TECH BUYER Jun 2020 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US46554420

Using Enterprise Wireless for Proximity Monitoring and Social Distancing; Enabling Contact Tracing for "New Normal" Business Operations

By: Brandon ButlerSenior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, Rohit MehraVice President, Network Infrastructure

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This IDC Perspective outlines how enterprises can leverage existing investments in WLAN technology to support new normal business operations, including for maintaining social distancing and enabling contact tracing.

"Location-based services have been a valuable tool for enterprises even before the COVID-19 pandemic, but in light of current public health and safety concerns, location data derived from enterprise wireless deployments can become an important tool for businesses as they look to gradually, and safely, resume operations," said Brandon Butler, IDC senior research analyst, Enterprise Networks. "Across a variety of key verticals, including education, retail, hospitality, carpeted enterprises, and many more, IDC expects location-based data powered by WLAN technology will become critical assets in the 'new normal' of business operations."


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