Five burning wireless questions

A reality check on some of the most talked about issues

Is wireless technology moving faster than you can keep up with at your company? Here's our reality check on how soon some of the most talked about issues - from smartphone malware to Google's Android to WiMAX - will likely impact your network.

1. Will smartphone viruses kill your network?

Not at the moment. As iPhones, other devices grow in popularity, so will risky Web browsing.

2. Is fixed-mobile convergence worth the bother?

It depends on exactly what you mean by FMC, but the answer is: There's no rush.

3. What will be the impact of 3G cellular networks on enterprise mobility?

Proponents say it will be like taking your desktop anywhere.

4. Do you need to pay attention to Google's Android?

Yes, but Google's open source mobile platform not expected to overrun your network anytime soon.

5. Will WiMAX have a place in the enterprise in the next 12 months?

While WiMAX appears to be set for commercial deployment in some U.S. markets by year-end, the technology has been plagued by fits and starts.

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