This presentation was given at an event with CSA Waverley and Aruba in May 2016 and looks at the origins of WiFi, its evolution and future and how it has become a key driving force behind the Inter
Essential Enterprise Wireless LAN
In a very short period, wireless local area networking (WLAN) has moved from an all too often insecure bonus connection or luxury for a few, to an essential need that has to be managed and delivered as any other part of IT infrastructure. Even public wi-fi networks have mostly lost their hobbyist feel and marketing strategies which were once oriented on making new income streams for coffee shops (who make quite enough thank you on the margins on expensive coffee!). It might not be using licensed spectrum in the same way that licensed public carriers operate, but wireless networks are becoming professionally delivered services that are relied on as much as cellular mobile networks.