WiFi has been considered standard equipment for over a decade, with steadily improving performance over the years. But we are now on the cusp of a true wireless revolution. The never-ending quest for more bandwidth continues, and the advent of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) era heralds major changes to your network infrastructure.
Consider the case of one client, who has almost 400 users in a downtown high-rise environment:
When their network was implemented seven years ago, WiFi access was more or less a courtesy afforded to guests. A couple of years later, the conference rooms were added, and four years ago, they implemented an overall solution throughout their three floors to support their migration to laptops for certain job functions. It worked, and everyone was happy. For a while…
Over the past four years, as more users began to rely on the wireless, congestion set in. The network administrators did everything they could to keep finding ways to improve performance, but what they couldn’t change was the proliferation of devices. In a survey done last year, they came to realize that their 400 users had an astonishing 1711 devices connecting to the network at one time or another. That’s an average of 4.27 devices per person! And if that sounds high to you, it’s not. It is not uncommon at all for us to see clients who have a notebook, a tablet and a smartphone at the very least. Per employee. You can do the math. Their network, which was engineered to support around 100 devices, was supporting over 1700!
Most IT departments are so focused on the application and security impacts of BYOD, that the fundamentals of providing an adequate highway for the data are often overlooked. An overall wireless plan needs to be an integral part of any BYOD strategy. Wireless done right is a strategic IT infrastructure advantage that fuels your enterprise and lets you do more than ever before.
That’s where we come in. We can provide high-performance WiFi solutions for 10 to 100,000 users, in a single building, a large campus, a sports stadium, or a multi-national company with offices all over the globe. With our high-performance solutions, you can:
- Identify and prioritize critical enterprise applications over recreational applications
- Exceed the bandwidth expectations of employees and customers
- Effectively support cutting-edge wireless devices and applications
- Protect your enterprise from risk and security breaches
- Future proof your investment with a highly scalable solution
- Simplify network provisioning and management
Call us today to find out how a properly engineered solution can positively impact your business!