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Winner – 2014 IT Industry Award for Network/Infrastructure Project of the Year

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By Jason Green, Managing Director, Building Zones, a Meru Gold Partner — www.buildingzones.com

Our vision is to make wireless an incredible experience for everyone, and at Building Zones we pride ourselves on delivering this for all our clients.  When it comes down to it, wireless is all about the end user experience.

David Ball, the Head of IT for Eversheds, a leading global Law Firm, awarded Building Zones the contract to deliver their Gigabit Enterprise Wireless Network in December 2013. …

Posted in Industry Insights, Meru Culture, Partners & Customers

How a Reliable Dorm Wi-Fi Solution Can Make the Grade At Campus

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We’ve shared our own success with the challenges of delivering Wi-Fi in Dorm rooms. But we also want to share the stories of other customers. So we talked to a number of Higher Education customers, including St. John Fisher to hear how their team’s Campus experience went.

Getting Started with Dorm Room Wi-Fi Planning

There was unanimous agreement that dorm rooms are among the most challenging places on a campus to deliver Wi-Fi. …

Posted in Education

iPhone 6 and the Need for More Wi-Fi

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It may start as a trickle, but it won’t take long before the new iPhone 6 floods our corporate networks. With Apple reporting a record number of iPhone 6’s sold the first week on the market, this will be sooner rather than later. The new iPhone looks to be one of the most popular iPhones ever, and JPMorgan estimates that 235 million iPhones will be sold in the next year.…

Posted in Industry Insights

Wi-Fi Calling with Meru Virtual Cell: Clear Benefits for Users

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Any opportunity to save on mobile device plans is typically welcomed with open arms. The sheer number of subscribers already using Wi-Fi on iOS or Android SIM-enabled devices illustrates just that. With the release of iOS8, comes the highly-anticipated feature of Wi-Fi calling that will impact how individuals use their mobile devices for the better.

Rather than draining voice or data plans, Wi-Fi calling enables users to seamlessly make and receive calls, as well as send messages, through a Wi-Fi connection without relying on device clients or apps. …

Posted in Industry Insights

The Promise of SDN in the Enterprise
@ SDN Connect Live

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Today, data centers are being transformed from the inside out with broadening adoption of SDN as a disruptive technology that mimics for networking what server virtualization brought to data centers.  The rapid acceptance of SDN and this new approach to design, build and manage data centers addresses top challenges experienced by organization related to networks namely too many manual processes, and difficulties changing configurations.…

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Wi-Fi Degree of Difficulty: Belly Flop or Triple Lindy?

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Whether you’re practicing your competitive dive routine or planning out your wireless infrastructure, it’s typically beneficial to know how difficult the attempt is going to be. In the Olympics, the more complex the dive sequence is the more points you get if you pull it off perfectly. String a few good dives together and you’re off to the medal stand. With a well-designed and deployed wireless network, your only reward might be some highly productive users with very few complaints.…

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