The Wi-Fi service industry is undergoing a fundamental shift towards ubiquitous Wi-Fi, with the onset of citywide Wi-Fi deployment. The deployment of municipal broadband networks has also been increasing in the United States, and the market for embedded Wi-Fi chips, including laptops, PDAs and mobile phones is growing. There are several ways by which a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) can deliver city wide wireless broadband services. This paper proposes a service model (both data and voice) that uses two emerging wireless technologies (Wi-Fi and WiMAX) to deliver cost-effective broadband services.
Business Process Management (BPM) is considered an essential strategy to create and maintain sustainable competitive advantage. While researchers are anxious to identify critical success factors for the management of business process related projects, the risks associated with these projects have received considerably less attention. This paper provides an overview of risks associated with BPM projects along the phases of the BPM lifecycle. After a classification of the risks identified with the individual life cycle phases and transitions, this paper discusses four strategies to deal with these risks: avoid, mitigate, transfer, and accept.