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What the HP Acquisition of Aruba Networks Means to Customers
Mobility

What the HP Acquisition of Aruba Networks Means to Customers

Over the past week we’ve received numerous questions, emails, and phone calls from our customers and potential customers who are using Aruba Networks or considering Aruba Networks about the acquisition announcement from HP. I’m writing this article to answer those questions and provide some feedback on what we’ve found out from the Aruba team this week at Atmosphere 2015 and what the acquisition likely means. I have been in meetings with the Aruba founder/CTO and CEO, as well as other members of the leadership team.  However, this blog is entirely my (Philip Wegner) opinion.

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Fix Your Wi-Fi Networks Blind Spot with Network Performance Monitoring
Mobility

Fix Your Wi-Fi Networks Blind Spot with Network Performance Monitoring

Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) handles performance measurement and diagnostics for network components to identify areas of opportunity for optimization. Largely consisting of debugging and deep packet inspection tools to facilitate fault tolerance as well as outage resolution management, the market has traditionally taken an inside-out approach to network management.

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Wireless Network Design Kit
Stop Calling a Site-Survey a Wireless Network Design
Mobility

Stop Calling a Site-Survey a Wireless Network Design

One of the most frustrating terms in the wireless industry is the term “site-survey”; it means one thing to some and a completely different thing to others. The reality is that having such a mixed consensus on what the term really means is confusing and in a lot of cases causes the wrong expectations and ultimately a poorly designed, poor performing WLAN. It’s time we try and settle the confusion.

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How to Maximize Your School Wireless Network with Secure Mobility
Security

How to Maximize Your School Wireless Network with Secure Mobility

On June 29th, 2007 the world as we knew it had changed forever. This was day that the iPhone was first introduced and while some may argue this point, I believe that this day also introduced the world to what we now call “Secure Mobility”. Since the explosion of mobile devices and apps a lot has changed, especially when it comes to how we think about designing and building networks.

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The Wave of Mobile Devices Hitting Enterprise Wireless Networks

The Wave of Mobile Devices Hitting Enterprise Wireless Networks

Like the gravitational pull of the moon affects the tides and surfers who ride waves of the  ocean, there’s an obvious swell in the popularity of wireless devices. Some research indicates that 87% of IT leaders consider their wireless network to be of a mission-critical importance. That’s the exact same network that wireless users are attempting to access with their devices.

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5 Best Apps for the iPone 5 on Enterprise Wireless Networks
Strategy

5 Best Apps for the iPone 5 on Enterprise Wireless Networks

Yay the iPhone 5 is finally here and thanks to so many companies adopting BYOD users can take their brand spanking new mobile devices onto the enterprise wireless network. Now first things first, it’s time to load that puppy up with all the best apps to keep you and your employees up-to-date and more productive than ever. When it comes to business apps, though, finding the right one for the right task can be tricky. There are so many apps out there that it makes it difficult to distinguish which ones truly the best.

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6 Top-notch Apps for iPads on enterprise wireless networks
Strategy

6 Top-notch Apps for iPads on enterprise wireless networks

As tablets like the iPad gain in popularity, many companies are replacing or supplementing laptops for iPads or even implementing bring your own device (BYOD) which allows employees to bring them to work. This trend is only expected to continue, so it should come at no surprise that there are so many apps for iPads on enterprise wireless networks. With over a quarter million iPad apps out there, finding the best apps can be quite a task. Don’t worry; we’ve narrowed it down to a list of 6 great apps for iPads on enterprise wireless networks you definitely need to check out.

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4 Myths of BYOD on Enterprise Wireless Networks Debunked
Strategy

4 Myths of BYOD on Enterprise Wireless Networks Debunked

As smart phones and tablets gain in popularity the proliferation of the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon continues to grow. Companies are beginning to see the benefits BYOD has to offer. Of course, like with anything else that rapidly spreads so do the rumors surrounding BYOD. We would like to take a minute to clear up some of these myths about BYOD on enterprise wireless networks.

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Interesting BYOD Study Highlights for Enterprise Wireless Networks
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Interesting BYOD Study Highlights for Enterprise Wireless Networks

BYOD, the familiar acronym for the “bring your own device” phenomenon, has continued its propagation into the workplace. Many organizations are allowing employees to choose their laptops and use their own smart phones and tablets at work in support of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs. With the many benefits as described in 7 Benefits of BYOD on Enterprise Wireless Networks, it’s easy to see why the embrace of BYOD in the workplace will only continue to accelerate.  

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7 Benefits of BYOD on Enterprise Wireless Networks
Strategy

7 Benefits of BYOD on Enterprise Wireless Networks

As the demand for tablets on enterprise wireless networks continues to accelerate, businesses are being faced with increasing pressure to allow BYOD (bring your own device) on their secure wireless network. Many companies have already embraced BYOD on their enterprise wireless network. If you haven’t already implemented a BYOD program, you need to check out these7  benefits you could be missing out on. #1. Increased worker satisfaction

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Top 5 trends for tablets on enterprise wireless networks
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Top 5 trends for tablets on enterprise wireless networks

The spread of tablets into enterprise wireless networks have radically increased in the past several years. Employees have fallen in love with these mobile devices and are now regularly using them at and away from the desk.  Embracing an enterprise wireless network solution for tablets means elimination of stationary work locations, improved collaboration, and augmented employee productivity.

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