Cloud Managed Network Appliances from Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki hit it out of the park with their new cloud managed networking products and they know it. They're so confident you'll love the products that they offer to send you one of their Meraki Access Points free for signing up and attending a webinar. One of my former collegues got in touch with me to let me know about the offer and told me he was sold on them, I was a little more skeptical. The situation reminded me of a few vacations as a kid where we'd travel to some timeshare and have to sit through a seminar but had a great free vacation, knowing all along we weren't going to be buying in. Well Meraki... I thought wrong!
If the rest of the lineup is as impressive and thought out I'm going to rethink any future network upgrades planned to make sure the Cisco Meraki line is tested along with other competitors. The reason I'm so impressed is the features they include in a comparable price range to basic devices while making everything simple to manage and deploy. Check them out while I take some time to familiarize myself with the full feature set and provide a full update of likes and dislikes.
Anyone responsible for more than one location should at least sit through the webinar, see what they can do. If you are a legit IT business person and they company hasn't already recieved the offer they'll send you one out to try. Just to cover the fact the there is a downside... Remember that there is always a price to pay for "The Cloud", and that's a recurring cost for being able to manage all your networking equipment in such a manor. This is one of those times where the ROI really seems to add up.