Gone are the days of sporadic, casual wireless use when a few hundred users in a lecture hall or conference room had a few dozen laptops between them.
Today, everyone there could easily have two, three, or even four devices each. Together, that's potentially thousands of smartphones, tablets and netbooks — all in constant need of essential information, and all expecting a steadfast connection in every square inch of the enterprise.
But it’s not just what users bring in. Everything from office equipment to air conditioners communicate wirelessly, machine-to-machine, using shared resources and potentially overwhelming the wireless network.