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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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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MazeMap - The Future of Hospital Wayfinding

Finding your way around a hospital can be challenging for patients, hospital visitors and employees. While there is always directional signage, it is a static resource. MazeMap provides a solution to this challenge with their easy-to-use indoor maps, allowing visitors to  receive graphical turn-by-turn directions on any mobile device.
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Cisco Hyperlocation

We've been building Wi-Fi networks to meet Real Time Location Grade (RTLS) for quite a while now. Depending on how the APs are laid out, and the network tuned, typical accuracy achieved can be sub 5m in location accuracy. Any location solution based upon Wi-Fi has some variance in accuracy between areas though. Some RTLS vendors support the use of[…]
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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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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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Human Factors in Network Deployment

I work for a Cisco Partner who employs around 15 engineers, predominantly designing and optimising Wireless networks.   We were awarded an amazing opportunity in the first quarter of 2020 : designing and implementing the wired and wireless network for a hospital destined as a COVID recovery facility. And best of all: have it operational in 6 weeks of[…]
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Wi-Fi Predictive Survey: Wi-Fi (wifi) Heatmap

Wi-Fi Predictive Surveys are the starting point to any half decent Wi-Fi installation.  The question is - what does a survey entail and why should you get one?
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RF Tuning: Access Point Power Caps

Modern Wi-Fi Access Points are now capable of much higher transmit powers than the client devices. They can run at 200mW, with the average small client device running at 25mW.  One technique to limit transmit power in a Wi-Fi network is to use RF power caps on the APs.
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Introduction to Cisco Smart Licensing

It’s probably fair to say that most of us don’t enjoy dealing with any kind of licensing fulfillment because the experience can be somewhat daunting. Cisco offers the use of Cisco Smart Licensing as a way to ease the burden of network device licensing.
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