The Impact of IoT on Enterprise Wi-Fi

The Impact of IoT on Enterprise Wi-Fi

Choose your wireless network carefully. Cloud and APs are not all created equal.

Clearly we’re not in Kansas anymore … According to IDC, the growing global Internet of Things (IoT) market is on course to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020. With the rapid rise of connected devices in the IoT landscape there is growing concern about elevated security risks associated with the sheer volume of new devices coming online. AirTight can help you plan for IoT capacity and network traffic, as well as optimal secure coverage across your site.   Read more

Will Target Breach Prompt Retailers to Raise the Security Bar?

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Did 2013 have to end with the somber news of a big credit card security breach? But it did! It is reported that 40 million credit cards were compromised in the security breach in stores of a major U.S. retailer Target. This is only a shade second to the earlier TJX breach in which 45 million credit cards… Read More

Attn. Retail Marketers: In-Store Shoppers are Changing. Are You?

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To say that mobile technology is impacting brick-and-mortar retail is akin to proclaiming at the turn of the last century that the motorcar just might change the horse-drawn carriage business. Shoppers today are empowered by technology to gain the advantage at every turn, whether it’s using a smartphone to find the best price for the… Read More

To shop or not to shop, in-store Wi-Fi is the answer to that question

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Did you know that 80% of mobile consumers are influenced by in-store Wi-Fi as a factor in deciding where they shop? In early 2013, IDC issued the updated version of its IDC Retail Insights report outlining the top 10 predictions for the world-wide retail industry.  One of the report’s authors is retail research director Leslie… Read More

Forbes – “Stores are finally turning to WiFi” but is security lacking?

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Really interesting article in Forbes by Verne Kopytoff on the reasons retailers have recognized the value of Wi-Fi for their customers and business processes. He notes that after years of resistance, stores have conceded that the shoppers have won the war. They want Wi-Fi and they will use their smartphones to check out deals. There… Read More