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Means to an End
Posted: 06.04

Welcome to Mobile Enterprise’s special issue on Wireless Fidelity, or IEEE Standard 802.11. No doubt you’re already well-versed with the technology that makes Wi-Fi a hot topic just about everywhere you go. It receives no end of coverage, with hot spots popping up all over the map, from hotels and airports to coffee shops and street corners—oh, and business campuses, too!

By Eric M. Zeman

We at ME have monitored Wi-Fi’s growth closely and decided it was nigh time to give it its due as WLANs become an integral part of the enterprise. Our writers took the technology to task, asked some tough questions and offer up some good advice to any business interested in deploying Wi-Fi in the office, or anywhere else for that matter. In effect, with our focus on Wi-Fi we’re hoping to answer the question, as phrased by my favorite cartoon character Bugs Bunny, “Ehh, what’s all the hub-bub, Bub?”

From our perspective, Wi-Fi is less about connectivity and more about a means to an end. Afterall, there’s no point in connecting if you don’t have anything specific to connect to. With Wi-Fi, you can log on where you wish—be it your conference room or your hammock in the backyard—and hopefully discover increased productivity as a result.

If you wish to discuss this issue in particular or mobility in general, feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to your comments.

Eric M. Zeman


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