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There is major disruption taking place in the higher-ed space today.  As a result, traditional institutions of higher learning are facing major challenges. With changing demographics, skyrocketing tuition costs and elevated student expectations, colleges and universities cannot afford to ignore these important issues for very long. They must recognize their challenges and face them head […]

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  NERCOMP represents the Northeast Regional chapter of Educause, a community of IT professionals in higher-education. At this years’ NERCOMP annual conference in Providence, RI education professionals from colleges and universities in the Northeast were looking for ways to use technology to enhance the student experience. With tuition, books and fees skyrocketing, the “value” of […]

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  Even when we are away, we want to stay connected. A recent TripAdvisor survey asked travelers about the hotel amenities they couldn’t live without. Free Wi-Fi made two of the top five: Free In-Room Wi-Fi (89%) Free Parking (89%) Free Breakfast (84%) Free Personal Care Items (72%) Free Lobby Wi-Fi (71%) As the results […]

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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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