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An introduction to Managed WiFi services

Have you realised how important WiFi has become to you? It’s crazy to think that there was a time we survived without the Internet and still led connected lives. Now, we depend on WiFi connections. Everywhere you go, you can almost guarantee that you can connect to the Internet through a smart device, whether that’s on the road, the beach or in the air. There seems to be no excuse to not be connected.

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WiFi for businesses is no longer a luxury or an option, it’s a critical investment which:

WiFi infrastructure needs to run around the clock seamlessly, supporting real-time applications like IP Telephony and Unified Communications, making it a complex environment. It’s inevitable that now and again your WiFi network is likely to experience performance problems. WiFi should be an enabler to business, not a hindrance – something that keeps out of the way and lets you focus on value-creating activities. That’s why (if you haven’t already) it’s worth considering managed WiFi services.

Managed WiFi services enable you to outsource the management of all your WiFi needs to an expert trusted partner. It isn’t a new concept, but many businesses aren’t aware of the benefits achieved when you outsource. These businesses tend to have ‘organically grown’ WiFi – a wireless estate which has started from a small base and been added to over time, with no overall optimisation in place. Some of the common errors with this are:

Slowly, this unmanaged and ignored technology has become an integral component of their IT estates - so it’s time to take it seriously. Breaks in the network can be extremely costly to employee productivity, in turn costing valuable time and money. Why not consider handing the stress and hassle of your WiFi needs to a specialist service provider? They have the expertise to deal with the intricacies, fragility and complications that come with investment, deployment and ongoing maintenance of a WiFi network.

If Managed WiFi services sound like something you’d consider, keep a lookout for our next blog post where we’ll go into further details on the benefits.