Google, the tech giant that has just about dipped their fingers in every single possible industry you can imagine (smartphones, tablets, search, mapping, email, chat, social networking, smart appliances, the works!), intends to further extend their reach to businesses by offering Wi-Fi network hardware as well as software at a cheaper price. This move will target small and medium-sized businesses, where the steeply discounted commercial-grade Wi-Fi access equipment will hopefully allow businesses to manage their Wi-Fi network from just about anywhere.
Specific pricing details have not been shared, however, and Google also stands to benefit from this move since it would allow more and more folks to get online, and gleaning from such data, they are able to figure out more ways to integrate their services into our everyday life. In fact, it has been speculated that Google might even need the Wi-Fi users to “sign in” to their Google account, which enables the company to target select advertising in their direction.
Business owners might also benefit from the sharing of data from Google, allowing them to have a better idea on their customers’ habits. Of course, there is nothing quite like a free Wi-Fi hotspot at a business venue in order to draw folks over like a moth to a flame, is there?