Wireless Networks - BYOD
Today I will change the topic a little bit, I won't be talking about Cloud Computing or its operation models.
As I drove to school a couple of weeks ago, I thought about all the new technologies and how the future will look in 10 years let say.
I went to Cisco Connect in Montreal where Cisco's CTO said something that was impactful to me and for most of those that were in the conference, he said: There are currently 27.1 billion devices connected to the network, but there will be around 500 billions devices by 2030.
And then, I asked myself, where will most of these devices connect to? And then it was clear: WIRELESSLY.
But we see the IT professionals focusing all their efforts into areas such as: Cloud Computing, be it: AWS, Azure, Google, among others; DEVNET, IoT, Voice, programming.
That is all cool, needed and fun, but we can't forget the local area networks will still be needed, even more than in today's world, but not only that, wireless networks will be the key to be able to connect all those 500 billions devices.
If we do not understand wireless, we will have lots and lots of issues in the future. Maybe we will have to start using new frequencies because the 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ ones are not going to suffice.
It is not about only automating the systems, it is about understanding how these systems work, what is causing the main issues. Wireless is not as simple as most people believe it to be.
I personally think that wireless in general has been relegated to a forgotten place when in reality it will be, and maybe it already is our bread and butter. The most needed technology in existence right now and in the future to come.
Give it some thought and make your own judgement.