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1. How important is wireless networking to a company? Would a company improve the sales/service process utilizing wireless networking?

2. Would you utilize a WEP enabled phone to perform stock trades? Why or why not?

3. With each of the above technologies, how is security important? Would you trust the methods that exist today to secure these technologies?

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1. How important is wireless networking to a company? Would a company improve the sales/service process utilizing wireless networking?

Definition: The term wireless networking refers to technology that enables two or more computers to communicate using standard network protocols, but without network cabling. Strictly speaking, any technology that does this could be called wireless networking. The current buzzword however generally refers to wireless LANs. This technology, fuelled by the emergence of cross-vendor industry standards such as IEEE 802.11, has produced a number of affordable wireless solutions that are growing in popularity with business and schools as well as sophisticated applications where network wiring is impossible, such as in warehousing or point-of-sale handheld equipment (http://www.vicomsoft.com/knowledge/reference/wireless1.html#1).

It seems that wireless networking t is increasingly important to a company. For example, increased use of laptop computers within the enterprise, and increase in worker mobility has fuelled the demand for wireless networks. Up until recently, wireless technology was a patchwork of incompatible systems from a variety of vendors. The technology was slow, expensive and reserved for mobile situations or hostile environments where cabling was impractical or impossible. With the maturing of industry standards and the deployment of lightweight wireless networking ...

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In relations to computer information systems, this solution discusses the importance of wireless networking to a company and if a company would improve the sales/service process utilizing wireless networking. It also discusses whether the utilization of a WEP would enable phone to perform stock trades, including why or why not. With each technology, this solution discusses the importance of security nd if a person would trust the methods that exist today to secure these technologies.

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