Mobile & Wireless World to focus on Wi-Fi, security, RFID

    Date14 Jun 2005
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    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    When it comes to mobile and wireless technology, what keeps a CIO up at night? John Wade, CIO of the Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo., said he faces many of the same problems confronting other CIOs when it comes to supporting mobile and wireless technology in a large organization. Wade is one of 25 senior IT managers making presentations at Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World conference this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event kicks off today, with an expected audience of about 300 attendees, including many senior IT managers, organizers said.

    With nine hospitals in the system, Wade said he focuses on three main concerns: avoiding Wi-Fi network intrusions -- especially by hackers inside one of his hospitals; making sure doctors and nurses don't lose a wireless signal during a life-and-death event with a patient; and finding an agnostic wireless signal that can support a wide range of devices.

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