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Helping businesses provide secure WiFi by sharing insights into WiFi design, network security, installation, and troubleshooting. You've got questions, we have answers.

Topic: Healthcare

Common Problems with Managing a Hospital WiFi Network

Common Problems with Managing a Hospital WiFi Network

  WiFi is dynamic. It fluctuates throughout the day, responding to the environment. As users, devices and applications drop in and off of the network, the performance of your WiFi will be affected, sometimes leading to slower downloading / uploading speeds and occasionally network outages. An experienced wireless network designer can make assumptions about your wireless environment based on things like industry and average daily users, and design a wireless network that is more resilient to these fluctuations. Even the best laid designs can experience performance issues, so you must have someone monitoring and managing your WiFi.

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WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi Service has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi Service has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

  Hover boards, drones, smart watches, holograms... as we approach the 2020's life around us is looking more and more like the set of an 80s future-based sci-fi flick starring Michael J Fox. The infiltration of IoT devices has been swift and cunning thanks to a desensitization to technological advancements. We're not surprised anymore, we're expectant. The demand to stay ahead of the tech boom has been felt in nearly every industry, none arguably more so than in the healthcare field, where the need for reliable and secure wifi performance is paramount. It is estimated that 80% of health care centers have now adopted wireless internet to support the growing demand for WiFi devices, cloud-based storage apps and software and WiFi enabled communications. 

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How to NOT Provide WiFi for Your Business: 5 Sure-Fire Steps
Mobility

How to NOT Provide WiFi for Your Business: 5 Sure-Fire Steps

Let’s pretend it’s Opposite Day, and you’re looking to deploy a slow, spotty, unreliable wireless network for your business or organization. You’re in luck! There are several common mistakes made by IT management and key decision makers, across all industries, when trying to implement secure WiFi. We’ve narrowed it down to the five worst. (You’re welcome.)

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11 Reasons Why Home Networking Equipment Is Not a Good Fit for Enterprise WiFi Networks
Mobility

11 Reasons Why Home Networking Equipment Is Not a Good Fit for Enterprise WiFi Networks

In the past, we have occasionally run into instances where businesses have attempted to use SOHO (Single Office, Home Office) or home networking equipment to build their office or business WiFi network. We would get a panicked call from a business owner or their IT staff asking for assistance in resolving some disaster created when it failed during a meeting, presentation or event that unfortunately cost them a ton of money $$$ and/or credibility.

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How to Purchase WiFi: 2 CAPEX Challenges and How to Solve Them
Strategy

How to Purchase WiFi: 2 CAPEX Challenges and How to Solve Them

No matter what industry you’re in today, you really have to provide wireless, one way or the other. As more and more applications move to the cloud, and more of your employees and guests are bringing mobile devices on to your network and expecting a fast, secure experience, WiFi is now essential to your business. If your network goes down, your business goes down—it’s that simple.

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WiFi as a Service: A Game-Changer for Businesses in 2018
Strategy

WiFi as a Service: A Game-Changer for Businesses in 2018

The traditional piecemeal approach to providing WiFi doesn’t meet the challenges of tomorrow, or even today for that matter. As businesses take on the challenge of WiFi planning for 2018, more and more of them will look to a turnkey subscription-based model of purchasing the hardware, software, and managed services necessary to deploy an enterprise-grade wireless network.

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How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 2: Deployment and Support
Mobility

How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 2: Deployment and Support

In Part 1, we covered the first two steps in our proprietary services process that's included with a managed WiFi subscription: analysis and design. To recap: We start by gathering all the relevant data on your wireless environment and goals. There are so many variables that can affect your wireless network design, roughly falling under these five categories: industry, coverage, devices, users, and applications. We’ll combine the information we gather from you with the data we’ve collected over the years to come up with a custom WiFi design for your environment. After the initial analysis and design legwork is done, we’re ready to deploy your wireless network!

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How to Deploy a WiFi Network that People Actually Enjoy Using

How to Deploy a WiFi Network that People Actually Enjoy Using

When WiFi operates at a snail’s pace or keeps dropping, users can go from Bruce Banner to the Hulk very quickly. WiFi is now demanded, expected, and required for doing just about everything, across every industry. So, how do you deploy and support a fast, secure WiFi network that won’t make your end users turn green and smash things?

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What are SecurEdge Subscriptions? [Whiteboard Video]
Strategy

What are SecurEdge Subscriptions? [Whiteboard Video]

Enterprise-grade WiFi is no longer a “nice-to-have” or an exclusive feature only found at large companies. Today, it’s a must-have for every size business, across every industry. However, this has created more than a few challenges. From design and installation to management and cost, wireless is not an easy utility to implement. In the video below, Philip Wegner, Founder, and CEO of SecurEdge Networks explains in detail how a subscription with SecurEdge (WiFi as a Service) solves these challenges and simplifies networking.

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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: 6 Steps to PROTECT Your Business Against a RANSOMWARE ATTACK
Security

[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: 6 Steps to PROTECT Your Business Against a RANSOMWARE ATTACK

Just like devices and applications, new network security threats are popping up all the time--causing massive problems for both businesses and their end-users. One of the more notable types of malicious attacks that have dominated the headlines this year is ransomware. In this week's episode, we outline six steps that will protect your business from a ransomware attack.

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Deploying an Enterprise-Grade WiFi Network: Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?
Mobility

Deploying an Enterprise-Grade WiFi Network: Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?

When you were a kid, didn’t you hate it when adults said things like, “Sometimes you have to learn the hard way”—and they were right? Riding on the handlebars of a friend’s bike down a very steep hill while your friend pedaled furiously might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but one busted lip and lots of bruises later, you had (hopefully) learned a valuable lesson about bike safety. As a managed WiFi service provider, our goal at SecurEdge is to help businesses set up high-performing wireless networks the easy way. But sadly, many customers don’t seek help from us until they’ve already endured some painful lessons. 

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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: How to Make Your WiFi Network RUN FASTER!
Mobility

[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: How to Make Your WiFi Network RUN FASTER!

Tired of trying to answer your end-users complaints about why the WiFi is so slow and unreliable? It's a common issue for many businesses. You're asked to wear many hats and the last thing you want to deal with are the complexities that come with wireless. Unfortunately, WiFi is a mission-critical utility that you can't shrug off as a "nice-to-have". There are many reasons why your Wi-Fi network isn't performing properly, and in today's WiFi minute, I'll highlight two solutions that will drastically improve your WiFi performance.

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The Lay of the Land: Why Is a Wireless Site Survey So Important?
Mobility

The Lay of the Land: Why Is a Wireless Site Survey So Important?

With their snazzy bright yellow vests and tripod-mounted instruments, we’ve all seen land surveyors quietly working their scientific magic before a major construction or development project begins. They’ve been around since the Egyptians built the pyramids thousands of years ago—and those things have held up pretty well. Just like a land survey plays a critical role in planning and developing building projects, a wireless site survey is a necessary first step when designing and deploying secure WiFi. Here's why.

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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: Why Managing Your Wireless Network is So Challenging!

[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: Why Managing Your Wireless Network is So Challenging!

Without proper management of your newly upgraded or freshly deployed wireless network, the chance that you'll run into performance problems is almost guaranteed — even if you're WiFi design was configured correctly. But managing your wireless network after it's been deployed can be difficult. In this week's episode, Danny reveals the four reasons why WiFi management is so challenging today.

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