Today, mobility is just as important to small businesses as it is to large corporations. Desktops and laptops aside, small businesses are purchasing more tablets and other mobile devices for their employees than ever before. However, many small businesses continue to use consumer-grade WiFi networks, which aren’t as secure and don’t have multi-access support. But thanks to the cloud, enterprise-grade WiFi has never been more affordable or easier to manage. And many managed IT companies are finally able to provide WiFi as a service.
The Traditional Way
When it comes to things like performance, range and security, there’s nothing better than traditional enterprise WiFi. However, it isn’t always a viable small business IT solution. If the costly multiple access points and software doesn’t rule it out for your business, the high-end IT support you’ll need probably will.
Taking Your Wireless Network to the Cloud
What small businesses really need are WiFi network solutions that keep things simple and cost-effective, while still providing many of the essential features typically only afforded by large institutions. That’s why many companies are moving their expensive local network infrastructures to the cloud.
Cloud-based wireless networks offer the following advantages:
– Less access points to purchase or lease
– No controllers or management servers
– Deployment takes hours instead of days
– Your wireless network can be managed remotely
– Easy individual device authentication
– Comprehensive reports and analytics
– Securely managed 24x7x365
What does this mean? Less IT headaches, enterprise-level tools, scalability, security, and cost savings too.
UDT’s Managed IT as a Service (MITaaS) now offers WiFi as service. Allow UDT to take away the worries of your wireless infrastructure management and contact us to get a quote on a customized solution for your small business.