Independent research company Nemertes reports companies are provisioning 73.5 percent of the WLAN capacity growth specifically for smartphones and tablets. To support this explosion of personal devices accessing company resources requires a well designed and capable WLAN. Does your WLAN have these key ingredients to support consumerization of IT?
Gone are the days of IT determining the kinds of devices on your network and who can use them; now your users−the CEO down−expect to be able to use their personally owned devices to access company information, any time and from anywhere. A survey by management consulting group Accenture found 60 per cent of consumers believe using their personal devices for business-related video conferencing and social collaboration increases their productivity. Is your network ready for the challenge?
I am no fortuneteller. But I can envision the experience at Cape Cod Academy when student and teachers returned from holidays. Not that their network was outdated but something significant had changed that they had not anticipated. Read on for a perfect case study of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon in action.
By HP Networking customer Gregory J. Bell, Head of Technical Services, Ballarat Grammar, Australia
HP Networking customer Gregory J. Bell, Head of Technical Services, Ballarat Grammar, Australia, shares his story: We’re lucky at Ballarat Grammar. If we have a problem with our network infrastructure, the school is unlikely to lose a deal, revenue or any students. However, if you’ve ever had the misfortune to hear a teacher share the frustrations of their lesson falling apart because of network issues and the students’ general descent into chaos, then you’ll understand that reliable network infrastructure is essential nonetheless.
By Carol Shottes, Converged Infrastructure Marketing Manager, HP
Did you attend one of the HP Networking theatre presentations at HP Discover? If you did, you may have enjoyed one of the following presentations, given by HP subject matter experts, Steve Brar and Rob Haviland. In case you didn’t have a chance to attend HP Discover in Las Vegas, I’m sharing all the great content from their presentations. Viewing these presentations is a great way to catch up on the latest solutions from HP and extend the value of the HP Discover 2012 experience. Happy viewing!