A wireless-first world
It’s a wireless-first world. Wireless connectivity has come to dominate and underpin absolutely every part of our professional and personal lives. Our reliance on Internet and cloud based apps is exponentially increasing – and the stakes are high for a ubiquitous wireless infrastructure to never let us down.
The right network planning and design decisions are critical as wireless networks become the primary access network. An all-Wireless office is the future for all, and right now for many.
By 2021, Wi-Fi and mobile networks will account for 63 percent of all IP traffic (Cisco’s VNI: Global Fixed and Mobile Internet Traffic Forecasts). This trend is moving in one direction. Just looking at internet traffic – the same Cisco VNI forecast Wi-Fi and mobile traffic will account for 73 percent of internet traffic.
All that ubiquitous RF adds value and insights. With fast robust wireless everywhere, the network foundation is in place to gain insights into user location and behaviour. Not to mention, it won’t be too long before IoT machine to machine communications exceed human network utilisation of Wi-Fi networks.
internacious plays the critical role of providing the wireless network infrastructure and supporting wired infrastructure to enable the future of all-wireless mobile-first workplaces – providing the design, optimisation and management of wireless connectivity. Future-ready for the inexorable escalation of network traffic.
Wireless-First in the Enterprise
Wi-Fi is now the de-facto connectivity to the network. Rapidly growing numbers of wireless only smartphone and tablet devices, along with Wi-Fi enabled computers are all contending for airtime. The right strategy is greater investment in wireless infrastructure to support sustainability initiatives, instead of pulling cables, and investing in more ethernet switches with the attendant power and cooling costs.
Wired infrastructure is then relegated to a neccessary support role in delivering the wireless user experience.
Wi-Fi is the dominant foundational enabler of the mobile-first flexible workplace.
Companies are recognising the higher productivity gains from mobile-first wireless network strategy in the enterprise. Just in time too, as mobile devices are not only proliferating, end-users also carry multiple devices and expect constant connectivity.
Wi-Fi is changing the workflow, and staff, contractors, and guests can stay productive all day long without any concern for their BYOD mobile data plans.
The buzzword “workshifting” exists to conveniently describe the shifts occurring in productivity – getting work done in the right place by the right people at the right time.
In the past traditional IT computing infrastructure couldn’t deliver the mobility, security, flexibility, and agility to free end-users from specific times and locations constraints.
Mobility with Wi-Fi and the Cloud has created the workshifting phenomenon. It’s become the default expectation for your talent, and the new reality.
Business transformation starts with the network.
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Disruptions in IT are primarily driven by the unmet needs of enterprises that restrict growth and business agility.
Existing network technologies in the enterprise of today have a difficult time coping with the demands of today’s applications. To successfully engage in digital transformation and to compete in the cloud era – organisations need to invest appropriately in fundamentally re-architecting network and WAN infrastructure.
Move network functions currently locked up in network hardware to the cloud, and run those cloud-based network functions as virtualised services. The architectural decoupling enabled by SDN (software defined networks) of the control plane from the data transmission plane creates a generational leap in networking capabilities and price/performance.
Dynamically select the optimal path for packets, aggregate multiple links to form virtual circuits, provide traffic conditioning and optimisation, and collect application-layer usage and security data.
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