802.11ac Wi-Fi technology addresses challenges that apply tremendous stress on the Wi-Fi network - high density environments, BYOD proliferation and bandwidth intensive applications such as video streaming - by delivering Gigabit speeds. This is achieved by building on technologies such as MIMO, beamforming, channel bonding and many more that were first introduced in 802.11n.

Application Aware Network Performance Management (AANPM) is an emerging method of monitoring, troubleshooting, and analyzing both network and application systems.

While the term borderless enterprise has a wide-range of definitions based on who is asked, the core component is tied to the seismic shift of how new applications or services are supplied today compared to legacy approaches. The traditional infrastructure-centric approach, where all new services started at the network and slowly built out internally, is being overrun by a plethora of options including Software-as-a-Service (Saas), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Cloud Platforms, Wireless/BYOD and many more.