This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
Advances in the technologies of the electronic components essential to mobility continue to yield powerful and productive mobile computers and communicators, with an amazing range of function and raw capabilities that even seasoned professionals find remarkable. There also have been dramatic improvements in wireless networks—from Wi-Fi to the broadband cellular services that continue to expand in both coverage and capacity—that offer throughput and related performance characteristics that rival what’s possible on wire. Finally, add in apps, cloud solutions and related management capabilities, and there’s never been a better time than right now to profit from a strategy that reaps the benefits of a mobile workforce—and, really, a mobile organization.
Not long ago, even the most astute executives couldn’t fully anticipate how quickly emerging technologies would transform their business operations — and even their business models.
Laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices; high-bandwidth wireless networks; and cloud-based computing services have proven to be among the most impactful of these advances, collectively untethering workers from office environments and fundamentally altering work behaviors. employees today work anytime, anywhere while accessing applications and data that reside on company servers and in the cloud.
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A few short years after 3G service brought us anytime, anywhere broadband-and before Apple rolled out its 3G iPhone-4G networks began raising the bar in select markets. This latest evolution in wireless networking offers faster wireless data transmission speeds, vastly superior coverage and support for a new generation of mobile applications and services.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come.
In this whitepaper Gartner evaluates a variety of networking vendors providing access layer connectivity. Vendors must have an end-to-end hardware solution, but increasingly, vendor differentiation centers on network services, including guest access, onboarding, security and management tools.
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The content for this excerpt was taken directly from the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2013-2014 Vendor Analysis by Rohit Mehra (Doc # 231686). All or parts of the following sections are included in this excerpt: IDC Opinion, In This Study, Situation Overview, Future Outlook, Essential Guidance, and Synopsis.
Improve operational efficiencies with next-gen networks and servicesThere has never been a better time for service providers to streamline operations, improve responsiveness and reduce costs. Find out in this white paper how all three can be accomplished with IBM Tivoli® Netcool® solutions. Also discover methods to boost efficiency and minimize expenditures.
Download this white paper to learn more about these 7 things utilities should know about private wireless networks:
Capacity vs. range
Topologies (PTP, Rings, Mesh, PMP)
Licensed vs. unlicensed
Line of sight vs. non-line of sight
Quality of service
This global corporation of quick service restaurants has about 17,500 locations serving millions of customers each day with concepts including popular pizza, chicken, and Tex-Mex chains. Most of the restaurants are on a wired network with Cisco routers, the main function of which is to process credit card purchases. With so many transactions taking place every day, the corporation decided to invest in a wireless failover system to guarantee uninterrupted connection. After careful consideration, the corporation chose Cradlepoint to provide “four-nines” (99.99% or better) connectivity via 3G/4G/LTE or wireless backup. - See more at: https://cradlepoint.com/success_stories/quick-service-restaurant-chain#sthash.ODr3J5uT.dpuf
Everyone expects wireless mobility that provides a high quality experience – but delivering that from arrival to departure in your transportation system is highly complex. Customers want the mobile services that make their life easier such as personalized promotions and navigation guides. Operators want to be able to handle more people, making the customer journey as secure and comfortable as possible, while reducing cost and risk. And all of this depends on the network.
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
Once you've enabled your people to work wirelessly from anywhere, anytime, on any device, you need to maintain security and control under constant pressure to drive down cost, while increasing productivity and growth. Enter the Cloud.
Learn more about today's challenges of monetizing connected services across diverse industries such as high tech, financial services, telecommunications and how SAP can help you maximize these opportunities.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Jul 23, 2009
Over the last fifteen years, mobility solutions have evolved from cell phones and pagers to platforms for wireless email and mobilizing business applications. Today's road warriors depend on their mobile devices for fast, reliable, easy access to applications and corporate data. Mobile solution downtime can adversely affect customer service, productivity, sales, and revenues.
Published By: Intermedia
Published Date: Nov 10, 2008
There are two main BlackBerry smartphone mobile connectivity options, and they are quite different. The first is the BlackBerry Internet Service, in which your mobile carrier acts as a liaison between your email and your BlackBerry smartphone. The second option is to use a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which directly links your wireless device to your email, contacts, calendars and business applications— virtually automatically and almost instantly. If you’re using a BlackBerry smartphone solely for personal email, then a BlackBerry Internet Service account is all you need, and you can stop reading here. But if you’re a business user and are only using BlackBerry Internet Service, you’re leaving lots of important functionality unused.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Dec 22, 2009
AT&T is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation's fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services.