Wireless and mobility were big topics at this year's Interop. Let's take a look at the wireless news in review.
Wireless and mobility were big topics at this year's Interop. Let's take a look at the wireless news in review.> The show opened with mobility announcements from Avaya, Citrix Systems, Nortel, and Aruba. It looks like mobility is shaping up as the focal point for unified communications for many vendors.
> Thanks to all the hype surrounding wireless LAN startup Aerohive (including their Best of Interop award) the old fat Acess Point vs. Thin Access point came back to the Wi-Fi market. After nearly six years of enterprise WLAN deployments, it's amazing that there is still no real standard for Wi-Fi network management and optimization. I have to admit, the Wi-Fi discussions at this year's Interop were all very retro 2002.
> Cisco Systems and Nokia talked a lot about convergence. The two companies were hyping their new converged communications solution, "Nokia Intellisync Call Connect for Cisco," a product that promises to connect enterprise telephony with Nokia smartphones.
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The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?