To address challenges presented by the increasing enterprise requirement for wireless to be the first connection for devices to the network, I&O leaders must use these WLAN best practices. Otherwise, they risk having to "rip and replace" the entire campus network.
- Define the Expected "End-User" and "Things" Experience
- Define End-User Performance
- Define Transaction Density
- Define the Quantity and Types of Devices
- Define Where Connectivity Is Expected
- Define How Upstream Wired Connectivity Will Be Implemented
- Define All Nonradio Resources That Are Needed to Deploy
- Define the Required Network Service Applications
- Network Management
- Guest Access and Policy Enforcement
- Location-Based Services
- Network Assurance
- Evaluate the Project Intangibles
- Managed Services
- Regulation Reporting
- Service Plans
- Vendor Roadmaps
- Validate the Network Design
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