Smartphones. Touch screen tablets. Handheld video conferencing tools…..wireless devices are invading every aspect of enterprise operations, causing IT managers to reexamine their WLAN deployments; 802.11n is becoming a necessity not a choice.
What is 802.11n?
The industry is adopting and embracing this technology because of its improved performance over the a,b,g standard. 802.11n delivers the attributes necessary to address the explosion of users, the proliferation of various client devices, the convergence of voice, data and video on the WLAN, and the increase in mission-critical applications over the wireless network.
The convenience of mobility and the availability of robust wireless security, has led organizations to use their wireless networks for more than just email and Internet access. Hospitals use their wireless networks to access patient records and send radiology images. Universities use WLANs to administer tests, and manufacturing facilities use them to track inventory. The wireless network is now considered just as mission-critical as the wired network, therefore, reliability and predictability are paramount.
The Bottom Line….
- The business network must adapt to the explosion of wireless devices from users who bring their own device (BYOD) to work.
- The wireless network must be robust, adaptable, and secure.
- CIO’s are seeing that the deployment over the wireless network pay business dividend as the cost benefits are compelling.
- The next generation WLAN must be engineered to handle real-time multimedia applications over a reliable and predictable infrastructure.
With its improved performance 802.11n when compared to the a,b,g standard, it’s not suprising that the industry is adopting and embracing this technology.