Although there is no dispute that security has been a major impediment to the uptake of wireless, especially in large organisations, its impact may have been overestimated. As prices drop and demand for wireless grows, issues of manageability, speed and coverage are often raised as the major problems affecting most businesses. WLAN implementation expenses are approaching their wired equivalents, and the cost of ownership is also drawing growing numbers of enterprise customers into the wireless space.
Stories by Daniel Winter
Wireless networking is finally taking a foothold in the corporate space. New developments in security and WLAN management are paving the way for large organisations that have previously resisted wireless on the grounds that it is not as secure and manageable as conventional wired networks.