Business Continuity: Taking Wireless Failover to the Next Level

BILL MOLESWORTH | September 7, 2016

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Today, everything is connected. Whether it’s a vehicle fleet connected to a central server, digital signage scattered throughout the city, point of sale devices at distributed retail locations or simply the primary network at a company’s headquarters, uninterrupted network connectivity is paramount to the continuity of any present-day business. A single network outage lasting a mere few minutes or more can cause panic – and real catastrophe during longer outages – as modern businesses simply cannot operate while the network is out.

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