TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2021 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP45979720
Artificial Intelligence–Driven Intelligent Enterprise Wi-Fi Strategies — Software-Defined LAN
By: Shiv Putcha
This IDC Market Perspective highlights the emerging landscape for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the enterprise LAN. Much of this activity is already happening on Wi-Fi networks as the number of connected endpoints rises, along with an increasingly distributed workforce, all relying more on wireless compared with wired networks. Businesses will benefit from the increased automation and the ability of the network to self-heal and self-optimize.
"As enterprises embark on their respective digital transformation (DX) journeys, connectivity has become a foundational requirement. Indeed, one of the biggest areas of focus now is the ‘enterprise edge,’ with Wi-Fi increasingly becoming the de facto network for an increasing number of endpoints and remote workers," says Shiv Putcha, contributing analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific.
Analytic applications, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Digital transformation, Intelligent enterprise, Internet of things, Network security, Networking virtualization, Remote worker, WiFi, WAPI, Wireless LAN infrastructure