Our industry continues to move toward wireless connections to the network, to the internet. And who wouldn’t like to get rid of that cable jungle under their desk?
Historically of course things have needed a cable to connect them. And we like wireless ‘cuz it’s like being free of a tether to any certain location. But still today many applications run better over a wired network, and faster. The prime example is a database app which might be CRM (Customer Relationship Management like we talked about last week), or maybe video editing apps, some cloud apps. Many are not very tolerant of even a short blip of connection drop. You wouldn’t notice this so much just browsing the internet or checking email. But think about an app that needs to have uninterrupted connection to its sharepoint (i.e. a server) and it’s trying to go over a wireless connection similar to your cell phone. Oops, under a bridge, dropped call. App crash. If you’ve ever sat and watched wireless signals (what we do with our Friday nights) you’d see they fluctuate up and down, grow and fade.
And wireless is getting faster, but still no match for a wired connection. More speed and more stability. And then we see fiber optics coming at us fast, wired at the speed of light. So if you’re in your office and you don’t need to move from room to room, get a wired connection and increase your productivity.
Use wireless when you’re on the move.