By Stan Leszczynski
For any business that’s looking to achieve real, long-lasting success in the 21st century, network optimization is an absolutely crucial piece of the puzzle. Given the nature of today’s workforce, a high-functioning network is essential for keeping people connected, engaged, and motivated to do their best each day. With the right network, your employees will be able to store their data, access it, and work together to tackle the challenges in front of them.
Unfortunately, there are many common roadblocks that are keeping companies today from maximizing their network connectivity. Perhaps most notably, they’re looking at a rapid increase in the sheer number of devices looking to access their networks. Looking at the problem on a global scale, it’s estimated that we’ll have 12.3 billion mobile connections in the world by 2022. That’s nearly two per person. That means, for business IT leaders, the goal is to ensure connectivity for everyone’s devices at all times, while also looking after security and compliance.
Luckily, there’s a solution on the horizon that should address all of these concerns at once, and it’s Wi-Fi 6. Known in the tech community as 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6 offers an entirely new form of wireless LAN architecture. It brings a number of improvements over the previous Wi-Fi standards – most importantly, it can accommodate more devices, more data transfers, and more efficient power usage. Simply put, Wi-Fi 6 represents a fast track to greater productivity for your business.
Companies that begin to usher in Wi-Fi 6 will notice a number of key benefits right away. One is reduced latency, meaning there will be fewer delays for users looking to transmit data over Wi-Fi. Not only will transfers be faster, but there will be far fewer “dead zones” in wireless coverage. Employees will be able to get their work done faster, even from somewhat inconvenient locations.
Investing in Wi-Fi 6, and the devices to support it, is a proactive business decision that will benefit your business. By spending a little now, you can make a whole lot more down the road. And at Zones, we’ve got all the resources to help get you started. For starters, our partnership with Cisco puts us in prime position to support your business. Cisco makes application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that give users real-time connectivity analytics, gateway support for the Internet of Things, and Cisco Intelligent Capture for enhanced issue detection to improve security. We can help you deploy all these solutions and more, ensuring your Wi-Fi 6 deployment will be a successful one.
The bottom line is that Wi-Fi 6 can truly transform your business, but only if you take the necessary steps to prepare. To maximize the impact of Wi-Fi 6, smart network design is crucial.
And that’s where our expert team at Zones comes in. We have all the expertise needed to assess your current environment, identify areas where you’re unprepared for Wi-Fi 6, and bring you up to speed. The world is entering a new era of internet connectivity, and we have what it takes to lead your business forward.
Interested in learning more about the Network Optimization capabilities we have at Zones? Check out our website – we’ve got plenty to share with you.
Stan Leszczynski is a networking specialist for Zones’ Office of the CTO.