June 21st, 2017 by admin
One of the most transformative technology trends of the past decade is the availability of ubiquitous connectivity. Whether it is using your device to check email, a text message or just browsing the internet, we now expect to be able to access the internet from any location at any time, under any circumstance. Today, many IT engineers are still being forced to come up with creative ways to secure the data on the network while providing the ubiquitous connectivity that users demand.
Wireless connectivity is at the epicenter of this trend. Given the various uses and applications on the network, we should also expect to see a better Quality of Experience (QoE). But what does that really mean and what does that mean to the performance of a wifi network?
As a provider of IT and unified communications, we have adopted a Quality of Experience model in order to create an overall wifi network experience that is exceptional and memorable to the end users.
Here Are 4 Secret Sauce Components That Directly Impact Your Ability to Deliver The Quality of Experience Your Users Deserve:
Increasingly, Wi-Fi coverage is required indoors, outdoors, at remote sites, across a campus, and in large, high-demand venues like stadiums and beyond. Wi-Fi service has become an expectation, and gaps or variability in service result in an extremely negative impact on quality of experience.
Today's enterprise-class wireless LANs are fundamentally mission critical, with fault-tolerance and system architectures that embody reliability essential to success. Failure truly is not an option today!
"Although QoE is perceived as subjective, it is the only measure that counts for customers of a service."
While there remains no such thing as absolute security, Wi-Fi security based on WPA-2 Enterprise provides very good security in almost every application. Today, however, the focus is on upper-layer network security overall, not just over the air, and especially with respect to authentication. The rapidly emerging field of Identity Management, driven by the surge in demand for BYOD, is also becoming critical. Wireless-LAN vendors that offer solutions in both of these areas have the advantage in maximizing quality of experience as well as in minimizing risk.
Finally, the tools and techniques of Big Data are making their way to wireless LANs, with analytical capabilities designed to enable and encourage exploration of experiential data now improving QoE and lower costs in forward thinking organizations. Analytics is a set of techniques that can be applied beyond traditional reporting, when insight is the ultimate goal. Network-wide analytics are ideal, as problems that appear to be wireless in nature often have their roots elsewhere.
Want to see what a solid network looks like in action? Check out how the University of Tulsa provided the necessary granular controls and automation to its user base by still maintaining a safe, secure and flexible BYOD environment.