TECH BUSINESS CLOUD-BASED WI-FI: THE FUTURE OF INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
Wireless devices have gained preference in the business world and many businesses are giving the old-fashioned desktop computers the boot for more compact devices such as laptops and tablets. Wi-Fi has become a necessity for businesses of all sizes, as they keep up with the new technological trends and improve their capabilities. Cloud-based Wi-Fi service is an added bonus, as you will be able to offer high-speed wireless Internet access to your staff, as well as customers and business associates visiting your office. This Internet service is highly configurable based on the needs of your business and it requires minimal in-house resources for set-up. Large corporate offices and hotels have been utilising this business solution to its full advantage, as it significantly decreases the expense of wiring and installation.
STEP 1: EVALUATING YOUR WIRELESS NEEDS
Cloud Wi-Fi services are scalable and may be configured to satisfy the estimated wireless traffic for the property in question. You must think of the Internet capabilities and programmes you will allow your users access. Having an idea of the number of users who will be connected to your network and their Internet needs will help in determining the bandwidth required to support these users.
STEP 2: GETTING YOUR CLOUD-BASED WI-FI SET-UP
Set-up is very quick and simple. After consulting with your service provider, for example, LIME Jamaica, a team of technical advisers will come to visit the property to survey and evaluate before installation. This team will infer the number of access points needed. The LIME team leader will then deploy the necessary equipment needed to run your cloud-based Wi-Fi hotspot(s) for installation at a date convenient to your schedule.
STEP 3: CLOUD CONTROL
Administrators are given the option to control, manage, and optimise their network from a centralised location. This is provided as a service, eliminating the need for an expensive and difficult-to-install hardware solution. The cloud Wi-Fi services available at LIME allow administrators to be able to monitor each device connected to the network to ensure productivity within a business space.
STEP 4: SECURING YOUR PRIVATE NETWORK
Having a public network set up for visitors of your business establishment to use is always welcome, but ensure that the wireless network open to visitors is separate from that which is used for daily in-house or business use. It is essential that you maintain a secure private network for business purposes, as it is easy for hackers to gain access to files and documents. For more information, kindly contact LIME.