for BYOD?
Mobility

Is Your School Wireless Network Ready for BYOD?

BYOD is all the rage right now. The rapidly accelerating proliferation of smartphones and tablets has led an increasing number of school wireless networks to allow students and teachers to bring their own devices into the classrooms (BYOD). There’s a lot to consider when implementing a BYOD program in a school though. Is your school BYOD ready? Make sure you have considered these five main solution components.

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BYOD and HealthCare.gov: 5 Tips for Secure Access
Security

BYOD and HealthCare.gov: 5 Tips for Secure Access

If you have read or seen the national news lately, you may have noticed the rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act website to be a bit of a cluster. On Monday, President Obama addressed the negative feedback by saying, “The website is too slow and people are getting stuck. And I think it's fair to say, nobody is more frustrated about that than I am. Nobody's madder than me about the web site not working as it should, which means, it's going to get fixed.”

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Creating a BYOD Policy
Security

Creating a BYOD Policy

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) isn’t just a fad, it’s here and its proliferation into almost every industry is accelerating. That’s why it is important to put BYOD policies into place as soon as possible. Forrester Research says the consumer-driven iPad is pouring into the enterprise at breakneck speeds with 81 percent of firms having tablet plans and 250 million tablets expected to be in employees’ hands by 2016.

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Bringing BYOD to Hospital Wireless Networks

Bringing BYOD to Hospital Wireless Networks

The United States Food & Drug Administration so greatly understands the importance of BYOD (and more specifically wireless technology) that the organization stepped in to provide additional guidance with an updated official document entitled, “Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Radio Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices.”

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BYOD: Coming to a School Near You (Infographic)
Strategy

BYOD: Coming to a School Near You (Infographic)

BYOD (bring your own device) started out as just a cool trend in the business world. Now it’s more like a requirement. According to Forrester Research, 50% of organizations officially condone BYOD. It may have taken a little longer to reach schools, but it’s there now and it’s spreading like wildfire. BYOD allows students and faculty to bring their own mobile devices for use on the school wireless network.

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BYOD Implementation: Are You Ready?
Mobility

BYOD Implementation: Are You Ready?

It’s a nightmare that all too often comes true.  The first day of the new school year has begun.  BYOD implementation has been launched and the teachers who seemed ready for the transition are frantically trying to help students connect after several attempted failures. 

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5 BYOD Education Issues To Consider
Strategy

5 BYOD Education Issues To Consider

Another school year finally comes to its end. Soon, if not already, schools are beginning to plan for what is in store for the following year. Within this planning, the topic of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has most likely been touched upon. BYOD is finding its way into many industries as the growth of mobile device usage continues. It is a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing and one that should leave school management considering how to better prepare.

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BYOD is the New BYOB

BYOD is the New BYOB

Most adults will know what the original acronym “BYOB” stands for, but for the sake of our younger readers and keeping this post age-appropriate, let’s just start by saying for this discussion, BYOB stands for “Bring Your Own Beverage”.  Kids: sometimes, adults will indicate to their friends that they will be happy to host the next party, but it’s gonna be a BYOB event.

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7 BYOD Policy Tips for School Wireless Networks
Security

7 BYOD Policy Tips for School Wireless Networks

Right now BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is all the rage, especially in education. Schools all over the United States are implementing BYOD solutions and reaping fabulous benefits like cost savings, increased engagement, and personalized instruction. Of course the list of benefits doesn’t stop there. I could go on and on about all the great opportunities BYOD has to offer students, but none of that matters if you don’t have the fundamentals in place. For a successful BYOD solution you need 2 fundamental things to get started, the right school wireless network infrastructure in place and a well-planned BYOD policy.

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