Top 5 Retail Challenges

Retail has always been a difficult business, with customers quick to vote with their feet. Retailers are always looking for innovation to help improve their business outlook and customer experience. In this blog, I'll provide a summary of some of the top challenges that retailers face - and how technology can assist in delivering better outcomes.
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Top Challenges for University CIOs

There is no doubt that for the average CIO of a University that there are some major challenges to take a look at. Concentrating your time and effort to where its most needed is of course sensible and brings the most reward. The question is – what are those challenges?
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Wi-Fi and The Problem With RADAR (DFS)

It sounds like a bit of a stretch for most people that Wi-Fi would have an issue with Radar. Microwave ovens are a pretty well known interferer with Wi-Fi in the 2.4GHz spectrum (they generate alerts for interferers, so we know they're there!)
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Cheapest vs Best Value Wi-Fi Design

In the wireless industry, price is a large factor of the vendor you choose. Rightly so, of course - if you are spending on a product, you want the best value! However, a Wi-Fi design, survey and heatmaps are not an off the shelf product.
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Cisco 9124 Antenna Guide

Cisco have released the external 9124 variant access point. This AP has a very handy three radios - one 2.4GHz and dual 5GHz radios. Why is that useful? Well the key use case is probably Mesh - you can have a dedicated 5GHz backhaul and a separate radio running the client serving 5GHz. The antenna selection though isn't as simple as you'd think. Let's[…]
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Cisco ISE: Top 5 Unique Features

Cisco ISE is Cisco’s Identity Services Engine, and it is at the heart of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture strategy to provide visibility and security in the most demanding Enterprise networks.
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AP Placement - Location Grade Wi-Fi Tracking

Here we review how the typical AP layout for location grade WLAN is laid out - but also take a look at the Cisco Hyperlocation module and how that might help you achieve the highest levels of location accuracy.
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Cisco Access Points – Naming standards

When you're installing a new wireless network, there's a lot of variables and decisions you need to make, right out of the gate. Some decisions work just fine with small installations, but just don't scale to larger ones. One such decision is the way in which you name your Cisco Access Points.
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Reduce Wi-Fi Congestion with DFS

Wi-Fi can be crippled by too many devices competing for airtime, creating a slower experience for all users. One way to reduce the number of devices competing for airtime is to increase the number of channels in use. How do the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Channels fit into this picture?
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Wi-Fi Surveys

Wi-Fi Surveys are critical to the operation of any Wireless LAN deployment. While Wi-Fi can tune itself, you must start with the right density and placement of access points. It may come as a surprise, but there are a number of Wi-Fi surveys and the Wi-Fi design process is actually delivered as a number of states.
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