The client is a hotel chain, with one existing branch who would like to open up another within the Cheadle Hulme / Manchester area.
- Date: 2017
With a site in wales already thriving, our client wanted to setup a second hotel which is completely seperate in operations to their existing one, they wanted:
Wifi – A fully managed Wifi solution, seperate for internal and client users.
User manageability – With lots of members of staff doing different roles throughout the company, it was vital for our client to be able to manage the users effectively, whether for adding, deleting or changing permissions.
Security – With lots of customer data, an effective antivirus and firewall solution was requested to make sure that everything was as ‘water tight’ as possible.
Software integration – Our client uses specialist software for all of their booking management and card payments etc. so it was vital that a software server could integrate properly into their network.
Blue Spot was part of the project from ground up, visiting the site during complete renovation and planning Wifi access point locations from the get-go to ensure our clients had the solution which works for them.
When building work had completed, 2 x broadband lines were installed and the WiFi system was configured for separate client and internal staff use.
A ‘Domain controller’ server was installed to manage the internal network and an ‘Exchange server’ was configured for the clients new email addresses. This allows for user accounts to be managed quickly and efficiently, and also lets management make changes to permissions easily.
Managed antivirus solution was then installed on all of the network computers with content filtering for website access, providing a secure firewall against threats and the client can also now check which websites their staff are accessing if there are any concerns.
The second hotel is now fully operational and has a fully functional, easy to manage internal network. Users are centrally managed for both emails and accounts, giving the hotel great scale ability and manageability.
The WiFi solution planned and installed by Blue Spot has absolute coverage of the whole hotel, and as such our client can confidently offer their own customers a fantastic broadband solution when staying with them.
We worked closely with Rezlynx to ensure that the network would be compatible with their hotel management software, we also built and installed a server solution to run it on the network. Focusing on speed and reliability.