As more and more people start using smartphones and tablets, you need to think if your company wireless network is ready for the increased demand…
In The Future of Education: Tablets vs. Textbooks we read:
Late last year, the New York City public schools banned new iPads and other mobile devices from using schools’ Wi-Fi. Widespread iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and Android phone use maxed out IT departments’ Exchange servers, said Tom Kambouras, deputy CTO of the New York City school system.
Do you really need to be that connected for email? Do you truly want to know in an instant (via your phone) when you have an incoming email?
I tried that before, then quickly realized that replying to an email using your phone isn’t exactly a fun experience.
You’ll probably discover quickly that the incoming SMS text messages (plus email notifications) will soon leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Let’s face it: If a message is truly urgent, don’t rely on email.
Call people up instead.
This way, people can go back to checking their emails once or twice day, instead of every second (via their mobile wireless devices).
Sure, connectedness is great! But only up to a certain point.
So how’s your BYOD policy coming along? Will you allow your employees to bring their iPads and Android devices and use your corporate wireless network?