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Topic: Wan Optimization

Want Better Wi-Fi Performance? Try These 4 WAN Optimization Tips
Mobility

Want Better Wi-Fi Performance? Try These 4 WAN Optimization Tips

In nearly every industry today mobile devices are being used more than ever before. From schools to healthcare institutions and corporate offices, individuals depend and rely on the uninterrupted use of their smartphones, tablets and wearable technologies.  For instance, BYOD relies exclusively on users’ utilization of their own mobile devices for work or learning purposes. Healthcare providers are using smartphones and tablets more often these days to provide a higher level of patient care, and students are using mobile workstations during class for an interactive learning experience.  With more traffic and demand being driven across your network, this new wireless landscape is starting to create some serious Wi-Fi performance issues particularly when it comes to bandwidth.  

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Want to Improve Your Wifi Performance? Here are 3 Ways You Can
Mobility

Want to Improve Your Wifi Performance? Here are 3 Ways You Can

These days just having wifi isn’t good enough, you have to have “good” and “reliable” wifi. It’s almost become universally expected to have top-notch wifi performance at all times, no matter where you are, no matter what the device. Half the battle is creating a robust network, the other half is continuously optimizing your network for the best possible performance. This can be easier said than done, especially in an increasingly mobile, app-centric world.

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WAN Optimization: What is it and what are the benefits?
Mobility

WAN Optimization: What is it and what are the benefits?

What is WAN Optimization? Wide-area network (WAN) optimization is a collection of technologies and techniques used to amplify efficiency of data-transfer across the WAN. WAN optimization is an important part of network management, because it allows you to prioritize traffic and guarantee a certain amount of available bandwidth for the most critical applications.Some of the specific technologies used in WAN optimization include: Traffic shaping, in which traffic is prioritized and bandwidth is allocated accordingly. Elimination of redundant data, also known as data deduplication, which reduces the data that must be sent across a WAN by sending references instead of the actual data. Data compression, which contracts the size of data to limit bandwidth usage. Data caching, which is where repeatedly used data is hosted locally or on a local server for faster access. Streamlining data protocols, which bundles multiple requests from chatty applications into one. Manage bandwidth or quality of service, put limits on how much bandwidth certain kinds of resource-hogging applications can monopolize.

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How to improve your school wireless network with WAN optimization
Mobility

How to improve your school wireless network with WAN optimization

Schools across the country are realizing the value of mobile devices as great learning tools and already have or plan to implement a BYOD (bring your own device) program,  supply their students with iPads through special funding, or have some other plan to bring mobile devices to education. Regardless of how the school brings these mobile devices to the students, the benefits of them are clear. They can  enrich learning and collaboration among students and teachers and get students excited about learning. See 10 pros of BYOD in school wireless networks or Best Technology in the classroom is Mobile Devices for more information of the benefits of mobile devices on school wireless networks.

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How much does a wireless site survey cost?
Strategy

How much does a wireless site survey cost?

Every business and organization looking to deploy an enterprise-grade wireless network will have to conduct a wireless site survey, other than how they work and what you can expect, the most common question we get from customers is, "how much does a wireless site survey cost?" Let's take a look.

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