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Doing More with Less: The Hotel Technology Challenge

hotel technology

During many years of supporting the hotel industry, several of them while deploying Ruckus, we have always been amazed at the demands on hotel technology. The push for more services that positively impact guest satisfaction and are cost effective with proven ROI for the Hotelier is a huge challenge. Plus, Hoteliers have to do this across a range of brands, properties and budgets.  The tech-savvy traveler has…
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Five Signs it’s Time for a Network Upgrade

network upgrade

How old is the equipment running your campus network? Older than 5 year? Do you experience recurrent network outages? Do you struggle with poor quality voice and video communications? Do you pay too much to maintain your legacy equipment? Do you have trouble scaling up the network to accommodate new business needs? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time…
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Ideas for Network Design: Remove the Research Data Bottleneck on the Higher Ed Campus

network design

Higher-Education Networks have reached a tipping point where traditional enterprise network design with Gigabit uplinks are struggling to keep up with students and researchers’ relentless demand for seamless mobility, access to the latest generation applications and research staff’s needs for more bandwidth. In addition, Higher-Ed IT departments are increasingly challenged by the exponential increase in the volume of research data and the proliferation of areas…
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Not all Switch Stacking is Created Equal

switch stacking

With bring your own device (BYOD) strategies maturing, organizations worldwide are frantically looking to adopt BYOD programs, not only to improve employee satisfaction but also to improve user productivity. According to a recent Gartner research half of the enterprise world says they intend to move to BYOD for smartphones alone by 2017, let alone other devices such as tablets, standard mobile phones and PCs. Accompanying…
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Bringing Your Campus Network into the Modern Era

campus network

For many years, campus networks have seen little innovation beyond incremental link speed enhancements. Years of piecemeal upgrades have turned traditional legacy campus networks, which should provide a unified network architecture, into a complex and fragmented patchwork of network devices. Campus networking has reached a point where traditional network architectures are struggling to keep up with users’ relentless demands for both seamless mobility across the…
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What The Evolution of Ruckus APs and Cloud Means For the Next Generation of Enterprises

Ruckus APs

When it comes to cloud managed WLAN, it’s intriguing how the various vendors have architected their solutions. Years ago, in the controller-less days, the WLAN market consisted of fat APS  that did everything within themselves, and simple SNMP-like managers were written to talk to these APs in order to collect statistics and push configuration. There wasn’t muchinter-AP smarts at that time. Shortly thereafter  came the…
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Connected Classrooms: The Future of Education Technology

education technology

As a parent to two kids in elementary school, I’m continually amazed at how quickly teachers and students are using education technology to effectively teach and gain new 21st Century skills. Instead of being bombarded with handouts every week, I receive only the ones that require my attention and acknowledgment; all other communication is through email or educational apps. For example, my kindergartener’s teacher uses…
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The New Network Edge

new network edge

In 2010, Goldman Sachs published an early, but solid, piece of analysis on how cloud computing was forcing networks into an era they called “Fat Core, Thin Edge.” The most salient points were: Two-thirds of network spend is at the edge, where the volume is As apps and data shift to centralized data centers, edge connectivity becomes less complex As data centers benefit from economies…
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Ruckus Unleashed: Best 2017 Updates

Ruckus Unleashed

Here at WAV, 2017 is already off to a great start. Why is the team so excited you might ask? The release of the new Ruckus Unleashed access points! Let’s get into what’s new: Our Ruckus Unleashed access point line now includes our popular R510 802.11ac Wave 2 AP which is ideal for all enterprises and our wall-mount H510 802.11ac Wave 2 AP which works great as…
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Want To Power Smart Government? Start With Your Wireless Network

wireless network

IHS reports that the Internet of Things (IoT) will double from around 15 billion devices in 2015 to more than 30 billion devices by 2020. There is no doubt that the federal government is sharing in this growth. Already agencies are using IoT devices, with uses ranging from soldiers gathering data from satellite imagery and other sensors before or during a mission to agencies tracking…
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