I don’t feel that old, but find myself increasingly using the phrase “Back in my day…”
When I started college in the early 90’s, no one had smartphones or tablets, Wifi didn’t exist on campus, and if you had your own computer a strange device called a modem could connect to the mainframe on campus. In today’s society, we realize the importance of handheld devices, ubiquitous wireless connectivity and the immediacy of communications. As a result, it’s amazing what we can do with today’s technology.
Wireless access in the enterprise, at home, and on the road has become something we all expect. It has to be available, responsive and secure. We also need to connect many different types of devices onto Wifi networks, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. And they all need to work together in harmony. We now have new wireless standards enabling faster, more reliable communications. The “Internet of Things” movement is bringing our cars, thermostats, light switches and more into the cloud so we can better manage our busy lives. Let’s take a look at a few of the technologies making wireless better…
You’ve probably heard the phrase BYOD (bring your own device), the practice of allowing employees to access corporate data on their own laptops, tablets or smartphones. Employers' approaches to BYOD today vary a lot, from relatively uncontrolled access to absolute prohibition. But no matter what your current position, there’s a good chance that things are going to change.