WLANs

 

Selling in a Slowdown: Wireless is an ROI Hot Spot

As the economy continues to weaken, what happens to the wireless opportunity? The not-so-surprising answer is that it grows stronger. “The key for mobility is that it helps corporate ROI, because it affects opex savings, go-to-market capabilities and productivity,” says Chris Metaxas, vice president of business development at Westcon Group Inc., which has announced the […]

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Wi-Fi Draft-n Gear

Most 802.11n-like products available today are considered draft-n products; they are built to the 802.11n specification as it stands today. These products are not yet certified and carry no guarantees they will be compatible with the final, ratified standard. Earlier iterations of next-generation Wi-Fi were billed as pre-n products, but these are essentially 802.11g products […]

Seismic Shift

MANY ENTERPRISES HAVE installed WLANs over the past few years, but these initial deployments are often departmental and based on an earlier generation of equipment optimized for transactional data applications, like Internet access or e-mail. Now, the lay of the land is changing for wireless enterprises as they adopt an array of mobile devices and […]

On Guard!

A wireless LAN uses ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio technology to either replace or extend a conventional wired LAN. In a WLAN, data is superimposed onto a “carrier” radio wave using a process called “modulation.” The carrier wave acts as the transmission medium, replacing the cable. Like conventional radio or TV, a WLAN can transmit data […]

Beyond Hotspots

As the Wi-Fi market matures, partners have sighted yet more shores of opportunity beyond the sea of public hotspots. Some equipment vendor channel initiatives offer partners - particularly VARs - opportunities for a business-oriented convergent sale that combines hardware with services and applications. Meanwhile, new markets for Wi-Fi are appearing, and a trend towards co-marketing is enabling […]

partner channel: Enterprise Wi-Fi Moves Into the Spotlight

Posted: 3/2004 Enterprise Wi-Fi Moves Into the SpotlightBy Tara Seals While hotspots were the rising stars in 2003, corporate Wi-Fi applications are bound to grab the spotlight in 2004, creating opportunities for channel partners to sell equipment, professional services and bandwidth to power wireless LANs. The take-off in the WLAN market has been driven largely […]

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