Considerations for Managed Devices and BYOD
The proliferation of tablets and other smart devices has increased dramatically in the past several years and use of these ‘consumer class’ products on enterprise networks is nearly ubiquitous. A recent study showed 90% of organizations polled allow some level of personally owned technology to be used on site – a phenomenon known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Many organizations partially fund the purchase of employee-owned devices that are used as business tools. The Apple iPad in particular has driven significant changes, with its rapid market adoption followed by a myriad of other tablets entering the market.
Many existing wireless networks are encountering performance
degradation and issues. As one IT administrator stated, “I am
getting complaints about poor wireless service in areas that have never been a problem in the past.” No longer is density
and capacity contained based on a fixed number of Ethernet ports available. Now it based on how many employees,
contractors, guests, and others show up with an indeterminate number of their own devices, in addition to existing corporate-owned wireless assets.
Wireless networks need to be designed for Density and Performance. Net Essence can undertake a complete site survey and suggest the appropriate level of wireless infrastructure and equipment to meet the growing demands on your network.
The recommendations include the following:
- Maximized use of 5GHz
- Design for appropriate signal strength
- Provision of sufficient radio bandwidth
For more detailed information, please download a copy of Xirrus’s white paper entitled, “Tablets in the Enterprise”.
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