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Don't Strap a Rocket to a Car and Expect it to Fly

Many in the enterprise world are moving toward implementing 4G networking solutions to run critical applications. That's a wise move that can increase uptime and save money – if the 4G solution is truly enterprise-ready. What are some of the key considerations when integrating 4G into a business's network infrastructure?

It starts with the right solution.

New Rochelle Had Failover

By now, you've probably seen this crazy play from this highschool state basketball championship in New York. It's been on ESPN. It's been everywhere. And if you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch the video.

When Mt. Vernon disrupts New Rochelle's last second effort to score the game winning basket, New Rochelle's failover solution kicks in to win the game. Failover, it's kinda like that. Check it out.

Beer, Ken, and M2M

Soon after joining M2M Evolution magazine's advisory board, Cradlepoint's Ken Hosac, VP of business development, is right in the middle of things as usual at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo. Here he is on the conference's front page:

Ken Hosac at the M2M Evolution Conference

The Failings of Router Failover . . . (Until 4G)

We couldn't agree more with Steve Cassidy of PC Pro, who argues that typical failover is basically worthless. In his much stronger terms:

I hate failover – in fact, the art department won’t let me use a font big, bold and scarlet enough to fully express the depth of my hatred. It’s a crackbrained idea, the refuge of the ignorant against the indifference of the uncaring.

Retailers go wireless in a big way – NRF musings …

When I wasn't meeting customers at the CradlePoint booth at this year’s National Retail Federation’s Big Show, held Jan. 14–16 in New York City, I walked the floor and saw hundreds of solutions that leverage (or depend on) wireless in the retail environment. With the proliferation of cellular and wireless-enabled devices, from iPhones to Androids to tablets, retailers are searching for ways to connect with customers within their retail environment. It’s obvious that the innovative retailers are already moving with offerings. As a mobile-device junkie, I’m excited about what’s coming.