Craig Mathias

Principal

Craig J. Mathias is a principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile computing. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference speaker, author, columnist, and blogger. He regularly writes for Network World, CIO.com, and TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

IT needs to make mobile unified communications a priority

Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast

Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast

There’s no shortage of the radio spectrum essential to wireless communications, thanks to greater spectral efficiency and improving regulatory policies. But vigilance is required.

How to tame enterprise communications services

How to tame enterprise communications services

Voice, video, email, file sharing, collaboration – organizations need a solid strategy to assure more manageable, cost-effective, and secure enterprise communications.

5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

What is virtualization? Far more than just virtual machines

What is virtualization? Far more than just virtual machines

No advance in information technology in the past six decades has offered a greater range of quantifiable benefits than has virtualization

Mist CTO Bob Friday: 'Beacons are reaching critical mass'

Mist CTO Bob Friday: 'Beacons are reaching critical mass'

With a wealth of experience in the field, Friday explains how his company is inventing and bringing to market virtual BLE beacons.

AirMagnet breaks new ground in wireless spectrum analysis

Spectrum ES delivers an affordable tool for cellular network analysis.

Averail Access aces mobility management test

Innovative service protects data stored in places like Box, Dropbox, SharePoint and Salesforce.

Review: PowerCloud delivers Wi-Fi access point and cloud-based management for small business

PowerCloud Systems has released a cloud-based Wi-Fi solution that fills the gaps between residential products that lack management and features, and enterprise systems that can be overkill in smaller organizations.

WLAN management takes to the cloud

Aerohive, D-Link and Meraki deliver enticing alternatives to on-site management

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