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Wireless Networks

High speed Wireless networks have changed everything. Little more than a decade ago enterprise Wi-Fi was often an afterthought, or a nice thing to have for general meeting rooms and receptions areas. Today, wireless for most is, or should, be the standard way we connect to our organisation for any application or IT service..

Look at how fast the world has moved. In 2008 the iPhone 3G was released, and given Apple’s colossal marketing machine for most of the world’s citizens, it was our first introduction (regardless of whether we actually owned one) not just to the era of the smartphone, but to what has quickly evolved into a “wireless first”, “data always on” and “app centric” culture. Four years later the same company dropped the “wired” Ethernet port on their Macbook range – meaning the standard connection mode for that computer range was wireless. In other words, wireless, everywhere, was from now on just expected.

Wireless is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have. We just lift the lid, or swipe the screen and expect to be connected. But there is a problem … how many of our organisations’ wireless networks are designed to be the primary mode of connectivity, and not simply an overlay alongside a traditional primary wired network? How many of our wireless networks have been designed to cope with the increasing demands of accessing and delivering voice and video not simply data files, and for all of these formats in a highly secure service model? And how many of these legacy wireless networks can take advantage of the latest protocols and data speeds, or cope with the increase in both corporate and personal wireless devices that each of us as employees bring into the office every day.

The answer is that the majority of enterprise networks are still built on designs that expect a heavy reliance on wired connections to computers and other data client devices; with wireless networks based on historic deployments that didn’t require or factor in the need for appropriate planning or surveying, rather the legacy approach of fitting a few access points to the ceiling and that should cover the workplace prevails..

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Security, Audit & Accountability

Security, Audit & Accountability

Now add the challenge of the security, auditing and accountability requirements of your wireless infrastructure and services. Who is on your wireless network and when? What are they trying to achieve and access? What access are they allowed and can this be compared with what their user profile should really allow? Can we manage profiles so that if our co-workers are using a particular corporate device – say a desktop or laptop – they can receive a particular level of access; but if they are logged on as a corporate user via an organisation tablet or their own tablet or phone say, then would we like the ability as the organisation for that member of staff to be given a different set of access rules when they are connected?

In addition to Nowcomm’s skills in correctly designing and deploying wireless networks for voice, video and data, we offer cloud and premise management solutions to ensure the infrastructure and the user base are receiving the correct and optimal service. Our solutions can be self-managed by the organisation, jointly managed with our in-house team or fully managed to help reduce the ongoing operational overhead on your own IT department.

Cisco's Brett Martin introduces the increasing importance of secure wireless networks for organisations.

Cisco's Brett Martin introduces the increasing importance of secure wireless networks for organisations

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Challenge yourself and your organisation to review your current wireless infrastructure. Contact Nowcomm today on 01332 821100 and arrange a health check review of your current network, and find out about the solutions and capabilities of the wireless networks of today and the opportunities for tomorrow.

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