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Topic: Wireless Network Management

[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: Why Managing Your Wireless Network is So Challenging!

[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: Why Managing Your Wireless Network is So Challenging!

Without proper management of your newly upgraded or freshly deployed wireless network, the chance that you'll run into performance problems is almost guaranteed — even if you're WiFi design was configured correctly. But managing your wireless network after it's been deployed can be difficult. In this week's episode, Danny reveals the four reasons why WiFi management is so challenging today.

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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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Creating an IoT Strategy: 3 Reasons it's More Complex Than You Think
Mobility

Creating an IoT Strategy: 3 Reasons it's More Complex Than You Think

IoT growth in the workplace is inevitable as we are transitioning into a culture where physical objects are being connected to the digital world through sensors. The “father of sensors” Janus Bryzek even described it as “the largest growth in the history of humans.” The internet of things will create new applications, new processes and new business opportunities, however it also has the potential to put a lot of strain on your wireless network's performance.

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How The Internet of Things is Making the World Smarter [Infographic]
Strategy

How The Internet of Things is Making the World Smarter [Infographic]

The Internet of Things has brought in a new era in how machines make our lives easier. Basically we gave objects brains (sensors) and now they can talk to us (using wireless networks) and we can make better decisions. Billions of the tiniest to the largest devices are embedded with smart technology (sensors) that allow these objects or machines to talk to each other and even to communicate with us. It's kind of mind-blowing when you first realize the limitless possibilities, I'll let it sink in... ... ... Awesome. Welcome to the reality that is IoT.

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3 Tests You Should Be Running On Your Wi-Fi Network For Max Performance
Strategy

3 Tests You Should Be Running On Your Wi-Fi Network For Max Performance

One of the most important aspects of mobility for any CIO is testing. It goes without saying that proper planning and using the right types of testing can be a powerful step towards supporting your users wireless demands today and creating a wireless network that can grow with you for tomorrow's challenges. While planning and testing might seem like a simple and obvious task, they shouldn't be overlooked. Not only will testing and planning help you to identify potential cost savings and efficiency issues but also how to create a higher-preforming WLAN--thus giving your end users the wireless experience they expect. To help you start building a more powerful Wi-Fi network, we've created a list of 3 tests you should be running on your Wi-Fi network right now.

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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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