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Access Points Fall Short On Wi-Fi Monitoring

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Enterprise WLAN vendors have long had the ability to turn access points (APs) into Wi-Fi monitoring sensors, and recent announcements by the major vendors have renewed interest into whether this makes “sense” (no pun intended). Certainly as Wi-Fi transitions from a nice-to-have to a must-have infrastructure asset, WLAN vendors see the market need to create […]

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Since 7signal provides a vendor agnostic Wi-Fi Performance Management system, several institutions have used our solution to measure end-user experience in vendor bake-offs as they contemplate an upgrade to their WLAN.  Evaluating WLAN vendors is not easy – there are many factors to consider beyond WLAN performance tests, such as access control, WLAN/LAN integration, as […]

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5 Key Mobile Experience Metrics for Enterprises

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At 7signal we’ve discovered about 50% of the problems affecting the mobile experience that enterprises find with our EyeQ Performance Management software has little to do with Wi-Fi.  You can spend a lot of time looking at spectrum analysis, channel utilization and other RF metrics without understanding why users are having a bad mobile experience […]

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The Story Behind the EyeQ Executive Dashboard

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At 7signal we faced a challenge – our Sapphire Wi-Fi Performance Management System makes a lot of measurements and performs an abundance of tests in order to analyze the end-user Wi-Fi experience.

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Mobile-First – Business Case or Just a Trend?

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7signal is working with many enterprises that want to “cut the cord.”  At home, cutting the cord means getting rid of your landline or dropping Cable TV subscription.  In business, it means phasing out desktop computers and phones, prioritizing deployment of mobile apps, and ensuring Wi-Fi is reliable enough as the primary network.

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Service providers are accustomed to technology waves in managed service technologies.   Typically a technology (for example, Ethernet) is implemented in the enterprise and over time the distributed nature of multi-location businesses and the ongoing optimization of IT resources presents an opportunity for service providers to provide a managed solution. The waves build slowly, followed by […]

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5 Steps to Resolve Wi-Fi Client Issues

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  IT managers that operate significant Wi-Fi networks have come to understand this maxim – the majority of Wi-Fi issues are client problems. The percentage is up for debate – some will say 60%, some 75%, and some 80%. The end users may have old (or new) software or adapters, their laptop may be full […]

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