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A decade ago, mobility for
enterprise networks was viewed as a convenience, a way to provide those
employees fortunate enough to have laptops with some ability to move about their
workplace while remaining connected to the network.
Today, however, wireless local-area networks (WLANs) have become
mission-critical and enabling mobility has become vital to the enterprise.
And with good reason: studies have shown that mobility-enabled workers
are more productive, help
to increase profits and are happier employees.
What’s more, the definition of what constitutes a workplace has undergone a
shift in recent years, as working from home becomes more common to both give
employees more flexibility and to reduce corporate space requirements and their
The definition of enterprise mobility has also grown to reflect its importance.
Beyond creating campus-wide Wi-Fi access, enabling a mobile enterprise means
providing ubiquitous connectivity and simple access: employees – or any user in
the network – are provided with quality access to whatever applications they
need, anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Outlook Series' Michael Lippis interviews
Heitor Faroni and Joseph Raccuglia to gain
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's perspective on Unified
Heitor is a Director of Solutions
Marketing and Joseph is a Senior Director of Solutions Marketing
both are at the Network Division of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.
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