Reality Check

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Welcome to Reality Check, conversations with experts about applications, solutions, and the things Wi-Fi can do beyond just connectivity. Mathew Edwards is a Wi-Fi product marketing manager with Aerohive Networks, and your host.
10 episodes · since Nov, 2015
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Reality Check

Mathew Edwards

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July 6, 2017
On the latest Out of School podcast, Aren Gates - Technical Marketing Engineer at Aerohive joined Bradley Chambers to discuss the role of dual 5Ghz access points. Aren discusses the problem they solve and who can take advantage of them. Aerohive’s AP 550 and AP 250 both offer software definable radios that can be used for either 2.4Ghz or a 2nd 5Ghz radio.
May 3, 2016
Previously, we discussed the future of retail and the potential pitfalls. Bill Hoppin, VP of Business Development at Aerohive, joins us again for the final episode of this Reality Check series. This time, Bill talks about how technology is being deployed successfully in retail outlets in the US and UK. We talk about the forward-thinking retailers that are embracing technologies that enable them to offer a more compelling experience to their their customers. ~ If you like the show, and for on-the-go listening, you can subscribe in iTunes or another podcasting client using the RSS feed. Doing that will allow you to automatically download each new episode. Otherwise you can listen from this page by clicking the play button above.
April 28, 2016
In the second episode of this Reality Check series, I continue my discussion with Bill Hoppin, VP Business Development, Aerohive. Previously, we discussed the opportunities brick-and-mortar stores have with technology.  This time we address the challenges that new technologies are presenting retailers and give them advice on how to get past them. As more retailers are taking advantage of new technologies to increase traffic in their stores and drive sales, we discuss what they need to plan for and what they need to be aware of. We then delve deeper into the privacy challenges and Bill highlights the steps retailers need to take to overcome these. ~~~ If you like the show, and for on-the-go listening, you can subscribe in iTunes or another podcasting client using the RSS feed. Doing that will allow you to automatically download each new episode. Otherwise you can listen from this page by clicking the play button above.
April 21, 2016
In this Reality Check series, Mathew Edwards sits down with Bill Hoppin, VP Business Development, Aerohive to talk about the future of retailing. Retail is changing at an exponential rate. The internet, and the creation of online marketplaces such as Amazon has led to many claiming that the end of the high street was near. But, Brick-and-mortar stores have started to take advantage of technology to fight back and re-connect with their target audience. In this 3-part podcast series, two experts discuss the future of retail, the challenges associated with new technologies and give examples of real-life success stories. Within the retail space, there is a great opportunity to use technology to fuse online with in-store experiences. In this first episode we discuss what new technologies retailers are using to improve the customer experience and the impact this has had. We wrap up the episode by looking into the part that data will play in the future of retail. If you like the show, and for on-the-go listening, you can subscribe in iTunes or another podcasting client using the RSS feed. Doing that will allow you to automatically download each new episode. Otherwise you can listen from this page by clicking the play button above.
March 9, 2016
Students are using devices that didn't exist a decade ago. In this series, we discuss the impact of this trend on school networks. Phil Maddocks, a Market Analyst specialising in education technology at consulting company, Futuresource Consulting, joins us again for the final episode of this Reality Check series. This time, Phil discusses how a school in the UK has successfully rolled out devices in its classrooms. Check out previous episodes in this series here and here to listen Phil's thoughts on adoption issues and IT challenges. Today we talk about the types of devices that the school now uses, why it was essential to get teacher buy in before the rollout began and use this real-life case study to advise other schools how to replicate this success.  If you like the show, and for on-the-go listening, you can subscribe in iTunes or another podcasting client using the RSS feed. Doing that will allow you to automatically download each new episode. Otherwise you can listen from this page by clicking the play button above.
Feb. 18, 2016
Students are using devices that didn't exist a decade ago. In this series, we discuss the impact of this trend on school networks. In the second episode of this Reality Check series, which investigates the role of devices being used in schools today, I continue my discussion with Phil Maddocks, a market analyst specializing in education technology at consulting company, Futuresource Consulting. If you need to catch up, you can hear the first episode here in which we discuss device adoption. In today's discussion, we address the IT pain points that come with deploying new devices in schools. Phil highlights the main challenges facing their IT teams as schools increasingly use devices to aid learning. We then delve deeper into security issues, and discuss how to overcome security challenges before providing tips on how schools can future-proof their approach to technology. We conclude the episode with Phil’s big bets for 2016. If you like the show, and for on-the-go listening, you can subscribe in iTunes or another podcasting client using the RSS feed. Doing that will allow you to automatically download each new episode. Otherwise you can listen from this page by clicking the play button below.       
Jan. 13, 2016
Students are using devices didn't exist a decade ago. How has this impacted their experience, and how the school manages the network? In the second series of Reality Check, we look at the role of devices which are being used in schools across the globe. This time, I sit down with Phil Maddocks, a  Market Analyst specializing in education technology team at consulting company, Futuresource Consulting.  We talk about how new devices are impacting K-12 students, the way they learn and the differences taking place across different regions. In the first episode, we discuss how devices have improved the learning experience and how technology adoption varies for different age groups. In the second installment, we address the IT pains that come with new devices in schools and in the final episode in this series, Phil and I discuss what success looks like and how to replicate it. In the second series of Reality Check, we look at the role of devices which are being used in schools across the globe. This time, I sit down with Phil Maddocks, a Market Analyst specializing in education technology team at consulting company, Futuresource Consulting. We talk about how new devices are impacting K-12 students, the way they learn and the differences taking place across different regions. In the first episode, we discuss how devices have improved the learning experience and how technology adoption varies for different age groups. In the second installment, we address the IT pains that come with new devices in schools. In the final episode in this series, Phil and I discuss what success looks like and how to replicate it. If you like the show, you can subscribe in iTunes or another podcasting client using the RSS feed. Doing that will allow you to automatically download each new episode.
Dec. 16, 2015
In this final episode of our BYOD series, Mat Edwards and Nick Fowler, a mobile-device management specialist at Air-Watch discuss and dissect a BYOD success story to explain how companies can embrace and implement BYOD and the immediate impact. Is your company considering a BYOD rollout in 2016? You'll definitely want to listen.
Dec. 2, 2015
Matthew Edwards is sitting down with Nick Fowler, from mobile-device management specialist Air-Watch, once again to talk about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Today we go over the potential challenges enterprises need to consider prior to deploying BYOD. How to address security and privacy implications; understanding what access to give to different device holders; why planning a BYOD roll-out strategy is needed ... it's all on the table. Please listen in.
Nov. 2, 2015
This first episode explores what Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is and debunks the myths that surround it. Nick and Mathew weigh up the opportunities that BYOD presents and discuss why and how businesses are holding themselves back by failing to embrace this enterprise trend.
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