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Section 7.2- Mobility: The Business Value of a Wireless World

personal area network (PAN)
Provide communication over a short distance that is intended for use with devices that are owned and operated by a single user
bluetooth
Wireless PAN technology that transmits signals over short distances between cell phones, computers, and other devices
wireless LAN (WLAN)
A local area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet
wireless MAN (WMAN)
A metropolitan area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data
wireless WAN (WWAN)
A wide area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data
worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX)
A communications technology aimed at providing high-speed wireless data over metropolitan area networks
radio-frequency identification (RFID)
Uses electronic tags and labels to identify objects wirelessly over short distances
global positioning system (GPS)
A satellite-based navigation system providing extremely accurate position, time, and speed information
geographic information system (GIS)
Stores, views, and analyzes geographic data, creating multidimensional charts or maps
location-based service
Applications that use location information to provide a service
benefits of business mobility
enhanced mobility, immediate data access, location and monitoring capability, improved work flow
challenges of business mobility
preventing theft, protecting wireless communications, preventing viruses, privacy concerns
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