for Wireless LANs
Wireless LANs frequently
augment rather than replace wired LAN networks-often providing
the final few meters of connectivity between a backbone network
and the mobile user. The following list describes some of the
many applications made possible through the power and flexibility
of wireless LANs:
- Doctors and nurses in
hospitals are more productive because hand-held or notebook computers
with wireless LAN capability deliver patient information instantly.
- Consulting or accounting
audit engagement teams or small workgroups increase productivity
with quick network setup.
- Network managers in dynamic
environments minimize the overhead of moves, adds, and changes
with wireless LANs, thereby reducing the cost of LAN ownership.
- Training sites at corporations
and students at universities use wireless connectivity to facilitate
access to information, information exchanges, and learning.
- Network managers installing
networked computers in older buildings find that wireless LANs
are a cost-effective network infrastructure solution.
- Retail store owners use
wireless networks to simply frequent network reconfiguration.
- Trade show and branch
office workers minimize setup requirements by installing preconfigured
wireless LANs needing no local MIS support.
- Warehouse workers use
wireless LANs to exchange information with central databases
and increase their productivity.
- Network managers implement
wireless LANs to provide backup for mission-critical applications
running on wired networks.
- Senior executives in
conference rooms make quicker decisions because they have real-time
information at their fingertips.
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