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?
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.