What does Increasing Wireless Demand mean In-Building?
Today, IT leadership is tasked with improving workflow and satisfying customer demands for in-building wireless. For many, new wireless apps and devices hold the key to new opportunities. But as wireless demand skyrockets, IT professionals are struggling to keep up with the volume.
A few short years ago, Smartphone penetration was at 40%. Today that number has ballooned to 74%. And that is not the only wireless statistic that is increasing. Indoor Smartphone usage, BYOD usage, Wi-Fi growth – all of these wireless statistics are increasing.
Why are these Statistics Important?
It’s important for IT staff members to be aware of wireless trends so they can properly execute a plan. For an enterprise, this includes using wireless to aid the enterprise’s mission, achieve user satisfaction, and support the building infrastructure. For specific venues, such as hospitals, wireless is more specialized and can be used to improve patient safety and workflow, patient and staff satisfaction and overall operations.
The good news is that enterprises and hospitals that embrace wireless are growing revenue 50% faster than their counterparts. The downside is, most IT staff members lack the expertise, budget and manpower to manage wireless comprehensively, resulting in misguided wireless expectations and unnecessary costs.
The Different Uses of Wireless
The first step in correctly adopting a comprehensive wireless strategy is to acknowledge all of the different wireless needs to ensure everyone’s requirements are being met.