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Jake Snyder
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Wireless and Mobility Afficionado
Wireless and Mobility Afficionado

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Rant: Licensing - It never gets better, it just gets more awkward
I have worked in the VAR/reseller space for over 8 years, and in that time I can’t recall a major shift in licensing that left me with the opportunity to go have enjoyable conversations with my customers.  Never did licensing get simpler, easier or seem to ...
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Wireless 2017: What We Wanted Then, and What We Want Today
As a wireless engineer, we study the 802.11 protocol. We read how the standard is written, study how it is supposed to work and yet seem to spend our time fighting why it doesn’t work.  Tweaking power, channels, datarates, toggling features and code version...
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Blogging and Vendor Blowback
I’ve been pretty fortunate that in my years as a blogger and a WFD/MFD delegate, that my employer has allowed me to express my opinions on this blog, attend these events and doesn’t pressure me to write about the vendors that we sell.  Likewise, the vendors...
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Wireless: Vendors, Partners and You
Note: This is a post derived from one of my emails to the Educause wireless lan mailing list related to issues around certain versions of code and receiving different recommendations from the BU, TAC and Partners. -----------------------------------------...
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Mojo Networks: Driving Value With Open Hardware Standards #MFD2
Wireless has always had somewhat of a vendor lock-in nature.  You buy APs from a vendor, you are likely stuck buying their controller, cloud management, etc.  And if their system doesn’t grow with you, continue to meet your needs or becomes a giant bug mode...
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Mist Systems: A first look
So I really didn’t want to like Mist Systems .  I haven't really gelled with any of the pure-cloud networking vendors and kind of expected this to be a "me too" play. So when Mist told the #MFD2 delegates they were going to send us an AP41 for us to play ar...
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Cisco SD-Access and the Complexity Monster
A few weeks back, I attended Cisco Live 2017.  The headline announcement for the week was the Catalyst 9k series and DNA Center making up Cisco's SD-Access solution.  This represents a major shift in direction for Cisco’s networking business.  And while it ...
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One week to MFD2: What's in store
We are one week away from the kickoff of Mobility Field Day 2, one of those wireless and mobility focused events from the folks over at Gestalt IT and techfieldday.com . I’m ecstatic about the lineup for MFD2.  It’s a number of folks whom I’m lacking knowle...
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Why validation surveys aren't enough, the importance of functional validation testing.
I've been thinking a lot lately about post validation surveys and what value they provide.  And I'm starting to wonder if the premise of validation surveys isn't being realized. After all, what exactly are you validating? I've seen surveys that looked great...
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CMX Cloud with Mobility Express is here
For some, Mobility Field Day 1 may be a distant memory.  The first Mobility Field Day Cisco brought Cisco to the delegates to talk about CMX Cloud.  Simply taking presence analytics to the cloud wasn't all that interesting to me.  Prior to 8.3 code you need...
CMX Cloud with Mobility Express is here
CMX Cloud with Mobility Express is here
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