October 30, 2009 13:45 PM
Rapid technology evolution and economies of scale argue against municipalities as wireless service providers. As for metro Wi-Fi, I think the future is clear. It's the wrong technology for the job.
October 20, 2009 12:00 PM
Later this week, the FCC is expected to release details of a newly proposed policy addressing network neutrality. These rules, motivated primarily by a desire on the part of the Obama administration to encourage openness and innovation on the Internet, are also mired in intense political debate, some of it ideological but much of it driven by a corrupt system of campaign finance. Corporate donors are staking out their turf and finding compromise won't be easy.
August 21, 2009 19:47 PM
Earlier today, I was passing by a conference room in the building where I work on the Syracuse University campus. One of our business partners from a local technology incubator was sitting in the conference room working on his laptop computer, trying to make productive use of his time before a meeting. Performance was indeed abysmal, reminiscent of the days of dialup networking. Needless to say, it didn't leave our visitor, someone we very much want to spend time on campus, feeling very good about our campus information services.
August 14, 2009 16:09 PM
It's been about 10 years since I tested the first batch of 802.11 products for Network Computing. A lot has happened with Wi-Fi since then, almost all of it good. As a grizzled veteran of the broadband wireless industry, I reflect on some of the lessons I've learned.
June 20, 2007 15:04 PM
SUNY partners with Meru Networks to deploy what may be the first 802.11n campus-wide wireless network.
April 24, 2007 04:00 AM
IT pros have long enjoyed the benefits of standards-based network device interoperability and the innovation, competition and low prices it spawns. But in today's mobile broadband market, it's like the
April 19, 2007 14:32 PM
As the movers and shakers in wide-area wireless converge on Orlando for the CTIA conference and exhibition this week, much of the hype will focus on new wireless devices that run over cellular broadband networks, new mobile services and the...
March 30, 2007 04:00 AM
Many IT pros have felt the pain of supporting the first wave of smartphones, but you're going to need to learn how to live with these devices--and be prepared for
March 13, 2007 03:04 AM
The battle for best WLAN architecture continues to this day. With new technologies like 802.11n and dual-mode telephony on the long-term strategy agenda, the war continues.
January 19, 2007 05:00 AM
How do you prevent system providers from becoming totally disengaged from the people who rely on their services? Here are several steps that can be taken to improve the status
December 07, 2006 16:59 PM
Are Cisco's allegations that Meru isn't playing by the rules of 802.11 true? The debate continues.
November 17, 2006 05:00 AM
Industry market projections often do far more harm than good, creating a false sense of reality and stimulating investment in bad ideas.
October 04, 2006 15:53 PM
The idea seemed compelling. ESPN as a brand dwarfs all other providers of sports content, in both scope and breath. With the emergence of broadband cellular networks and smartphones, the delivery of rich content to sports nuts had become a...
September 29, 2006 04:00 AM
Mobile video technologies will be driven by consumer entertainment, but the technical advances required to make this happen will also pay dividends for enterprise users.
August 09, 2006 17:56 PM
802.11 history tells us it could take up to seven years for the 11n draft to be finalized. What does that mean for the companies using the already shipped millions of 11n chipsets?
July 12, 2006 04:00 AM
The wireless network market is an industry that lives and dies by innovation, so fear, uncertainty and doubt are all things we have to learn to live and work with.
June 13, 2006 04:00 AM
Just as the automobile provided key benefits for widespread physical mobility, mobile information is largely a liberating phenomenon. But the revolution has a dark side, a struggle to ensure that
May 05, 2006 04:00 AM
Sooner or later, a pervasive, manageable and secure enterprise wireless LAN will be the default method of connecting to enterprise networks for businesses big and small. Should your long-term wireless
April 19, 2006 04:00 AM
There are times when commodity technology impedes progress and establishes an ugly legacy with complex challenges. Wi-Fi is the latest example.
March 29, 2006 22:30 PM
We recently surveyed our readers to get an update on their attitudes concerning enterprise WLAN adoption. We received responses from 276 individuals, getting a pretty good mix from midsized-to-large organizations. Our surveys don't typically make their way into the hands...