Information Technology in the workplace: How to support the growing mobility

wifi-symbol.jpgRecently Apple announced the release of the new iPad and as always people across the globe were scrambling to get their hands on the newest technology. As the popularity of these devices grows, it forces many companies to question whether to allow this in the workplace. However, the real issue facing companies is not whether to, but rather how to effectively support these devices on the business network.

As the business environment is changing these devices are becoming a necessity especially for consumers who want to be able to communicate wherever they are, accessing their files and information on the go. On the other hand, it creates some challenge for connectivity as it is placing existing wireless networks under considerable pressure.

Wi-Fi technology works off radio wave signals, in much the same vain as cell phones, radios and other equipment. Networking standards, being 802.11 (including 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n) has also developed and this is one of the main reasons behind the reliability of the technology in being able to handle and transfer large data volumes and multimedia.

One of the main issues and challenges for Information Technology staff in the further rollout of wireless technologies is security. It remains a considerable challenge in the information technology industry and is now more than ever, a top priority – particularly as far as the emergence of open hotspots. It requires that security precautions and systems must be up to date as there is a race between developers and criminals to remain ahead of innovation.  

Arnaud Le hung, EMEA marketing director at Ruckus Wireless commented in an article on Gadget:  "We estimate that by the end of the year the average business executive will own three Wi-Fi enabled devices so this is a problem that isn't going away anytime soon and that needs addressing now."

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