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Topic: Wifi As A Service

How Smaller IT Teams Can Solve Their WiFi Problems for Good

How Smaller IT Teams Can Solve Their WiFi Problems for Good

In a digital-first world, where everyone uses mobile devices, your company’s Wi-Fi network takes on a much more significant role than ever before. Long gone are the days where end-users on your network could afford to wait a few hours - or days - for their computer hardware, operating system, software application, or network connection to get repaired.

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How to Support the Industrial IoT Using WiFi as a Service

How to Support the Industrial IoT Using WiFi as a Service

If you have a Ring video doorbell or Nest thermostat for your home, you’ve experienced the innovation and power of IoT-enabled devices. But besides more basic residential and office applications, there’s an entirely separate subcategory of IoT (Internet of Things) that’s unique to manufacturing and warehousing: the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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10 Reasons Every Business Needs Wi-Fi as a Service [Video]

10 Reasons Every Business Needs Wi-Fi as a Service [Video]

Considering Wi-Fi as a Service for your business? In this edition of the Wi-Fi Minute, Danny gives ten reasons why you should make the jump to WaaS, which gives you access to the latest hardware, cutting-edge software, and critical managed network services all rolled into one monthly subscription.

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SecurEdge WiFi: What to Expect Part 2

SecurEdge WiFi: What to Expect Part 2

If your company is like most, you and your team are dependent on your company's wireless network. When the WiFi goes down, you can expect your company’s productivity to come to a screeching halt. And if you operate the kind of business where clients, diners, patrons, students, guests, patients or other forms of customers depend on guest access to your managed WiFi, even a relatively small outage can cause direct financial losses as well as damage to your reputation.

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WaaS for the Hospitality Industry: Benefits and Features

WaaS for the Hospitality Industry: Benefits and Features

If you manage a hotel, resort, or spa, you already have your hands full. You’re busy monitoring employee performance, analyzing how to improve service, tracking upcoming events your staff is responsible for, ensuring that events are well-managed, and following financial reports with an eye towards improving profitability. What else could someone possibly put onto your already overflowing plate? How many hats can a hospitality manager reasonably be expected to wear?

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Top 6 Security Benefits of SecurEdge WiFi as a Service

Top 6 Security Benefits of SecurEdge WiFi as a Service

At least among IT professionals, it’s no big secret that public WiFi networks are not safe places. A quick search on Google, or simply skimming through your news feed or social media feed, will almost certainly turn up headlines such as “All Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers” from the Guardian and “Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi” from Harvard Business Review.

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8 Ways That WiFi as a Service Benefits Your Bottom Line

8 Ways That WiFi as a Service Benefits Your Bottom Line

Cisco Systems forecasts that by 2021, 78% of the mobile data traffic worldwide will be video. And by that same time, smartphones will generate 86% of mobile data traffic. Some of that traffic will be the responsibility of mobile data carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But if customers are spending time in your business, and you want to offer WiFi service to remain competitive, this dramatic shift in consumer behavior will become your problem -- and opportunity -- too.

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WiFi Performance in the Classroom: K-12 Wireless Deployment 101

WiFi Performance in the Classroom: K-12 Wireless Deployment 101

The connected classroom is no longer a trend or a futuristic experiment; it has quickly become the norm. School districts are working hard to find creative ways—whether through school bond referendums or public-private partnerships—to bridge geographical and socioeconomic disparities and give all kids access to current technology at school. These gaps haven’t all been bridged yet, but as more and more districts continue to increase the demand on their school WiFi networks, performance issues are bound to pop up.

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WiFi Services- Usage Analytics for Retail from SecurEdge

WiFi Services- Usage Analytics for Retail from SecurEdge

It’s getting harder to bring shoppers into brick-and-mortar stores. Malls and storefronts are closing left and right as e-commerce eats their lunch. Discussions and business analysis of the state of retail include words like “apocalypse,” “decline,” and “meltdown.”

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WiFi Performance Monitoring for the Hospitality Industry: Checking Up on Your Network as Guests Check In

WiFi Performance Monitoring for the Hospitality Industry: Checking Up on Your Network as Guests Check In

Today’s travelers are tech savvy and tech reliant, and they just won’t stand for slow, unreliable WiFi at a hotel or resort. If they can’t quickly and painlessly send work emails, attend Skype meetings from their room, or stream movies on their laptops, they’ll hop on Yelp (even if they have to wait until they get home for a better WiFi connection!) and write a bad review. And worse, they’ll probably check into a different hotel on their next trip.

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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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6 Ways Hotel WiFi Is About More than Providing In-Room Guest Access

6 Ways Hotel WiFi Is About More than Providing In-Room Guest Access

Today’s hospitality approach is more customer-centric than ever, because most hotel and resort operators understand the negative impact that one bad Yelp or TripAdvisor review can have on customer retention and new business. On the flip side, positive online reviews drive hospitality business. In a recent article from BigHospitality, "Over 25 percent of TripAdvisor users either stayed at hotels longer, spent more, or undertook more activities as a result of using the website."

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WiFi Planning: Preparing for Growth in a Mobile-First World
Strategy

WiFi Planning: Preparing for Growth in a Mobile-First World

When was the last time you plugged a cord into a device to access the Internet? If you had to, could you even locate one of those bright blue ethernet cords? Maybe you’ve got one jumbled in a drawer somewhere, wrapped around some rewritable blank DVDs and a digital camera—relics from a different technological time.

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Managed WiFi: The Smart Choice for College Campuses

Managed WiFi: The Smart Choice for College Campuses

Meet Madison. Madison is an eighteen-year-old freshman at a mid-sized university. Madison has had a smartphone since she was thirteen. It’s an integral part of her life, the primary way she stays connected to her friends and, now that she’s away at school, to her family back home. Madison uses her phone to access every sphere of her life. It’s her primary vehicle for maintaining friendships, dating, consuming media, and sharing ideas. She feels lost without her phone. So naturally, now that she’s at college, Madison expects her phone to be by her side or in her hands no matter where she is on campus, including the lecture hall, lab, and study group. This generation of learners have grown up around smartphones, so it’s no surprise that they demand and expect their phones to play a big part in their college learning experience.

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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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