Small and medium businesses need a simple, affordable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets them embrace the Internet as a valuable business tool, but safely. They need to be able to provide Internet access in addition to all the security needed to ensure that this Internet access is safe and doesn’t disrupt business productivity. Thus, they need Internet access and security solutions that:
26% van de medewerkers van een MKB bedrijf werkt 2 of meer dagen in de week vanuit huis
71% Van de MKB bedrijven zijn mobiel / Werk Waar je Wilt enabeled
5.4 Verloren uren per week door geen of slechte verbinding met het kantoor
As you can see there has been a lot of changes in wireless over the years The Wi-Fi standard was ratified 1997 and in 1999 the first wireless access points running 802.11 b/g came to market giving us from 1 MBp/s to 54MBp/s
In 2003 802.11g came along which was more efficient and so did controllers which allowed for larger service areas.
In 2009 802.11n came along, offering several benefits. More speed, more spectrum to use and other enhancements to cope with interference etc.
Around 2010 the BYOD phenomena began to take off along with thousands of APPS and much more video use. The standards bodies and manufacturers made tweaks to the standards and technology to try to adapt to the increased needs of thenetworks however it was clear that a new standard was needed in order to cope
This is our first transition, Gigabit Wi-Fi or 802.11ac – which provides much more speed (up to 450 Mbp/s), performance and a better user experience.
Then the devices became much more mobile, while still needing to access their apps, data, voice and video etc. So the location of the devices became much more important. This is our second transition – Location
It is very important to note that there has been a lot of change in the last 15 years but there will be more change, more quickly over the next 3 years or so because of Gigabit Wi-Fi and location
Network is getting even more important New Mobility Applications Cloud
Mobility and cloud driving Small Business productivity Affordability, democratization drive Small Business adoption SMB cloud adoption hit 72% in 2011, growing to 98% in 2015 U.S. SMBs will spend $50B over next 2 years on cloud services Increasing number of mobile devices in the workplace Smartphones: 20% CAGR in new devices, 116% CAGR in traffic Tablets: 60% CAGR in new devices, 190% CAGR in traffic 31% in 2011 (growing to 39% in 2015) of mobile traffic being offloaded onto fixed network (through WiFi and Femtocell) Local network playing increasing role in connecting to cloud - driving need for performance, reliability and high availability VAR segment transforming from product-centric to services-centric business model to drive profitability VARs need to shift to managed services to survive