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This article is part of the Feburary 2013 - Vol 4/ No.1 issue of BYOD challenges that lurk beyond network security
When it comes to creating a bring your own device (BYOD) plan, many IT shops focus on security and access policy, but wireless LAN troubleshooting can be just as crucial. After all, the more diverse the array of Wi-Fi devices in the workplace, the greater the impact on the enterprise wireless LAN. The good news is that there are a variety of tools that network administrators can use for proactive and responsive BYOD troubleshooting. Why Personal Devices Are a Nightmare For WLAN Troubleshooting Embracing BYOD in the enterprise may reduce equipment costs, but contrary to popular belief, it doesn't necessarily cut operating expenses. In fact, personal devices can drain the network and place a strain on IT staff. In a survey recently conducted by Fluke Networks, 52% of organizations said they receive daily complaints about BYOD WLAN issues, most related to slow or dropped connections. These problems frustrate BYOD users, but worse, they slow down the WLAN. After all, misbehaving devices increase competition for scarce spectrum. As a result, IT spends more time ... Access >>>
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BYOD challenges that lurk beyond network security
by Shamus McGillicuddy
Everyone knows security tops the list of BYOD challenges, but network pros will face a slew of other headaches along the way.
Balancing wireless LAN troubleshooting strategies for BYOD
by Lisa A. Phifer
Security is only half the challenge when it comes to supporting a BYOD WLAN. The rest depends on WLAN troubleshooting to handle personal device drain.
- BYOD challenges that lurk beyond network security by Shamus McGillicuddy
Four IT shops, four approaches to BYOD network security
by David Geer
With no single solution for BYOD network security, engineers are getting crafty at integrating varied technologies to handle the challenge.
- Four IT shops, four approaches to BYOD network security by David Geer
In BYOD networking, no single solution
by Rivka Gewirtz Little
Since there is no silver bullet for BYOD networking challenges, engineers need to get creative in technology integration … and then get management on board.
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