These days wifi-enabled devices go beyond your standard pc, smartphone and tablet. As technology progresses, wifi-embedded technology is being implemented into a wide-range of entertainment, health and home devices, such as smart TV’s, cable television systems, gaming devices, home security systems, heart monitors, and even refrigerators! Studies from Gartner, Inc., the leading information technology research and advisory company, anticipate that these non-traditional wifi-embedded devices (i.e. the Internet of Things) will multiple to 26 billion units by the year 2020, a 2,788% growth from the 0.9 total units calculated in 2009.
With students being one of the largest groups of early adopters for technology-enabled products, universities and student housing facilities are under more pressure than ever to ensure that their wireless networks can meet the radical growth of Internet data usage, speed and support demands for their students within the next six years. At CampusConnect, we believe that having a well-planned, flexible network is fundamental for meeting the drastic growth in wifi-enabled devices, while meeting resident satisfaction and portfolio success.
In this infographic, we have highlighted the top do’s and don’ts developers need to follow to prepare for the 2,788% wifi increase in 2020 and beyond: