Craig Mathias


Craig J. Mathias is a Principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile IT. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference and event speaker, and author. He currently writes columns for Boundless, Connected Futures,, and various sites at TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

How Does An Organization Prepare Itself For Outsourced Wi-Fi?

As Wireless as a Service becomes the preferred model for many organizations, how do IT Directors/CIOs prepare for the transition?

CapEx and OpEx: How Outsourced Wi-Fi Changes IT Budgeting

Outsourced Wi-Fi allows IT directors to leverage the technical expertise of a MSP, while eliminating large capital expenditures that strain yearly budgets.

Like Plumbing And Electricity, Wi-Fi Has To Work

As Wi-Fi moves from a “nice to have” to a business requirement, organizations must make the design and management of it less of a burden.

Deploying Wi-Fi As A Service Makes Sense, Here’s Why

This series from industry consultant, Craig Mathias, begins with a look at motivations for the NaaS trend, and how it’s evoled to include Wireless as a Service.

Why Having A Single Pane Of Glass Makes Network Management Easier

Managing multiple consoles is a drain on network-operations staff productivity. Read how a single-pane-of-glass approach addresses this challenge.

Why A Mix ‘n Match Strategy Causes Network Management Headaches

What are the technology diversity pitfalls that make network-management so challenging?

Why Mastering Network Management Is Key To Every-User Happiness

The proliferation of connected devices on the network means mastering network management is key to meeting all IT requirements and objectives.

Four Strategies For Defending Mission Critical Networks

In this final series installment on safe-guarding mission critical networks, Craig Mathias names four key strategies for assuring resilient IT operations.

Eliminating Single Point Of Failure Key To Network Resilience

Wi-Fi is key to LAN resilience, along with redundant access points and backhaul, thus eliminating any single point of failure to the greatest degree possible.

Why Resilience Is Key To Safe-Guarding Mission-Critical Networks

Resilience: Craig Mathias explains why it’s essential for networks to operate when the functionality of operational systems is compromised.