JupiterResearch reports that employee demand drives many deployments and that while security concerns remain high, 84% of survey respondents have not experienced a security breach due to their WLAN. Deployments are growing in size, but companies are not, for the most part, willing to go completely wireless. Just 6% of mid/large-size companies with current deployments have 90% or more of their employees on a WLAN; 22% of mid/large-size companies expect to offer such broad wireless access to employees in 2005.
Number of companies spending more than $10,000 annually will grow from 26% in 2003 to 35% in 2004. Not only are smaller companies spending more, but also as the industry matures, larger entities are beginning to trial and buy large-scale deployments.