July 18, 2006, 4:02 PM — Listen to the column "Wireless Management 2.0", or visit our Podcast Center to hear more by James Gaskin.
AirWave (.com) makes software to manage wireless networks. They're crowing about "going back to school" in the sense they just added the Spokane Public School System to their customer list. Case studies like this interest me because schools are IT-hostile environments and cheap besides. If products do well in that environment, they usually do well in corporate networks.
Greg Murphy, COO of AirWave, explained the school system installation and offered a couple of tips for companies thinking they may need help in WiFi management. Spokane, like many schools, relies heavily on WiFi for classroom networking. Boring capital expenditures like cable drops don't fare well in school budgets, so WiFi must provide broadband to every student and teacher computer.
Spokane chose "AirWave Management Platform (AMP) wireless network management solution to configure, monitor, and secure the district
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