Small businesses today have enough to worry about. Deploying and managing a secure Wi-Fi network shouldn’t be one of them. Aruba Instant On makes it easy to keep employees and customers connected with simple, secure, and smart connectivity solutions designed specifically for small businesses. Here’s what Austin Gilliom, Aruba’s U.S. SMB Business Development Manager, had to say about five practical use cases for the Aruba Instant On portfolio and how small businesses can benefit.
The home office
An unprecedented number of employees are working from home, and remote work will continue even when COVID subsides. To stay productive, remote workers need to use the same tasks and applications they did at the office, and they need to seamlessly connect with colleagues. Unfortunately, most home offices can’t adequately support such needs.
Aruba Instant On can help by bringing enterprise-grade Wi-Fi to a home office environment. With an Aruba Instant On access point, remote workers can create multiple networks and allocate bandwidth as needed. They can also prioritize or block certain types of applications. No more struggling through a video call because another member of the household is hogging all the bandwidth. Even better, remote workers can enjoy all of these benefits simply and quickly. Aruba Instant On is ready to go out of the box and can be up and running in a matter of minutes.
Small medical offices
In the future, some employees will work from home, some will work from the office, and some will do a bit of both. But regardless of where they’re working, employees need a secure and simple way to connect with others. Not only that, but many small medical facilities are now using apps and web tools to collect patient information, rather than traditional pen and paper. As a result, the need for a robust and secure network has never been greater.
With the new Wi-Fi certified 6 Aruba Instant On AP22, small offices can enjoy super-fast speeds, reduced latency, and advanced security capabilities without breaking the bank. Designed for robust, high-dense work environments, Wi-Fi 6 enable multiple devices to connect and transmit information all at the same time. And with the Aruba Instant On app or web-based portal, IT can monitor and manage a company’s network anytime, anywhere with no subscription fees.
These days, boutiques and small stores need a strong network to power everything from contactless purchasing to online transactions. Providing fluid Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems for curbside pick-up, payroll, inventory control, and guest access is a must for today’s growing businesses.
With Aruba Instant On AP11 and AP22, small business owners get a cost-effective, easy-to-manage, high-speed Wi-Fi solution that’s built to support the mobile, IoT, and security demands of today’s busy commercial environment. Most small business owners lack the technically savvy to set up robust and secure wireless infrastructure, but with Aruba Instant On, they don’t need it. Setting up, deploying, and managing networks is extremely simple and enables business owners to enjoy enterprise-grade Wi-Fi at a consumer-grade price.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, many restaurants are no longer handing out physical menus. Diners must instead scan a QR code to pull up a menu on their phone. In some cases, diners also order and pay on a mobile device. Of course, to offer this sort of contactless experience, restaurants need a robust and secure network that can support multiple devices. And with the rise of outdoor dining, many restaurants also need to add or expand Wi-Fi connectivity to patios and sidewalks. The Aruba Instant On AP11D, AP12, AP22, and AP17 are great for spaces that require seamless indoor and outdoor access and coverage that provides a smooth in-room Wi-Fi experience.
Partner Managed Wi-Fi Service
Many business owners don’t have the time, desire, or technical know-how to oversee the technology that runs their business. They instead rely on managed service providers, or MSPs to support their IT needs.
Aruba Instant On gives MSPs the ability to manage up to 150 separate customer networks from one single pane of glass. Plus, they get full visibility and manageability with no license or subscription fee. MSPs can also create a user admin role for the business owner and another for themselves as an IT manager. Each network can support up to 25 access points, and each device can support up to eight different SSIDs or VLANs. Help your customer get the network they need for their environment, and grow your own business, by serving as their trusted managed service provider.
Even better? Aruba Instant On customers enjoy a superior support experience that includes 90 days of 24×7 phone support.
To learn more about practical use cases for Aruba Instant On, contact the SYNNEX team at email@example.com.
US SMB Business Development Manager,