PowerCloud WiFi as a Service (WaaS) Whitepaper
Mobility is crucial for small business
In 2013, tablets outsold both laptops and desktops, and smartphones outsold all three combined. Even ignoring smartphones, by 2017 desktops will account for a mere 17% of connected computing devices in the workplace. Mobility is as crucial for small businesses as it is in large enterprises. Compass Intelligence’s Small Business Owner survey shows SMB (Small to Medium-sized Business) owners average three mobile devices each, and 60% of them plan to purchase tablets, not laptops, for employees.
WLAN Management shifts to the Cloud
The cloud model moves expensive local network infrastructure to the cloud, requiring only Access Points (APs) at the customer premises. This reduces the capital expenses of the wireless LAN, and dramatically simplifies deployment and management of coordinated APs, especially across multiple locations. Plus, it reduces adoption barriers and cost of sales, as SMBs can more easily install a pilot network themselves.
Benefits of cloud managed WLANs
- Lower CAPEX and TCO
- Deploy in hours not days
- Enterprise-grade features
- Managed Remotely
- Easy BYOD management
- Powerful Reporting
Managed Wi-Fi services opportunity for VARs/MSPs
Explosive growth of mobile devices in the workplace makes deploying enterprise grade Wi-Fi an urgent priority for SMBs. With relatively low adoption rates and compelling reasons to purchase, the SMB Wi-Fi market presents an important managed-services opportunity for MSPs and VARs.
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