TITLE

Evolving Architecture Drives Enterprise WLAN Growth

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, Greg
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Apr2005, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information regarding the growth of wireless LAN. The enterprise WLAN market may grow from more than $800 million in 2004 to $3.7 billion in 2009, a compounded annual growth rate of 31 percent. This growth will be driven by sustained enterprise demand, as an increasingly popular architecture facilitates the management and security of WLANs across large enterprises. Enterprises in specific vertical markets such as retail, health care, education and logistics have deployed WLANs over the past several years to address specific productivity and mobility applications. For example, retail establishments use WLANs on hand-held bar code scanners to track inventory. Hospitals and other medical facilities give their professionals wireless-enabled PDAs and tablet PCs that allow them to access medical and patient information via a wireless LAN as they make their rounds. In addition, older products often lacked sufficient security features such as sophisticated encryption and user authentication methods, a shortcoming that worked to suppress demand for enterprise WLANs.
ACCESSION #
16674775

 

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