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5 Key Components You Might Not Have Thought About When Deploying Wi-Fi at Your School
Mobility

5 Key Components You Might Not Have Thought About When Deploying Wi-Fi at Your School

Over the last 5 years, planning and implementing a reliable school Wi-Fi network has become increasingly complex to do correctly. There are many different variables to consider and just as many components that need to come together just right to be successful. It’s no wonder that more than a few things get overlooked when deploying Wi-Fi in the K-12 environment.

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How to Overcome the Challenges of Managing Your Wireless Network
Strategy

How to Overcome the Challenges of Managing Your Wireless Network

Wireless networking has grown in both scope and complexity over the past 5 years or so. Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes are required to support programs like BYOD, guest Wi-Fi access, and a growing number of connected devices (yes, this includes the IoT). The problem for most IT teams is, how do you effectively manage your WLAN (especially when you’re a small team)?

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4 Smart Ways to Secure the Industrial Internet of Things
Mobility

4 Smart Ways to Secure the Industrial Internet of Things

No industry stands to be impacted more by the internet of things than industrial businesses (i.e. manufacturing, warehousing etc.). This comes out to around $3.83 trillion (yes, trillion) dollars in possible new business over the next 10 years. With so much potential and opportunity being generated within a relatively short time period there are three main takeaways to note:

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How To Guarantee Awful Wi-Fi Performance [Video]
Mobility

How To Guarantee Awful Wi-Fi Performance [Video]

Our expectations today when it comes to wireless access is that it should work flawlessly, no matter where, no matter when and on any device we choose. However, deploying a reliable wireless network that can actually support those expectations is challenging, technical and at times frustrating if you don't know what you're doing. In a bit of a twist, this week's episode will focus on how we can achieve awful Wi-Fi performance based on some common mistakes we continuously see in the field.

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Improving Your Hospital's Wi-Fi Performance: 4 Challenges You Must Overcome 
Mobility

Improving Your Hospital's Wi-Fi Performance: 4 Challenges You Must Overcome 

With the hospital environment growing in complexity, and the need to ensure both compliance and reliability, it makes sense that your hospital's Wi-Fi performance is critical to everyone's success and well-being. However, as we just stated, healthcare facilities are more complex than ever today, so getting it right is no easy task. Typically, there are four main areas you have to address: The physical environment Devices Applications End-Users Within these four areas, exists the qualities to either have robust performance or terrible performance. So where should you start? Here are four current challenges that every healthcare facility faces and how you can overcome them to improve your Wi-Fi performance.

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6 Challenges to Overcome When Deploying Campus-Wide Wireless Networks
Mobility

6 Challenges to Overcome When Deploying Campus-Wide Wireless Networks

On the perfect college campus everyone would have super-fast, reliable and secure wireless access. No matter where you went, what devices or applications you were using, or how many users were on the network, everyone would always have the perfect wireless experience. While nothing is ever perfect, college IT leaders are still going to try and deliver it, unfortunately there's a lot of challenges along the way.

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Creating the Ultimate Guest Wi-Fi Experience: 4 WLAN Design Tips Every Hotel Must Follow
Mobility

Creating the Ultimate Guest Wi-Fi Experience: 4 WLAN Design Tips Every Hotel Must Follow

Whether we’re traveling for business or on vacation, one of the first things that comes to mind when we arrive at our hotel/resort is, “I hope the Wi-Fi is good.” In fact, according to an article by USA Today, wireless connectivity is so much of a necessity we try to get online within 7 minutes of our arrival. We’re past the point of simply offering wireless access to your guests, now that access has to be fast, reliable and secure to properly satisfy their expectations.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Wi-Fi Calling & Your Wireless Network [Part 2]
Mobility

Whiteboard Wednesday: Wi-Fi Calling & Your Wireless Network [Part 2]

Last month we shed light on a new trend that has the potential to cause some serious wifi problems if not supported correctly. Of course we're referring to the new feature you might on your smartphone called Wi-Fi calling. In part 2 of this whiteboard series, Senior Network Engineer Michael McNamee, explains exactly what features your wireless network will need to properly support Wi-Fi calling. 

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