8 Cool Ways To Leverage Wireless Tech

Innovative enterprises are finding clever ways wireless technology can have significant business impact.

Cynthia Harvey

April 27, 2016

9 Slides

By now, wireless networks are a standard fixture in enterprise IT. Employees simply take it for granted that they'll be able to connect their laptops, smartphones and tablets to the organization's WLAN in order to get their work done.

But some organizations are realizing that they can use wireless capabilities to do much more than just connect their office workers to the Internet and corporate network. As they look to upgrade their wireless hardware, they are investigating ways to improve service and expand their wireless into places that haven't had connectivity before.

Enterprises are beginning to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities that are made possible by their Wi-Fi networks. They are improving security and rethinking their office infrastructure. Some are applying big data analytics techniques to their wireless data, and some are investigating new ways to interact with and learn from customers through wireless networks.

For this slide show, we went looking for case studies that showcased enterprises leveraging wireless technology to do new things. While these examples might not apply to every industry, most of them could be adapted to a multitude of settings. And all offer interesting or innovative ways to turn wireless capabilities into a business advantage.

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About the Author(s)

Cynthia Harvey

WRITER EDITOR

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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