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The role of Wi-Fi has changed in most companies and is no longer something that’s merely convenient. Rather, it’s critical to a business’s ability to ensure its customer are happy and workers are productive. Given the growing importance of Wi-Fi, it’s essential vendors make products that are easy to set up, particularly for small businesses where the technical acumen of the person setting the product up is likely to be low.  HPE had inquires as to the importance of having the product be easy to setup and manage, and I said that I felt it was the most important attribute. In fact, I chose the solution for my house — which includes four indoor access points (APs), one outdoor AP, and a 48 port Ethernet switch — based on how easy the product was to operate. I’m very technical, but I really can’t be bothered to fiddle around with doing things in a CLI. ADVERTISING   Also read: 9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi HPE was certain that their product, HPE OfficeConnect, would set a new bar for being easy to deploy and manage and asked me to test the product and write a review. I agreed, and they sent me a pair of access points and a small office Ethernet Switch.  SponsoredPost Sponsored by Deloitte [Video] Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2018: The symphonic enterprise Given the nature of this review, I feel it’s important to fully disclose my relationship with HPE. #HPE is a client of ZK Research, with the relationship having been established through @Aruba Networks, a company purchased by HPE in 2015. I agreed to the test and review of the product with the condition that HPE has no influence over the findings of the report other than to confirm things for factual accuracy if I had a question. There was no case in which I needed a fact check, so the review is solely my own.

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