The Need to Manage Wireless Networks
Today, mission critical applications are no longer accessed only from within the corporate network. Cellular data networks have become an integral part of the infrastructure companies rely on to support their mobile workers.
According to Forrester Research, 62% of US IT decision-makers believe that expanding the use of mobile technologies will be a critical or high priority. Similarly, a recent Yankee Group study found that nearly 50% of US businesses rely on cellular network access for their remote workers and offices. Organizations are increasingly realizing that cellular networks are a critical component of their operations infrastructure. And a growing mobile workforce creates a requirement to invest in the tools to ensure productivity in a remote work environment.
Wireless Deployment Challenges
Despite this trend, few tools are available to track the performance of today’s cellular data networks leaving organizations without the real data to quickly troubleshoot connectivity issues. This lack of visibility wastes valuable time and resources, and represents tremendous risk for organizations with cellular network deployments.
At the same time, the secure and reliable transmission of critical data becomes a much larger concern with public cellular networks. Threats of malware, dropped connections, and compromised bandwidth speeds create unique challenges that are amplified with the growing reliance on cellular networks as part of the business process.
Today there is Locality: innovative, cloud-based software that provides a deep level of insight into wireless network deployments, helping organizations gather real data to troubleshoot and fix critical connectivity issues and solve the common challenges of mobile computing.