Spotlight: BYOD success causing Wi-Fi network failures

Mobile device data hogs slow down connectivity, overload networks

The proliferation of personally owned mobile devices in the workplace is putting a strain on Wi-Fi networks that were not designed to handle that kind of workload, warns an article in the Hartford Business Journal. "Many wireless networks cannot support the rich type of data that people are now accessing--online video, music services, etc., that people are streaming to their devices," Geoffrey James, chief executive officer of mobile IT provider Ash Creek Enterprises, told the newspaper. The result is slow connectivity and Wi-Fi network overload, James observed. Read more