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.

What is virtualization?

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

5G wireless could change networking as we know it

5G wireless could change networking as we know it

5g wireless services are just about ready for prime time, overcoming backhaul and backward-compatibility issues, and promising the possibility of all-mobile networking through enhanced throughput.

Test: Can Mu-Mimo really boost Wi-Fi capacity?

MU-MIMO is a feature of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard that can boost Wi-Fi capacity, this test finds.

The future of Wi-Fi: The best is yet to come

The future of Wi-Fi: The best is yet to come

This article will describe the current major activities in Wi-Fi technologies and products, and explore the key issues and challenges that remain.

Mist CTO Bob Friday: 'Beacons are reaching critical mass'

Mist CTO Bob Friday: 'Beacons are reaching critical mass'

With a wealth of experience in the field, Friday explains how his company is inventing and bringing to market virtual BLE beacons.

Virtual beacons challenge Wi-Fi for in-building, location-based supremacy

Virtual beacons challenge Wi-Fi for in-building, location-based supremacy

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons from Mist Systems and Cisco could revolutionize the consumer experience in retail, healthcare, hospitality.

3D Gestures for Mobile Devices: IK Multimedia’s iRing

Here’s an inexpensive new product that promises hours of fun for musicians of all types – but it might also point the way to 3D interfaces for mobile devices.

802.11ac Wave 2: Sooner Than You Think, Part 2

Xirrus’ recent almost-announcement is a further indication that Wave 2 is going to get started in the market this year.

Meru's new WLAN controller is perfect for SMBs
Clear Choice Tests

Meru's new WLAN controller is perfect for SMBs

The MC1550 is big on functionality, with a small form factor and low price tag.

Motorola’s MPact: A Hybrid Indoor Positioning Platform

I've been involved in a good number of projects recently involving location and tracking (a common term for the combination of these two is now positioning, not to be confused with positioning in a marketing sense or any other), and...

IEEE's Rock Stars of Mobile Cloud: No Rock, But a Few Stars

I spent Tuesday last week at the IEEE Rock Stars of Mobile Cloud event in Boston. The IEEE is of course best known for its soporific standards and conferences of interest to few beyond geeks and nerds. This event, however, was...

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