How Mobile Devices Impact the Network
Are you among the one third of smartphone owners who use social media applications from bed?
I’ll admit I was surprised to hear so many people check their phones even before having a morning cup of coffee, mostly because I didn’t realize other people did that, too!
This phenomena probably won’t be as surprising in a few years when there will be one mobile device for every person on Earth, according to the Connected World Report, 2010.
While these stats may sound like drivel, they actually underscore the importance that a reliable network plays (and will play) for an increasingly mobile workforce — not just for those people checking Facebook under the covers.
Let’s face it: a network built on “good enough” equipment isn’t going to deliver the same experience as one using next-generation equipment designed for the loads of today’s demanding applications—including voice, video, and data.
Curious about the importance of the network as it relates to mobile? Head over to Silicon Angle where Mike Rau (Vice President, CTO for the Borderless Network Architecture at Cisco) blogged on myth number one —The Single-Purpose Network Myth.
In the post, Mike explains that a good enough network is not designed to handle the needs of an increasingly mobile population, but is built to serve the single purpose of connecting users to resources in silos of connectivity. As mobility demands on the enterprise increase, he indicates that it becomes critical that an end user is consistently managed as they access the network, whether over a wired, wireless, or VPN connection.
Over the next seven weeks, Mike will address each of the seven myths in weekly blogs on Silicon Angle. We’ll recap them here, too, so check back for his latest post next week covering the second myth: Bolt-on security. (You can read his first post here laying out “The Seven Myths of the Good Enough Network” here.)
And be sure to let us know in the comments, what are some other network myths that need to be debunked? And are you among the 35% of people who check social media from bed?Tags: