As new advancements in wireless technologies occur, the Samsung Wireless Enterprise team continues to work with partners to ensure they are providing the best experience for their employees and end customers. Business technology continues to evolve and continuing to enhance wireless solutions creates business agility by seamlessly connecting employees and customers to the information that matters most to them.

Preparing for the Digital Transformation
Successfully leaping to a mobile-first enterprise strategy is relatively simple, and you can be successful with planning a road map that aligns with your business objectives. Think about investing in the long run and ‘future proof’ your wireless infrastructure. Your IT department will face a growing need to achieve increased performance across a wall-to-wall wireless network. 

Assist your IT department in starting the conversation to transform your wireless capabilities with this simple checklist.  Moving to a mobile-first strategy will create a truly integrated infrastructure that is positioned to support new equipment and new services.

Here is a checklist in planning your next wireless transformation:

1.    Test Different Solutions. Test different solutions against different mobile applications. Your wireless solution should be designed to meet your business needs while having the ability to upgrade with relative ease. Keep your solution uniform across wired and wireless devices. For example, when an employee connects a laptop to an Ethernet port and authenticates a login, the network should remain uniform. You want to avoid locking guests out of your network and having IT spend valuable time managing this small issue.

2.    Budget Accordingly. Align your budget and costs appropriately. Think about location-based services, HD voice, video calling, mobile Hot Spots and new Wi-Fi capabilities. Do your employees need new applications or mobile devices to drive business objectives? Budget for cost-effective upgrades to your wireless network by designing solutions that support your business needs. 

3.    Design a Roadmap. Consider the areas where wireless upgrades can improve your business while creating a competitive differentiation in the market. Think about a solution that provides excellent coverage and capacity and is designed to handle best-in-class network applications. IT departments should strategically manage the wireless network to anticipate increasingly wireless demands that achieve enhanced wireless performances and increased user satisfaction. 

Ashish Bhatia is a Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics America.