The way that businesses use the Internet has drastically changed in the past decade. The days of a spotty Wi-Fi connection and miles of Internet cable are over. Today’s businesses need Wi-Fi that is fast and reliable in order to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and enhance teamwork every single day. Wi-Fi is no longer just convenient, it is now essential to the day-to-day operations of an organization.
Most businesses need to provide wireless access points in their office for multiple types of devices their employees and customers are using. Downtime and connectivity issues with Wi-Fi networks can result in costly productivity losses and frustrated customers and employees. Plus, managing a Wi-Fi network can be complex and time consuming for internal staff to manage.
Managed Wi-Fi Defined
The growing demand for wireless connectivity means that businesses must ensure that their employees, guests, and users have instant and secure Internet throughout their facility. Many businesses are looking to a professional Managed W-Fi service to ensure their network is always operating at peak performance.
A Managed Wi-Fi provider designs and installs the entire Wi-Fi network then monitors your network remotely to optimize security. This prevents issues that will cause Internet downtime, often before you even are aware of a problem. The cost of Managed Wi-Fi is bundled with your Internet service and covers the ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and technical support included with the service.
Why Should A Business Consider Managed Wi-Fi Services?
The number of devices that use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet has increased exponentially in the past decade. Smart phones, smart watches, tablets, thermostats, security systems, and so much more need a Wi-Fi network to access the Internet. It is now essential for a business’s Wi-Fi network to provide secure and fast connectivity to a diverse number of devices that require varying speeds for peak performance.
A Managed Wi-Fi provider can install the right equipment and monitor it constantly to your business can:
- Prevent costly and frustrating down time.
- Protect your internal network and data when providing a separate connection for guests and customers.
- Create multiple Wi-Fi access points throughout a facility
- Allocate bandwidths differently for employees, guests, and customers.
- Expedite the technical support process with a connectivity issue.
- Avoid costly service calls to fix Wi-Fi issues.
- Streamline the IT process and save on IT costs related to Wi-Fi setup, hardware, troubleshooting, and service calls.
How Does Managed IT work?
It can be time-consuming and complicated to setup your own Wi-Fi network. It can take up the time of valuable IT staff to troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues. For all businesses, outsourcing the Wi-Fi setup and management can enable your team to concentrate on critical business issues instead of dealing with Wi-Fi problems.
The first step in outsourcing Managed Wi-Fi begins with an assessment of the needs of your employees, your guests, and your network. After the assessment, a network is designed, equipment is installed, and the Wi-Fi access is setup for remote monitoring by the Managed Wi-Fi technicians.
Once a network is active, the Managed Wi-Fi provider can monitor the performance of the network. They can often detect issues before you notice any problem with connectivity. If a problem arises, the provider is able to access your network remotely to troubleshoot, and if an onsite visit is needed a technician can be dispatched more quickly.
Companies that outsource their Wi-Fi management save themselves the hassle, time, and expenses that can arise with a Wi-Fi network.
Managed Wi-Fi With D & P Communications
When you have D & P Internet service for your business, you can take advantage of our Managed Wi-Fi program. This will provide you with a higher level of service and ensure you get the most out of your Wi-Fi network.
- Password protected private networks for employees
- Guest networks with limited bandwidth and banned website categories
- Unlimited access points (may require additional setup charges)
- Lower the cost of ownership for hardware
- Enhance risk management
- Specialized technical support
- Systems upgrades for optimal security
Businesses that outsource the management of their Wi-Fi network to D & P put the accountability for performance, security, and maintenance into the hands of our highly experienced and responsive technicians.