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Today, there are more mobile-connected devices than perhaps the number of people around. Every minute is important for small businesses and wireless networks are one of the most powerful tools to boost productivity as well as encourage information sharing. With untethered access to applications, emails, documents as well as other network resources, the employees can move around wherever they want to and have constant access to tools necessary to do their job.

Here are a few ways businesses can take advantage of wireless communication.

  1. Enhanced Collaboration and Mobility

Increased mobility is one of the prime attractions the wireless networks hold for business. The ability to sit in any terminal, anywhere in the building to access the server is one of the greatest opportunities.

With wireless networking, the employees can work from anywhere they want to. They are no longer limited to their seat but can work anywhere provided it is in the range of the wireless network signal. Thus, the employees are not just accessing information from the server regardless of the place they are in, but they are also sharing information as well as collaborating with each other.

You can collaborate and share information using tools like Google Apps.

  1. Lesser Wires and Cables

It hasn’t been very long when the business owners were required to spend huge amounts of time as well as money to plug in and organize all their devices. This is a hyperbole but fiddling with the wires and cables is common with the wired networks.

You know how stressful this job can be, right?

Thanks to wireless connectivity, we need not connect the necessary devices like routers and printers. Moreover, we need not worry about the additional clutter either. Workspace remains free from clutter and the devices can be placed anywhere in the office, within the range of wireless connectivity.

Other advantages of having fewer cables are preventing people from tripping over and the flexibility to print from devices like an iPad or iPhone.

  1. Improved Productivity

Increased productivity is a by-product of increased mobility. Increased productivity remains ensured with wireless connectivity as it allows the employees to collaborate wherever and whenever they need to. This brings in freedom of operation. This also speeds up the work.

  1. Better Scalability

One of the most significant problems with wired network is coping with expansion. The need to add additional cables or reroute the existing cables is not just a troublesome job, but it is also quite an expensive measure. No doubt all the companies plan ahead while installing the wired networks, but it is impossible to forecast all the future needs.

There is no such problem with the wireless networks. Adding users is easy here as the only task necessary to be carried out here is adding a password and updating the server. This process is fast as well as relatively convenient. This also means that the offices are possible to be relocated within the building with ease, the furniture possible to be moved around and the employees can also sit wherever they want to.

It is not just convenient to add new users to the network, but it does not involve any added costs, either.

  1. Better Reach

Wireless equipment finds it easy to connect in locations that may be tough to be connected by wire.

The spaces where a large number of individuals need to remain connected, like the retail environment, mass transport, restaurants and waiting rooms, find help in wireless networking. They are also better to use in environments where the wires are difficult to fit and are prone to damage like workspaces with heavy industrial facilities.

Here are some more spaces where wireless connectivity proves more useful.

  • Environments that change the configuration often: like the entertainment venues as well as workshops dealing with different types of projects.
  • Spaces likely to de-grade the wired network equipment like the ones that are prone to humidity, vibration and extreme temperatures.
  • Rooms that limit the number of invasive features like operating theatres.
  • Spaces that are designed aesthetically. The addition of too many wires will ruin the look of the presentation suites.

Most businesses today are introducing the selective wireless network with the hard wired connection nowadays, to reap the advantages of both the worlds.

What about you? Are you considering inclusion of wired network, a wireless network, or both?