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What Businesses Need Data Cabling?

This vast array of copper wires that power and drive the globalized, high-paced business world of today, is as critical for a modern office building, cabling, as steel frames and elevators. Virtually every aspect of modern business communication relies on high-volume and/or real-time data traffic, from VoIP conferencing to Slack’s respectable email, and high-speed networks have radically changed established industries, from banking to entertainment, opening up entirely new fields, such as high-frequency trading. Installation companies for data cabling have been required to adhere to higher, tougher requirements.

Real-estate businesses were also forced to adapt rapidly, and while the industry as a whole was reasonably successful in accommodating the first steps of their customers into the digital environment in the late ’90s and early’ 00s, the rapid change to digital activity shocked many real-estate developers.

Cloud computing, widespread adoption of mobile devices, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, and the Internet of Things have dramatically changed the networking demands of modern businesses in just a little more than ten years. In turn, the way office networks are designed, built, managed and extended has fundamentally altered this.

Data Cabling Practices: A Stumbling Block for Office Buildings

The conventional approach to data cabling installation in the office world has been to lay out network cables based on a standardized profile, often with electrical cables at the same time, both for reliability and comfort.

For many London companies whose networks only need to accommodate a few desktop computers, a single office printer, and users who conduct light office work and seldom need video conferencing, data cabling of this caliber is always appropriate. However, this conventional approach to data network cabling reaches the limits of its capacity as soon as these demands are exceeded.

The implementation of a one-size-fits-all data network requires minimal design and is usually achieved on the basis of the best guess of what the network of a client would look like. The company doing the electrical installation will sometimes attempt to comply with a specification that includes data cabling installation recommendations, such as TIA/EIA-568-B, and install a minimally compatible standardized cabling system, but this eventually produces only modest short-term outcomes.

Why Should I Switch to a Structured Cabling System?

You risk your company moving towards serious downtime by not switching your company to a standardized data cabling scheme!

With a disorganized infrastructure for cabling, errors are commonly made. Ports that are wrong are unplugged. The messy wiring that gets in the way is even worse. It can cause stress on the other cables to try to extract a single cable from a big tangled mess. This stress can lead to network and channel errors that are very hard to track in the hardware.

If a point-to-point strategy is used, cabling bulk is congested on the front and probably the sides of the switch. This impedes the airflow that is necessary to operate the switch. This also applies to underfloor cooling, which hinders the airflow by cabling obstruction in this room and may cause cooling problems.

Companies who pay careful attention to their standardized cabling specifications will be ahead of their rivals and will not have to catch up the same way others will with their data centres. Many large corporations are investing in new data centre cabling infrastructures, including supermarkets, healthcare facilities and educational institutions. The cornerstone of a network infrastructure that, in turn, serves the larger IT infrastructure is a quality cabling system.

Do You Need a Data Cabling Installer You Can Trust?

Building a new office? Need to add a new station? Relocating? Contact Quick-Tel for any type of data cabling needs for your phone or business network, we can do it all.  Based on decades of experience, we use only the very best products in the industry that we can personally guarantee. We use General Cable, Levinton Jacks, and ICC heavy duty face plates that are built to last. We strive to fully understand your business needs and project requirements before getting to work, to ensure the best possible results.  We don’t use cheaply made, poor quality, cable and equipment for your telecommunications project. We use only the best cable and equipment in the industry for lasting results. Contact us to schedule a free on-site consultation, ask a question about your next telecom project, or find out more about how we can help your business communicate better.