Managing wireless networks for the enterprise

The great thing about wireless networks is the freedom to
roam about your campus, home, or office. The trouble is this
freedom comes at a price, and enterprise network
administrators are finding out that managing all this
mobility is messy and fraught with multiple complicating
factors, making wireless networks more of a burden than
dealing with wired connections.

The reasons have to do with a combination of poor tools and
the ad hoc nature of wireless networks themselves. The good
news is that many vendors are stepping up to the plate with
new products that can make some of this pain go away.

I got to see some of these products as one of the “Best in
Show” judges in the wireless category at the Networld+Interop
show in Las Vegas.

You can read the entire essay here.

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