A wireless local area network (WLAN) is an on-site data network that uses radio technology to allow computers to communicate without the restrictions of wiring. Wireless networking products have been around for a few years, and new ones are springing up every day. In fact, WLANs are spreading rapidly in organizations of all sizes.

Our Wireless LAN Pack includes three tools, described in-detail below, that will help you decide whether WLAN will meet your organization’s needs, choose the right WLAN vendor, and check vendors’ references.

The Gap Analysis: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) tool’s three detailed worksheets (Requirements, Gap Report, and Solution Benefits) will help you determine whether a gap exists between your current system’s WLAN capabilities and your organization’s future requirements. If you establish that a gap exists, our tool will also help you determine if WLAN can help you close those gaps.

The Vendor Selection Checklist: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) tool’s detailed worksheets (Criteria Ranking, Vendor, and Comparison) will help you assess the WLAN products and services available from various vendors so that your determination is based on the facts and issues most applicable to your organization’s needs.

The Vendor Reference Questionnaire: WLAN tool allows you to record important contact and demographic information on up to six references. Find out how each reference rates the vendor(s) on 10 critical, technology-specific questions. When you’ve completed the data from all the references you’re contacting, the tool will pull the information into the Comparison worksheet for a side-by-side look at how their vendor ratings stack up.

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