The Optimized Wireless Business

Today's Business Will Want to do Business Everywhere

Optimized wireless business unplugs the potential of your business and empowers your employees, thus making you more productive, profitable and protected.

Optimized Wireless Business

Today’s Business comes with a major change when it comes to how employees use technology to do their jobs. The rapid consumption of smart mobile devices (e.g., tablets, smartphones, and ereaders) have changed how people navigate and manage their lives, both personally and professionally.

Given this rise in mobility, the lines between home and work have blurred; the same devices that one can use to stay in touch with family can also be used to orchestrate a conference call with overseas colleagues or to run a report from a CRM application. The resulting flexibility has inspired a new generation of employees — the mobile workforce.

Why You Need the Optimized Wireless Business

Today, it seems that everywhere you go it is possible to access a WiFi service with your smartphone, digital tablet, or laptop.

And interest in providing wireless access within offices and other facilities is growing fast among organizations of all types and sizes. This interest reflects business needs and trends, such as:

  • Optimizing productivity with mobile devices that can access the business network from anywhere; these devices may be company-owned or an employee’s personal device that is permitted under a “bring your own device” (BYOD) program.
  • Providing a WiFi hotspot for Internet access by guest workers, customers, and visitors
  • Reducing network installation and support burden on facility and IT staff
  • Minimizing network cabling in a new or remodeled facility

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What Does Network Solutions Provider's Optimized Managed WiFi Service Offer?

The features, equipment, and capabilities of any managed network service can vary substantially among services providers. For Optimized WiFi services, a high-quality offering should include the following capabilities:

  • Planning that optimizes wireless coverage based on expected usage and facility design
  • High levels of network reliability with remote network management and centralized support that reduces the burden on local staff
  • Reporting on usage levels and service issues that help ongoing network planning for each site
  • Multiple authentication options for accessing WLAN and/or public hotspots (promotes flexibility and security)
  • Public and private 802.11 services using a single device with security measures put in place to keep traffic segregated
  • WPA key rotation for increased security and industry compliance
  • Optional radius authentication for internal users
  • Proactive monitoring of 802.11 device to promote availability
  • Rogue wireless detection capabilities to promote PCI and HIPAA compliant 802.11 networks
  • Content filtering to remove objectionable content from public hotspots

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How Can Optimized Wireless Services Benefit Your Business?

Although managed wireless services are useful in any business setting, they bring particular benefits to the following industries:

  • Healthcare: Provide secure access to medical images, electronic medical records, and remote medical systems from a mobile device within a clinic, care center, or other healthcare facility
  • Retail and Restaurants: Enable private wireless access from any wireless device—including handheld point-of-sale terminals—to all of your LAN and WAN resources; get a competitive edge by providing a public WiFi hotspot service to your customers
  • Education: Enable student access to mobile learning resources, teacher and staff access to administrative systems and communications tools, and a wireless LAN alternative to wired network access
  • Professional Services: Provide robust security, guest access, and control over users, devices and applications

What Are the Best Scenarios for Optimized WiFi Services?

A Optimized WiFi (Wireless LAN) service can be an ideal solution for the following deployment scenarios:

  • Allowing users to access the corporate network and the Internet with a mobile device as a tool for performing work-related tasks
  • Combining a public WiFi hotspot service with a private wireless LAN from a single services provider,especially over an MPLS network so mission-critical applications can receive priority over Internet traffic generated by hotspot users
  • Implementing a new wireless LAN or upgrading an existing wireless network
  • Guest employees/users
  • Public WiFi hotspot to attract patrons and promote customer loyalty

Optimized Wireless LAN Services Includes:

  • Private WLAN Services
  • Prioritize WLAN Traffic over Hotspot Traffic
  • Separate VLANs to Segregate POS and other Private Traffic from Hotspot Traffic Fully-redundant backup access service for existing T1, DSL or cable connections
    • Requires Wireless Providers for Complete Nationwide Coverage
    • Requires purchase of both WLAN and hotspot service from NSP
    • Requires purchase of NSP site-to-site MPLS VPN service
  • Public WiFi Hotspot Service
  • Options for SSI Broadcast or Privacy
  • Branded Welcome Page and Optional URL Redirect Ability to Restrict Bandwidth Usage
  • Optional Content Filtering
  • Multiple authentication options (open access, user name/password, security code)
  • Comprehensive Security Features, WPA Key Access
  • Optional RADIUS Login Credentials
  • Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, Content Filtering

Professional Services:

Wireless Coverage Planning
Project Management
Installation for Equipment, Cabling and Circuits
Centralized Management and Support Wireless Usage and Service Reports

Your WiFi service can include a user welcome page that displays your company brand and standard terms and conditions, with an option for a URL redirect upon user acceptance. Additional features include support for family-friendly content filtering and QoS to provide bandwidth for mission-critical traffic.

For many businesses, it is not practical to do all of this in-house. Instead, businesses are looking to outsource their wireless LAN deployment to a services provider, one that eliminates the operational headaches while delivering a reliable WiFi service at a reasonable price.

Opportunities to Optimize Business Productivity:

  • Productivity. Wired business networking leads to a more stationary workforce that is constrained by the limits of the desktop. However, an increasing number of business today find that using mobile devices to work anywhere increases employee productivity.
  • Cost. IT budgets are typically a challenge in many business. companies may see the cost of implementing a mobility strategy as time consuming and unprotected, especially if they are in the mindset of an incremental “best effort” add-on. Allowing NSP to strategically integrate and optimize mobility infrastructure in the greater network landscape can lead to very favorable ROI outcomes.
  • Standardization of mobility policy. Having an infrastructure designed for a mobile workforce can help business IT design a network with optimal support for mobility.

Mobilize your workforce and get your business moving.

  • The Optimized Managed WIFI allows mobile workers to be productive on their own terms, with their preferred tech tools, the business workplace can actually empower them achieving business objectives.

Competitive advantage. The physical constraints inherent in a desktop-centric workplace stops business agility in optimizing processes and communications to best meet customer needs. With the optimized managed wifi, there are opportunities to greatly enhance business productively.

The Potential Benefits of Optimized Wireless Business

The optimized wireless business has the potential to transform businesses from the inside out. NSP believes that optimized wireless business can lead to greater business and individual productivity, in addition to cost reduction, and efficiencies that lead to greater IT staff productivity. A notable potential benefit is that optimized wireless business can lead to better alignment of the IT organization with the lines of business in that IT can take on the role of empowerment of initiatives that lead to greater competitive advantage. In greater detail:

  • User productivity. Moving away from Ethernet port–dependent devices to optimized wireless business better allows individual workers to work at times and places that suit them best. whether because of personal preference or in response to the needs of the customer. Much of the business does not take place behind a desk, and the optimized wireless business provides the ability to meet the needs of the business whenever and wherever they may arise.
  • Business productivity. Think of the employee user productivity benefits multiplied. these benefits can add up to a increase in productivity across the business. the company realizes gains in productivity and efficiency as processes are better able to take care of issues in real time.
  • Infrastructure cost reduction. The optimized wireless business inevitably leads to a reduction in the need for wried routers, hubs, , which reduces capex costs and space requirements. In addition, a wireless-oriented business involves fewer cable runs, reducing the costs associated with cabling. A reduction in energy consumption also goes along with having fewer switch ports.
  • IT staff productivity. With the move to an optimized wireless business, network support can remove the focus and attention off the wireless network, and that focus can create more streamlined operations for IT. Moreover, Spending less time on fixing networks, IT to be more forward thinking as opposed to reactive, increasing the opportunity for IT to be more strategic.

optimized wireless business unplugs the potential of your business and empowers your Employees. and makes you More Productive, More Profitable and More Protected.