It’s that time of year again, when ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties go bump in the night! For most of us, though, it can seem like we’re in a horror movie all year long – one where masked madmen, ghosts and demons come crawling out of our mobile devices to empty our bank accounts, disrupt network signals, overload systems, and spy on company data. And like the characters in a horror movie, we all too often make poor decisions when it comes to Wi-Fi. In this slideshow, Xirrus has outlined a guide to achieving a better ending with enterprise Wi-Fi and connectivity.
Enterprise Wi-Fi You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
Click through for ways Wi-Fi can help you survive your day, whether at the office or in a horror movie, as identified by Xirrus.
You’re trapped in the middle of nowhere. The roads are closed with snow, the neighbors have suddenly moved away, and the boss is using an axe on your office door. Quick! Make a call, send a text, get on your email – except you can’t because your call keeps getting dropped thanks to a weak signal. When cell connections fail, Wi-Fi calling provides a great backup plan, whether it’s connecting with the police or an overseas client who needs your help to wrap up an important project.
‘You’re Doomed if You Stay Here’
It’s dark and it’s scary, and someone – or something – is coming after you. Losing the Wi-Fi connection in your corporate headquarters can have dreadful consequences, especially when running away from Jason or Michael Myers. Robust enterprise wireless coverage helps make sure that each screaming teenage intern can get a signal. Guaranteeing that your network reaches every nook and cranny helps ensure you have a solid connection and can get necessary data wherever you are, whether it is a strategy meeting or presentation to a new client.
‘I Told You the Zombie Apocalypse Was Upon Us!’
Things are getting weird around the office – your coworkers are acting odd, your best client has disappeared, and that guy down the hall seems to have a strange skin condition. But fortunately, one thing has remained solid as a rock: your reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi data connection. From watching videos on how to avoid the contagion, to tracking zombie migration patterns, to forming an underground resistance movement, you can keep your business monster-free with a constant flow of up-to-the-minute news and information.
‘You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream’ for Bandwidth
Your new ice cream parlor franchise is crowded with diners enjoying Halloween treats, and everyone’s on their smartphone at once. But you planned for a big turnout and set up your Wi-Fi network to provide emergency bandwidth. Thanks to this foresight, your network is able to handle this increasingly sticky crowd situation, even when a Blob-like alien overloads on sugar and runs amok. In retail, school, or enterprise settings with multiple users and connections, emergency Wi-Fi backup helps keep your freezers running.
You think that your new house is perfect, except when your daughter sees mysterious beings in your laptop screen. But then you discover that someone has accessed the financial files for your business and that all the corporate bank accounts have been emptied. You never know who may be trying to break into your mobile device, whether it’s to steal your data, your identity, or your soul. Protect your data with a secure personal network to assure that no black hats – or dark beings – can penetrate your deepest secrets.
You Made It!
Even in the most dire of circumstances, a properly installed and administered Wi-Fi network can keep you and your enterprise from coming to a very bad end. Whether you’re checking out the Bates Motel on Yelp, sending a training video on how to stake a vampire, or trying to identify the odd-looking person who just moved in next door, you can trust your Wi-Fi network to carry you through the horrors of any situation.