Wi-Fi in the education space has become nothing less than a critical resource. Whether in the classroom in direct support of the academic mission, or used in support roles to keep facilities running, the wireless network only gets more important with each school year.
As a technology, Wi-Fi itself is just one important part of an ecosystem that also includes end users, client devices, and a raft of other IT systems that integrate to form the larger network for any educational institution. But the WLAN also has its own unique challenges and requirements for operational success, as do both the secondary and higher education spaces that rely on it. In this analysis, we discuss a broad cross-section of topics to help you get wireless in the academic setting right by focusing on what you should be considering at every budget cycle, regardless of what role you play in it.