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At the Campus Technology Forum that recently took place in Long Beach, CA we met both educators and IT professionals who were interested in learning more about how technology could help both students and professors in the classroom.  There was a keynote that I found to be extremely interesting, which was the last one of […]

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  This article on CNN’s website has some interesting views about Qualcomm’s recent announcement about MU-MIMO (multi-user-multiple input, multiple output) for tripling Wi-Fi speeds for patrons of coffee shops.  However, I noticed some information in the article that might set false expectations about how quickly these speeds are coming and how soon people will be […]

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    You’ve heard it before, it’s the Age of Customer Connectedness. But what does this really mean for IT departments?  If you think it means you are burdened with managing more devices on the network, then you’re missing the big picture.  With the consumerization of IT comes a power shift. And this power shift […]

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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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