Intel’s Experience with Wi-Fi

By Deane Barker on December 12, 2003

How wireless changed the work behavior of Intel employees: An interesting look at how having wireless laptops available changed the way Intel employees worked.

The study showed that employees gained about two hours per week in productivity because of the migration (Intel says the cost of the upgrades paid for itself within a year), but Intel also discovered that wireless technology changed the way its employees work.

They ended up working more by connecting at public locations, and they were able to capitalize on smaller slices of time to do small tasks because they could connect anywhere in the building (while waiting for a meeting to start, for instance).