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What’s up with Wi-Fi?

By: Andy Powell, EMEA Training Manager

Just lately I have found myself getting really fussy about the quality and availability of Wi-Fi. I also realise that I actually base business choices on that perception. So what do I mean? Well, there are a bunch of Wi-Fi things which really annoy me: When sitting in a coffee shop trying to register for […]

The ShoreTel Digital Nomad

By: Clinton Fitch, Practice Manager of Advanced Applications - EMEA

I am a digital nomad. In the three years that I have been part of the ShoreTel team, I’ve learned and thrived in my nomadic work style. Traveling from state-to-state and now country-to-country (in case you missed the memo, I live in the United Kingdom now), living off of cafe and hotel Wi-Fi as I […]

Ruckus Wireless: 802.11ac Boosts Buzz More than Bandwidth

By: Steve Weinstock, Sr. Product Manager – OEM and Alliances

One of the focal points of our annual ShoreTel Champion Partner Conference is the Innovation Center – where technology partners are available to chat with resellers about ways to increase revenue and margins, while making the customer experience even stronger. In the days leading up to this year’s event, some of our top sponsors have […]

ScanSource: Bring Your Own Device

By: Steve Weinstock, Sr. Product Manager – OEM and Alliances

One of the focal points of our annual ShoreTel Champion Partner Conference is the Innovation Center – where technology partners are available to chat with resellers about ways to increase revenue and margins, while making the customer experience even stronger. In the days leading up to this year’s event, some of our top sponsors have […]

Wireless data at 1.5Gbps?

By: Syed Rahman, Sr. Product Manager, Services

A 30 gbps wireless connection sound good? That would certainly allow for the application of the “throw bandwidth at it to solve all performance problems” principle to wireless (WLAN) networks, which is so effectively used on the wired Ethernet front. Real-time applications over 802.11 Wireless LANs (WLANs) such as voice (“VoFi”) – used in business […]

Master the BYOD Wave

By: ShoreTel, Brilliantly Simple Google+ icon for profile link

A desk jockey is a thing of the past. Most information workers spend a good portion of their day outside of the office walls. And when in the office, they spend only a few hours a day at their desks. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices have unleashed people from their cubes and allowed […]

The Importance of VoWLAN

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

Unlike some of the recent mobility offerings being touted, ShoreTel Mobility supports VoIP/ Voice over wireless local area network (VoWLAN) with automatic handover between Wi-Fi and cellular. ShoreTel Mobility leverages the combination of reactive, proactive and policy metrics to provide reliable, automatic handover in all environments. Without Client support for VoIP/VoWLAN, enterprises can’t leverage corporate […]

INsights – A Smart Way to Wi-Fi

By: Steve Weinstock, Sr. Product Manager – OEM and Alliances

Ruckus Wireless sums up their goal quite well, they strive to do something many have all but written off as a pipe dream: make Wi-Fi not suck. Wi-Fi untangles us from wires, freeing us to do more – but not if you spend all your productivity time cursing at the network configurations. Really, we’re all […]

ShoreTel Mobility and Ruckus Wireless: Migration from Desk Phones to Smartphones

By: ShoreTel, Brilliantly Simple Google+ icon for profile link

As the corporate workforce becomes increasingly mobile, desk phones are giving way to smartphones, while powerful tablet devices marginalize PCs. As these smart devices pop up everywhere within companies, more Wi-Fi will be needed to achieve the same performance as traditional laptops. Combined, the ShoreTel Mobility and Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi systems are ideally suited to […]

Wi-Fi Needs to Get Smarter, and Fast

By: Guest Post, Contributed Article

What the Internet did to forever alter access to information; the Mobile Internet is doing to forever change the face of computer networking – for better or for worse. The move to mobility is placing unprecedented demands on Wi-Fi technology to become more “wire-like” to support isochronous, latency-sensitive applications like streaming IP voice and video […]

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