In our industry, there are numerous and often conflicting ideas surrounding what’s ‘best’ for a given deployment. We all (VARs, customers, manufacturers) often find ourselves balancing the real world with any number of best practices advice.
We’re continually bombarded with ‘do this’ and ‘don’t do that’ advice and I wanted to take a moment and highlight some of the strain we sometimes self-inflict. While we can’t grow as a group without people breaking away from the mainstream, but we have to provide some distribution or level setting when we’re trying to push the envelope. As a VAR, I commonly see this best practices conversation being abused especially in ‘new to the engineer’ environments and having been on both sides of the root-cause analysis conversation, it seemed like a session that could get some interest. Based on the feedback I’ve received post-event, it was well received and worth the time and effort!
A little bit more about WLAN Professional Samuel…
- He’s CCIE #40629 (Wireless) and CWNE #101
- He spent numerous years working in the wireless industry doing design, implementation, and troubleshooting enterprise Wireless LAN supporting mission critical wireless applications such as Voice and Health Care products.
- He blogs at http://www.sc-wifi.com/ or head on over to the No Strings Attached Show where he regularly co-hosts podcasts with Blake Krone.
- Follow him on Twitter @samuel_clements