1. IT Strategist Commentary

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    1. Five steps to successful deployment of 802.11ac

      Five steps to successful deployment of 802.11ac

      It seems that every year there is a new flavor of 802.11 for wireless devices. This year is no different with 802.11ac, the newest standard for next-generation Wi-Fi. However, what makes this latest wireless standard important to deploy is its ability to support next-generation wireless devices that greatly exceeds the past 802.11 releases. The multiplying numbers of users and their numerous devices and applications demand gigabit speed, increased capacity and reliability that 802.11ac delivers. 

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    2. The Emerging Requirement of User Experience

      The Emerging Requirement of User Experience

      It was not so long ago that justifying an IT purchase decision based on user experience could get a CIO laughed out of the boardroom.  Cheaper, better, faster – these have always been the go-to adjectives in IT environments, but not user experience.  Criteria such as cost, bandwidth, and throughput are tangible and easy to measure, which means they fit nicely into a spreadsheet. 

      Clearly technology has evolved.  User experience matters. 

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    3. BYOD in the Enterprise - What's next?

      BYOD in the Enterprise - What's next?

      Bring your own device (BYOD) may be an overused term but it’s not under used or overlooked by most employees, and many businesses. BYOD saw a rise in popularity about the time Apple released its iPhone 3 and the iPad first generation. And who could blame a person for wanting to bring in their new shiny toy to the office and actually use it?

      Fast forward over a handful or more years and we’ve grown beyond the worries of “can I use it for work” to the expectations of “you need to make it secure so I can ...

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    4. BYOD has become a distraction

      BYOD has become a distraction

      Does it really matter who owns the devices employees use to do their jobs? 

      The BYOD discussion has moved from being a necessary discussion to a rhetorical one.  Should we allow BYOD? Should we restrict BYOD? What should we do about non-corporate devices already connecting to the network?  It's not about who owns the device, it's about what employees are able to do with those devices...

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    5. The New PC Era – Change is the Only Constant

      The New PC Era – Change is the Only Constant

      Clearly, the evolution of personal devices and tools are driving change in today’s enterprises.  Consumer adoption of mobile technologies, social channels, cloud delivered services and tools that customize and streamline user experience has evolved much faster than within enterprises.  There are many reasons why enterprises are “late adopters”, but adoption is inevitable.

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