11.11.11 ON - WiFi April Forum Presentation By WiFi Team

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11.11.11 ON - WiFi April Forum Presentation By WiFi Team

  1. 3. In an increasingly complex global environment, Barbados competes with Puerto Rico as the best place to do business in the Caribbean, but has a poor macro economic climate. While highly receptive to technology, Barbados is following, not leading, the internet revolution in the region. Introduction
  2. 4. In an increasingly complex global environment, Barbados competes with Puerto Rico as the best place to do business in the Caribbean, but has a poor macro economic climate. While highly receptive to technology, Barbados is following, not leading, the internet revolution in the region. To stimulate business and encourage society to be competitive, the government has a national strategy to award entrepreneurial enterprise which will benefit directly from our well-timed initiative. Vision Statement
  3. 5. <ul><li>Consistent with this strategy, the commercial benefits of our Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation initiative are compelling: </li></ul><ul><li>Domestically, universal WiFi access will give local business a competitive advantage to engage more customers, more directly, thereby increasing sales. </li></ul><ul><li>This efficiency will generate both consumer satisfaction and generate developmentally advantageous goodwill towards business within the broader consuming public. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, internationally, this initiative will help build Barbados's brand as an innovative and competitive economy in a region not known for its economic vibrancy. </li></ul>Strategy
  4. 7. Wifispottr.com is mapping the locations of newly available WIFI spots. WIFI spots are the venues which have volunteered to assist the transformation of Barbados into a 100% wireless island. Introduction
  5. 8. Introduction
  6. 9. Introduction
  7. 10. Adding a Spot
  8. 11. Adding a Spot
  9. 12. Coverage Growth <ul><li>February </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Added 9 WIFI spots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>January </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 12 WIFI spots </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Coverage Growth <ul><li>April </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Added 3 WIFI spots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 7 WIFI spots </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Coverage Growth <ul><ul><li>TGI Fridays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cafe Italia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italia Coffee House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surfer's Cafe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cassareep Cafe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italia Coffee House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pablo Dontes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Pirates' Inn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bean-n-Bagel Internet Cafe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ritual's Coffee House </li></ul></ul>In summary, the following venues have voluntarily registered as active WIFI spots: <ul><ul><li>NovelTeas TeaHouse & Bistro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Art Splash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mocha Download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marriot Courtyard Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Victoria Florist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barbados Yacht Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capita Financial Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Woodland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow Bird Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whitewoods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.W.I. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandy Crest Medical Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grantley Adams Airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combermere School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Blueprint Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beauty and the Beach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golden Grove plantation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes To Note Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barbados Cruising Club </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Future Growth So after we have achieved 100% wireless, what’s next?
  13. 16. The Impact of WIFI Around the world, several advancements in connected technologies have changed the way millions work. We’ve gained new and more efficient methods of networking and collaborating inside and outside of the office! Wifispottr will assist these entrepreneurs and business professionals to effectively find a “virtual office” anywhere and anytime.
  14. 17. The Impact of WIFI Internet Cafes (eg Starbucks Coffee shops)
  15. 18. The Impact of WIFI Co-working spaces
  16. 19. The Impact of WIFI Outdoors!
  17. 20. Where do you want to work? Use our mobile website to find out on-the-go by accessing Wifispottr.com on your mobile phone! Tablet users will be able to access the full website
  18. 21. Get Involved! Visit us at Wifispottr.com on PC and/or mobile device now! Look for and add your favorite wifi spots! Sign up to our newsletter in order to find out more about when the mobile app will launch!
  19. 23. Office WiFi On! <ul><li>Ian Worrell </li></ul>
  20. 24. Offering Guest Internet Access <ul><li>3 basic groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cafés </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul></ul>
  21. 25. Offering GIA in Organizations <ul><li>Increase visitor productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Increase overall quality of on-site service </li></ul><ul><li>Increase flexibility of workforce </li></ul>
  22. 26. Considerations <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul>
  23. 27. Why Participate? (what’s in it for us?) <ul><li>Increased Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Customer Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the social good </li></ul>
  24. 28. Conclusion <ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Easy implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Tangible gains in productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Critical to some business projects </li></ul>
  25. 30. Why Do You Need Security? <ul><li>What do you fear most? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to protect? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are you protecting it from? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do if your information is stolen? </li></ul>
  26. 31. What Is Valuable To You? <ul><li>Trade Secrets </li></ul><ul><li>Client Information </li></ul><ul><li>User Maluse </li></ul>
  27. 32. 2 Aspects To Security <ul><li>Mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
  28. 33. Mindset <ul><li>Conduct your business smartly </li></ul><ul><li>What CAN you control? </li></ul><ul><li>What CAN ’ T you control? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you manage the people that impact your business? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you keep your business running? e.g. Hard Drive failure </li></ul><ul><li>Is your computer protected against viruses and malware? </li></ul>
  29. 34. Be Prepared
  30. 35. Interesting Fact
  31. 36. Interesting Fact
  32. 37. Community Spirit <ul><li>We live community </li></ul><ul><li>Community Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Make others aware </li></ul><ul><li>Report misuse </li></ul>
  33. 38. Barbados Is A Safe Place To <ul><li>Let ’ s keep it that way. </li></ul>LIVE WORK PLAY
  34. 39. Technology <ul><li>What is the goal? The goal is to provide free wireless internet access to Barbados in the most effective and efficient way possible </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Win/Win Scenarios – Happy Enterprises and Happy Wireless Users </li></ul><ul><li>Technology exists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To allow you the entrepreneur to PROVIDE a service – WiFi in this case </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To allow you to easily, effectively and efficiently MANAGE the service </li></ul></ul>
  35. 40. Providing the WiFi Service <ul><li>What is involved in providing BASIC wireless access? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Access (Bandwidth) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Access Point/Router(s)  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With this basic setup you CAN Offer open wireless internet access to the both your employees, customers and the public </li></ul>
  36. 41. Limitations of this basic set-up <ul><li>With the basic set-up you CANNOT do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve bandwidth for your employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevent the spread of viruses and illegal use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure security of your corporate network. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain “fair” WiFi access  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT MUST BE MANAGED! </li></ul>
  37. 42. Managing your WiFi network <ul><li>A wireless access point (AP) isn’t sufficient. You also need a firewall.  A firewall can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>split your network into corporate and free wireless and keep them separate.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>control the total bandwidth available to each network. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>block file sharing traffic, or users who have abused the service in the past. </li></ul></ul>
  38. 43. Other Technical Recommendations <ul><ul><li>Set per-user bandwidth limits on your wireless AP. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable wireless client isolation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If possible use a service that does not have any flow restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size your wireless bandwidth based on the expected number of SIMULTANEOUS users. </li></ul></ul>
  39. 44. <ul><li>Caption: </li></ul>
  40. 46. Wifi Stars! <ul><li>Bougainvillea Beach Resort </li></ul><ul><li>Café Italia </li></ul><ul><li>Capita Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Woodland/McKinney Rogers </li></ul>

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