...we make the internet work

In the Aftermath of a Tornado, Ruckus Wireless and Brocade Come to the Rescue

On March 6, a tornado with peak winds of 150 miles per hour ripped through Seymour, Iowa, a town of approximately 700 residents. It blew the roof off two gymnasiums at the local elementary school, rendering the building unusable. The tornado was one of 10 tornados that touched down in Iowa that day. Caleb Housh, mayor of Seymour, who lives only two blocks from the…
Read more

Top 3 Challenges For IT in Education [Infographic]

We’re asking “Is your network ready?” by addressing these Top 3 Challenges for IT in Education.   Ready to start elevating the classroom experience with grade-A Wi-Fi & edge switching solutions? Contact your sales rep today to solve your IT in education challenges & make sure your school district has the best network available – 800-678-2419.   WAV, Inc. is a full service distributor of…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more