Sudheer Matta is vice president of products at Mist Systems.
The world is at an inflection point, where smart devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) are taking over as the predominant computing platform. While this can present various challenges from a wireless operations and management standpoint, it also opens up huge opportunities for businesses.
That is because smart devices are location-aware, and location is a strategic attribute for engaging with customers or employees and tracking high-value mobile resources.
Thanks to iBeacon and Eddystone, the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon technologies used by Apple and Android respectively, the vast majority of mobile computing platforms are location ready.
The challenge to capitalizing on location awareness comes on the infrastructure side. How can the wireless network take advantage of BLE in a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective manner?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here