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With office design evolving over time, enterprises must rethink their wireless networks to meet the needs of an ever-evolving and increasingly connected workforce.
Some forward-thinking enterprises are considering investing in private 5G networks.
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What are the steps to conducting a wireless site survey for your business? Here’s our comprehensive guide.
Investing in the best network for your enterprise depends on understanding how the future of wireless connectivity will affect your business.
Internet capacity may soon become just another commodity available in the peer-to-peer marketplace.
Thinking of getting a wireless site survey performed at your workplace? The experts at Turn-key Technologies are here to walk you through the process.
As companies in the petrochemical space incorporate big data and cloud computing into their networking infrastructures while employing leaner remote teams, they must invest in robust, custom networking solutions.
Telecom and tech companies are bullish on 5G, but until the cost of implementation begins to drop, making a business case for the next generation of mobile networking is going to be difficult.
Providing free WiFi is a great way for landlords to set their properties apart and guarantee interest from more potential tenants.
In addition to supporting thousands of connections a day, enterprise networks have to overcome the dozens of interference issues that come with a large office environment — and that includes your festive holiday lights.
A growing number of cities are incorporating wireless connectivity into their plans for a “smart” future, but this doesn’t mean that companies are off the hook when it comes to optimizing their own workplace networks.
As the volume of data transmitted worldwide continues to grow each day, researchers are focusing on new, more efficient ways of transmitting information.
Large public venues are having to create increasingly powerful wireless networks in order to satisfy their patrons’ demands, but this often takes an incredible amount of resources.
Bluetooth-enabled devices are increasingly common in the healthcare sector, but hospitals and other providers must be mindful of the networking complications that come with them.
The future of healthcare rests with successful integrations of cutting-edge technologies, but this will require robust and secure wireless networks.
Hospital administrators must balance such a wide range of considerations when setting up their wireless networks that it’s nearly impossible to do so properly without the help of an experienced partner.
Millennials use internet-connected devices more frequently and in ways that require more bandwidth than any other generation. Accommodating that usage pattern requires expert network design.
Digital technologies have revolutionized oilfield workflows, but before they can deliver on their true potential, oil companies must have properly planned and configured wireless networks.
President Trump spends a significant amount of time away from the White House at his own real estate properties, where some experts worry he is potentially exposing his and his staff’s digital communications to prying eyes.
When the time comes to make some changes to your network capabilities, and you’re tasked with evaluating network design proposals aimed at delivering the most suitable, cost-effective solutions, it’s important to make sure you’re not overlooking any essential factors. If you don’t know exactly what you should be looking for from a prospective provider, the process is apt to become complicated and frustrating, and you’re unlikely to end up with the outcomes you’re expecting.
As wireless networks become a necessity at organizations in every industry across the globe, solution providers are challenged to meet the evolving needs of technology professionals and enterprise leaders everywhere. Knowledge, expertise and innovation are critical in this industry, and some providers are standing out among the crowd -- delivering solutions that transform business, healthcare, education and other fields in a highly valuable way. This much can be said of Turn-key Technologies, Inc., which was recently honored as one of CIO Review’s Most Promising Wireless Solution Providers, an annual list of 20 companies that are at the forefront of providing wireless solutions and impacting the marketplace.
Progress is inevitable, and in the healthcare industry, it’s a fast-moving train. Last year, healthcare IT professionals saw an uptick in technology approaches that support patient-centered and personalized medicine, the emergence of wearables and the Internet of Things and an increasing focus on big data thanks to electronic medical records. So, what will 2017 bring?
The health of your hospital’s patients is, in some ways, tied to the health of your wireless network. When poor network performance gets in the way of providing the kind of exceptional care your organization is expected to deliver, it’s time to make the appropriate improvements and upgrades. Of course, the first obstacle in this process is often budget, and the question at the tip of your tongue is likely to be: How much is this going to cost? To get a better idea of what you should be factoring into your investment, take a look at the following expenditures that are likely to be part of your hospital’s wireless network update.
You’ve experienced the ways your hospital Wi-Fi can fail. Spotty connectivity, slow Internet speed, frequent equipment failure -- these are all red flags that indicate a weakened wireless network. And the consequences are grim. In a hospital environment, you can’t risk these consequences. It is critical for your network to support both medical professionals and patients. That means having an infrastructure that accounts for any interferences with connectivity, beginning with the hospital’s construction.
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, monitors and other medical technology -- all of these devices are trying to access your healthcare organization’s WLAN, which is likely to be causing some significant frustrations across the network. Perhaps this problem is resulting in insufficient performance and impacting mission-critical applications. If this is the case, you’re failing to ensure optimal healthcare IT, and that’s no way to achieve a high level of quality, efficiency and security in daily operations. There’s always going to be a high volume of people visiting your organization, which translates to many devices trying to connect. The fact is patients want both quality care AND service, so you can’t ensure patient satisfaction if you’re offering a slow connection or denying guest access. With so many options available in healthcare today, it is essential to stay competitive and keep patients happy. After all, you can’t afford to lose them. Is there a way around this predicament? How does a healthcare IT department go about handling it?
Staying competitive in the hospital market today is about more than just treating patients; it involves focusing on the areas of service and care that elevate your organization above the rest. The healthcare landscape is advancing by the minute, and it’s critical to keep up if your hospital has any chance of surviving. Perhaps you’re implementing all the right initiatives when it comes to patient-centered care. You may have a top-notch staff and the latest in technology. But, all of that could be for naught if you have a wireless networking infrastructure that is hindering your efforts to bring the very best in patient care. If obstacles like slow connectivity or even outages in certain areas are plaguing your daily hospital operations, you don’t have the kind of strong network design that enables you to maintain that crucial competitive edge. Take a look at some of the ways poor design of your organization’s wireless networking infrastructure may be negatively impacting employees and patients -- and causing giant headaches for your IT operation.
When the WiFi goes down, hospitals stop functioning. Here are the three most common reasons hospitals experience wireless network failures — and how to prevent them.
Patients are more educated than ever before, and they have many more options for healthcare available to them. This puts a great deal of pressure on hospitals to stand out by increasing the quality of care they provide. That’s why healthcare IT is so important. From tablets and laptops to EMR systems, hospitals are constantly evolving their technology to maintain a competitive advantage. With this proliferation of technology solutions to improve patient care, having a reliable and high-performing wireless networking infrastructure is a necessity. It is the foundation for enabling technology solutions to function properly and efficiently. This places a heavy responsibility on IT professionals to implement solutions that deliver. Follow these four useful ways to improve the quality of care at your hospital through a more robust wireless network.
People today can’t live without their favorite smartphone or other mobile device – whether they’re at home, on the road or in the office. In fact, 40% of employees say they would never work for a company that does not allow them to use their own mobile devices for work. Most believe that using a mobile device makes them more creative and productive – especially when they’re allowed to work from home. With so much work being done on mobile devices,wireless networks are quickly becoming the primary means by which employees access key corporate services, applications and data. For many, legacy networks can’t keep pace, and they now are looking to create a mobile-first design able to handle the increased demand.
Today’s healthcare environment demands constant improvement in patient care, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. These are the factors that enable hospitals to keep pace and thrive in a competitive landscape. So, how are these standards achieved?
Often, the signs of a poorly performing wireless network are obvious. Connectivity is spotty or dreadfully slow, for example. But often the users aren't aware of what's causing the problem, and instead blame your applications or systems for the difficulties. To deliver a better user experience across the organization, consider a wireless network assessment. Here are some of the most common signs that your network needs some upgrading.
BYOD is a popular choice among businesses. Though it was originally a grassroots movement by the workers, businesses eventually jumped on board, won over by lower costs and a desire for happier employees. Now almost standard practice, BYOD does not come without its challenges, particularly in the realm of IT. CIOs are increasingly concerned with the potential for BYOD deployments to negatively affect device compatibility, and network security. What can you do? Well, a wireless network assessment that includes a full audit of your BYOD policy gives you a strong start toward success. Here's how.
Whether folks are headed to a professional conference, head-banging concert, dog show, or horse race, they all have one thing in common: They expect, no demand, that they have reliable wireless connectivity when they get there. That means your large public venue has to offer it or learn to deal with trade shows, top bands, conferences, and conventions relocating to your competition's venue instead. Why do you need an assessment of your wireless network?
Looking for the best way to assure top level coverage and performance for your wireless network? The solution is the ability to fully comprehend the RF environment in which your network is deployed. A site survey delivers upfront planning and documentation, which will facilitate a smooth, and ultimately successful, network implementation.
Many business owners believe that when setting up a network in your office, you have to pick between wired and wireless deployments. This is completely false. The fact of the matter is that it is only an "either/or" decision if you choose to make it one. By installing both a wired and a wireless network in your office that are designed to work together and complement one another, you get the best of both worlds. The advantages of one will also go a long way towards making up for some perceived deficiencies in the other.
Just a few short years ago, mobile technology in an educational environment was essentially forbidden. Just about every educational professional - from the college professor to the kindergarten teacher and everybody in between - saw mobile devices like smartphones and tablets as a distraction to learning and little else.
First off I would like to say congratulations to the entire graduating class of 2014 at West Virginia University. Go Mountaineers! But I would like to give a special shout out to my kid sister Jenna for graduating with a BS in Finance. OK thanks for tolerating my proud Big Brother moment. Now let's move on.