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Essential Guide To E-Rate Success
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:33:30 AM
FCC’s Landmark Decision to Provide Sustainable Funding for School Connectivity

On July 23, 2015, the FCC released a landmark update to the E-rate program with the 7th Report and Order. This infusion of funding available for schools and libraries will help them reach important digital learning goals by connecting students to resources in STEM areas that are necessary for preparing them to compete in the global economy. Mobile learning and the device explosion has left many schools behind the curve and the E-rate program is the only education technology funding source in the US with the money behind the message to move our classrooms into the 21st century.

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The Changing Requirements For A Life-Critical Wireless Network
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:30:38 AM
Today’s CIO or IT manager is faced with providing a secure wireless network that will support all the different mobility requirements in the healthcare industry. This is not easy because the healthcare WLAN ecosystem is the most complex of any vertical market space. In the healthcare area this includes data, voice and video, and now, WLAN-enabled medical devices of all kinds. The addition of new applications using smart phones and tablets adds to the complexity of design and the deployment of the wireless LAN. The increased awareness of security has meant that wireless and mobility healthcare technology must ensure end-client to enterprise security real-time 24/7/365.

This paper focuses on several areas that are central to the life-critical and changing security and wireless ecosystem application convergence in healthcare. The publication value to the reader is to help them understand how changes in the WLAN landscape and technology advancement can create a more secure and improved mobile experience.

Specific attention will be placed on software applications that will improve WLAN security from the cloud, to the enterprise, and to the point of care. These applications include enterprise security-based intrusion detection and location based services.

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Network-Powered Wi-Fi Analytics
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:28:58 AM
In densely populated hospitality environments, which are comprised of a diverse cross section of Wi-Fi enabled devices (internal and guest) requesting access to the network, it is critical that an installed Wi-Fi solution includes a comprehensive analytics platform. Once a purpose-built Wi-Fi solution is operational, to truly leverage the network as a business asset complete visibility into network performance and an understanding of the mobile engagement patterns of connected users is necessary. The solution? ExtremeAnalytics™.

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Simple Wireless Management With ExtremeCloud™
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:27:39 AM
Focus on growing your organization, not managing your network.

ExtremeCloud is a management platform that enables organizations to simply manage their wired and wireless network from anywhere with no on-premise footprint. Founded on a simplified way to manage the network, ExtremeCloud empowers organizations to provide users with a positive quality of experience while focusing on growing their business, not managing the network.

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Making The Case For Security Cameras In Schools And Colleges
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:26:34 AM
Cameras in classrooms can deter violence, theft, and bullying—and help police respond to unfolding incidents. At the same time, their presence raises questions about privacy, the nature of learning spaces, and intellectual freedom. eCampus News looks at what it takes to secure classrooms while preserving an institution's primary mission of education.
In 2015, a TV news investigation in Dallas captured disturbing footage of a teacher locking an eight- year-old child with autism in a padded closet, a disciplinary practice apparently employed by several North Texas schools. The outrage that followed paved the way for a new Texas law requiring schools to record all teacher interaction with special-needs students in class at the request of a parent.
The use of video surveillance in K-12 schools and higher education is nothing new, of course. More than 90 percent of educational institutions in the U.S. already use security cameras, according to a 2016 survey by Campus Safety Magazine , with 79 percent planning to install additional camera systems over the next three years. Typically, though, these cameras have been used to monitor public areas, such as parking lots, athletic stadiums, hallways, stairwells, and common areas. The idea of video surveillance in classrooms—epitomized by Texas law SB 507—has gained traction only in recent years.

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Is Your Wireless Network Industrial Strength?
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:25:25 AM
Five Crucial Questions to Ask and Answer as You Prepare Your Industrial Environments to Take Full Advantage of Today’s Rapidly Expanding Wireless Communications Opportunities.
It’s Time to Call the Wireless Communications Systems in Use in Your Industrial Facilities on the Carpet
Here’s why: When it comes to wireless communications, most industrial environments are three to five years behind the carpeted space. After years of focusing heavily on corporate office and branch WLANs, many organizations are surprised at what they’re finding when they look to leverage today’s advanced mobility tools beyond the carpeted space. They’re discovering that while they’ve been concentrating elsewhere, their industrial wireless communications needs have both substantially grown and radically changed, to the point where existing networks and traditional approaches will no longer support the operational performance that is required to thrive in a changing market.

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Enhancing The Guest Experience - Mobility Done Right
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:24:34 AM
Key findings from Extreme Networks’ CIO Summit reveal how innovation in mobility will shape the future of enterprise networking for sporting event venues and beyond.
Improving the Fan Experience with Mobility
What do you get when the CIOs from Boston’s top sports teams come together under one roof? We called it the CIO Summit, and the subject – mobility and innovation – couldn’t have been timelier. All enterprises today are confronted with the challenge of providing seamless internet access to today’s highly-mobile users. The sporting event venue business has the added challenge of providing that seamless Wi-Fi service “a.k.a. game-day experience” to several thousand mobile users in a densely populated area – once thought to be an impossible feat.
In Part I of our “Innovation in Mobility” series we will highlight how the New England Patriots, heralded as innovators in Wi-Fi, tackled the Wi-Fi challenge head- on and are now able to simultaneously deliver Wi-Fi to 70,000 people at Gillette Stadium. We will also share what our other Boston professional sports teams are doing to ensure they are evolving with their fans.

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Choosing The Right Wireless Intrusion And Prevention Policies
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:23:49 AM
The need for delivering quality wireless services in hospitality venues like hotels and big convention centers has been increasing. The availability and quality of Wi-Fi service is one of the most mportant factors for business travelers, event organizers, and holidaymakers when making their decisions about hotel booking. Some hoteliers offer free Wi-Fi hotspots in order to attract guests and differentiate their services, while others charge fees for Wi-Fi services. Typically, these hotspots use unsecure open authentication, so network administrators need to separate guest network access from core corporate network. With the presence of many Wi-Fi devices from guests who often run their own personal Wi-Fi hotspot, administrators need the best Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), one that delivers no false positives for clients and access points. Also, increased emphasis by regulatory bodies like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies on enforcement of laws related to RF jamming are making it crucial for WIPS systems to accurately identify unauthorized rogue devices before initiating air termination on these devices. Recently, there were incidents where the FCC imposed massive fines on organizations for wrongfully terminating personal Wi-Fi hotspots of guests in hospitality venues. This paper gives a quick overview best practices for device classification and policy enforcement while setting up a WIPS system.

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Broadband Over Existing Cable In Hotels
Jenne
5/16/2017 10:20:25 AM
Telephone wire and coaxial cable is found in every hotel guest room. At the most basic, these cables are used to deliver guest room entertainment to a television, and communications to a bedside phone. With the advent of Internet delivered content and ubiquitous smartphones, the guest expectations have far exceeded the ability of basic television and telephony communications. Additionally, the all-wireless nature and convenience of mobile devices has made 802.11 wireless networks preferred.
There are four methods to deploy 802.11 wireless into hotel guest rooms to service higher quantities of low power wireless devices.

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Guide: Four Strategies to Modernize Outbound Customer Engagement
Nuance
4/17/2017 1:38:01 PM
Customer outreach strategies that rely on predictive dialers and impersonal one-way message blasts for appointment and billing reminders, service notifications, fraud alerts and account or order updates, are increasingly ineffective at reaching and engaging today's digital consumer.

Get the guide "Dialers don't do digital: Four strategies to modernize outbound customer engagement" to learn how organizations like yours are replacing dialers or augmenting them with intelligent, multi-channel digital outreach via email, text, interactive voice and in-app messages to:

• Deliver the right message, via the right channel, at the right time to improve customer engagement and satisfaction.
• Lower overall cost of contact—dialers cost $4-$7 per contact whereas modern proactive engagement solutions cost pennies.
• Gain immediate improvements in key metrics including reduced inbound call volume, improved agent efficiency and increased revenue.

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