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The New 802.11n Wireless Standard - Bringing Mobility To Your Business

Aug 4, 2008
There are lots of features that have commanded attention from the 802.11n new wireless draft standard. The major benefit of 802.11n is improved experience for the end-user in terms of data, voice and video. This new wireless standard has the ability to provide improvements in service not undergone before.

The rise in throughput or connection speed, which appears to be up to five times higher than present networks, is one of those improvements. Also, reliability should be increased as a result of reduced latency or jitter. The coverage and throughput is more consistent and that makes this wireless service more reliable.

802.11 is the technology increasingly preferred for achieving network access and the improvements in throughput alone will fuel this trend. 802.11n network also has the potential to replace Ethernet wired networks. However, we cannot expect this to happen all of a sudden. The new standard could replace wired networks for achieving end-user network access in the long term. Gigabit Ethernet will even now offer enhanced latency and enhanced jitter performance compared to 802.11n.

You have to mull about the impact that mobility would have, particularly keeping in mind the success of your organization before new technology to back up the new draft standard is being installed. It allows employees to attain access to company information and applications in a secure manner in spite of both time and location. Internet access can be provided easily to visitors, contractors or partners, without making corporate network security access, an issue.

Hospitals can deliver an efficient means of tracking or locating crucial staff and equipment and this could have a major say in the well-being of a patient. Data connectivity over large areas of space is another major benefit with the new draft standard. The efficient voice connectivity over the network will be an advantage for employees as it will cut down the needless phone charges arising from their mobile phones.

Improved employee productivity can be achieved. If a brake down in the car is preventing an employee from getting into the office there is no need to worry at all. Clients will take advantage from the boost in the response times of employees, enhanced accessibility and their capability to secure relevant company information even if they are not at their desk.

A workforce that is more and more mobile now has anticipations of utilizing the services of data and business applications. Mobile devices are in huge popularity around the world; 2006 witnessed 200 million 802.11 being sold. An alarming three billion people using mobile phones worldwide and it is estimated that by 2009, the Wireless LAN phone market will be worth $4 billion.

Your wireless and mobility roadmap will be guided by the business needs associated with your organizations strategic initiatives and objectives. The following four elements of a mobility strategy should be considered by you on a more tactical level. They are to take into account the mobility platform you have, define your connectivity protocols, get a good idea about your strategy related with security and organize your mobility applications.
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Datacraft is the leading independent IT services and solutions company in Asia Pacific. Datacraft combines an expertise in networking, security, Microsoft solutions, storage and contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration and managed services, to craft IT solutions for businesses.
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