As Software as a Service (SaaS) is acting as a gateway to Everything as a Service (XaaS), organizations are adopting a mindset that if it can be outsourced, maybe it should be outsourced. Managed Wi-Fi is just one area that enterprises are moving to the cloud, and the move comes with many benefits.
Here are a few of the factors driving the move to managed Wi-Fi:
Fast-changing technology: Not only are organizations moving to cloud software and implementing newer updates of those applications, but there’s also a fast pace to the rollout of new devices. IT personnel are challenged to keep pace with the updates. Performance and end-user experience are critical if companies want to remain competitive.
Increased employee access: It’s rare to find a job that’s completed without network access, and companies are increasingly finding that additional users are putting pressure on their network capacity. There are also more mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, and the Internet of Things (cameras, sensors, etc.) are requiring additional network access.
Increase in cloud applications: Companies are increasingly moving to cloud software which requires a network that is always in high-performance mode. Frequent updates and remote access mean that the demand is always on the rise.
These are just a few of the influences that are driving companies to consider managed Wi-Fi, but here are some of the benefits of implementing the service:
Ease and convenience: One of the best benefits of any managed service is the hands-off approach it gives to the company. IT personnel turn all management of the network over to the provider, and are relieved of the constant push for uninterrupted access for employees across the organization. It also frees up resources and personnel for focus on infrastructure and other big-picture planning.
Dynamic scalability: Companies that use managed Wi-Fi often do it for the scalability. Your demand is easily matched by your provider, allowing for seamless connectivity during spikes in usage.
Better security: A managed Wi-Fi service provides a layered security approach, with centralized authentication, monitoring of all users, identification of mobile devices and prevention and mitigation.
Increased visibility: One concern with managed services is the giving up of control, but when it comes to managed Wi-Fi, your organization has an increased level of visibility into the network through a centralized dashboard.
Excellent end-user experience: Employees and guests will enjoy seamless connectivity without ever compromising security.
Talk with SimpleWAN about the benefits your company can expect with implementing managed Wi-Fi. Give us a call to set up an initial consultation and we will work with you to find the best solution for your organization.