WiFi for offices

WiFi connections are the most practical solution for portable and mobile connectivity, enabling new ways of working. WiFi provides better scalability of connections than wired connectivity. WiFi can cover locations that are difficult or impossible to wire. WiFi adapts more readily to changes of workspace layout. Performance of WiFi connections can be varied according to needs by location and/or user groups.
WiFi can provide connections to your existing network and IT resources, or act as a separate network, optionally with its own Internet connection. It also works with VLANs for more sophisticated integration requirements.
WiFi can authenticate users using shared passwords, or individually using a RADIUS instance with internally managed accounts or external managed accounts in LDAP or Active Directory. It can even be configured to use a combination of authentication mechanisms for different user communities; for example visitors could use a shared password while employees could use individual accounts.
WiFi connectivity at some or all locations can be provided by multiple access points to provide service guarantees where connectivity is important.
Mobile and portable devices are taking an increasing role in the workplace because of their inherent advantages for some ways of working. That progression will continue with many new kinds of devices and applications being developed. A wireless office is inevitable, but for now WiFi is indispensable. Recent improvements to WiFi mean it is more than capable of handling most connectivity in an office.