The Business Value of Wireless
Wireless technology has a number of key business benefits.
Improved data communications lead to faster transfer of information within businesses and between partners and customers. For example, sales people can remotely check stock levels and prices whilst on sales calls.
Because wireless technology enables the user to communicate while on the move, you are rarely out of touch – you don’t need extra cables or adaptors to access office networks.
Office-based wireless workers can be networked without sitting at dedicated computers, and can continue to do productive work while away from the office. This can lead to new styles of working, such as home working or direct access to corporate data while on customer sites.
Wireless networks can be easier and cheaper to install, especially in listed buildings or where the landlord will not permit the installation of cables.
Wireless networking could allow you to offer new products or services. For example, many airport departure lounges, train stations, hotels, cafes and restaurants have installed ‘hot spot’ wireless networking services to allow mobile users to connect their equipment to their ‘home’ offices while travelling.
Business value is formed of many faciets. Saving money is one important component, but value can also be measured in terms of productivity, efficiency, job satisfaction and customer service. Wireless technologies have become a crucial component for businesses of all kinds.
Education – Advantages of Wireless
Advantages of Wireless Wireless networking works well in all types of school. It offers educational benefits as well as administrative, often at lower costs compared to other networking solutions.
Benefits of Wireless for Learning
Gives access to more children, subjects, areas of the school and for a wider range of purposes.
Benefits of Wireless to teachers:
Can work more efficiently
Support their pupils’ learning through their own use of ICT
Use ICT to extract greater value from their teaching
Work wherever and whenever suits them best, around the school
The flexibility of wireless networks and portable computers means that lessons using ICT, can take place in ordinary classrooms. Children’s learning needs are supported and teachers’ can innovate in how learning takes place.
For smaller schools, wireless networking can offer a cheaper, more rapidly installed way of giving increased access to ICT school-wide.
For larger schools, wireless extensions to existing wired networks can bring campus-wide coverage with the flexibility to provide temporary additional coverage in unusual areas.