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Why is Structured Cabling Important?

Why is Structured Cabling Important?

Introduction

The world we live in is dominated by data.  While it has only been a decade since Apple released the first iPad the technology market has exploded much in line with Moore’s Law prediction regarding exponential growth of computing power.  We now take for granted something that was ‘magical’ only a decade ago.

Although much of business technology has gone wireless in recent years, structured cabling systems are still vital to your infrastructure. It’s the basis for all communication at your company.

A structured cabling design provides a comprehensive infrastructure for businesses to transmit data, voice, alarm, video or signals through the network. This is because a structured cable network is more secure and robust compared to networks that are based on wireless technology.

We’ve listed a few reasons below, as to why a structured cabling solution is beneficial to your business.

It’s Straightforward

Structured cabling systems have a high level of straightforwardness when it comes to organisation. Most businesses use different kinds of devices and IT equipment at the same time. As such, using a single system reduces the complexity that comes with deploying multiple wiring infrastructure in the same place. In case there is a problem, it will be effortless to identify and solve the issue if you were running everything using structured network cabling.

Solves Issues Quickly

Since structured cabling ensures organisation, it’s easy to solve various problems on connectivity, resulting in reduced downtime. You are likely to spend a lot of time trying to identify a cable that has caused a problem when using multiple wiring infrastructure. This can reduce productivity since workers will have to wait until network troubleshooting is complete; which hurts your business revenue. However, with structured cabling, these problems are solved very fast thus reducing downtime.

More Flexibility

A structured cabling system has a high level of flexibility as it can easily and quickly accommodate new changes, any addition or moves. This ensures your business experiences improved performance which translates to increased business growth. It also reduces the time taken during installation as well as increases adaptability to network infrastructure changes, making it easy to relocate to a new office.

Cost Effective

Structured data cabling is a cost-effective solution to the smooth running of your business. The scalable and highly flexible network will provide a continuous flow of information and will be able to cope with the high demands placed on it. This in turn will boost productivity and drive business success. One simple cabling system also reduces power and maintenance costs, and eliminates the time and money spent on locating and rectifying any issues.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Maybe not as important as points one to four, but if you think about a potential client coming to your office for a meeting and seeing a mess of tangles wires – it doesn’t reflect well on your business.

Pre-planned cabling systems are often hidden from plain sight. If they are visible, they’re neatly bundled and plugged into their respective machines. There’s no mess.

How Remark Can Help

At Remark Group, our expert project managers and engineers know all the options and are trained to deliver the best structured cabling solution for you. This can be copper or fibre optic, depending on the requirement.

Our knowledge of the hardware options, backed up by our accreditations, enables us to deliver rapid, reliable and secure network backbones that take into account your current and future needs.  Get in touch today.

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