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Wi-Fi Monetization is Bad – The On-Premise IT Roundtable

The Premise: Wi-Fi monetization is bad, it should be free, frictionless, and fast.

In this roundtable, Tom Hollingsworth leads a discussion about the premise that Wi-Fi monetization is bad. Some would argue that it’s evil. If venues and businesses want to offer Wi-Fi, it should be treated the same way other utilities are. These all require a degree of expense to the business, but aren’t added on as charges to customers. Keith Parsons uses the free, frictionless, and fast standard. Does that mean that everyone should offer free Wi-Fi all the time? And how does that fit into an organizations larger IT policy framework. The roundtable makes the case and digs into the details in this episode.

On-Premises for today’s roundtable:


Tom Hollingsworth

Keith Parsons

Manon Lessard

Lee Badman

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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