How Cisco WLAN Became Primary Corporate User Network
Source: Cisco Systems
In 2000, Cisco Systems deployed an enterprise-wide Wireless LAN (WLAN) and provided all employees with wireless-access-enabled PCs. 18 months later, a follow-up survey revealed that 25 percent of employees used the WLAN as their primary network access medium. The most important benefit reported by employees was increased productivity. More than 80 percent said the WLAN was "Critical" or "Highly useful" in doing their jobs. Slightly more than 38 percent of respondents used wireless connectivity 20 hours or more a week. Approximately 32 percent of survey respondents were on Cisco's engineering staff; 17 percent were sales and marketing staff.