With an increasing number of people working from home and the wide adoption of the cloud, enterprises are facing several challenges when shifting to the cloud. One of the toughest hurdles enterprises will see is to facilitate direct, secure, and controlled internet access on any device, on any network, from any location, and on any cloud. In this context, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) - a term originally coined by Gartner in a 2019 report - has become a buzzword among vendors, enterprises, and consultants alike as it enables a secure and fast cloud transformation.
In order to have a sustainable business in today’s world, protecting customers’ privacy is key and it comes with securing their data. In the Middle East, the privacy landscape has been flourishing in the last ten years with privacy laws and regulations emerging across the region, especially with the implementation of GDPR in Europe.
Once upon a time, wireless network design planning involved grabbing a floor plan and plotting locations for access points with a protractor. This was a tedious and time consuming activity. Access points no longer require manual power and channel settings.
Today, the travel and tourism industry in the United Arab Emirates is facing a significant change with the rising technology trends that are enabled thanks to the daily mobile phone usage, especially by millennials. In fact, the smartphone penetration in UAE reached 78% in the last 3 years, one of the highest in the world.
You may be selling online and furiously trying to engage your customers in the digital world, you’re taking risks by discarding the fact that consumers still love to shop in stores. The brand experience is much more enjoyable when the website experience is consistent with the experience in store.
The emergence of wireless networking and advanced broadband - especially scalable technologies based on the cloud, has revolutionised how universities view education. Education has transformed - from a one off activity of taking classes, to a comprehensive ecosystem of services.
The General Data privacy regulation (GDPR), passed in May 2018 has been a significant milestone in protecting user rights and ensuring data privacy.
While the “tipping point” in the market for electric vehicles (EVs) will not be reached for some years, continued investments by both new companies and established automotive players promise that EV models will displace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and gain a major share of the global market in the next 10 years.
COVID-19 is one of the greatest challenges the world has faced in centuries. It has transformed the lives of millions of people all across the globe, severely impacting industries across multiple sectors.
The recent worldwide pandemic has brought unprecedented changes in the global socio-economic order. Brands are no different, with a trend towards an increased focus on customer personalization, only the brands that shall anticipate, observe and act will come out victorious in these testing times.
If digital transformation is the core of many strategies today, especially during this pandemic, as many companies are looking to reinvent themselves, restaurants are not an exception.
According to Bain and Boston Consulting Group, due to Covid-19 luxury brands’ sales could fall up to 35% this year.
Are you staying in your hometown during this summer break? Or are you going to visit other cities in your country or overseas? In any case, you probably want to stay up to date with the world news and just have a free access to Internet while wandering.
A recent report written by 99 firms regarding the Mobile Marketing statistics for 2020 showed that nearly 80% of smartphone users rely on SMS opt-in to make a purchasing decision while shopping.
Last week we gathered unique data to have a global overview regarding the situation of the pandemic and its impact on the businesses all around the world.
Covid-19 has hit mankind hard and lockdowns of half of the population has stroke the economy globally. Despite previous historical crises, this pandemic is a unique event in our era and needs to be understood distinctly.
Today, WiFi has become essential in our daily lives for our own personal use but also for businesses. Moreover, with the introduction of the Internet of Things or “IoT”, devices need to have a frictionless WiFi network to be connected.
Since May 2018, there were over 145K complains about data privacy in Europe. Therefore, businesses all over the continent felt the urge to review their policies and to deal with this issue.
We are currently facing an unprecedented situation. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are working hard to provide the most adapted healthcare services for their patients and to ensure them the best stay during their care.
The Financial Times 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies report is out! And guess what, Cloudi-Fi is ranked in the Top 10 of the French companies in the Technology sector!
Last January, the number of daily mobile users have reached 67% which represents 5 billion people all around the world. As this trend increased by 100 million between 2018 and 2019, we can estimate that it will continue to grow during the next year...
This month, our Cloudi-Fi team had the opportunity to participate for the second time to the NRF 2020 Retail’s Big Show along with Business France at the French Tech Pavilion in New York. During these three days of exhibition, we participated to a Store...
With around fifteen social network connectors to date, Cloudi-Fi officially opens its doors to the Chinese customers by providing a transparent connection to the guest WiFi thanks to the WeChat connector...
WiFi analytics, the phygital knowledge of visitors Today, more than 90% of store visitors use their smartphone while shopping. Indeed, the mobile has become a privileged extension for customers as they hardly disconnect from their digital bubble even in-store. It is a...
According to The Research Insights, the Customer Loyalty Software Market is expected to increase by +23% between 2019 and 2025. Nowadays, customers are overwhelmed by the multiplicity of choices: Where to shop? How to shop? Which brands to...
What are the latest trends of 2019 in Digital? Did you know that nearly 70% of the world population use their mobile phone everyday? We Are Social and Hootsuite have gathered some interesting figures as well as international trends of digital, social media, mobile and...
How to avoid your employees to use the wireless guest service? When designing wireless services, I.T departments usually create one service/SSID for employees and one for visitors (check my tips to deploy this). The wireless service for visitor usually...
5 key points to unlock guest wifi You have deployed your Wireless infrastructure for your employees and your are considering enabling a guest SSID for people visiting your premises. Here are a few tricks to make it easy! Preamble: Don't mistakenly consider...
Do you need to launch a mobile app? Saying that mobile is more and more used won’t change your life. But did you know that 66% of the global population (source : wearesocial 2017) has its own mobile phone nowadays? A trend that won’t cool down, especially...
When deploying an hotspot solution, your company may consider to export the data generated to your internal application. In this article I will describe some example of technical manner to implement data export.
Deploying Hotspot service can be very easy from a technical point of view, more tricky from a marketing point of view but clearly a nightmare from a legal standpoint.Discussions with the legal department are usually very tense, you would like to move on but you see their feedback as a brake to the project.In this article, I’ll list some questions you should ask to your legal department before deploying any Hotspot solution. This should be more effective that the eternal question “I need to deploy <put your new service here>, are you OK?”.
In my first article, I gave some steps to choose the right hotspot solution matching with your network constraints and business needs. I will develop hereafter the different possible topologies to deploy WiFi hotspot in your organisation. But first, let me define some interesting terms. Central Switching/Local Switching. This term is related to the way the Wireless infrastructure will manage the traffic from your guests to Internet. Local switching means that the WiFi Access Point will send the guest traffic to the local LAN/WAN/Firewall infrastructure. In Central switching, the Access Point will send this traffic to a central collection point (usually the wireless controller hosted in Data Center) in order to be centrally managed (in term of routing and security).
Deploying WiFi hotspot in on site can be very easy. There are plenty of local providers in the market that will install a box in your premises for a few dozen dollars a month. If you are a multinational company, you can choose to iterate the same choose-negotiate-sign-order-deliver process in each country (each city?) or you can choose a global Hotspot provider for all your locations. You got it, this is the good choice but let me argue.
Hotspot, wireless guest, free WiFi… however you name it, there is a big trend to propose Internet connectivity via WiFi all over the world. Cisco says the number of public Hotspot will reach +500M in 2020 and nearly half of them will be in Asia Pacific.
If some companies or stores are not very keen on having a lot of people using their WiFi. At the opposite, you should want to get more users on yours. Depending on your goals, some tips are very useful to choose the best name for your SSID and then get more visitors on your WiFi.