Making BYOD possible for the enterprise
Mobility is now the norm. People expect to connect without wires. Organizations depend on it. The explosion of smartphones and tablets has seen to that. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, there are now about 800 million Wi-Fi-enabled devices being produced every year. Most of these devices don’t even come with an Ethernet port. Smart organizations see the writing on the wall—wireless networking is overtaking conventional wired, letting them do more than ever before. IT does not always control the type and quantity of devices showing up; but they are expected to support all of them. To help improve collaboration, organizations must acknowledge and support BYOD, but how?
Organizations see value in intelligent wireless networking.
Companies can no longer view Wi-Fi as a "nice-to-have" technology. Wireless connectivity is expected by employees and customers. To meet this demand, IT administrators must deploy networks that are powerful and reliable - giving their worforce the performance and quality of service they've come to expect from the wired network. But conventional two-radio access points fail to support more than a handful of users and DO NOT take advantage of the spectrum effectively. They deploy 2.5GHz and 5GHz equally, when in fact 5GHz has 8x more channels.
Wireless isn't a nice to have anymore.
At Xirrus, we saw this coming, understood the challenge, and engineered for it years ago. When wireless user density across companies grows, workers can engage connected customers in new ways and enhance communications and relationships. Also critical is cost. When wireless is reliable and requires less equipment to deploy, the cost of wireless implementation and management is reduced.