Wi-Fi, also, WiFi, Wi-fi or wifi, is a brand originally licensed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to describe the underlying technology of wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications. Wi-Fi was developed to be used for mobile computing devices, such as laptops, in LANs, but is now increasingly used for more applications, including Internet and VoIP phone access, gaming, and basic connectivity of consumer electronics such as televisions and DVD players, or digital cameras.
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Smartphones and tablets are game changers for engagement because people carry them everywhere they go. Your customers and partners and employees have perpetual access to the vast resources of the Internet and hopefully your mobile app as well in the key moments of their day. In interviews with more than 100 mobile innovators, we have found four places where mobile engagement transforms services and processes: customer engagement, process acceleration, employee productivity, and new business services. Even at this early stage of development, you can see positive impacts of mobile engagement in apps from General Electric, Trane, and Uber Technologies. We close with a simple framework for prioritizing which apps and features people will actually use based how useful and convenient they are.
Learn about the technology limitations killing the performance of mobile websites and mobile applications, plus how innovations in mobile content delivery networks (CDNs) can transform users' experience of the mobile Web.
Learn what's slowing down your dynamic mobile websites and mobile apps-and how to fix it. In this on-demand webinar, join Mobile IT leaders discussing best practices and a new case study on how to speed up the mobile end user experience.
Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time.
The battle lines for corporate computing have been re-drawn. Corporate smartphones and tablets are game-changers for solution providers. And with more mobile devices in the office than ever before, opportunistic solution providers are reaping the benefits of jumping on the mobility bandwagon.
From server back-ends and wireless networks, to security, connectivity and cloud-based applications, the mobility revolution is giving solution providers access to the holy grail of reselling, a complete incremental profit pool.
The mobility revolution is upon us. And the market is about to explode, with the details playing out on the pages of CRN's Mobility eZine. Readers will get the details on the changing face of mobility and a glimpse at what the future has to offer. They'll get tips on how to succeed in mobility, a list of the 56 Mobility Vendors they need to know if they want to make a splash in the mobility market, and even a list of the 10 most useful apps to have on a desert Island.
How a Wireless N Infrastructure Can Support Concrete Educational Advances on a Wisp of a Budget.
Wi-Fi is a best practice for advancing the use of technology to reach educational goals. Cloud-based wireless Wi-Fi provides unprecedented value for K-12 Education, particularly when a istrict is both budget constrained as well as lacking a skilled IT staffer at each campus.
With consumer use of smartphones growing by the day, it's no surprise that users are taking them into the workplace as well. Thousands of people already use their personal smartphones for work-related tasks like checking email and calendars when they're away from their desks. And many wish they could do more with their smartphones, given their myriad functions and applications.
When Cincinnati Country Day School opened its doors more than eighty years ago, the
founders envisioned a new way of teaching and learning. Today at CCDS, where every
student from 5th grade thru 12th carries a Toshiba Tablet PC, this unique school continues
to stand out as a prime example of how the right technology in the right hands can
positively transform education.
At Gannon University in Erie, PA, the fall of 2007 not only brought new students, but also new teaching methods to the renowned Radiologic Sciences program that helped drive new innovation and interactive learning in the classroom, and across the campus. The challenge posed was how to make the Radiologic Sciences program interactive, filmless and eventually paperless.
Students entering Watauga High School are entering a program designed to propel their learning well beyond the newly formed walls-one that challenged the school's IT team to design the most significant technology implementation in the school's history.
Serving less than 400 students in the small Village of Antwerp in Northwestern Ohio,
Antwerp Local School had a challenge, a vision and a tremendous opportunity. The
challenge: the school's limited local tax base from which to draw funding.
Any IT person with a pulse knows that employees are flooding IT departments with requests to connect their personal smartphones to the company IT infrastructure. Notwithstanding the real productivity benefits from connected employees, until now many IT departments have turned down all such requests
as a matter of policy. They calculated that the security and control risks outweighed the benefits from collaboration.
Incumbered by paper-based workorders and instructions relayed verbally, Cable TV company Videotron needed a solution that helped manage service requests in a way that cut costs, sets it apart from the competition, and showed market leadership.