Wi-Fi Alliance Launches ROI Calculator

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently launched its ROI
calculator tool, which it claims can be used by IT Managers and CIOs for
building the case for deploying Wireless LANs in the corporate environment. This
comes at a time where businesses are looking closely at wireless infrastructure,
however, may be finding it difficult to justify the costs versus the
benefits.


Built using Microsoft
Excel, the calculator determines ROI based on the productivity gains associated
with increased access to the corporate network. The tool works on the premise
that making employees more connected increases productivity.


Results are presented in
terms of dollars savings, or payback in months, relative to the upfront costs
for installation, hardware and the recurring costs for IT support for the
WLAN.


The
tool is freely downloadable from the Wi-Fi Alliance website here

The
Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit international association with over 180 members made
up of the who-is-who of 802.11. Formed in 1999, the body’s goals are to
ensure interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products based on IEEE
802.11 specification.

Reprinted from Australia.Internet.com.

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