Computers and Our Autonomy

I was watching the Terminator the other day, and it had me thinking about how computer systems have infiltrated our lives. It was funny because the original movie was set in the 80s when computer systems were still new and weren’t involved in so many of our day-to-day activities. Then the idea being that eventually the systems will take over the world, and destroy us humans as they saw us as enemies. It’s seemed pretty far-fetched at the time, but nowadays it wouldn’t be so out there. I remember when the newest thing in the car market was the computer system that controled the omissions in the engine. I’m not really sure how they were controlled before, but I remember then it was the latest fad to have your car controlled by a computer chip. It was the must-have thing and everybody bragged about their new purchase. Then it went from there. Computer systems were integrated into our appliances, climate systems, and security systems.

car computer systems

They were even put into our coffee makers and toasters. I know a guy who does Villanova air conditioning in PA, and he installs components that let you run all your home systems from your phone.  Who would’ve thought years ago that our toaster needed a computer chip in it. But now it is just common place. If you go down the street in a big city and you see someone run a red light, the camera will take a picture of their license plate and send them a ticket in the mail. There are even saying eventually there will be bar codes on license plates.

home systems

They are even looking into computer chips installed in our bodies. They will have all of our personal data including bank accounts, personal records, and helpful information stored right inside of us for easy retrieval. Some say that it is just a way for the government to keep tighter controls, but others say it’s an easy way for us to stay organized and efficient. Either way, computers pretty much run our lives now, and hopefully unlike the movie they won’t see us as the enemy that has to be destroyed.

Turning to a Managed WiFi Solution

Turning to a Managed WiFi SolutionIt is more common than ever to have a remote workforce, tasks that can be outsourced easily are done to keep businesses competitive.  But with all these different devices how can your business support them?  Cloud based WiFi systems or an outsourced wireless solution allows you to keep paces and run your business.  There are WiFi providers that offer wireless network management  and here are some of the benefits.

Geographically Diverse

Traditional wireless networks have had to rely on physical hardware controllers for direct access points, but cloud based models allow for plug and play options across all locations.

Making Business Easier

Hassle free connectivity is the biggest benefit of using a WLAN management service.  This frees up your IT team since they don’t have to deal with network downtime or users contacting them constantly for access.  Your entire WLAN system is instead managed by a third party and it will be up to them to deal with any upcoming issues.  Here are the perks of having a managed WLAN solution.

Managing Risk

Protecting data is a challenge for every business and your WiFi network is part of that.  You need to take your customer’s privacy very seriously and the internet makes that job even harder.  If you have read a newspaper or been online in the past few weeks then you have seen what Facebook is going through in regards to privacy.  Public WiFi hotspots even make users agree to a terms of service policy before granting access.

Engaging Customers

If you are running WiFi access for you customers then you have a unique opportunity to engage with your customers, you can add surveys, promotions and all kinds of different content when they access your network.  This lets you understand your customers better and what they expect from you.

Completely Scalable

It is the goal of every business to grow and if you are using third party solutions then you want one that will grow with you.  Managed WLAN services have the ability to grow with you.  They have the advantage of having rapid deployment to managed increased use.

There are few if any businesses today that can function without some type of IT services and information technology has gotten more complex over the years.  Using third party services not only frees you up from the day to day management of your network, you can focus on growing your business while someone else takes care of your network security.