Not surprisingly, wireless is fast becoming the default network connection for campus users, who typically own two of four wireless-enabled mobile devices. Virtualization and growth in cloud-based services are centralizing and offloading IT functions. This changes, coupled with soaring video traffic, are triggering bandwidth upgrades at all levels. There are five major areas of technology change:
- 802.11n and all-wireless access,
- the rising tide of mobile devices,
- centralization of IT through virtualization,
- increasing clouds,
- bandwidth or bust.