IPass Promises Wi-Fi Predictability, Security

For something as business-critical as Wi-Fi, you'd think organizations would have common ways of providing it to mobile workers and paying for it. Instead, policies laying out exactly what's allowable and reimbursable are all over the map. To better control employee Internet access and associated costs, organizations might work directly with a telecom company like AT&T or Verizon.

Wi-Fi hotspot aggregator iPass offers another way. COO Pat Hume said its value for enterprises is in productivity, cost predictability in the form of flat, monthly per-user pricing and data security through what the . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.

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National Rural Accountable Care Consortium has this policy right. Everyone else’s policies are like the old saying: a donkey is just a horse designed by committee. People got together at these other businesses and created an amalgamation of policies that in aggregate don’t make a lot of sense. And speaking of sense, just an ounce of it should be all it takes. If employees are traveling during regular business hours, it should be a no-brainer to allow for expensed Wi-Fi/internet. After-hours requires approval from a manager. And this monthly pass idea for SECURE Wi-Fi should also be a no-brainer (depending… Read more »