The Case for Hybrid Networks: Wired + Wireless

Do we foresee a world where one day all IT will be wireless – or will ethernet continue to coexist with it?

Mary E. Shacklett, President of Transworld Data

December 15, 2022

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Over the past three years, the introduction of 5G broadband; the new IPv6 protocol, which doesn't limit the number of IP addresses you can assign; and Wi-Fi 6, which increases bandwidth and the speed at which Wi-Fi payloads travel within enterprise walls; have turned the heads of CIOs and network managers.

Why not move more network traffic to wireless technology?

The case for wireless is indeed compelling. However, there are also several disadvantages.

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About the Author(s)

Mary E. Shacklett

President of Transworld Data

Mary E. Shacklett is an internationally recognized technology commentator and President of Transworld Data, a marketing and technology services firm. Prior to founding her own company, she was Vice President of Product Research and Software Development for Summit Information Systems, a computer software company; and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Technology at FSI International, a multinational manufacturer in the semiconductor industry.

Mary has business experience in Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. She has a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from the University of Southern California, where she taught for several years. She is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and in Who's Who in the Computer Industry.

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