Modern technology has focused on delivering value. The current shift away from hardware to software means that companies need to recognize how they deliver that value. In order to ensure they are responding to their customers’ needs in the best possible way, they need to charge appropriately for the features that are being used. So, we ask the panel today, if feature-based licensing for infrastructure a good thing?
The OSI model has eight layers, right? So why do we spend all our time working on two or three of them? Lee Badman tells us a story about how we need to remember to respect all the layers of the networking model properly.
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.
Cisco’s new 4800-series access points have a feature list to make you drool. 4×4 802.11ac Wave 2 radios, a built-in hyperlocation antenna array, and BLE beacon support. But on top of this, Lee Badman looked at the documentation for the device, and got a history lesson of how fast the wireless market has changed.
Open Mesh released its first router, which now gives them a full-stack portfolio for SMBs. Combined with no annual licensing costs, this could be disruptive offering for SMBs.
Sometimes, you need a champion in life. In Lee Badman’s case, he’s not just any champion, he’s a newly minited Cisco Champion! In this fun little journey, based on a Twitter comment, he investgates just how much data Open Mesh APs are using. The end result is interesting enough, but Lee’s “gonzo blogging” makes the whole post entertaining to go through.
Lee Badman writing for IT Toolbox comments: Nyansa is a newcomer to the WLAN industry, with a fresh way of analyzing wireless environments. I wrote about them and their Voyance analytics solution in Network Computing when the company went live in April, and also had the pleasure of being in San Jose with company execs during Mobility Field Day […]
Lee Badman of WiredNot comments: When it comes to monitoring the performance of wireless networks. There really aren’t all that many options. You can run tests “on demand” to get a point-in-time view of how things feel to you in one specific location on the WLAN, but you have to be really careful what conclusions you […]
Lee Badman of wirednot comments: Get it while it’s hot… Print this baby out and put it on the break room fridge. Staple it to the helpdesk manager’s forehead so he sees it when he looks in the mirror, or have it printed out on a T-shirt that’s two sizes too small, so it accentuates […]
Lee Badman of wirednot comments: It was supposed to be a grand Christmas season for the kids in Dipolville. Every child had put their best respects and emojis in the Dropbox, hoping that Fresnel Claus would bring them new PMKs for their stockings on that most wondrous of nights. And Fresnel Claus was happy to oblige- […]