How Employee Wi-Fi Impacts Your Retail Business

In an increasingly connected world, most retailers have had to compare the pros and cons of offering free Wi-Fi to their customers. While we have covered this question several times in a variety of blogs – and numerous large-scale studies have also outlined the benefits of Wi-Fi deployment – it makes sense to expand our...

The Origins of Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is technology available almost anywhere you go in modern society. From your local coffee shop to kilometers up in the sky while you’re travelling abroad, Wi-Fi is so readily available that it’s easy to take it for granted. Professionally, Wi-Fi helps us be productive no matter where we are or what time it is....

Benefits of Managed Wi-Fi for Healthcare

Imagine a hospital in which wireless technology enables visitors, healthcare professionals and patients to roam anywhere throughout the facility, while providing continuous, accurate, and real-time monitoring. This vision can only become reality through the integration of WiFi technology as an integral part of a hospital’s IT systems. Already quite impressive you will say, and yet,...

Is your Guest Wi-Fi Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Look around any Starbucks, McDonald’s or Tim Hortons branch, and you’ll quickly realize that most people are connected throughout their visit. Some will be surfing on Facebook, others watching videos on YouTube, others may be working on their laptops and others still will be “Instagraming” their moment for friends and family. It goes without saying...

The Challenges of Wi-Fi Management in the Distributed Enterp...

There are numerous distributed organizations  with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of remote locations, venues, branches, or sites reporting to one or more regional offices and central headquarters. In many cases, these remote locations operate like small businesses, which is typically the case with franchise systems such as McDonald’s or MD Now Urgent Care in...

Is Your Team Ready for Wi-Fi Management?

Free guest Wi-Fi service is fast becoming a necessity for retail businesses in order to better serve the changing needs of their customers and offer frictionless buying experiences. Offering free Wi-Fi in exchange for personal information, for example by having customers log in with their email, allows store owners to offer a personalized shopping experience...

Multi-Location Wi-Fi and Why You Need to Trust a Professiona...

Setting up and managing a multi-location guest Wi-Fi requires intimate knowledge of several moving parts. With Wi-Fi now a standard and expectation among retail customers, the imperative for business owners to provide a guest wireless connection is high. In a previous post, we discussed the various considerations in setting up and managing a Wi-Fi, namely...

Why Global Retail Brands Choose Datavalet’s Managed Wi...

With the advent of digital, retailers are now faced with additional competition from online stores; as such, the need for digitalization has become a true necessity in order to survive in the new marketplace. Global brands like McDonald’s and Starbucks know first-hand the effects of the digital trend on their core business. So, it should...

3 Ways to Transform Guest Wi-Fi Into a Future Business Gener...

According to Business.com, repeat customers spend on average 67% more than first-time customers. Customer retention is the key to long-term profitability, and strategically implementing guest Wi-Fi throughout your business can set you on the path to an increased bottom line while delighting your customers. How can you transform your guest Wi-Fi into a future business...

Wi-Fi Network Deployment [3/3]: Choosing the Right Managed W...

In this series of posts, we’re detailing the Wi-Fi network deployment process, in order to help you understand the considerations and requirements of implementing and managing a guest or internal network. In our first post, we discussed the key elements that help you ascertain your project’s scope and assess your priorities in order to plan...

Datavalet provides high-speed Wi-Fi network management to guest and staff across your business. We can transform Wi-Fi from commodity to business value.

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