Ultimately, qualities that shouldn't be overlooked are flexibility, simplified management and control, and single policy enforcement. When totalled, it allows an organisation to make decisions more accurately and take appropriate actions swiftly and more effectively.
In short, an efficient and cost-effective wireless solution comes down to total cost of ownership. No matter how you look at it, deploying and maintaining a wireless network is a significant undertaking. But like anything else, there are ways to spur efficiencies that save time and money. It just requires thinking beyond convention and a little creativity.
Eric Chan is Regional Technical Director, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Fortinet.
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