Craig Mathias

Principal

Craig J. Mathias is a principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile computing. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference speaker, author, columnist, and blogger. He regularly writes for Network World, CIO.com, and TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

5G: A deep dive into fast, new wireless

IT needs to make mobile unified communications a priority

IT needs to make mobile unified communications a priority

As more corporate workers rely on mobile devices, enterprises need to adopt mobile unified communications, which is easier to scale and manage than wired UC.

Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast

Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast

There’s no shortage of the radio spectrum essential to wireless communications, thanks to greater spectral efficiency and improving regulatory policies. But vigilance is required.

How to tame enterprise communications services

How to tame enterprise communications services

Voice, video, email, file sharing, collaboration – organizations need a solid strategy to assure more manageable, cost-effective, and secure enterprise communications.

Network operations: A new role for AI and ML

Network operations: A new role for AI and ML

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are boosting automation capabilities across network operations, including configuration, troubleshooting, and problem remediation.

How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

Wi-Fi analytics get real

Wi-Fi analytics get real

IT pros talk about the benefits they reap from the Wi-Fi analytics tools they’ve installed in their production networks and the benefits they hope for as these platforms evolve.

How millimeter-wave wireless could help support 5G and IoT

How millimeter-wave wireless could help support 5G and IoT

Millimeter-wave technology is becoming less expensive and easier to deploy, making it a candidate for many wireless connections, including backhaul, personal area networks, LANs and even mobile devices.

How smartphones-as-laptops could change network requirements

How smartphones-as-laptops could change network requirements

The cost of enterprise mobile-device hardware and software could drive an architecture that supports end users via cloud access to applications with less reliance on local computing by the devices themselves.

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

After virtualization and cloud, what’s left on premises?

After virtualization and cloud, what’s left on premises?

Extreme virtualization leaves just switches, access points, secure routers

Load More