In this research paper we look at the current state of wireless networking in the enterprise from satisfaction and investment levels to common pain points when it comes to keeping the WiFi lights on. We also look at how clued up and prepared the average enterprise is to handle the introduction of WiGig (802.11ad) and other new high bandwidth technologies likely to add whole new set of challenges as well as potential benefits to the network mix.
For the longest while, the mantra that business leaders and IT executives used to describe how well-run IT functions should perform was that they should perform like a utility. By that they meant that IT services should have the same availability, reliability, performance and invisibility as other utilities such as electricity. Today, business leaders and IT executives still want the IT function to exhibit utility-like characteristics particularly in the area of low cost, but they also use two new mantras to describe how a well-run IT function should perform. One of these mantras is that the IT function should be closely aligned with the business and the other is that it should be agile.
The 802.11ac standard brings opportunities to deliver wireless networks to support the future needs of clients especially with the growing demands made on the Wi-Fi network from BOYD smartphones, tablets and laptops. Just like 802.11n, b and g before, 802.11ac promises even greater speeds. 802.11ac will achieve speeds of 1.3Gbs and potentially up to 6.9Gbs if all the new proposed techniques for increasing speed are adopted. This white paper discusses how 802.11ac is being designed to meet the demands of clients in the future, help you understand the technology, what is likely to happen in the transition from 802.11n to ac and how you can get ready to meet these new demands
Years of observing hundreds of network managers has revealed 7 habits that differentiate the effective network manager from the others. In this white paper, we will identify those 7 habits and discuss how these habits contribute to providing a well performing and reliable network. When problems do occur, these problems can be resolved in a timely manner, reducing the impact on the business, while at the same time, maintaining the credibility of the networking department.
Wi-Fi design guides and deployment best practices are plentiful – many of which can be helpful. The trouble is, if the Wi-Fi is already installed and running, then a design guide isn’t as useful as troubleshooting. This white paper looks at solutions a different way. The goal here is to look at five common problems that plague wireless installations and how to solve them while keeping the solutions straightforward. Each and every problem listed in this paper has a simple solution. What's more, all of the problems are common, and all of the solutions are in WLAN infrastructure settings.
Our increased dependence on complex information systems and ever-growing numbers of network endpoints, make the role of IT first responders a critical one. More work is being demanded of fewer, often less skilled, network and PC technicians. The sprawl of their networks across metros, regions, and even the globe adds to the difficulties of keeping systems running. This reliance on the connected world demands that frontline personnel keep networks running, whether troubleshooting an end user's problem, setting up new cubicles, or deploying new technology, such as VoIP, IP surveillance or Wi-Fi. Continuous advances in networking technologies—from health care to government, energy to education—depend on the ability to share and grow ever bigger ideas more and more quickly.
It’s a paradox. As more reliability is built into networks, organisations still spend substantial time troubleshooting and are pressured to reduce time to resolve problems. This white paper discusses state-of-the-art network problem solving and how a new approach – based on the NETSCOUT OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant – can reduce troubleshooting time by one full week each month