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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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  Last week, the IEEE802.11 had the official quarterly (plenary) meeting in Dallas.  Again, it was the 802.11HEW Study Group that garnered the most interest of all activity there. The HEW Study Group has been tasked to kick off standardization leading to a substantial increase in real-world throughput, and into instantly recognizable improvement in the […]

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