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9/25/2016 Topic Print View (NEXT(9aa8e367917140bc999f3323f7766024))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=6000009372546&s… 16/38 RE: Communication Media Mini­case Eric Frazier 9/10/2016 12:06:55 PM I think that if a technology is better than its predecessor, it will eventually take it's place as the new medium. However, there are several factors that go into this opinion. One, what type of devices are the clients using? Are these devices servers? As my program chair at Westwood college always told me, in I.T. the answer will almost always be, "It depends." If we are talking about servers then, Fiber optic cable has replace UTP in some cases. This is especially true in VM environments. NFS SAN products use fiber. However,this isn't needed when it comes to desktop, thin client, or laptop devices. I believe that WiFi is the best route for these devices. 802.11ac has the speed that most people need. Also, wireless implementations for enterprise and non­enterprise are not as complicated as it use to be. Finally, With wireless, one only has to change an A.P., the A.P. manager and the WiFi adapter on the device. One of the disadvantages of a wired network is the cabling. To upgrade, one must change the switches, and the NIC. However, the cable must be upgraded too. Ripping the cables out the walls can be very costly. RE: Communication Media Mini­case Aaron DeBarr 9/10/2016 4:56:57 PM From what i can most thing have already been replaced by wireless technology from phones, radios and few other things. It is easy enough to see why enterprises want to remain wired – control and security, reliability and speed are the primary benefits of using physical connections. It is also relatively cost­effective, as the price of cabling – even at the lengths needed to cover an average office – is pretty cheap. One great advantage of having a wired infrastructure, which seems particularly relevant in today’s mobile world, is the control it provides. If a physical connection is needed to access the corporate network, the business is in full control of who and what gets online. While this has obvious security benefits of keeping unauthorised visitors out of your network, it also means your network will not be overloaded with non­business critical traffic.While a physical infrastructure may be good from a management point of view and offer cheap deployment, having all those wires running throughout a building can be costly and awkward to maintain. For example, if a business increases its workforce, all those new workers will need physical connections at their desk – connections that will need to be manually set up. Any breakages in the wired connection will also have to be manually fixed as there is no software solution to a broken Ethernet pin.
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