How can the WCC save me money?
What are the biggest costs when deploying a Wi-Fi network?
- Wi-Fi Access Points and their cost of installation, licensing and ownership.
- Loss of user productivity and customer satisfaction after a failed Wi-Fi deployment.
- Supporting users with Wi-Fi performance problems.
How do you cut cost A?
Answer: Reduce the number of Access Points (APs) by making the best use of the APs that you buy.
Sound simple, yes?
But here’s the problem: Who are you relying on – to tell you how many Access Points you need?
Do you really expect your Wi-Fi network supplier to cut the number of APs they sell to the minimum?
Won’t your supplier want to sell you a few more? Maybe 10% more? 20% more? 30%? “To err on the safe side”? So they’re making you spend more, in the hope of being safe?
Does this sound like engineering to you?
Does it sound like a good way to speand your money?
How can you find out exactly how many APs you need in your network?
Answer: Follow the WCC’s standards and deployment guidelines to make sure you deliver the required levels of Wi-Fi Coverage and Capacity.
Now: how is your supplier determining the number of Access Points required?
Are they applying the WCC Standards and Guidelines for Wi-Fi network Engineering?
Following WCC guidelines enables you to reduce the number of APs you buy whilst maintaining the quality of your Wi-Fi network.
That takes us on to costs B and C.
How do you ensure you get the required levels of Wi-Fi Coverage and Capacity in your Wi-Fi network?
Answer: Lay down Standards which your supplier must adhere to. Follow the WCC’s Standards and Deployment Guidelines.
What else can you do?
Answer: Become an expert Wi-Fi negotiator by downloading and using the WCC’s guidelines and standards to protect you during your Wi-Fi network purchase or deployment.
What will likely happen if you don’t?
Buying and deploying Wi-Fi networks without the help of an industry expert will cost you money – of course.
For example: would you commission a building without a qualified architect? So why would you cut out your Wi-Fi expert?
Should you deploy anything without having proper engineering standards and an expert who’s on your side?
Anyone who has heard the phrase “false economy” will know that cutting the wrong corners will cost you dearly.
Are you a Wi-Fi expert?
Would it surprise you to know that your supplier’s “Wi-Fi expert” isn’t an expert either?
The experience of WCC-member Wi-Fi® engineering companies has shown that the involvement of a Certified wireless network expert can save organisations typically 20% – 40% of the CAPEX outlay that they would otherwise have made.
Savings of this magnitude are virtually guaranteed when the WCC Optimised Wi-Fi Network Procurement process is followed.
Not only must your Wi-Fi deployment be a success – you must, of course, reduce your CAPEX and OPEX costs to the minimum.
How can you do this? Safely, and at the same time dramatically increase the grade of your Wi-Fi network?
Why not become an expert Wi-Fi negotiator by downloading and using the WCC’s guidelines and standards to protect you during your Wi-Fi network purchase or deployment.
Do you really need to do this?
If you hold or spend the budget for Wi-Fi deployment, then it’s simple: Yes, you must.
Most It companies that sell Wi-Fi networks don’t know how to engineer them properly. They think, and they may tell you, that simply adding access points improves Wi-Fi network Coverage and Capacity.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Our experience of many hundreds of Wi-Fi network installations, operating in every market sector, environment and continent, shows time and again that most Wi-Fi network installations:
- Cost the owner up to 40% more than they should have – through the over-sell of wireless Access Points (APs).
- Are designed and installed with inadequate skills.
- Are not engineered to meet any standard at all.
- Have no meaningful post-installation Audit or Verification survey.
- Come with no effective warranty.
- Use too many wireless Access Points (APs).
- Perform significantly worse than they should – given the customer’s financial outlay.
- Are overly-costly to support.
- Are not effectively monitored or managed.
- Are more difficult to support.
- Have users who are dissatisfied.
- Employ poorer security than they should.
- Have hidden problems and weaknesses that are revealed when their use becomes critical.
The primary reason for this situation is the shortage of fully-trained and Certified wireless network professionals.
In part, this is because of manufacturer’s claims that their equipment can be deployed by following simple rules, using software algorithms that automatically “optimise” the installation.
There is also poor understanding – by customers and suppliers alike – of the engineering science behind Optimised Wireless Network Engineering – WCC engineering standards that reduce your expenditure whilst delivering a much-improved wireless network solution.