Vendors Want to Help SMBs Cut the Cord

Ann All

A Silicon Valley company called Ruckus Wireless is targeting what it sees as an underserved market: SMBs interested in wireless access.

 

According to a recent SiliconValley.com article, the company hopes to capitalize on the rapidly growing market for wireless networking with ZoneFlex, a system of wireless access points, controllers and other features geared toward SMBs.

 

The potential for growth is strong, with research firm Dell'Oro predicting that 40 percent of enterprise employees will be able to connect to wireless networks at their offices by 2011, up from 15 percent today.

 

Though a Dell'Oro analyst quoted in the SiliconValley.com story says that SMBs lag behind their larger counterparts in use of wireless, SMBs appear to be eager to fill that gap. According to recent AMI-Partners research, SMB spending on wireless connectivity will grow 13 percent this year.

 

Ruckus Wireless faces some pretty stiff competition from Cisco, Netgear and others.



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