These days, having fast, reliable WiFi is just as important to owning a business as offering competitive benefits or developing a successful marketing strategy. But keeping a network running securely and seamlessly is a full-time job in itself, and your IT team may not have the time or expertise to keep your WiFi working at its full capacity.
Today, we are sharing our top five reasons to invest in Managed WiFi for your business. If you are more of a visual learner, watch our latest Tech Tip video to follow along with tech expert Katie.
1. It’s cost-effective.
Commercial-grade WiFi equipment can be expensive, especially if you use it improperly. If you try to manage your network internally, there’s a good chance you will eventually need to enlist a third party to assess, repair, and maybe even replace your system. While investing in a managed WiFi service can seem like an added cost up-front, it will likely save you money in the long run.
2. It increases productivity.
When your WiFi works, so do your employees. A lost connection can hinder your entire team and take hours to fix, wasting your business time and money. With a managed WiFi service, a trained specialist could resolve the issue and have your WiFi back up and running in minutes—freeing up your team to focus on more important tasks.
3. It improves user experience.
As a business owner, you do everything you can to create the best possible environment, from providing excellent customer service to keeping the breakroom fridge stocked with Diet Coke. Similarly, a managed WiFi service allows you to provide a smooth and seamless online experience for every person who walks through your door.
4. It protects your data.
Making your network open and accessible is a great way to please your customers and employees—but it also puts you at a greater risk for security breaches. A managed WiFi service can configure and monitor your network to keep your business’s valuable information safe.
5. It’s a built-in support system.
While managed WiFi can help ensure that your network is running at top speeds the vast majority of the time, things happen. With managed WiFi, if something does go wrong, you can simply call your provider to resolve the issue; in most cases, they will be able to do so remotely without having to deploy a field technician.
With a trained professional managing your network, you, your team, and your customers can enjoy the best possible WiFi without having to deal with annoying issues like slow speeds or dropped connections. That’s it for this edition of Tech Tips! Check back soon for another tip to make your technology work for you.