The evaluation of a Wi-Fi network requires that enterprises carefully consider the changes happening in the user population. Factors in the Wi-Fi world today such as consumerization of IT and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are driving the enterprise to deploy a more robust wireless infrastructure. Additionally, three converging trends – cloud, mobility, and virtualization – allow business-critical work to be done just about anywhere on any device. This paper looks at: Key requirements to consider as you plan for a WLAN purchase The top 10 features for a WLAN An overview of architectural choices How to use the RFP process to select a vendor. Work has become a thing you do, not a place you go. Architecturally, as the shift to wireless as a foundation-layer technology is made, one must consider future trends and their impact to the network. This paper is offered free by Aerohive Networks.