Wi-fi is everywhere. It’s in cafes, on the back porch, in conference rooms and at people’s desks. When mobile devices and internet access have become so engrained in everyday life, organisations need to be vigilant about how they plan, deploy and validate wi-fi connections.
NETSCOUT’s director of APAC channels Amit Rao says that wi-fi isn’t just about satisfying employees.
“It’s not just employees who demand quality Wi-fi. Organisations have a constant stream of customers, suppliers, partners, and contractors visiting each day. Nearly all of them are looking for a signal and a password. Wi-fi demand is also being driven by warehouse operations, retail point-of-sale systems, and a growing range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications,” Rao says.
Wi-fi comes with pros and cons, and presents particular challenges for those who are used to working with wired Ethernet infrastructure.
There are three main challenges:
“To avoid these emerging Wi-fi pain points, organisations need the right methodology, which requires careful planning, deployment, and validation, and the right technology,” Rao concludes.