Technological advances have created an evolution in our society. The marketplace has exploded with numerous brands of tablets and smartphones in just the past few years alone. People have become accustomed to carrying their devices, such as their iPhones or other smartphones, with them everywhere, including the workplace. This movement is known as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). According to a study, 90 percent of organizations today allow employees to use personally owned technology at work, with some organizations even paying for personally owned devices that are used for business purposes.
A few years ago, the average employee was only using a company issued laptop and Blackberry. Today, the average employee uses a laptop, a smartphone and, in many cases, a tablet. These devices don’t have Ethernet ports, so they depend completely on wireless networks, which is a challenge for many businesses. In the past, businesses were able to predict the number of devices on their network at any given time as well as the types of devices connecting. Today, with the numerous brands and number of smart devices available, it is much more difficult to control the type and number of devices that are connecting to the network. This is true not only for workplaces, but also public locations, such as schools, universities and libraries.
Due to this huge shift in the use of smart devices, cabling contractors in Phoenix have seen wireless networks with no problems in the past experience degradation in performance as well as connectivity issues. The use of smartphones and tablets in and outside the workplace will only continue to grow, so it’s important that organizations take the proper steps in regards to their networks by contacting a cabling contractor in Phoenix. In order to prepare networks for the future, businesses should build modular corporate wireless networks where additional connections can be made. It is estimated that businesses will need to provide 300 percent more wireless access points in future operations to achieve the connectivity and speed of networks prior to the years of BYOD.
Additionally, the 802.11n wireless LAN standard is now being taken over by 802.11ac. This new wireless standard is a faster and more scalable version of 802.11n, providing capabilities similar to that of Gigabit Ethernet, but with wireless connectivity.
To ensure that your organization is able to support BYOD now and in the future, CTS Cabling, a cabling contractor in Phoenix, recommends increasing wireless network bandwidth, increasing the number of access points and upgrading to the new 802.11ac wireless standard. CTS Cabling, your cabling contractor in Phoenix, specializes in the installation of innovative cable systems, providing solutions to industries throughout Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality products and service to our customers, and would be more than happy to discuss a project with you. Please call CTS today at 877-685-2626 or contact us online to speak with an expert cabling contractor in Phoenix.