years organizations have been seeking and implementing
solutions to improve operations. Now, managers
are being asked to do much more. Today's IT
and business managers are charged with creating
real competitive advantages for their companies.
The expectation is to improve profitability
by intelligently cutting costs and streamlining
operations. A manager in the new economy must
be responsive and adaptive to customers, market
conditions and technology shifts.
Wireless networking may provide competitive
opportunities for your organization.
Here are the main benefits of a wireless network:
Quick Implementation. Wireless
networks are usually easier to install because
you the avoid time-consuming tasks of physical
cabling. It's a perfect connectivity solution
for sales forces, mobile offices, mobile employees,
special events, conferences, etc. Wireless network
applications are also used in situations where
physical cabling is impossible, cost-prohibitive
or discouraged (e.g. aging or historic buildings).
Network Performance. The current generation
of wireless network technology is fast and reliable.
Business applications can be safely deployed
without worrying about sluggish transaction
speeds, frequent disconnects and other performance-robbing
issues associated with earlier generations of
wireless networking technology.
Productivity. A wireless LAN allows
you and your staff to connect anytime, anywhere
to access and/or communicate important information.
Staff can access email messages, documents,
web pages, the company intranet and many other
services and information assets.
Enhanced Decision Support. With "anytime,
anywhere" access to important networked
resources, business people can make informed
decisions more quickly. For example, A Wi Fi
enabled salesperson can access her network resources
from the road to create custom presentations
and proposals on demand.
Network Security. Comprehensive network
security elements help protect your systems
and data. There are several standards of security
including EEE 802.11, 802.1X and WPA, (Wi Fi
Cost Reduction. Implementing a wireless
network is usually less costly than implementing
a cabled network. Wireless networks are also
fairly easy to configure, maintain and upgrade.
TCO (total cost of ownership) is less than traditional
LAN's and costs typically decrease as more users
are added to your wireless network.
PCI has a full suite of wireless solutions including
wireless routers, wireless LAN 's, wireless
print server and wireless security applications.