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Supporting Healthcare IT Networks as Facilities Ramp Up COVID-19 Responses

Hospitals and clinics are racing to stay ahead of COVID-19.  Events are changing every day, and healthcare facilities around the world are working to ensure that they can meet the needs of every person who needs medical care.  Systems are being rapidly redesigned to respond to the pandemic, as well as to medical diagnoses and …

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How to Access & Troubleshoot Remote Networks Without Traveling

With the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) hanging over the globe, travel has plummeted.  While we completely support taking safety precautions, there’s no getting around the fact that this makes certain aspects of business much more difficult.  As a prime example, how do you troubleshoot a remote network and keep your business running efficiently when …

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IoT in Healthcare: Smart Beds

Thanks to technology and the growing innovation of IoT devices, the hospital bed has been reimagined.  New smart beds monitor up to 35 data points, including a patient’s weight, body temperature, and heartbeat; and include blood, oxygen, and pressure sensors.  The beds will electronically update a patient’s medical record with all data, including how many …

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Wyebot Named One of the Top 5 Network-Automation Startups to Watch in 2020

Wyebot is celebrating being named one 2020’s Top 5 Network-Automation Startups to Watch by Network World! Since 2016, Wyebot’s Wireless Intelligence Platform (WIP) has helped hundreds of organizations see a 90% reduction in mean-time to problem resolution, an up to 50% reduction in WiFi problem tickets, and an up to 80% reduction in visits to …

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How Value-Based Healthcare Works with WiFi Assurance

The annual cost of healthcare is rising around the globe, and providers, governments, and payers are all interested in reducing costs while improving patient outcomes.  One suggested solution, value-based healthcare (VBHC), depends largely on technology creating more efficient systems. What is Value-Based Healthcare? VBHC is the opposite of volume-based care or fee-for-service care.  Under volume-based …

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Student Disguised Hotspots

A mobile hotspot is a feature that allows someone to turn their smartphone into an access point (AP), providing internet access to a laptop or tablet or other mobile device when no WiFi network is available. It might seem handy, but this feature has caused absolute havok in schools. How? Consider this scenario. A student, …

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Problem of the Week: Understanding How Your Network Performs When It’s Busy

It’s important to understand how well your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) performs when it’s at its busiest, as this shows the true strengths and weaknesses of a network.   WiFi is a resilient protocol, which means it has the ability to continue providing an acceptable level of service even when there are issues or challenges …

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How to Identify Security Mismatch and Protect Networks

Schools take wireless network security seriously.  They ensure that each Access Point (AP) is configured with the proper security profile so that the only devices that can connect are those allowed to have access to the network. But what if one or two APs get configured with the wrong security?  Suddenly, the network is vulnerable.   …

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Where Did that Unknown AP Come From?

This is the tale of the unknown AP and the Wireless Intelligence Platform™ (WIP) that unmasked it.  The AP thought itself clever, sneaking onto the same WiFi channel used by a nearby school’s APs and cackling to itself.  It knew that it was stealing bandwidth needed by the school’s APs, and that students could experience …

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Problem of the Week: How to Tell if a Network Problem is Isolated or Widespread

When a wireless problem is reported, no matter how big or small it might seem, network administrators must take a systematic approach to solving it.  This systematic approach streamlines the resolution process, helping an administrator define, isolate, and solve the issue in a faster time. For the first step, defining the problem, we recommend answering …

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Too Many APs Can Be a Bad Thing

Access points (APs) are devices that provide WiFi coverage to a certain area.  They create a wireless local area network (WLAN) that mobile devices (laptops, smartphones, IoT devices, etc.) search for and connect to in order to have WiFi access.  Since APs provide wireless coverage, it can be tempting to think that the best way …

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Problem of the Week: How to Keep Your Network Optimized in a Multi-Tenant Building

WiFi access is shared over airwaves, meaning in a multi-tenant building the biggest challenge to your network might be airspace interference from another company’s network.  Interference comes in two forms: WiFi, for example, multiple APs operating on the same channel or frequency band; or non-WiFi interference, such as radio waves from microwaves.  The worst thing …

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