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5 Wi-Fi Performance Challenges in Hospitals

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  While hospital CIOs view Wi-Fi as essential to operations, not just any Wi-Fi will do. The healthcare environment demands a “medical-grade” WLAN with the availability and Wi-Fi performance required for critical communications and biomedical devices. IT leaders must also be able to deliver pervasive connectivity and support high levels of roaming while managing the […]

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  7signal recently announced its latest version of software, Release 5, which proclaimed the arrival of two ground-breaking Wi-Fi performance management features: Auto-Analyze™ and Auto-Optimize™. However, deserving of equal attention is the new hyperlink testing capability that ships with the same release of software. We recognized the need for this feature over a year ago […]

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“Listen” to What Wi-Fi Networks Are Saying

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  When people responsible for WLAN and Wi-Fi performance in their enterprise or institution hear about the 7signal platform, they immediately see the benefits of our active tests, but it takes a little longer for them to understand the power of 7signal’s passive testing. With active tests, the 7signal sensors “talk” to the network just […]

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Is Wi-Fi the Key to Retail’s Future?

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  According to Forrester, showrooming is when a customer visits a brick and mortar retail location to touch and feel a product and then goes online to purchase the product at a lower price. Amazon is generally the benefactor in such cases. Amazon.com is the tenth most popular site in the world and number five […]

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Meaningful Use for Hospital Wi-Fi

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  Every time I talk to one of our hospital customers, I hear about meaningful use. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides for incentive payments for hospitals that adopt a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and are meaningful users of certified EHR technology to improve patient care. Meaningful use has three […]

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Generation Y-Fi Has the Need for Network Speed

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  According to the MetLife Mature Market Institute, Generation Y (a.k.a. The Millennials) consist of over 86 million 18 to 34 year olds. This makes Gen Y the largest generation in American history. This digital group has travelled through most of life along the Information Superhighway. Mobile apps, online gaming, social media, as well as […]

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Is Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) hot again?

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  Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) has been around for years, and it may be receiving extra attention again as organizations strive to improve productivity and use network capabilities as a competitive advantage. A good source for understanding trends is the studies that are published by TRAC Research. I find the data from their surveys to […]

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